A love of math brought Varghese Alexander to the independent school world, but an interest in technology and professional development has expanded his teaching audience to include his colleagues. He graduated from Dickinson College with a degree in Mathematics in 2003, and began his teaching career in Newport, RI in the freshman boys’ dorm. In 2013, he completed his Masters in Private School Leadership through the Klingenstein Center, Teachers College, Columbia University. Since then, Varghese continues to return each summer to work at the Klingenstein Summer Institute. Currently he is Co-Director of the Institute, and a founding member of the Pipeline Collaborative. He worked at Asheville School for fourteen years, and in addition to a full teaching load, he also served as the Assistant Dean of Faculty, the Director of Community Pluralism, and an enthusiastic JV Girls Basketball coach. In the summer of 2021, he moved with his family to Windsor School, in Nassua, The Bahamas. Here, Varghese continues to teach a full load as the Head of Mathematics for the 6-12 campus at Albany and is part of the senior leadership team. Varghese’s continuous pursuit of keeping busy is balanced well by his understanding partner, Erin, a middle school humanities teacher, and daughters. He works to optimize his efficiency in a number of realms, including, but not limited to, cooking South Indian food, rationalizing gadget purchases, and quantifying his exercise habits.

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