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Tony Jarvis named director of Educational Leadership and Ministry Program

JarvisThe Rev. F. Washington "Tony" Jarvis has been appointed Director of the E.L.M (Educational Leadership and Ministry Program) at Berkeley Divinity School. A graduate of St. Mark's School and Harvard College, he holds an M.A. from Cambridge University and an S.T.B.. from the Episcopal Theological School. Jarvis is the author of six books and numerous articles in the fields of history, education, and religion. His most recent book, With Love and Prayers, is a collection of addresses to students and won the Christopher Award for Adult Nonfiction. He has been awarded honorary doctorates by Bowdoin and Middlebury Colleges.

Jarvis’s abiding concern for education has been a lifelong vocation. An Episcopal priest who served as Curate at St. Paul's Church in Cleveland from 1964 to 1971, he is well acquainted with the concerns of a very large parish, and of the needs of the Church's youth. At St. Pauls he developed programs that attracted young people from all over the city. Thereafter he was appointed Chairman of the History Department at University School in Cleveland, and soon after, Assistant Director, Upper School. For thirty years starting in 1974 he was headmaster of the oldest school in continous existence in North America - The Roxbury Latin School in Boston. Since 2004 he has taught at schools in Africa, Australia and twice at Eton College.

Jarvis's expertise has been internationally recognized. He has served on several commissions and school boards in the United States. He is a preacher as well as a frequent conference speaker across the world for those who are exploring the spiritual dimensions of secondary education.

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