Mr. Ken Hincker
Ken began his teaching career at the Gilman School as an English teacher, associate dean of students, and soccer, track, and water polo coach. At Gilman, he was named the Dunn Fellow for exceptional character education. After completing a Klingenstein Fellowship, he helped develop and lead the admissions office at Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. The following year, he returned to secondary education as an English teacher, soccer and track coach, sponsor of the spoken word poetry group, and student government advisor at Virginia Episcopal School, where he also received the Charles Zimmer Award from the Class of 2005. Ken also taught several years at Savannah Country Day School, where he developed new English course curriculum, coached boys’ junior varsity and varsity soccer and the mock trial team, served as an Admissions Committee member, and was awarded the Plunkett Award by the classes of 2011 and 2012. During his six-year tenure at SCDS, Ken also earned a master’s degree in English at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School. In subsequent summers, he worked on staff as a writer for Bread Loaf. At Taft, Ken chairs the English Department, serves as co-director of Independent Learning programs, and coaches boys’ junior varsity soccer. Ken lives on campus with his wife Caitlin and their daughter.