Tabor Academy Head of School John H. Quirk is on leave of absence for the remainder of the school year, per an agreement as reported in a February 18 letter from the Marion-based prep school’s Board of Trustees to the Tabor community.
The board had announced on February 14 that Tabor will retain Quirk after deliberating following his January 31 arrest in Bourne for driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and driving at excessive speed. A February 11 hearing in Falmouth District Court saw Quirk’s case continued one year without a finding.
“We decided that it would benefit both the school and John for him to take time away from his responsibilities at Tabor. John agrees,” the letter states in part.
In Quirk’s absence, Tabor Associate Head of School for Faculty and School Affairs Julie Salit will act as Head of School.
Salit had been the Science Department Chair at St. James School before joining Tabor in 2007. She was also Dean of Students and Director of Admission at Bancroft School.
By Mick Colageo