Mr. Steve Palmer
Since starting at Taft in 1985, Steve has taught a variety of courses from lower mid English to a range of senior electives; he is currently the associate dean of faculty. He is a longtime coach of boys’ cross country and has often been assistant coach for ice hockey and 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. Steve also works closely with new faculty and teaching fellows during their first two years at Taft. Steve, his wife Karla, a math teacher and coach, and their sons Henry and Calvin, live on campus, where they 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 and running on the trails.