Dean of Teaching and Learning Noah Rachlin plans to leave Lab at the end of the year to continue his career as the Upper School Director at Moorestown Friends School in New Jersey.
Mr. Rachlin has been at Lab since the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, but he said he has felt immediately accepted into the close-knit Lab community.
“Lab is a place where the members of the community are deeply, deeply invested in the community,” Mr. Rachlin said, “and there are very few if any people, who I think, are just passing through.”
Mr. Rachlin said he enjoyed his time at Lab but is looking forward to his return to teaching, not just administrative work.
“I am most excited to teach again,” he said. “As part of my new role, I am going to be able to teach and be back in the classroom for a little bit. I didn’t have the opportunity to do that while I was here, and that was the hardest part of the job for me.”
Mr. Rachlin also looks forward to the flexibility the new position has allowed him to spend with his family.
He said, “I am really excited for my wife, my daughter, and I to be closer to our extended family, to have the opportunity to see them more regularly, and to have more time together.”