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Avon Old Farms School began hiring "progressive teachers who trained a student to 'seek knowledge and establish facts for himself'" in 1927 – a tradition that remains strong today.

SANDRA KATZ (2003)

Peter Deckers

Peter Deckers

Associate Director of Information Technology, Academic Technology, Science Teacher
A.B., Bowdoin College

About Mr. Deckers

I grew up in Hingham, Massachusetts and moved to Avon, Connecticut just before my high school years. After a tour of the campus in the spring of 1985, I decided to matriculate to Avon Old Farms. In addition to my studies, I played varsity football and squash, and became an avid golfer in my spare time. I was also a recipient of the Avon Old Farms Founder's Medal.

Upon graduating from Avon in 1990, I continued my studies in Maine at Bowdoin College, where I majored in biology and took a special interest in photography. I was also a four-year starter on the varsity football team. I returned to the Avon campus in the fall of 1995, after graduating from Bowdoin.

What experience led you to Avon Old Farms School?

Throughout my years at Avon, I have held various positions. Currently, I am the Associate Director of Technology and my major focus is the hardware systems support for both students and faculty. I also continue to enrich the science department as a Honors Biology teacher. Finally, I find coaching to be an extremely rewarding experience at Avon. During the winter I coach the varsity squash team. I am proud of the many talented players that have graduated from the AOF squash program to the college ranks. A highlight came in 2014 when the varsity squash team won the school's first-ever National Championship! I have also been the varsity golf head coach at Avon for the past 19 years. With a career record of 306-70, I have helped to guide the varsity golf team to unprecedented heights including four New England Championships.

Why do you teach at Avon Old Farms School?

For more than half of my life, I have been a member of the Avon community. My family and I live on-campus and I am proud that my two boys – Evan '18 and Graham '20 – are now attending Avon Old Farms. My wife Tina and I look forward to watching them develop over their time in High School at Avon.