HEADMASTER GROTON SCHOOL
WLSA Executive Board Member
Temba Maqubela became Groton School's eighth headmaster on July 1, 2013. Born in King William's Town, South Africa, Mr. Maqubela was persecuted for anti-apartheid activism and arrived in the U.S. as a political refugee in 1986. He began his teaching career at Maru-a-Pula in Botswana in1983, from there he went on to teach at a public school in Long Island City, NY, then spent nearly three decades at Phillips Academy, Andover. Mr. Maqubela holds a master's in chemistry from the University of Kentucky and a bachelor's in chemistry from Nigeria's University of Ibadan. Among his honours are the Desmond Tutu Social Justice Award, a White House Distinguished Teacher Award, the Lyman T. Johnson Award for Excellence in Teaching, and his induction into the Northeast Section of the American Chemical Society's Aula Laudis Society.