Mr. Taylor Gantt grew up in Denver, Colorado where he attended St. Anne’s Episcopal School, Most Precious Blood Catholic School and Regis Jesuit and Thomas Jefferson High Schools. He attended Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota on a baseball scholarship where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. After working as an Admissions Counselor at Dakota Wesleyan for three years he worked as the Associate Director of Admissions at the College of Santa Fe while simultaneously earning his Master's Degree in Business Administration in 2008. As the College of Santa Fe dissolved in 2009 Mr. Gantt became a substitute teacher at St. Michael’s, subbing for Brother Peter. For several years Mr. Gantt served as a faculty member teaching accounting, personal finance, computer literacy, keyboarding, and marketing. Additionally, he oversaw Admissions and Financial Aid while he served as Head Baseball Coach. In 2011 Mr. Gantt hung up his coaching and teaching responsibilities for an administrative role as the Director of Advancement where he was responsible for school communications, the website, social media, capital projects, marketing, publications, alumni relations and all fundraising efforts. Mr. Gantt became the third President of St. Michael’s High School in May 2014 after Marcia Sullivan resigned her position in February.
Mr. Gantt and his wife Rachel, who is the Director of Marketing and Admissions at Rio Grande School, have been married for 18 years and are the proud parents of Erin (18) and Aidan (16) who both attend St. Michael’s and Cameren (11), who attends Eldorado Community School. His daughter, Erin, will be a freshman at the University of Georgia this year. Mr. Gantt and his wife have proudly hosted two Spanish exchange students, one Thai, and one Chinese exchange student who all attended St. Michael’s. In his spare time Mr. Gantt enjoys spending time with his family, recovering from knee surgery, playing golf and soccer, ping pong, frisbee golf, snowboarding, camping, hiking, playing the djembe, and entertaining their St. Bernard, Ari, and Great Dane, Maui. Mr. Gantt has volunteered with Santa Fe Youth Hockey, been a little league coach for Santa Fe AABC and Santa Fe Little League and has a deep connection with Big Brothers Big Sisters where he was a “little” for 10 years in Denver, Colorado.