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)
M.A.L.S., Wesleyan University
About Mr. Barlow
I grew up in Canton, CT and enrolled at Avon Old Farms in 1994. As a student, I was involved in Habitat for Humanity, Food Committee, Spirit Club and served as president of the Social Activities Club and the Polar Bear Club. During my senior year, I was the head dormitory monitor in Jamerson House. Athletically, I was a member of the varsity soccer and hockey teams. At graduation in 1998, I was awarded the Alumni Award and the Order of Old Farms.
From Avon, I matriculated to Hobart College where I majored in Economics and minored in Environmental Studies. I was a four-year member of the varsity hockey team, served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council and was the only student on the College's Committee on Athletics.
What experience led you to Avon Old Farms School?
After graduating from Hobart, I was hired to work in the Admission Office at Avon Old Farms, where I spent 12 years. In 2014, the opportunity for me to move into the athletics department presented itself and I made the transition. I also serve as an advisor and coach hockey. In the past, I worked in the dormitories and taught classes.
Why do you teach at Avon Old Farms School?
Avon Old Farms played an important role in my development. I had an exceptional experience here as a student and was influenced by many great role models. Today, I hope to impact boys' lives in the same way.