Jonathan C. Willson
B.A., Amherst College; M.A., Brooklyn College
History (On Sabbatical)
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.