New Faculty Join WFS
Woodberry welcomed six new teachers andfour administrative faculty members this summer.Read about the new members of the alumni anddevelopment office on page 45 and the new directorof enrollment management on page 46.
Taylor Casey serves as a Kenan-Lewis Fellowand teaches Spanish. She majored in biology andSpanish at Washington and Lee University andminored in Latin American and Caribbean studies.She was captain of the W&L basketball team andwas a two-time all-conference selection and twicenamed to the conference all-academic team. Taylorstudied in Costa Rica while at W&L and taughtEnglish as a second language for several yearsduring college.
Carrington Murphy, a 2020 graduate ofthe University of Virginia, teaches computerscience and mathematics. Carrington holds a BSin computer science and worked as a teachingassistant during his final two years at UVA.He also did undergraduate research in cloudcomputing and is a longtime volunteer and leaderin the Young Life organization as well as a youthbasketball coach.
Tracy Robertson teaches English and willdirect the winter play. Tracy holds a bachelor’sdegree in English and theater from Duke Universityand a master’s in teaching from the Universityof North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has taughtmiddle school and high school English andtheater in several public and private schools, mostrecently at Renaissance Academy and KimbertonWaldorf School, both in Pennsylvania. She also hasexperience leading outdoor education programs.
Trevor Thornton ’04 returns to WoodberryForest after more than a decade of teaching Englishin day and boarding schools. He holds a bachelor’sdegree in English from the University of NorthCarolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degreefrom Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School ofEnglish. Since 2015 he has been an English teacherat the Breck School in Minneapolis. Trevor waspreviously chair of the English department atChrist School in Asheville, North Carolina, wherehe worked from 2008 to 2015. He served as a houseparent at Christ School and has coached volleyball,wrestling, and lacrosse at his two previous schools.He has also published several fiction and nonfictionpieces in various magazines and journals.
Ted Watson serves in the Academic
Development Center. He spent the past two years
as a learning specialist at the all-boys St. Paul’s
School in Baltimore and previously worked as a
science teacher at St. Paul’s, which is also his alma
mater. He holds a bachelor’s of science in natural
resource ecology from the University of Vermont
and a master’s degree in teaching with a focus on
STEM education from Stevenson University. He is
an experienced outdoor educator and founded the
outdoor leadership program at St. Paul’s.
Charlie Wright serves as a Kenan-Lewis Fellow
in the English department. Charlie is a recent
history and English graduate from the University
of Alabama, where he was inducted into Phi Beta
Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa and was named
to the President’s List. His honors thesis in English
examined the poetry of Wordsworth. Charlie has
served as a summer teaching intern at Choate
Rosemary Hall and as a counselor at Camp Laney.
Left (top to bottom): Mack McMillan ’ 16, Carrington Murphy, Graham Goldstein ’ 16, Tracy
Robertson, Bill Robertson, Taylor Casey; Right (top to bottom): Charlie Wright, Karla Vargas-
Kennedy, Ted Watson, Trevor Thornton ’04