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COL. W.T. BONDURANT, SR. DISTINGUISHED HUMANITARIAN AWARD LUNCHEON
Honoring the 39th Recipient - John Webster
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John Webster earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion. While he intended to train to be a minister, his path led him to another virtuous mission as a lifelong leader, teacher and mentor, who would inspire boys to grow into young men of character.
John began his career as an educator in the 1970s, working for six years in public schools in Camden, New Jersey—a city, in those days, with one of the highest crime rates in the nation.
He then taught, coached and served as Admissions Director at the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee before devoting thirty-two years to San Antonio Academy.
John’s impact on students was far-reaching beyond East French Place. During his tenure as Head of School, he saw 1,050 young men graduate from San Antonio Academy. Student outcomes were measurable as Alumni achieved higher grades and nearly 50% of graduates earned leadership positions in their high school. Through his daily chapel talks, John encouraged boys to set good examples by being role models both in and outside of the classroom, so as young adults, their actions would make a positive difference in the community. Mr. Webster embodies San Antonio Academy’s core values, which are summed up in the school’s motto: “Be honest. Be kind. Be the best you can be.”
During his 32 years at SAA, Mr. Webster served as Head of School from 1985-2017, during that time, enrollment increased from 173 to 350 students, the endowment increased from $500,000 to $24 million, and Annual Giving increased from $100,000 to $700,000. His life is his resume and he is the definition of servant leadership. His devotion to learn more, be more, and give more is contagious.