Our Upper School teachers blend a passion for teaching with disciplinary expertise and a genuine compassion and affection for the young adults who are their students. Upper School students largely view their teachers as subject experts and mentors rather than authoritarian figures, a view that makes the ultimate transition to college much smoother.
80% of our Upper School teachers hold advanced degrees in addition to the baccalaureate degree, and almost half of those teachers hold a doctorate or terminal degree in their field of study.
M.A. History, College of William and Mary
In 2018, Tom Anderson joined the Upper School administrative team as the Academic Dean. Tom earned his BA from Butler University in History and Political Science and received his MA in History from the College of William and Mary. He has served as the Head Teacher at Carolina Friends School since 2013, which, within the Friends school structure, operates as the principal of the Upper School. Prior to his work as principal, Tom served as a History teacher and Department chair for Charlotte Country Day from 2002 to 2013.