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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)

Pierce Brennan

Pierce Brennan

Math Department Chairperson, Head Varsity Football Coach
B.A., M.Ed., University of Albany

About Mr. Brennan

Not in my wildest dreams could I have imagined a place like Avon Old Farms existed while growing up in the suburbs of Long Island. I graduated from Sachem High School, which is a public school with over 1,100 students in each graduating class! I like to joke that my senior gym class was almost as big as the AOF student body. After high school I attended the United States Coast Guard Academy for one year before transferring to the University at Albany to pursue a dream of playing Division 1 Football. In my four years at Albany I was a three-year starter at center while receiving my B.A in Mathematics and M.A in Education.

What experience led you to Avon Old Farms School?

After graduating from Albany in the summer of 2007, I moved to Stuart, Florida where I taught math for a year at South Fork High School. After a year, my desire to be around college football was too strong to keep me in the classroom. I moved back up to the northeast and served as the Offensive Line Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the University of New Haven Football program. After two years of roaming the blue-turfed sidelines at UNH, I began my career in boarding school career at the Trinity-Pawling School. After several years at Trinity-Pawling and a year back in public schools, I made my way to the land of the Winged Beavers with my wife Danielle, daughter Michaela, and son Logan.

Why do you teach at Avon Old Farms School?

My experience up to this point in my teaching career has me excited to be at Avon Old Farms. Our school community and pride is unrivaled. I encourage anyone I meet to come visit our beautiful and unique campus. There is nothing more fulfilling than to help guide our young men to make our mission come to life each and every day.