WILL MCDONOUGH has been teaching English and history at Country School since 2008. He is co-chair of the history department, grade level coordinator, an advisor and coach.
“WHEN I WAS FIRST HIRED IN 2008, I was unconvinced I’d stay long. I felt as though a deep sense of wanderlust was pulling me somewhere more thrilling, more adventurous. I was young, passionate, ambitious ... and dead wrong.
As it turned out, teaching English and World Cultures to throngs of engaged and inquisitive adolescents would provide all the thrills and adventures I could ever crave. What was once a purely professional venture has become so intimately personal. I fell in love first with the people, with the passion everyone on campus has for unabashedly knowing and loving the students who flock to this campus each day. I challenge anyone to spend a day on campus without becoming inspired, and without a feeling of longing to swell within them that whispers, ‘If I had to start all over again, I’d want to do it right here.’"