Al Reiff, Jr.
B.A., Harvard; M.A.L.S., Wesleyan
Head of Mathematics Department, Mathematics, Taft Educational Center Director
Green Chair in Mathematics
Work Phone: 860-945-7839
Year Appointed: 1985
Al’s main interest in mathematics is statistics, for which he has been an AP grader and table leader for the College Board. He began teaching the AP course in 1996, the first year it was available. His interest in statistics began as an applied math major at Harvard, where he was a teaching assistant in the Sociology Department. In addition to AP statistics, Al has taught AP calculus for many years and developed Taft’s non-AP calculus course. In 2011, he was appointed director of the Taft Educational Center, a program of summer workshops for teachers.
Al helped start the crew program at Taft in 1990 with Brooks Fisher ’92, and coached the team for 10 years. But his main interest outside the classroom these days is as head coach of varsity wrestling. He learned the sport from longtime coach John Wynne and coached with him for 15 years.
Al lives in Centennial dorm with his wife, Julie, and their son, Alex ’12. He is also an avid runner and has completed several marathons.