Faculty/Staff Bio

Jonathan C. Willson class=

Jonathan C. Willson

B.A., Amherst College; M.A., Brooklyn College

Director of Moorhead Academic Center

Bradford C. Laube '51 Senior Master Chair


Work Phone: 860-945-7724

Year Appointed: 1996

Jon grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania, and Pittsford, New York, and is a Class of ’82 Taft alumnus. After graduating from Amherst, Jon taught at a large New York City magnet/public school for nine years while earning a master’s in history, then returned to Watertown in 1996. He has been a dorm head of CPT, upper middle class dean and history department chair. Jon was the Dean of Academic Affairs from Fall 2007 though Spring 2015. He is also the head coach of the girls’ varsity basketball team.

Jon and his wife, Sarah Albee, a freelance children’s book writer, have raised their three children at Taft.

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