Mr. Jon Bender
Jon has taught Spanish at Taft since 2011. Before Taft, Jon worked at St. Edmond's Academy in Wilmington, Delaware, where he taught English and Spanish, served as head of the Spanish Department, and coached JV soccer and lacrosse. He studied Spanish and education at The University of Arizona and Wilmington College (DE). Jon holds a Master’s degree with a concentration in linguistics from Middlebury College. Jon has taught all levels of Spanish, from I to IV.
At Taft, Jon has served as both the lower mid and mid class dean. He has lead student trips to Spain and Guatemala and served as an admissions officer for Taft in Latin America. He has coached boys' fourths and JV soccer, boys' thirds hockey, and boys' JV lacrosse. He has served as an assistant coach on the boys' varsity lacrosse team since the 2012 season, and as the assistant coach of the boys' JV hockey team since 2013. Jon has been a dorm head in CPT, and currently serves there as an adjunct faculty parent. Jon lives off campus with his wife Debi and daughters, Elsie and Tish.