By Nate Stein ’24
Mr. Guldin has been at Woodberry for twelve years (one as an intern), and he is the current dean of students for the fifth and sixth forms. He started as an intern with the Kenan-Lewis Fellowship during the 2009-2010 school year and has been working at Woodberry ever since. In his nine years before becoming a dean of students, he was a chemistry teacher and taught three sections of chemistry, two sections of biology, and two sections of AP environmental science to a mixture of fourth, fifth, and sixth formers. Mr. Guldin is the faculty advisor for both the Coffee Club and the Oracle. During his internship, he was an assistant coach for the swim team, and he’s been the head coach for the last eleven years.
He grew up in New Jersey, and he attended an all-boys Catholic high school. He graduated from Dickinson College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Mr. Guldin lives in an apartment between middle and lower Dowd-Finch and he has a golden-doodle named Tucker. Mr. Guldin likes to travel, and he likes to read. His favorite authors of fiction are Jon Grisham and Dan Brown, and he enjoys books about organizational leadership and organizational culture as well.
He said that his favorite thing about working at Woodberry Forest is the students and also that he loves how transformative a boy’s time at Woodberry can be.
“It’s really fun to see a boy come in and a boy graduate and see everything that happens over the course of that time.”