Faculty/Staff Bio

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Jeremy LaCasse

A.B., Bowdoin College; M.A., Columbia University

Assistant Headmaster, History


Work Phone: 860-945-7718

Year Appointed: 2014

Jeremy comes to Taft with an extensive background in the boarding school environment, having been a student, teacher and administrator. After graduating from the Berkshire School Jeremy went to Bowdoin College, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in Economics. He received his Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Columbia University’s Klingenstein Center at Teacher’s 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 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, the Head of Senior School at Shady Side Academy, Executive Director of the Gardner Carney Leadership Institute at Fountain Valley School, and the Dean of Students at Fountain Valley School.  Jeremy taught various classes in History including World Cultures, Social Theory and Global Impact, European, U.S., and Ancient and Medieval History at Cheshire Academy, Kents Hill School, Shady Side Academy, Berkshire School and Fountain Valley School. He was an advisor, dorm 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.  Now at Taft, Jeremy serves as the Assistant Headmaster, teaches history, coaches skiing and crew, and lives on Academy Hill with his wife Diana and their three children.

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