Ginger O'Shea (On Sabbatical)
B.S., Florida Atlantic University; M.A., Columbia University
Work Phone: 860-945-7840
Year Appointed: 2001
Ginger taught at Boca Raton Academy, now a Pine Crest School, for five years before moving back to the north to earn a master’s degree in psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Ginger taught and coached at The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, New York, for 14 years before joining the Taft School faculty. Her duties include teaching adolescent psychology to upper mids and seniors as well as working as a full-time admissions officer.
Ginger is assistant athletic director and head coach for the girls’ varsity volleyball and golf teams. Her volleyball coaching career covers more than two decades, and includes more than 350 victories. Her Taft team has qualified for the New England Tournament six out of the past seven years (three semifinal and three final appearances). Ginger’s team is the only one in the New England Prep School League to be presented the All-Academic Award by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. The girls’ varsity golf team was started in 2004 under Ginger’s direction, and the team has already posted an undefeated season. In the spring, she directs the Pippy O’Connor Independent School Girls’ Golf Classic for girls in the New England area.
Ginger lives with her husband and children. She is a triathlete and a competitive golfer.