Frank Griffin

Mathematics, Athletics
805-684-4127 x255
Frank_Griffin@cate.org
BA, Amherst College
MEd, Boston College

A native of Wayland, Massachusetts, Frank graduated from Amherst College with a degree in Economics and began his career at Tabor Academy, where he taught mathematics, ran a dormitory, and coached basketball and tennis. He came to Cate in 1979 and has served in a number of academic and administrative positions, including Director of Athletics and Director of Studies. In addition to teaching every math course offered at Cate, Frank has taught economics and geography; he has also coordinated the School's most recent accreditation self-assessments.

Frank was named a Tandy Technology Scholar in 1995, and in the same year he received the Sliffe Award (for distinguished teaching of high-school math) from the Mathematical Association of America. Taking a sabbatical year to earn a master's degree in educational technology, Frank has since made presentations at numerous workshops and institutes throughout the country. With recently retired Cate math teacher Sanderson Smith, he authored a calculus textbook that has been through several editions.