Summer Faculty

Faculty members at Taft are selected on the basis of their excellence in teaching, their commitment to young people, and their desire to instill enthusiasm for learning. The Summer School faculty is chosen primarily from Taft’s regular school-year faculty as well as from other independent and public schools.

Learn more about applying for a faculty position at Taft’s Summer School


Each summer, Taft selects several outstanding college seniors and recent graduates who are interested in a career in education to assist the faculty. Interns work in the classroom with a senior teacher, live in the dormitories, assist in the afternoon sports, and serve as advisors to Summer School students. They are an essential part of the Summer experience, and Summer School students often form lasting friendships with these young adults.

Learn more about applying for an internship

2018 Summer School Faculty

* Current or former Taft School faculty
** Taft graduate

Kathryn L. Albee
M.A., Tulane University; University of Maine

Thomas W. Antonucci*
M.A.T., University of New Hampshire

Kristin Antonucci
M.S., University of Florida; James Madison University
Director of Student Services

Martin Aspholm*
A.B., Brown University
Dean of Faculty

Nicolas Bell*
B.A., Brown University

Debi Bender
B.F.A., Temple University

Monte Blaustein
B.A., Concordia University

Frank Cassano*
M.A., St. Joseph's College; Union College
Head of Mathematics Department

Marc Cibelli
B.A., Skidmore College

Jessica Cole
B.S., University of Delaware

Michael Corbelle*
M.Ed., Harvard University; Bowdoin College

Jillian Danaher*
B.A., Salve Regina University
Foreign Languages

Kevin Danaher*
M.S., University of New Haven; Roger Williams University

Matthew Dias Costa*
B.S., Bowdoin College

Amy Feda**
B.A., Hobert and William Smith Colleges
Science/TRS/Dorm Head

Sierra Hannough**
B.A., The college of the Holy Cross
Digital Photography

Theresa Hardcastle
M.A., Middlebury College; Kenyon College
Head of the English Department/Intern Coordinator

Susan A. Keown
M.A., Goddard College; Skidmore College
Studio Art/Sculpture

Robert Kwalick
M.F.A., Northern Illinois University; Monmouth College

Nicholas L. Manfreda**
B.S., Bucknell University
Mathematics/Dorm Head

Angelina Massoia
B.A., Wesleyan University
Science/Dorm Head

Matthew R. McDonald
B.S., Hamilton College

Katie McLaughlin**
B.A., Colby College
Director of Athletics

Kelsea Mucherino
M.S., University of Bridgeport; University of Connecticut
Foreign Languages

Tess O'Brien
B.S., University of Vermont
Foreign Languages

Tobias M. Rosen
B.A., Wesleyan University

Amber Stango
M.A., University of Hartford

Brian Taggart
M.A., Northeastern University; Skidmore College

Khalid Tellis*
B.A., Middlebury College
English/Dorm Head

Parker Washburn*
B.A., Harvard University

Iris Willliamson*
B.A., University of Pennsylvania

Yee-Fun Yin*
M.F.A., Hartford Art School, University of Hartford; Yale

2018 Summer Interns

** Taft graduate

Lucia Adami
Brown University

Ashley Baker
Wellesley College

Julia Booth
Hamilton College

Esteban Cabera-Duran
Swarthmore College

William Cristoffersen
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Lauren Foster
Bates College

Jacqueline Gellner
The College of the Holy Cross

Natalie LaBeau
Skidmore College

Catherine MacKenzie
St. Lawrence University

Victoria Maringola
University of Saint Joseph

Emily Rominger**
Wellesley College

Noelani Stevenson
Hamilton College

Stephen VanHoesen
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Meet Jack

“My favorite class was Physical Science with Mr. Blaustein. He brought science to life in his classroom by planning excellent experiments that gave us great hands-on learning experiences. I wish I could have taken all of his classes – he was awesome!”