Mr. Jeremy LaCasse
Jeremy has an extensive background in the boarding school environment, having been a student, teacher, and administrator. After graduating from Berkshire School, Jeremy went to Bowdoin College to receive a Bachelor of Arts in history with a minor in economics. He received his master’s degree in educational administration from the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University's Teachers College. Jeremy is also the dean of the leadership lab at the Gardner Carney Leadership Institute at Fountain Valley School and the director of the Association of Boarding Schools New Teacher Academy. Prior to Taft, Jeremy was acting assistant head of school for strategic initiatives at Cheshire Academy, the head of school at Kents Hill School, and the head of senior school at Shady Side Academy. He was also the executive director of the Gardner Carney Leadership Institute at Fountain Valley School and the dean of students at Fountain Valley School. Throughout his time as an administrator, Jeremy also taught various classes in history, including World Cultures, Social Theory and Global Impact, European, U.S., and Ancient and Medieval History. He has been an advisor, dormitory head, alpine skiing coach, crew coach, and outdoor instructor. Jeremy has also been a speaker at numerous conferences of the National Association of Independent Schools and the Association of Boarding Schools. At Taft, Jeremy now serves as the assistant headmaster, teaches history, coaches skiing and crew, and lives on Academy Hill with his wife, Diana, and their three children.