Tad Roach

Tad graduated from Williams College in 1979 and joined the faculty at St. Andrew’s as an English teacher, dorm parent and coach of soccer, basketball and tennis.   At St. Andrew’s, Tad served as Dean of Students, Assistant Head for Student Life, and Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs. In July 1997, Tad began work as the School’s fourth Head of School.  During his 23-year tenure, Tad has focused on cultivating the School’s distinctive ethos and culture that inspire members of the community to seek and embrace a public good.  He is a founding member of Theory to Practice, an undergraduate college initiative studying engaged learning, wellness and alcohol/drug use. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the S. Engelhard Center, a foundation exploring educational innovation at the college level. He is passionate about teaching, community, the work of Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative, civic engagement, diversity, and Buffalo sports teams.  Tad and his wife, Elizabeth, have four children.