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BA (Spanish), University of California, Berkeley
MA (Romance Languages and Literatures), Princeton University
Jeff came to Cate from Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut. Since arriving on the Mesa, he has taught English, Spanish, and Art History, coached cross country, basketball, and track, and performed a variety of residential duties. He has also served as Dean of Faculty, head of the Foreign Languages Department, and a member of numerous committees. Among his most important administrative contributions has been his work in the recruitment and hiring of teachers. In 1990 he and a former Cate colleague created a five-week summer program in Salamanca, Spain that operated successfully for many years, giving students from Cate (and other schools) a taste of Spanish life.
Jeff has three sons: Max (Class of '99), Nick (Class of '03), and Daniel (born in 2003).