After graduating from Dickinson College in 2003 with BS in Mathematics, Varghese merged his tutoring and camp counseling backgrounds into a triple threat boarding school faculty member at St. George's School in Newport, Rhode Island. In 2006, he took part in the Klingenstein Summer Institute, where he would meet a fellow teacher and future partner, Erin Connors, and he began to realize the importance of growth mindset and social justice in the classroom.
Erin and Varghese joined Asheville School together one year later in the fall of 2007. He began as the dormitory head in Lawrence and a varsity boys basketball coach. He literally brought his passion for technology with him, and was the first to pilot a SMARTBoard in the classroom. Within three years, he took on the role as Director of Academic Technology, and was primarily entrusted with matching and educating Asheville School faculty members with their desired level of gadget interest in the classroom.
In 2011, he was admitted to the Klingenstein Leadership Academy, where he completed an MA in Private School Leadership over the course of two summers at Columbia University, Teachers College. Although he intended to move into administration with the degree, he realized that he could have almost, if not more impact on the curriculum by helping to develop the Quantitative Reasoning courses as part of the Statistics track as a full time classroom teacher and an active member of the Professional Development Committee. In 2013, Varghese was hired as one of eleven lead teachers for the Klingenstein Summer Institute. This program is the same in which he met Erin, his wife, years ago, and is a two-week graduate school residency program for 70 young career teachers in independent schools from across country and world.
Varghese has co-presented at the national NAIS conference, Carnie Sandoe Diversity Fair, TABS online and helped with curricular reviews at Ravenscroft School and Girls' Prep of Chattanooga, TN. In 2018 he helped Asheville School students create Camp Good Trouble. In the summer of 2019 he was invited as one of twenty math teachers to Khan Academy's inaugural teaching summit in Mountain View, California.
Varghese lives just off of campus in faculty housing with Erin and their two very tall daughters, Priya and Lilyamma. He enjoys cooking variations on his mother's authentic Kerala recipes, gardening, rationalizing gadget purchases, quantifying his exercise habits, and he enjoys helping out with tutoring and mentoring programs in greater Asheville Area.