About Mr. Pereira
I am from West Haven, Connecticut. I graduated from Avon Old Farms in 2010, and was a varsity letter winner in hockey — winning the New England Prep School Championship. After graduating from Avon Old Farms, I went on to study at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, majoring in Communications while also being a four-year member of the ice hockey team, a participant of Hockey East. Outside of my duties in the admission office, I plan on coaching the varsity hockey team.
What experience led you to Avon Old Farms School?
I was three-year member of the Hockey East All Academic team during my time at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. This was a result of Avon teaching me the direct correlation between doing well in the classroom and how it translates to the ice. I was one of five players in the school's history to finish with 50 goals and 100 points in their respective careers. After graduating from UMass-Amherst, I went on to play in the professional ranks, playing in both the AHL and ECHL leagues. During my playing career, I was an active participant in many charity events to raise awareness and funds for children in rural and suburban areas.
Why do you teach at Avon Old Farms School?
Being a part of the Avon family is something I have always taken pride in. The Brotherhood is something that has always stuck with me. You get a sense that you are not alone in your journey of pursuit of truth, you are a part of a Brotherhood; it is real. The boys learn to find themselves, become open to a wide variety of opportunities, and learn to maximize and fulfill their potential.