Vice President, Education Programs, Interlochen Arts Academy
Ted Farraday joined Interlochen in June 2008 and is responsible for oversight and leadership of Interlochen's artistic and academic programs, ensuring that Interlochen is at the forefront of arts education nationally and internationally. He supervises nearly 100 faculty and education staff during the Academy year, and nearly 350 during the summer Arts Camp. Education programs also includes faculty hiring and evaluation, academic and college counseling, admissions and library media services.
Prior to coming to Interlochen, Ted spent ten years as director of the Upper School at Miami Country Day School. Previously, he served as academic dean at the Walnut Hill School in Massachusetts and as director of academic affairs at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University with degrees in romance languages and earned a master's degree in French from New York University.
Ted has traveled extensively and has a strong interest in international education. He received an NEH grant and French government grant for language study in France and Guadaloupe. He has also studied in Spain and Ecuador and did additional graduate study at the Sorbonne in Paris. He has been a leader in the National Association of Independent School's People of Color initiative, and a champion of diversity issues in all of his positions.
Ted is a lover of all the arts and has a strong background in music with a huge passion for opera, and a particular interest in nineteenth century piano concerti.