About Mr. Adams
Ty grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut, and was a faculty kid at Kingswood Oxford School where both of his parents taught and worked. Following graduation from KO, he attended Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, and majored in history. Ty held several teaching internships at other Founders League schools before graduating in 2016. He was lucky to earn a teaching fellowship at Woodberry Forest School, an all-boys boarding school in Central Virginia. After completing a Masters in Education at the University of Virginia and working at Woodberry for five years, he is excited to return to his home state and work at Avon Old Farms.
“I grew up watching my dad coach and teach his high school basketball players," shared Ty. "Like many young boys, my dad was my role model and hero. I always looked up to him and was captivated by the mutual respect between him and his players. He loves what he does so I wanted to follow in his footsteps and work with young adults.”
As a history teacher, Ty teaches his students to become critical thinkers through reading, writing, and discussing. No matter the topic, history allows Ty to teach students the importance of understanding the struggles and triumphs of other people. “I am very fortunate to help my students develop the tools they need to be active citizens, capable of making informed decisions to better our democracy and the world.”
“Seeing my students thrive in all aspects of their lives. I love working at a boarding school because the learning is not over when my students or I leave the classroom. We work towards common goals and share the experience of life at Avon. Whether during a sit down meal or after a tough match on the soccer field, some of the most memorable moments of my career have emerged while knowing and caring for the students with whom I live and work.”
- Ty’s most listened to music genre is Americana; right now his favorite artists are James McMurtry, Mipso, and Jason Isbell.
- He loves to cook.
- Whenever he has a free afternoon, Ty would like to spend it fishing, golfing, napping, or walking the trails.