Our Faculty and Staff

James Reece

James Reece

Director of the Learning Center
B.A., Boston College
M.A., Simmons College

About Mr. Reece

Before moving on to the campus of Avon Old Farms, I grew up in Rumson, New Jersey and lived out part of my childhood in Sun Valley, Idaho, where I gained an appreciation for the outdoors and developed a passion for travel. My more memorable trips include hiking part of the Inca Trail in Peru, backpacking through the Talkeetna Mountains in Alaska, and hunting (with a camera) the Big Five on safari in Tanzania. When I am not traveling or playing golf, I treasure spending time in Vermont with my family.

What experience led you to Avon Old Farms School?

During my years at Boston College, I became involved with Habitat for Humanity, which inspired me to volunteer as a tutor before student teaching at a variety of schools in the Boston area. After earning a BA in education at Boston College, I received my MA in special education through Simmons College.

Why do you teach at Avon Old Farms School?

As a graduate of an all-boys independent school, I strongly support the philosophy and traditions in place at Avon Old Farms. The global village of Avon challenges each boy while also providing him with a multitude of opportunities to grow and learn. I enjoy and value the time I spend walking the fairways with my players, sharing sit-down meals with students in the refectory, and supporting younger boys, who need additional academic support.