John P. (Jack) Blessington helped build Whitby School from 1960 to 1974; he was headmaster for 12 years. He consults with schools and lectures about education and family life. In addition, he's executive producer for CBS Television producing interfaith religious documentaries and has been awarded an EMMY.
He holds a Master's degree, a Montessori diploma and has three honorary doctorates. Jack and his wife live in Greenwich, Connecticut.