William R. Hatchett

Rich Nelson, Portrait Artist
The Alumni Executive Board honored William Hatchett in the 2007 installment of the Faculty Portrait Series. A beloved English teacher from 1957 to 1985, Hatchett was the first instructor to hold the school’s Sue Hightower Hyde Chair of English. He co-wrote the MUS Fight Song, instituted trips abroad for students for which he acted as a chaperone and tour guide for 14 summers, authored the first history of the school, and for years served as the school archivist.
He maintained the old school belief that excellent teachers were those who actually had knowledge to impart and who could instruct and delight so that students were awed and surprised by the deep joy of words, well-turned phrases, great literature, and learning of any kind. In 2002 the faculty and staff of MUS voted to dedicate Classroom 103 of the Upper School to his memory.