Crew - Varsity
Christopher Phillips | profile
After earning his degree from U. Chicago, where he was a captain of the crew team, the Upper School’s new chaplain, Christopher Phillips, began his career teaching social studies and AP History, whence he was pulled into higher education. There he focused on engaging with others, building relationships, and bringing disparate people together. It was perhaps inevitable that he would pursue his Masters of Divinity, and he brings things full circle by returning to schools through chaplaincy. His time at Yale was formative, and he looks forward to working with our boys as they discern their own spiritual paths.
Simon Ponce | profile
Simon has been at St. Paul's since 2011. He has been a Spanish teacher, a World History teacher and most recently he is serving as Director for Inclusive Community and Global Politics teacher. He is Assistant Varsity Coach to the Crew team. Before coming to St. Paul’s he taught Spanish at The Taft School in Connecticut, where he also was Assistant Varsity Coach to the girl’s Cross-Country team and the boy’s Crew team, as well as dorm parent. Prior, he was Head Varsity Women’s coach at Miami Beach Rowing Club where his crews consistently won State and Regional titles. He received a B.A. in Political Science and Russian from the University of Florida. Originally from Venezuela, he has been living in the United States since 2001. Simon enjoys running with his dog Thor, cooking, films, music and sports.
Edward Watson | profile
A graduate of St. Paul’s in 2007, Ted Watson now teaches 9th grade Integrated Science and IB Environmental Systems and Societies. He graduated in 2011 from the University of Vermont with a BS in Natural Resource Ecology. He is also coaching soccer and crew this year. In his spare time, Ted enjoys hiking, cycling, and cheering on the Ravens.