Humanities Instructor Mike Eckert will serve as the first director of the Class of 1964 Teaching and Learning Center. Appointed in 2013, Eckert has taught prep and lower-mid history in the Humanities Program, as well as AP U.S. History. Eckert was named associate dean of academic life in 2014, and he is currently serving as the interim dean of academic life.
At the Blair School, Eckert was chair of the history department and recipient of the Dr. Brooks Hoffman '36 United States History Chair awarded for excellence in teaching. He also served as a class dean. At the American Overseas School of Rome, Eckert taught AP U.S. History and English literature. He began his teaching career at Avon Old Farms, where he taught history and English literature. He earned his B.A. at Harvard and his master's in education leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Eckert will continue to lead the summer faculty symposium as TLC Director and will work closely with Jane Herold, study skills coordinator, to support teachers and students.
Eckert lives in Redlich dorm with his partner, Heather, and their three children.