MA, Columbia University
EdM, Boston College
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of St. Lawrence University, Eileen began her career in education in the Mississippi Delta as a Teach For America corps member. Following her two-year service commitment, Eileen continued her involvement with Teach For America in various capacities, including program director in the Connecticut region and school director at the Philadelphia training institute. She completed her graduate study in literature at Boston College and subsequently taught in the First Year Writing program there as an adjunct faculty member. Prior to returning to her alma mater, Eileen taught in Fairfield, Connecticut, and completed a master of education degree in The Teaching of English at Teachers’ College in 2014. Following many years of directing the Teaching Fellowships program at Taft, Eileen assumed the English department chair position in Fall 2020. She is currently pursuing doctoral study in educational leadership at the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. Eileen is an overly enthusiastic varsity field hockey timer, a sentimental Hydrox supporter, and a big fan of gel pens. She lives locally with her husband, Matt, and their two children.