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Mr. Todd Hoffman

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Title(s) Dean of Faculty, JV Hockey
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Degree(s) B.A. Hamilton College
M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University
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Todd hails from Albany, New York and graduated from the Albany Academy. He attended Hamilton College, where he received a B.A. in English with a concentration in American Literature. Todd first worked at the St. Casimir’s School in Albany, until he moved to New York City in 1997 to work at the Dwight School, where he taught history, coached varsity baseball, and was the 10th grade Form Dean until departing for T-P in 2001. Todd completed his Masters Degree at Teachers College of Columbia University in 2006, with a concentration in the teaching of Social Studies.

At Hamilton, Todd coached women’s hockey, worked in the theater, was a disc jockey for WHCL, and met his wife Connie Rafferty (Digital Media Producer.) He enjoys cooking, tennis, theater, film, music, and reading history, especially New York State history. Todd and Connie like to escape to Vermont or Rhode Island whenever possible.

Todd is the Dean of the Faculty, teaches United States History and Modern World History. He also coached JV football for 13 years, all levels of lacrosse for 16 years - including 7 as a varsity assistant, and currently coaches JV hockey. Additionally, Todd is the faculty advisor to the Student Senate.

After 11 years on dorm, primarily with 9th grade boys, Todd and Connie moved to Arches 1 with their daughters, Farrell Friday, 14 - a ninth grade girl at Westover School, and Mairin Gray, 11, and their Vizsla Heathcliff.

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Trinity-Pawling has a rich tradition of alumni connectivity. We want you to participate in the life and vitality of the School. Through this engagement, alumni will help Trinity-Pawling propel forward.

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