Randall Sho Northrop

Randall Sho Northrop

History Department Chair, History Faculty



B.A., Saint Michael’s College
M.A., Oxford University

Randall joins Walker’s from Beaver Country Day School in Brookline, MA, where he taught Global History and Social Sciences. At Beaver, Randall also served as the grade dean for 9th and 10th grades, facilitated students of color and affinity groups, and coached the BVR Model UN team. Raised in Okinawa, Japan, he is passionate that students see themselves as a part of an interconnected local and global community, full of rich and complex narratives.

What other roles do you hold on campus?

New Dorm Residential Faculty, Middle School Lacrosse Coach

What was it about Walker’s that made you want to work here?

In speaking with the students, teachers, and academic leadership at Walker’s, it is clear that the community is built around empowering young people to take action — in their own learning process and in their collective cultivation of an empathic and just future.

Why did you want to go into teaching?

I enjoy working with young people. It is their energy, creativity, humor, and curiosity that really drive my desire to continue to choose teaching as a profession. I also have a deep love for diving into history and learning alongside others about the world around us.

What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?

Being outside: walking with my family, hiking, taking my daughter to parks.