BA, Colby College
MEd, Boston University
Terry and his family arrived on the Mesa in 1977 after eleven years of teaching at three schools in Massachusetts. He had served as director of admission at Concord Academy for six years and was a member of the faculty at both Groton and Berkshire. After beginning his career on Wall Street, Terry resumed his academic studies at the graduate level and earned an MEd in mathematics education at Boston University.
At Cate he arrived as assistant to headmaster Scott McLeod in addition to teaching mathematics, running Long House, and coaching soccer and tennis. He became dean of faculty in 1979 and, with his wife Sally, co-authored first the case for coeducation and then the implementation plan for the arrival of girls at Cate in the fall of 1981. In 1984 he received a Joseph Klingenstein Fellowship to study at the Teachers College of Columbia University in New York City. His thesis focused on computers in secondary schools, and he returned to Cate as head of technology, introducing required courses in computing skills. In 1987, after his daughter Eliza graduated (his son Will graduated in 1985), he joined the alumni and development office, where he has held every position and helped the School through two capital campaigns.
He is currently coach of the varsity squash team. He plays squash himself, both nationally and internationally, and has been selected to play on several traveling teams representing his age group.