Mr. Nagle to retire

Communications Department
Please see Mr. Allan's note to the community regarding Mr. Nagle's retirement. Thank you for your service to the Harrisburg Academy community! If you would like to send a message to Mr. Nagle, please email Ms. Bowman, Head of Middle and Upper Schools at

"Dear Academy Families and Friends,

It has been said that “All good things must come to an end,” and we at the Academy are keenly aware of this sentiment as we prepare for our beloved George Nagle to retire on February 15. 

Prior to joining our community as the Administrative Assistant to our Head of Middle and Upper Schools in 2012, George obtained his Bachelor of Humanities in American History from Pennsylvania State University. In addition to his work at the Academy, his passion for history inspired him to maintain and edit the Afrolumens Project website for many years, an internet-based resource for educators, researchers, and students regarding Pennsylvania African American history. He also published two books, The Year of Jubilee: Men of God and The Year of Jubilee: Men of Muscle. With his passion for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, our students and faculty  have benefited immeasurably from his extensive research. 

George’s dedication to our students, our mission, and the Academy’s continued success is evident each day. As Head of Middle and Upper Schools Lindsay Bowman noted, “He really is ‘Super George’. From Nagle Notes to taking temperatures each day, he consistently helps others to the best of his ability. He models the traits of our International Baccalaureate Learner Profile and Community Norms in how he always demonstrates respect for himself and others. George truly anticipates our community’s needs, and makes sure that Middle and Upper School operations are as seamless as possible. He truly is one of our unsung heroes.” 

During last year’s Commencement Exercises, Mr. Pete McCorkle, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, presented Mr. Nagle with the Trustee Award. In his speech, Mr. McCorkle noted how well-loved George is, sharing words from members of our community such as this quote—“George is a kind, quiet, conscientious, reliable, and caring individual who makes everyone else’s life better by being at school.” Although we will miss him around campus, we are very excited for this new chapter for him. In retirement, he looks forward to getting back to gardening and spending more time with his wife, Amy, children, and grandchildren.

Throughout the last several weeks, Mr. Nagle has been working closely with Mrs. Jennifer Graf, who will assume his role upon his departure. We are grateful for his valuable guidance throughout this transition. Over the next several days, we hope you will take the opportunity to join us in thanking George for his service to Harrisburg Academy when you see him!

With gratitude, 
Adrian Allan
Head of School"