Tad joined the faculty at St. Andrew’s School as an English teacher, dorm parent, and coach of soccer, basketball, and tennis. Tad has coached state championship teams in both boys soccer and boys tennis.
At St. Andrew’s, Tad served as dean of students and assistant headmaster for academic affairs from 1991 to 1997. In July 1997, Tad began work as the School’s fourth head of school.
During his tenure, Tad has continued teaching in both the English and history departments, and he serves as a faculty advisor to students each year. He speaks and writes extensively about school culture, educational reform, leadership and diversity. He is the author of a chapter on Episcopal School leadership in Reasons for Being and co-authored a chapter on authentic learning at the secondary level in Transforming Undergraduate Education. He is a founding member of Theory to Practice, an undergraduate college initiative studying engaged learning, wellness and alcohol/drug use. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the S. Engelhard Center, a foundation exploring educational innovation at the college level. He is passionate about teaching, community, civic engagement, diversity and Buffalo sports teams.
Tad graduated from Williams College (B.A., 1979) and Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College (M.A., 1984). Tad and his wife, Elizabeth, have four children — Matthew ‘04, Hadley ‘07, Zachary ‘13, and Anne ‘18.