Teacher: Computer Science
Evan Sayles grew up outside of Dallas, Texas, but has roots in the Midwest and New England. He graduated from Tufts University with a computer science degree, has a graduate certificate in computer science education, and is currently enrolled in a master's degree program at Wesleyan University. His passion for computer science began in middle school when he discovered he could program his graphing calculator to get ahead in algebra. His favorite languages are Python, C++, and TI-BASIC and he contributes to several open-source projects in his free time.
Outside of programming, Evan advises several of our campus publications. At Tufts, he managed a daily newspaper so he is thrilled to serve as an advisor to two venerable campus publications: the Avon Record and the Hippocrene. With his background in photojournalism, you will often find him on the sidelines photographing athletic events. He is a vocal advocate for social justice and is proud to advise the Spectrum club on campus.
Evan became interested in working in a boarding school environment after his five summers working at an all-boys summer camp in New Hampshire. It was there that he learned that mutual respect and relationship-building are the foundation of quality mentorship. There is no substitute for time spent together, so Evan jumped at the opportunity to teach, coach, and live alongside his students at AOF.
- Evan biked across the United States with his dad on a tandem bicycle.
- While working as a student photojournalist, his photos were published in several major outlets including the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and Rolling Stone.
- He knows more than 300 digits of pi by heart.