Joseph Haferbecker

Joseph 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. In 2016 he also became the Dean of Students.

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.