James M. Byer '62, former Headmaster

Bill’s contributions have consistently mirrored the philosophy of the School as related to respecting the individuality of each student, to supporting the need for change in any number of areas necessary for administering a school the size of Hun, to teaching his students well in his math classes, and to coaching as he has done so successfully in the years he has been at Hun—especially baseball. The loyalty demonstrated by so many alums to the School is testament in part to Bill’s positive relationship with them.
Bill was among a small handful of people with whom I worked when I first began teaching at the School in the late 60’s who knew me and supported the idea of my returning as headmaster. I was appreciative of his willingness to work hard to adjust to my leadership endeavors and ideas and to be among a new leadership team that was challenged to make changes that would benefit the School. I counted on him and several others to work together as a team to update the curriculum, to introduce new technologies to both the classroom and administrative offices, to encourage alumni and parental involvement in venues where these groups would feel welcome and involved, and to present ideas for needed infrastructure and physical changes to our buildings and grounds.    
 
My tenure at Hun was successful in large measure to the good and positive work of the faculty, administration and staff. Bill was a major part of the group of professionals that made it so, and the accolades that will be bestowed on him as he retires are well deserved.
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