After receiving his B.S. from the University of Illinois, Tom worked in Central America with farmers and ranchers. Upon his return to the United States, Tom studied screenwriting and film production at Boston University. He taught for three years in South Central, Los Angeles before returning east to teach at Salisbury School. Hired initially to teach photography and head the drama program, Tom soon began to teach Spanish and found that he relished the opportunity to continue a life-long love of language study. Tom arrived at Indian Mountain School in the fall of 2000 to teach Spanish and took on the role of Foreign Language Chair the following year. Since his arrival at IMS, Tom has found teaching middle school students to be his true calling. In addition to teaching Spanish, Tom works in the film department with Ms. Jadow, coaches football, is a dorm affiliate, and lives on campus with his four sons, Conor ’05, Brendan ’07, Darby ’09, and Joey ’11. When not exploring the worlds of language and video, Tom enjoys traveling, photography, creative writing and playing music.