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“Dear Chubb Family, our deepest sympathies to your family. We are so very happy to have met John and to have had the privilege of working with him....Read More »
1 of 50 | Posted by: Kristen Roget and Your Experient Family

“Dear Angie and Family,I am so sorry for your loss with John's untimely passing. Over these past several years, it was a great pleasure to work with...Read More »
2 of 50 | Posted by: Paul Chapman - Berkeley, CA

“I'm very glad that my service on the NAIS board and John's tenure as NAIS president overlapped. John's deep conviction that all children deserved a...Read More »
3 of 50 | Posted by: Liz Duffy - Lawrenceville, NJ

“On behalf of French American International School, I send our deep condolences to John's family and colleagues. Our thoughts are with all of you. ”
4 of 50 | Posted by: Melinda Bihn - San Francisco, CA

“John hired me to work at The Edison Project in 1994. I worked for him for ten years and with him for another five or six. He was an amazing speaker,...Read More »
5 of 50 | Posted by: Rick Larios - Brooklyn, NY

“ECIS expresses its condolences to the family on the loss of a man who loved his family and the vocation of education. ”
6 of 50 | Posted by: Kevin J Ruth - Wilmington, DE

“Angie, We were heartbroken to hear of John's passing. John was an extraordinary man; we were privileged to have known him as neighbor and friend. ...Read More »
7 of 50 | Posted by: Jay and Irene Hill

“On behalf of John's Canadian colleagues at CAIS (Canadian Accredited Independent Schools), I am writing to extend our deepest sympathies to his...Read More »
8 of 50 | Posted by: Anne-Marie Kee

“The Equity Exchange was privileged to have Dr. Chubb share his wisdom with our inaugural cohort in July 2015. His clarity about the challenges and...Read More »
9 of 50 | Posted by: Daniel Harris - St. Louis, MO

“Angie and all your family, Marilyn and I offer our deepest sympathy at the lose of John. He will always be in our hearts as a most loved freind. ”
10 of 50 | Posted by: Jim & Marilyn Cichelli - Hershey, PA

“To the family of John Chubb: The Latino Educators in New York Independent Schools affinity group wishes you strength during these difficult times....Read More »
11 of 50 | Posted by: Zenaida Muslin - New York, NY

“The entire Carson Long Military Academy community is shocked and saddened by John's passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences in this time of...Read More »
12 of 50 | Posted by: David Pearson

“Angie and Family Our hearts were very saddened when we heard about John's passing. He had fought this disease with the attitude that he was going...Read More »
13 of 50 | Posted by: John Hines and Barbara Massaro - PA

“With deepest sadness and sense of loss for our friend, independent school advocate, and leader. The NYSAIS community of schools extend their...Read More »
14 of 50 | Posted by: New York State Association of Independent Schools - NY

“John was a great educator, thought leader, and collaborator. He will be greatly missed by our members schools and all who personally knew him. I...Read More »
15 of 50 | Posted by: Alex Curtis, Headmaster of Choate Rosemary Hall - CT

“Our deepest sympathy to the family of John Chubb. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. ”
16 of 50 | Posted by: The Knox School- Kristen Tillona-Baker - NY

“On behalf of Somersfield Academy in Bermuda, we send our sincere condolences to the family of John Chubb. As a NAIS member school we extend our...Read More »
17 of 50 | Posted by: Stacey-Lee Williams

“Dear Angie, I am so sorry about the passing of John, my condolences to you and your families. Although I have only known you both for a short period...Read More »
18 of 50 | Posted by: Frank Nappi - Short Hills, NJ

“John In the short time that I knew you, I really got a sense for the passion that you had for life and the pursuit of happiness. Most of all, I will...Read More »
19 of 50 | Posted by: Chris McDonagh - New York, NY

“Angela and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. John was such an energetic, loving, kind, fun, and brilliant man. The world is a sadder, duller...Read More »
20 of 50 | Posted by: Keara - Denver, CO

“On behalf of Saint Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C., I send deepest condolences to the family of John Chubb, as we remember his leadership, vision,...Read More »
21 of 50 | Posted by: Monica Gillespie - Raleigh, NC

“Dear Angie, I am so sorry about John's passing. He was an impressive leader and touched so many lives with the work he did in the educational field....Read More »
22 of 50 | Posted by: Amada Torres - Washington, DC

“To the family of John Chubb- wishing you strength during this difficult time. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. It was a privilege to work at...Read More »
23 of 50 | Posted by: Cheryl Pruce - Washington, DC

“I send my condolences to the entire Chubb family on the loss of your beloved John. The independent school world will miss his leadership, wisdom and...Read More »
24 of 50 | Posted by: Pamela Pleasants - Milton, MA

“On behalf of the CSEE board of directors and staff, we wish to express our sincere sadness on the sudden loss of our board member and friend, John...Read More »
25 of 50 | Posted by: Bob Mattingly - Washington, DC

“I first met John at NAIS' New Heads Institute during his inaugural year as President. I knew immediately that his impact on the organization would be...Read More »
26 of 50 | Posted by: Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn - Honolulu, HI

“I just wanted to send my deepest condolences to Angie and the rest of John's family during this very difficult time. John and I tended to overlap a...Read More »
27 of 50 | Posted by: Devereaux McClatchey - Boston, MA

“We offer our sincere condolences and prayers to John's family. His leadership at NAIS was just beginning, yet we see his commitment to creating...Read More »
28 of 50 | Posted by: Mary McDonald - Watsonville, CA

“Angie, I am so sorry for John's passing. It's heartbreaking. I was privileged to have met John back in May and be at the dinner table with him. It...Read More »
29 of 50 | Posted by: Lindsey Oh - San Francisco, CA

“Angie,My heart breaks for you and your family as we contemplate John's death. The world of education is blessed to have had his intellect, his...Read More »
30 of 50 | Posted by: Katherine Windsor - Farmington, CT

“Thank you for your thoughtful leadership and guidance in shaping schools, guiding us in our direction as educators, and the passion with which you...Read More »
31 of 50 | Posted by: Kelley Waldron - Savannah, GA

“There was nothing that matched having a conversation with John about any subject - and especially about education. His highly creative and...Read More »
32 of 50 | Posted by: Michael Serpe - New Haven, CT

“To Rebecca and Family,Sending you all my deepest condolences. I pray that you may all be comforted at this time. Rebecca, know that I am here for you...Read More »
33 of 50 | Posted by: Bernice - New York, NY

“John was such a thought leader in the world of education reform, he will be greatly missed. Besides many meetings, my husband and I had the good...Read More »
34 of 50 | Posted by: Martha Stephens - Phoenixville, PA

“AngelaThe news of John's death is still sinking in. I am so sorry. Please know that I am thinking about you and the family at this difficult time....Read More »
35 of 50 | Posted by: Jefferson Burnett - Washington, DC

“(A version will appear on "Flypaper", the Fordham blog, but I want to share it also with John's family.)John Chubb was not only a great scholar,...Read More »
36 of 50 | Posted by: Checker Finn

“Angie, Todd and I are very sorry to hear about John. We are so sorry for your loss and you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Warmly,...Read More »
37 of 50 | Posted by: Barbara Krock - Pottstown, PA

“It is with a heavy heart that I write to remember John and to honor all that he has done in his life, which ended much too soon. I have always held...Read More »
38 of 50 | Posted by: Linda M. Gibbs - Tampa, FL

“On behalf of the entire Kingswood Oxford School community, as well as personally from Monica and me, I extend our sincerest and heartfelt condolences...Read More »
39 of 50 | Posted by: Dennis Bisgaard - West Hartford, CT

“We at The Ellis School are deeply saddened at the news of Dr. Chubb's passing. He represented our national organization with poise and generosity of...Read More »
40 of 50 | Posted by: Robin Newham - Pittsburgh, PA

“While I did not get to know John as well as I would have liked, it was a privilege to serve with him on the Board of Directors of the Council for...Read More »
41 of 50 | Posted by: Gayle Denny - Goodyear, AZ

“All of us at The Sea Grill want to express our deepest sympathies.John will be missed. ”
42 of 50 | Posted by: Lizanne Tracy - Avalon, NJ

“John has been a figure in my life for a long time - in my earlier research about the Edison Projects and then later as President of NAIS. We last...Read More »
43 of 50 | Posted by: Dr. Susan R. Groesbeck - Troy, NY

“As a member of the NAIS Commission on Accreditation I heard John speak several times to us about the evolving world of education. I was struck by his...Read More »
44 of 50 | Posted by: Peter C Mott - Burlington, MA

“I remember as if it were yesterday the interview I had with John just before he was selected to be president of NAIS: The conversation was rich and...Read More »
45 of 50 | Posted by: Patrick F Bassett - Gainesville, VA

“John was a true believer that EVERY child deserved to have a top notch education. We have lost a strong voice for quality educational experiences for...Read More »
46 of 50 | Posted by: Jacqueline Y. Pelzer - new York, NY

“It was an honor and privilege to work with John through the NAIS Institute for New Heads. We here at Ravenscroft are enormously grateful for his...Read More »
47 of 50 | Posted by: Doreen C. Kelly - Raleigh, NC

“We are so sorry to hear of John's passing.are thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ”
48 of 50 | Posted by: William and Adele Favreau - KS

“Angela, My thoughts are with you and your children and family at this time of tragic loss. It was a privilege to know John in the all-too-brief time...Read More »
49 of 50 | Posted by: Kim Wargo - Dallas, TX - Friend

“My condolences to the Chubb family. John was passionate about education and kids. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his...Read More »
50 of 50 | Posted by: stuart hirstein - jackson, TN


CHUBB, JOHN EDWARD, 61, of Avalon, NJ, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at his home. Born in Ridley Park, PA, he summered in Avalon for 30 years before moving there permanently. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Avalon. He was currently serving as President of the National Association of Independent Schools in Washington D.C. John devoted his career to education reform, working closely with teachers in K-12 schools with a focus on issues of importance to schools leaders and policymakers. As both a thought leader and innovative practitioner, John made substantial contributions to all levels of American education.

John was passionate about many things, but most enjoyed spending time with his family at the beach and on his boat. John also loved playing golf and wine tasting in Napa, California. John enjoyed listening to great music and accumulated decades of musical trivia knowledge that he often shared with family and friends.

John is survived by his wife, Angela K. Chubb; his children, Adam John (Meredith) Chubb, Rachel Ruth (Edwin) Burke, and Rebecca Joyce (Lennie) Foxwell; his stepchildren, Courtney Rachelle Padrnos, Hunter Spencer Padrnos, and Hannah Gabrielle Padrnos; his parents, John Elmer and Dorothy Mae Chubb; his grandchildren, Nicholas Adam Chubb, Madison Karen Chubb, and Dean Edwin Burke; and his brothers and sister, Ron (Tennie) Chubb, Willard Chubb, and Karen (Greg) Mulvaney.

Viewing will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Avenue, Cape May Court House, NJ. Funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Avalon, 3344 Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ. Interment will be private. Donations in John's memory may be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation, 1411 K Street, NW Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005.