Theodore A. Jewell
A.B., Harvard; M.S., Yale; J.D., University of North Carolina
Work Phone: 860-945-7947
Year Appointed: 2004
Ted attended public high school in Johnson City, Tennessee, and after graduation headed off to Harvard, where he majored in mathematics. Following graduation from college in 1975, he obtained a law degree from the University of North Carolina in 1978 and moved to Florida.
After practicing with a law firm in Palm Beach for 12 years, Ted moved to Miami, where he worked for another nine-plus years before undertaking a career switch in the summer of 2000. He took courses in computer science at Harvard Summer School and the University of Miami and then enrolled in the Master of Science degree program in computer science at Yale, from which he graduated in 2003. He taught Algebra I at The Foote School in New Haven for a year. Since the fall of 2004, Ted has been part of the Math Department at Taft, where he has taught Algebra I and II as well as Accelerated Precalculus and AP Computer Science. Ted previously created and taught introductory and intermediate computer science courses.
In the fall, Ted keeps the statistics for the varsity football team, and in the spring he coaches with the track team (primarily the discus and shot put). During his first seven years at Taft, Ted was among the coaches of the crew team. He lives in Watertown with his wife, Nancy, and their two cats, Matilda and Alice.