Stephen D. Palmer
A.B., Bowdoin; M.A., Middlebury
Head of English Department, English
Work Phone: 860-945-7822
Year Appointed: 1985
Steve has spent the last 25 years at Taft, teaching a variety of courses--from lower middle English to a range of senior electives. He is the long-time head coach of boys’ cross-country, thirds ice hockey, and an assistant in boys’ and girls’ track.
During his four years at Bowdoin College, he competed every season in cross-country and indoor and outdoor track. A class dean for 10 years, Steve now finds his time filled with paper conferences, grammar extra-help, and convincing students that writing is a flexible, individual, disciplined enterprise. The Palmer family--Karla, a math teacher and coach, and Henry and Calvin--live on campus in the Ottley House and can be found on the fields or at the gym nearly every afternoon. Their summers are spent in the woods of southern New Hampshire, working on their 1834 house, running on the trails, and working for the local CSA.