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Jon Schner to Retire after 27 Years of Service

Jon Schner to Retire after 27 Years of Service

Jon Schner, Assistant Athletic Director, Athletic Trainer, and Upper School PE Teacher, will retire at the end of the 2023–24 school year. Jon has served the GDS community with dedication and distinction as a full-time faculty member for 27 years.

Jon first began his involvement with the GDS sports medicine program in 1991. He became a full-time faculty member in 1997. As our athletic trainer, Jon has demonstrated his commitment to helping our student-athletes prevent injuries and stay healthy. He served as the Physical Education Department Chair from 1998 to 2013 and also developed courses such as Fitness, Health, Human Performance, Biomechanics, and Sports Medicine for the Upper School. GDS was the first school in the area to offer a Sports Medicine Class for students. Since 2012, Jon has served as primary medical support for the students and leaders during the annual Junior Backpacking Trip.

Under Jon’s leadership, GDS has consistently been recognized with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Award, which champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that have met the recommended standards to improve safety in sports. The award reinforces the importance of providing the highest level of care, injury prevention, and treatment.

Since 2018, Jon has served on the NCISAA Board of Advisors and as Sports Medicine Advisory Committee Lead. He has also mentored students from numerous colleges and universities in their study of sports medicine.

Jon’s two sons both graduated from GDS; Zac in 2014 and Adam in 2016. “Greensboro Day School has been a huge part of my family’s life over the years,” Jon said, “and I will always cherish the memories and personal connections that I and we have made.”