Howard Kalter

Teacher
Bucknell University – B.S.
hkalter@webb.org

Professional focus: I teach Integrated Math 1, Integrated Math 2, Honors Integrated Math 2, Precalculus and AP Calculus AB. I am co-head coach for WSC water polo and heavily involved in the development and implementation of Leadership and Literature in the Wilderness.

Scholarly or professional activities: Working on a master’s degree in computational and applied mathematics. My first teaching job was as a teaching fellow at Phillips Academy Andover, where I had been a boarding school student.

In addition to my focus on math, I am avid about the outdoors. I have been a Wilderness First Responder since 2017. In 2017, I earned my EMT certification. In 2018, I earned my teaching certification, qualifying me as a wilderness First Aid instructor. I have taught four classes in this area for Webb students, faculty and staff.

On a personal level, in summer 2021, I completed the John Muir trail, hiking from Yosemite National Park to the summit of Mt. Whitney, a journey of more than 200 miles. My two goals were to swim and catch a fish each day – and they were both achieved.

Grew up: New Hampshire

Boarding school experience: I attended Phillips Academy Andover

Favorite music or musician: My favorite genre of music is country.

Favorite books or author: I enjoy reading books about climbing. A favorite would be Into Thin Air By John Krakauer.

Favorite spot at Webb: I enjoy the trails to the north of campus.