Carl C. Carlson
B.A., Wesleyan; M.Ed., Harvard
Dean of Students, Economics
Work Phone: 860-945-7733
Year Appointed: 1994
Carl has spent his entire life in boarding schools. He grew up at Lawrence Academy in Groton, Massachusetts, where his parents were teachers. He attended Groton School and then moved on to Wesleyan University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1990. He also spent five years working at St. Mark’s School in Massachusetts.
Carl began his career at Taft as a math and economics teacher, soccer and basketball coach, and CPT dorm resident with his wife, Alison. He served as assistant dean of students for two years and as dean of the upper middle class for five years. Carl was head of a corridor in CPT for three years, then he and Alison moved to Centennial dormitory, where they lived for five years.
During the 2004-05 school year, Carl and Alison lived in Aix-en-Provence, France, on sabbatical leave. Upon their return, they moved into a school-owned house on North Street with their three boys, Cameron, Owen, and Zach. Carl currently serves as dean of students at Taft in addition to teaching AP economics and helping to coach the varsity boys’ basketball team.