Steve S. Schieffelin
B.A., State University of New York, Cortland; M.A., University of Michigan
Year Appointed: 1982
Steve’s professional initiation was in public education at Cicero High School in central New York, where he taught for three years after receiving an M.A. degree from the University of Michigan. From there, he entered the ranks of private education, moving first to Northfield Mount Hermon for four years and then to Taft. Teaching a wide variety of English and interdisciplinary courses over the years, as well as a multidisciplinary course in The Humanities, Steve served as English Department chairman for 13 years, after which he became the director of teaching fellowships and coordinator of the Taft Writing Center. He is an Independence Foundation Master and has participated in NEH seminars in Shakespeare, James Joyce and Joseph Conrad.