24 Sep Joe Haferbecker
Degrees: B.A. in English, Central Washington University; M.F.A. in Creative Writing: Poetry, University of Washington; M.A.T. in Education, Western Oregon University
Year Joined Staff: 2008
Professional Background: Mr. Haferbecker’s first teaching experience was at the University of Washington where he taught expository writing during the second year of his M.F.A. While living in New York he taught for three years at the Geneva School of Manhattan, a classical Christian school. He has taught Upper School humanities and logic since joining St. Stephen’s in 2008. He has been serving as the Dean of Students since 2016.
Philosophy of Education: Teaching, at its core, is an act of service. It is an act of service first to the student, and by extension, an act of service toward the family. You cannot serve someone until you first know their needs.