Linda K. Chandler
B.A., University of Reading, England; M.A., University of E. York, England
Work Phone: 860-945-7934
Year Appointed: 2008
After earning an undergraduate degree from the University of Reading, England, and a graduate degree from the University of Hull, England, Linda taught history and served as curriculum coordinator at Barking Abby School in London. In 1979, she moved to the United States and began teaching history at The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, New York. During her time at Masters, she served as a dormitory director for seven years, senior class advisor for two years, and chairman of the Disciplinary Committee for four years. From 1985 to 1991, she served Masters as director of the middle school.
In 1992, she joined Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, serving as director of the middle school. She then joined the School of the Holy Child in Rye, New York, where she served from 1994 to 2008 as head of the upper school. At Holy Child, she also taught one section of world literature and many courses in history--serving as head of the history department for two of those years.
Linda is an accomplished independent school educator who, at Taft, will return full-time to the classroom in the history department, assist with Community Service Day, and live in Woodbury.