Summer School 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 the regular school-year faculty and from other independent schools; in addition, several teachers from public schools join our staff for the summer.


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.

* Current or former Taft School faculty
** Taft graduate

2016 Summer School Faculty

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

Theresa Albon*
B.A., Wooster College
Science/Dorm Head

Martin Aspholm*
A.B., Brown University
History/Dorm Head

Monte Blaustein
B.A., Concordia University

Keith S. Buehler
B.A., Wesleyan University

Gregory D. Calabro
B.A., College of the Holy Cross
Creative Writing

Chris Chung*
B.S., Middlebury College

Pamela Church**
M.A., University of Santa Monica; University of Rochester

Kevin Conroy*
M.A.T., Quinnipiac University, M.A. Middlebury College, Gettysburg College

Sarah DePolo**
M.A., Middlebury College; Bucknell
ESL Coordinator/Teacher

Erin Duffy*
M.A., University of Florida; University of California Santa Barbara
Dean of Students

Bethany A. Goldman
B.A., Georgetown University
Mathematics/Dorm Head

Lisa Klein*
B.A., Davidson College
Dean of Students

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

Stephen LaRochelle
B.A., Hamilton College

Nicholas L. Manfreda**
B.S., Bucknell University

Martha McAndrews**
B.S., St. Lawrence University
Science/Dorm Head

Leah M. Morris**
M.A., Boston University
Studio Art

Aubrey Nolan
B.A., Western Connecticut State University
Video Production/Photography

Donald Padgett*
M.S.T., Rutgers; University of New Hampshire
Head of Mathematics Department

Ozzie Parente*
B.S., Wesleyan
Assistant Director

Lucia Piacenza**
B.S., Bates College
Science/Dorm Head

Tommy Piacenza
B.A., Davidson College
Director of Athletics

Franz Ritt
B.A., Bates College

Kathryn Rigley
M.S., New York Institute of Technology; University of Dayton
English/Research Paper

Tobias M. Rosen
B.A., Wesleyan University
Creative Writing

Amber Stango
M.A., University of Hartford

Melinda K Wolfrom
M.A., Boston College, Sweet Briar College

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

2016 Summer School Interns

Marc Cibelli
Skidmore College

Yuna Evans
Amherst College

Amy Feda**
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Robert S. Harbison**
Wesleyan University

Jana Kumar
Middlebury College

Angelina R. Massoia
Wesleyan University

Katie McLaughlin**
Colby College

Landon H. Morin
Hamilton College

Alexandra L. Pape
University of Edinburgh

Laura Stoughton
Northwestern University

TAFT SUMMER SCHOOL  | 110 Woodbury Road | Watertown, Connecticut 06795
Phone: (860) 945-7961 | Fax: (860) 945-7859 |