Whit Van Meter

Instrumental Music Faculty

Whit Van Meter joined Thetford Academy in 2012. He is a multi-talented educator, supporting students both academically and musically. Whit has a master of fine arts in music composition with a jazz focus from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and a bachelor’s of music in jazz composition from Berklee College of Music in Boston. In years prior to teaching at Thetford, Whit coached boys lacrosse at TA, and also interned with Greg Mellinger en route to earning his teaching license. Whit is a licensed music teacher and has taught Kindergarten through 12th grade music in public school as well as improvisation and Jazz history at the college level.

“Consider that the mind is capable of an endless growth.”—Asa Burton, one of the founders, urging citizens of Thetford to establish TA in 1819
We set high expectations. We challenge all members of the school community to reach their highest potential.
Our mission is to celebrate the unique worth of all students, to nurture their strengths, and to challenge them to fulfill their potential.