Blaire L. Farrar
B.A., Brown; M.A., DePaul University
History, Writing Center
Work Phone: 860-945-7810
Year Appointed: 2005
Blaire Largay Farrar teaches history and tutors students at the Writing Center. She has also served as a learning specialist at the Moorehead Learning Center and as a Mid Health instructor. Blaire and her husband, history teacher Colin Farrar, oversee the second floor of the Charles Phelps Taft Hall dormitory. They have two children, Owen and Megan. Prior to Taft, Blaire taught English and history at high schools in Washington, Connecticut, Chicago, Illinois, and Jacksonville, Florida. She earned an M.A.T. from Depaul University in 2000, and a B.A. in American Studies from Brown University in 1991. During the 1990s Blaire worked as an editor and writer for Sailing World magazine, serving as the New York Times’ sailing correspondent for the 1996 Olympics. An avid sailboat racer herself, Blaire was a two-time All-American and Women’s National Champion at Brown. She has also won the ISAF World Team Racing Championship (1998), the U.S. Team Racing Championship (1992), and the prestigious Wilson Trophy in West Kirby, England (1997). While a student at The Hotchkiss School, where she met her future husband, Blaire played on three Founders League Championship soccer teams, including the undefeated New England Championship team of 1985. When asked which school she supports on Taft-Hotchkiss Day, Blaire replies, "I root for my students, of course!"