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John Alden Whritner, American Educational administrator ( education)educational administrator. Recipient Junior Achievement award Japanese-American School. Member Connecticut Association School Adminstrs. (president-elect 1984, 2nd vice president, 1995), Southeastern Connecticut Supts. Association (president 1975-1976), Fairfield Supts. (president 1991-1993, Court Superintendent of Year 1995).


Whritner, John Alden was born on May 15, 1935 in Oceanside, New York, United States. Son of Philip Penhale and Harriet Elizabeth (Wakefield) Whritner.


Bachelor of Science, New Paltz State College, 1956. Master of Arts, Teachers College, New York City, 1962. Professional diploma, Columbia University, 1965.

Doctor of Education, Columbiz University, 1969.


Teacher, Kingston Public Schools (New York), 1956-1958. Teacher White Plains Public School (New York), 1958-1963, principal, 1963-1970, assistant to superintendent, 1970-1972. Superintendent East Lyme (Connecticut) Public Schools, 1972-1985, Grosse Pointe (Michigan) Public Schools, 1985-1990, Greenwich (Connecticut) Public Schools, 1990^.

Chairman Title IV advising committee State Dept.Edn., Hartford, Connecticut, 1974-1978. Chairman personnel and structure committee Southern New England Conference, United Methodist Church, Boston, 1981-1985. Corporator NewEng. Savings Bank, New London, Connecticut, 1982-1985.

Member president's advisory council Teachers College, Columbia University.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Use of MBO in School Administration, 1974. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Board directors United Way, Gales Ferry, Connecticut, 1973—1985, Greenwich, 1990—1997, vice president strategic issues. Board directors New England School Development Council, Japanese-American School, 1991—1997. Chairman personnel and structure committee Southern New England Conference, United Methodist Church, Boston, 1981—1985.

Member of Fairfield Superintendents (president 1991-1993, Court Superintendent of Year 1995), Southeastern Connecticut Superintendents Association 1975-1976, Connecticut Association School Administrators (president-elect 1984, 1997).


Married Katherine Elizabeth Ferraro, August 25, 1956. Children: Steven Jon, Susan Lynn, Sharon Lee.

Philip Penhale Whritner

Harriet Elizabeth (Wakefield) Whritner

Katherine Elizabeth Ferraro

Steven Jon Whritner

Susan Lynn Whritner

Sharon Lee Whritner