Instructor of English, girls’ JV tennis coach, and, as of January 2018, the chair of the English Department.
What my students call me
I knew I wanted to work at Thacher when
I spoke with Ms. Sawyer-Mulligan on the phone.
Favorite Thacher teaching moment
When discussing a challenging text, a class comes together to make meaning.
Since you asked me to brag, here are the professional accomplishments I'm most proud of
I’m proud to be on the faculty at Thacher. Additionally, at my previous school, I was recognized as the dorm parent of the year.
When not in the classroom I can be found
Exploring campus with my family or riding a bike.
Favorite job perk
The kindness of our community. And the pomegranates.
Hardly anybody knows that
My wife and I once spent a summer riding bikes across the country.
Favorite places on earth
New Hampshire’s Newfound Lake; the Thursday Night crit in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania; and Reno’s Rancho San Rafael Park.
The book, movie, work of art, or piece of music I cannot imagine life without
Whitman’s Leaves of Grass; Dave Stoller in Breaking Away; David Foster Wallace’s A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again; Terry Tempest Williams’ When Women Were Birds. Each informed my life to such an extent that I can’t imagine who I would be without them.
What I wanted to be when I grew up (when I was 10)
The Governor of New Hampshire.
What I want to be when I grow up (now)
To be honest, I’m doing exactly what I want to be doing. I can’t imagine anything better.