Ted R Heavenrich
A.B., Oberlin; M.A.L.S., Wesleyan
Work Phone: 860-945-7843
Year Appointed: 1975
After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Oberlin in 1974 with a double major in physics and mathematics, Ted was accepted into the Teaching Fellow Program at Philips Andover Academy before joining the faculty at Taft. During his time in the math department, he has taught almost every course--from introductory algebra to multivariable calculus. Ted has served as math department head, dorm head of HDT 2, and class dean. He is the founder of the Math Team, and for 21 years has been its sole advisor. In recent years, the team has experienced increasing success, earning recognition on a national level.
Ted has coached JV boys’, varsity girls’, and JV girls’ soccer, and has served as head of the outdoor program for close to three decades. He is the organizer of the Senile Six, the faculty hockey team, and he serves on the boards of the Watertown Public Library and the Watertown Foundation. He is also on the Land Management Committee of Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust.