Clifford J. Gillespie, Interim Rector: 1996-97


Clifford J. Gillespie, Jr., began his career as a science teacher at SPS in 1964. A cum laude graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where he also received a master’s degree, Mr. Gillespie was an All-American lacrosse player and a varsity football player. Before coming to St. Paul’s School, Mr. Gillespie taught at Proctor Academy in Andover, New Hampshire. During his thirty-three years at St. Paul’s School, Mr. Gillespie served as a head of house, head of the science department, coach in two varsity sports and of numerous club teams, Dean of Students, and Interim Rector. Mr. Gillespie was affectionately called the “Rocktor,” derived from his nickname, “The Rock.”

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