B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Middlebury College
English Department Head
Work Phone: 860-945-7952
Year Appointed: 2011
Ken began his teaching career with three years at Gilman School in Baltimore as an English teacher, associate dean of students, and soccer and track coach. At Gilman he was also named the Dunn Fellow for exceptional character education. After completing a Klingenstein Fellowship, he helped develop the Admissions Office at Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. The following year, he returned to secondary education as an English teacher, soccer and track coach, sponsor of the spoken word poetry group, and student government advisor at Virginia Episcopal School, where he also received the Charles Zimmer Award from the Class of 2005. Ken then began work at Savannah Country Day School, where he taught English, coached boys’ JV and varsity soccer and the mock trial team, served as an Admissions Committee member, and last year was awarded the Plunkett Award by the classes of 2011 and 2012. During his six-year tenure at SCDS, Ken also earned a master’s in English at Middlebury’s Bread Loaf School of English. In subsequent summers, he worked on staff as a writer for Bread Loaf. At Taft, Ken teaches English, coaches boys’ JV soccer and rowing, and lives on HDT 2 with his wife, Caitlin.