Jean S. Piacenza
B.A., Yale; M.S.W., University of Connecticut
Director of Counseling and Community Health
Work Phone: 860-945-7816
Year Appointed: 1983
Jean graduated from Taft in 1975. She was a member of the first four-year class of girls at Taft. At Yale she majored in music, working through the Teacher Preparation Program to earn a K-12 teaching. She also played soccer. After graduating from college, and marrying her classmate John Piacenza, she worked for The Bridge of Central Massachusetts, first as their educational coordinator and later as a caseworker in their boys’ group home. She left casework in Westborough to move to Taft with her husband in the fall of 1983. She has served as head of McIntosh dorm, advisor to students of color, and coordinator of the ABC program. She taught mathematics for 14 years. She and her husband have sent four children through Taft: Emily ‘00, Anthony ‘01, Lucia ’04 and Thomas ’06.