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)
CAPM, Project Management Institute
About Mrs. Keller
I am originally from the Quiet Corner of Connecticut, hailing from Pomfret, and now live in Farmington with my husband. I attended Marianapolis Prep School in Thompson, and returned to work there as a Development Associate seasonally while home during college breaks.
What experience led you to Avon Old Farms School?
I began my career as a public relations specialist for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in Hartford. There, I was charged with making the public more aware of the plight of those living with MS. While I loved my position, the opportunities it provided, and the people I got to meet, I knew that my true passions were in the field of education. After three and a half years with the Society, I was invited to take a position at Avon Old Farms School.
Why do you work at Avon Old Farms School?
When I was a child, my father was a professor at the University of Connecticut, an I always loved the days when I went to work with him and sat in his classes pretending to be a college student. Since then, I have wanted to be involved in the education field - even if I wasn't a teacher. At Avon Old Farms, I found the perfect pairing of a strong educational environment and exceptional marketing.