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The Langley School Appoints New Athletic Director

The Langley School, located at 1411 Balls Hill Road, McLean, recently announced its hiring of Thomas Barnett as its next athletic director following the retirement of Jim Gleason, the school’s athletic director for 37 years, in June. Barnett comes to Langley from Riverdale Country School in the Bronx, where he has been the assistant director of athletics for the past three years.

During his nearly ten years at Riverdale, Barnett also served as a physical education teacher, history teacher, health teacher and coach, working with both middle and high school students. “I am honored to be joining the Langley community,” said Barnett, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Quinnipiac University and a master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University.

“My family and I are excited to start this new chapter in our lives at such a highly regarded school. The balance Langley offers between academics and athletics mirrors my own philosophy and beliefs on what constitutes a well-rounded education. I am eager to begin working with the great staff and parents of Langley to build upon the solid foundation laid down by Langley’s long-time athletic director, Jim Gleason.” For more information, visit