#TeacherTuesday 2020, Honor and Give

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About

Our teachers have always worked hard to ensure they provide the best education to Avonians. Now, more than ever, our teachers have pushed forward and adjusted their teaching styles to continue to aspire and persevere for our boys through all of 2020’s challenges.  

When you thank a teacher on #TeacherTuesday, you make a real impact. Our educators are not only experts in their fields, but also completely immersed in our community as dorm parents, coaches, and mentors. While our faculty never expect anything in return, now is the time to honor and remember those who propel Avon forward by encouraging our young men to be successful not only during their time here, but also long after they have graduated.  

On Giving Tuesday, make a gift in honor or memory of our exceptional faculty. Your contribution ensures we can maintain a tradition of hiring and retaining experienced teachers, mentors, and coaches.

Together we can fly the banner high and reach the goal of 250 donors on #TeacherTuesday.

If you are donating via your Donor Advised Fund please contact Sarah Wallace at wallaces@avonoldfarms.com, or 860.331.9372 so your gift can be counted.

Updates
Thank you for your gratitude and generosity!

296 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Ken Larocque

—Drew Graham '85

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Susan Nentwig

We will be allways gratefull for your help and support!

—Javier, Jorge, and Jaime Carabias

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Jonathan Crocker

Perhaps the most difficult job at AOF is the College Counselor. These patient folks are dealing with the emotions of family members, and the big-decision of where to next? Jonathan Crocker was A++ and his top choice of Schools (number #1 pick) is where our son is happily in College.

—Anonymous

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Christina Pinton

Thank you for inspiring these young men to realize their artistic potential.

—Tina Deckers P'20

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Mehos

—Preston Runk '21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Avon's amazing teachers!

—The Monin's P'20, '23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of James Perry & Tim Watt

I wish that I had English teachers like Jamie Perry and Doc Watt - they know how to inspire/motivate our boys in the classroom, and on the playing fields. More importantly, they are spectacular people! AOF is fortunate to have them!

—Anonymous

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Kimberely & Jonathon Crocker

You changed our world forever and we are eternally grateful! xxoo

—Erin

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mike Symes

—Akiyoshi & Ruriko Niimura P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Elizabeth Steber

We are so blessed that you are Francesco’s advisor! You believed that he has the power to be great, and with that, he has begun to believe it, too!

—Lori Calabrese P'23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Tim Roller

I wouldn't be the MAN or businessman I am today without the guidance from Tim Roller on various levels. He provided to me the necessary tools needed to transition from a boy to a MAN of Avon! He also provided his mode of transportation to Dunkin Donuts in return for free coffee which at the time I didn't realize he was indirectly teaching me life lessons about business. 😂👏

—Ryan Matalon '04

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Coach Fekete & Coach Stern

I really appreciate your help over these past few months, my level of play has really grown and I cannot thank you enough for your support and knowledge. I am super excited to return to school and continue to be apart of this great program we have at Avon and learn even more from you both. Thank you.

—Kaleb Borg '22

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of Juan Comella

—Fred Kenvin '84

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mrs. Moyer

Thank you for everything you have done along the way the past few years.

—Chase Ramsay P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Brian Doyle

Thanks for everything Mr. Doyle!

—Chase Ramsay P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor & Memory of Theodate Pope Riddle

Thank you for designing and founding such a beautiful school that has stood the test of time and continues to evolve into a progressively better place for boys to learn and grow.

—Adam Fine '04

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Coach John Gardner

Congrats on such a great career!

—Matt Horton '16

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Lauren Eastman

 Thanks for your care and attention to the health of the hockey team!

—Jim Ramsay P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Coach John Dunham

Thank you for continuing to bring the energy and support the boys!

—Jim Ramsay P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of George Trautman

Thank you for having saved AVON!!

—Geoffrey Monsour '74

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Michael Murphy

Thanks for all you do for Chase and the team!!

—Jim Ramsay P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Michael Pereira

Thanks for opening the door to AOF to Chase!!

—Jim Ramsay P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Coach John Gardner

Thank you for everything you have done for Chase and the boys over the past few years!!!

—Jim Ramsay '21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Peter Evans

—John Ruan '92

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Geoffrey Barlow

Thank you for everything you have done for Chase!

—Jim Ramsay P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Kevin Driscoll

Thanks for tour tireless dedication to the boys of Avon.

—Jonathan Cutler P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Art Custer

Everyday I manage people, I use lessons I learned from Art; patience, humor, setting high standards, and honestly working with folks when they can't meet them. A great man, mentor, and teacher and a true man of Avon.

—Anonymous

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Cugell & Mr. Mehos

—Jerry Keating '19

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Mehos

Thanks for the donuts, Zeus!! You're the BEST!

—Chase Ramsay '21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mrs. Bartkiewicz & Mr. Sieber

Thank you for everything you did for me during my time at Avon.

—Gordon Allen '19

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Doc Watt

I hope all is going well, I hope I can see you and everyone at the farms soon!

—Antonius Wells '19

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Art Mehos, Scott Tumperi & Geoff Barlow

Thank you for the support and guidance you provide Ryan day in and day out.

—Patti Kolodziejczyk P'22

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Trevor Stern

—Erin Scanlon P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Henry Coons

—Brittany Coons Noble

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Symes and Doc Doyle

—Tucker Valas '21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Scott Tumperi

Your dedication is appreciated.

—Anonymous

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Hodgson and Mr. Malchoff

Thank you for inspiring Mac in your classes; he is a great fan of both of you.

—Anonymous

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Bourgault

Thank you for everything, Coach.

—Benjamin LaRocque '10

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Reece, Mrs. Jensen, Mrs. Delnicki

—Molly Allen P'15 '19 '19

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Daniel Hodgson

Thank you for making English class so enjoyable for myself and the rest of the class during my senior year. Each book you assigned kept me hooked and I could always look forward to great class discussions. I'm truly grateful for the opportunity to take your "pulp fiction" English course.

—Chase Maitland '18

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of All of the teachers making this school year work during this incredibly difficult year

I know that students at AOF this year are receiving a great education even when nothing feels normal.

—Justin Pool '04

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Peter Rice

—Jack Glaspey '21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mrs. Custer, Mr. Sweetland and Mr. Mehos

—Henry Allen '15

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Driscoll, Mr. Kron, Mr. Clark, Mr. Mendell, Mr. Trautman

I was lucky to have great teachers and coaches. Thanks to Mr. Kron, Mr. Clark, Mr. Mendell, and Coach Driscoll.

—Anonymous

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Tim Trautman

Tim Trautman, Thanks for all your help with Lucas.

—Linda LaTrenta P'19

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Art Mehos

House is the best!

—Matthew Williamson '14

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Art Mehos

—John and Karen Mullen ‘P22

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of The coaches and teachers I had during my time at AOF!

—Kymani Palmer '17

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Peter Rice & Rob Whitty

Mr. Rice & Mr. Whitty (dynamic duo) coached our son in Lacrosse his first year @ AOF. I believe our team was undefeated. We played a Saturday game at Salisbury, in the "Cold, Rain & Snow" and we gave them a wicked beatdown.

—Anonymous

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. McElheny, Mr. Tumperi & Mr. Schloat

Thanks for inspiring William!

—Susan Farnam '18

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of All the teachers and coaches I've had, and Dr. Doyle for that sweet sweater

—Vincent Caputo '16

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Jim Detora

—Michael Sorvillo

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of George Trautman

~Aspirando Et Perseverando~

—Mickoy Nichol '14

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr Doyle, Mr Warner, Mr O’Leary

Thanks for a great first semester at Avon.

—Anonymous

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Tim Roller

Roller, thank you for your brutal honesty, kind words hidden under heavy sarcasm and helping to build thick skin! I appreciate you!

—Nick Pacquee '04

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of Sidney Clark & George Trautman

—Thomas Davey '80

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of George Trautman

—Anonymous

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of George Trautman

—Thomas LeRoux '00

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Patrick Miller

Student Advisor extraordinaire - thanks for being a friend to our son.

—Anonymous

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Schloat, Mr. Cugell, Mrs Leis, and Mr. Mac

—Rerence Durrant II '15

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of 2021 Teachers!

—Olivia Clayton P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Mehos

—Connor Naspo '23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Major John Bourgault and Jim Detora

Thank you for the mentorship and all you do!

—Jacob Whitty '16

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of all my Teachers

Thank you for inspiring me to be the best student and person I can be.

—Teddy Gabrielian '23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Brian Cugell

Thanks for your support!

—Anonymous

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Ryan Davey

Thank you Ryan!

—Anonymous

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of the Faculty

Thanks for your perseverance and dedication to providing a great experience for your students, this year and always.

—Mac McDonald '04

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Samantha Jensen

Ms Jensen, thanks for all of the help. Jackson DellaCamera

—Jennifer Moscatello P'24

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Allison Young

—Julie Thomas Goggin P'23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Roller, Mr. Perry, Mr. McElheny

—Melonee Patterson P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr Jonathan Crocker, Mr Brian Cugell, Mr James Kassel, Mr William Lea & Ms Jennifer Moyer

Thank you for your encouragement, your commitment, and for keeping it fun.

—Don & Amy Droppo P'22

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Jim Detora, Rob Whitty, Heather Callaghan, Bob Orenstein, and Glenn Wilcox

For leading AOF's plan to function within the COVID 19 outbreak.

—Ken and Heidi LaRocque P'10

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Avon Faculty

The teachers at AOF lead by example and inspire our boys to be creative thinkers and thoughtful young men. We are grateful for their leadership.

—Sabrina and Tom Rettaliata P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of George Trautman

Thanks for getting me back on the right path.

—Doglas Firth '72

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Sidney Clark

Thanks for inspiring me to enjoy and celebrate literature.

—Jon Salony '64

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Brian Doyle & Graham Callahan

Brian was instrumental in honing Mark's love of math and Graham gave him the skill and confidence to write constructive comments for report cards. He is a teacher at St. Sebastian's in Needham, MA and Avon has a special place in our hearts.

—Mary Pohlman '05

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Seth Mendell

—Perry Benson '65

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Jaime Reece

Mr. Reece, Thank you so much for everything that you have taught our 3 boys over the past 6 years!

—Bill and Samantha Marshall P'18 '20 '24

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Kevin Driscoll & Jim Detora

Thanks for giving a day boy a chance to run with the ball and making me earn it.

—Joe Montineri '99

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of George Trautman

Hope they have a gorilla in heaven !!

—Mark DeBlois '74

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Whitty, Mr. Tumperi, Mrs. Steber, Mr. Raposo

Thank you so much for all you have done for me. I truly appreciate all the support and guidance you have given me throughout my years at Avon. Walker Johnson '22

—Christina & Rob Johnson P'22

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Frank Leavitt '52, George Trautman, Seth Mendell '52, Henry "Skip" Flanagan, Bill Kron, Sid Clark, John Green, John T. Gardner, Henry Pennell

To the pillars of my Old Farms education who collectively gave me and my brothers a shot at living a relevant and meaningful life.

—Peter Rice '76 P'15

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of George Hunkele, Jim Healy, Matt Kowalchick, Skip Flanagan, Patrick Miller, Kim Whitty, Mickoy Nichol, Mike Pereira, Becca Winsor, Kathy Leis, Art Mehos, Kevin Driscoll

You all are the best. No other way to say it.

—Ollie Rothmann '11

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Gail Laferriere

Thank you for lighting my path.

—Eric Delnicki '87

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Kate Doemland

Mrs. Doemland is a a very thoughtful and helpful teacher. Her students are always in her best interest, and she really wants them to excel and succeed. She is always around to help me, and will take extra time out of her day to make sure I understand the materials. You have always been there for me and I really appreciate you. Plus, you are a fun teacher to have! Blake Eklund

—Bill & Chris Eklund P'22

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. McElheny

Thank you for your service to the school 

—Henry Krupnikoff '86 & Sam Krupnikoff '19

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Rob Whitty

Mr. Whitty is an incredible Advisor, mentor and person. I have been in his Advisee group for two years, and ever since the beginning, he has helped me push through some very difficult situations. He has shown me how to focus and keep my eyes on the prize. Thank you to the best Advisor on campus, and for always being there for me. Blake

—Bill & Chris Eklund P'22

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Scott Tumpari

Thank you for helping to make the transition to AOF so much easier for our boys!!

—Sandra Patrick Tomak P'22

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In honor of Mr. Detora & Mr. Davey

We thank you both for the impact you have made on Cam! Tricia & Jim Mackechnie P'17 Appreciative of the learnings and great times in programming and latin classes and can't forget the memories made with my Eagle Dorm Parent, Mr. Davey! Cam Mackechnie '17

—Tricia Mackechnie P'17

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Ms. Pinton and Mr. Calibey

For their time, support, and encouragement.

—Anonymous

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of George Trautman

—Thomas Villecco '00

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of Sidney Clark

—Richard Bennett '63

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Crocker, Mr. Cantello, Mr. Cugell

Thank you for your selfless dedication to Clay and to all of the boys!

—Megan and Porter Davis P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Trevor Stern

A huge thank you for all you do for the boys!

—Lisa Runyon P'23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Scott Tumperi

—Carter Lohr '18

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Dr. Watt and Coach Doyle

The Riggle brothers had a number of wonderful teachers and coaches at AOF. However, they wanted to call out you two. On behalf of the students, and their parents, thanks so much for all you do.

Blaine & Jen Riggle P'20

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mark Soderstrom

—Andrew Horning '84

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Juan Comella and Bud Gouviea

In honor of two men who exemplified the triple threat teacher before it was a thing.

—Sam Rubenstein '85

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Matt Mihalich and Mr. Rob Werner

Your continued support of our son is heartwarming. We are so grateful to Avon and especially to you for all you have done to make this an amazing year.

—Sherri Borg P'22

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Avon Faculty

There are not words to express how grateful we are towards AOF and it's faculty. Could not ask for our son to have been anywhere else for his 4 years of high school! Thank you all for your dedication to these boys and making them your family!!!

—Lusa Heinke P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. James Kassel & Mrs. Christina Pinton

Thank you for inspiring such creativity and artistic talent on campus.

—William & Susan Reboul P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Geoff Barlow

Thank you for your wisdom, calm direction and guidance you have effortlessly given Christian.

—William & Susan Reboul P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Pete Evans

All the effort, thought, guidance, and care is greatly appreciated.

—Jason Knox Parker '91

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Crocker

Thank you for your assistance in the college process!

—Will Rettaliata '21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Matt Proffitt & Matt Mihalich

Thank you to two inspiring mentors and coaches!

—Lori Flaks P'22

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Kevin Driscoll

I greatly appreciate everything you have done for me, my class, and our school.

—Jason Knox Parker '91

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Brian Doyle

You’re the best!

—Laurie Delaney-Humphrey P'98 '02

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Shelton Magee, Matt Profitt, Christopher Doyle, Michael Symes, William Lea, James Perry, Elizabeth Larson and Daniel Hodgson

Thanks to each one of you for the guidance and tremendous teaching that you gave to our son Kevin during his PG year at Avon!

—Jennifer & Steve Coss P'20

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Kevin Driscoll

Kevin Driscoll has continued to inspire me with school passion 40 years after I graduated.

—Craig Rubinstein '81

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Major & Doc Doyle

Thank you for an amazing 2 years on and off the mat.

—Aiden Maag '20

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of Pedro L. Vega Jr. '12

—Brianna Vega

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: You did it! 250 gifts!

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Art Mehos

—Elizabeth Deckers & Brian Shames P'23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Kevin Driscoll & Jim Detora

In honor of the 2 faculty members that most influenced me over my 4 years at Avon. They always found a way to be positive, calm, confident, but more importantly they knew how to build boys into men. Everyone likes a faculty member that is proud of their achievements, but Kevin & Jim would push individuals further every time they noticed a student limiting their full potential.

—Ted Rulison '98

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Rob Dowling

I loved playing baseball for you and miss those days on the diamond. Glad to see you’re still at it and making a difference in the lives of so many young men. Thank you for all that you do for AOF.

—Brian Kelaher '04

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Maj. John Bourgault & Art Mehos

— Harrison Lyons '11

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Major Bourgault

—Brian Warner '05

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of The Excellent Faculty and Staff at Avon

—Joanna & Marc Hepworth P'23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of Don Wick

—Dan Seiden '00

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Thank you to all of Charlie's teachers and the educators in the Avon community.

—Eleanor and Nicholas Friedman P'24

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of The supportive Avon Old Farms community!

—Jessica Egan

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Brendon Welker

Thanks B!

— Taylor Hahn '13

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Major Bourgault & James Kassel

—Clarke Rettaliata '16

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Peter Evans, Sidney Clark, Jeff Roberts, and Art Mehos (again!)

Thank you...You have made the difference!

—Edward Rapacky '93 P'24

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Trevor Stern

—Yoshitaka Hayashi P'24

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Rob Dowling

—Akiyoshi & Ruriko Niimura P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Kevin Driscoll

Greatest Math Teacher of All Time!

—Michael Lech '88, P'23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Peter Evans, Ken LaRocque, Kevin Driscoll, John Gardner, George Trautman

—Robert Dowling '91

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Peter Deckers '90

Always grateful for meeting Mr. Deckers!

—Dane Lemeris '05

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Art Mehos

This gift is in recognition of Mr Mehos, who played a significant role in my development while at Avon. As a teacher, coach and dorm parent, Mr. Mehos was an important figure and I will forever be thankful for his mentorship. for being a mentor.

— Dan Fitzpatrick '95

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Gail Laferriere

Mrs. Laferrriere was my advisor during all four years at AOF and had a major impact on my life. I am grateful to her forever.

—Christopher Hampton '09

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Scott Tumperi

—Will Rettaliata '21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Rob Dowling

Thank you Mr. Dowling for advising Saagar for the past 3 years!

—Sathya Motupally P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Scott Tumperi

Thank you for getting Saagar interested in Physics!

—Sathya Motupally P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Mihalich, Mr. Custer, Mrs. Bartkiewicz, Ms. LuBonta, Mr. Lee, Mr. Stensland, Mr. Symes, Mr. Raposo

Thank you for not only the academic lessons but the life lessons! Yes!

—Larry & Audrey Byrnes P'24

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of The amazing faculty and staff at Avon

You always go above and beyond but during these extraordinary times even more so! Thank you!

—Alan and Bonnie Wunsch P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Cugell and Mr. McElheny

Mr. Cugell is an engaging and encouraging History teacher, who motivated the boys to think outside of the box. Our son would come home almost daily and share some odd facts we knew nothing about and would enthusiastically tell us the historical context. Nearly every day. It became our dinnertime topic! If that's not great teaching, then what is? Mr. McElheny is just plain wonderful. The donuts certainly help, but he teaches math in a very clear, concise manner. He makes everyone understands the concepts, based on their individual learning style... and he's always available for enrichment if you need extra help. Two exceptional teachers!!!

—Nausherwan K. & Wendy Burki P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mickoy Nichol, Mike Murphy and Trevor Stern

Your responsiveness and concern is greatly appreciated! We are grateful for your support. Many thanks!

—Larry & Audrey Byrnes P'24

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Kevin Driscoll

For welcoming me into the Avon community as both a student and faculty member.

—Ian Bomely '14

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Juan Comella

—Timothy Orr '85

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Detora, Mr. Crocker, Mr. Lea, Mr. Spearman, Mr. Sayles, Mr. Chase, Mr. Custer, Ms. Barzun

Mr. Detora's remarkable leadership under unprecedented times, and all of the faculty, who have taken on twice the work to achieve the same educational goals. Bravo! Specifically for us: Mr. Crocker has been a tremendous guide through the ever-changing college application process, especially on those stressful deadline days! Mr. Lea has creatively found ways to produce music safely to share with the student body & parents, during these hard times, where many choirs have ceased to perform. Mr. Spearman continues to engage his students in the study of great Latin works, and has shown tremendous value in what many consider a dead language. Mr. Sayles is innovative in his approach to teaching computer science, even taking the boys outside for the occasional class, while juggling the needs of online students. In Multi-variable Calculus, Mr. Chase has been working hard to prepare his students for college math courses, using an innovative by utilizing weekly problem sets. Mr. Custer inspires his history students by discussing and understanding the topics, rather than rote learning. In addition, he brings history to life with his annual civil war reenactments on campus. Ms. Barzun is a challenging teacher, who gives helpful feedback as she guides the boys through complicated novels.

—Nausherwan K. & Wendy Burki P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: A message from our Head of School!

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of the extraordinary members of the AOF community

—Melanie Awe P'17

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Avon Baseball

—Mike Castellani '13

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mrs. Rooney, Mrs. Pinton, Mr. Stern

Thanks a lot for you all caring for and helping Kevin.

—Celine Song P'24

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Kate Barzun, Roger Cantello, & Ben Schloat

Thank you for making a difference when it mattered most!

—Neal & Alison Keating P'19

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Kevin Driscoll, Major John Bourgault, Coach Gardner, Peter Rice

—Stephen Driscoll '06

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Stradley, Mr. Wick, and Mme. Haviland

Thank you for your impacts on shaping Avon and shaping me. Your spirt lives on.

—Casey Coons '07

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Kevin Driscoll

Not meant for defeat!

—Jerold Garvey '82

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mrs Kathy Leis (Señora Leis)

For your patience and compassion during decades of service to AOF!

—J. Matthew Kowalchick '99

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Scott Tumperi

For helping his students, including Jerry, long after they have left campus. Can't thank you enough! 

—Neal & Alison Keating P'19

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Raposo

Thank you for your dedication to the arts!

—Cassandra Lowe P'22

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of George Trautman & Frank Levitt

—Travis Weisleder '93 P'24

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of George Trautman

—Anonymous

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Ian Bomely

Thank you from Jackson Harper '23.

— Patti & Rich Harper P'23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Brian Doyle

A strong and steady advisor, who manages to truly listen and advise, while juggling 100 other balls. We adore you!

—Nausherwan K. & Wendy Burki P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Samantha Jensen

—Ellen Preen P'17

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Brad Mason

Mr Mason was a tremendous individual and extremely dedicated to the men of Avon. The epitome of leadership, dedication and love for Avon. I was honored and proud to have him as a teacher and advisor.

—Greg DeMaio '77

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Brian & Lara Doyle

—Cody Doyle '14

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of Michael D. Sargent

—Anonymous

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Scott Hannah '04

—Drew Hannah '76, P'04

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Art Custer

—Tyler Kelley '04

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Art Custer

An inspiring educator who "walks the walk" when it comes to his historical lessons.

—Nausherwan K. & Wendy Burki P'22

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of our exceptional faculty present

—Xueqing Huang P'23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Tumperi

Thank you for all you do!!!

—Tim & Polly D'Addabbo P'22

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of George Trautman

—David Evans '74

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of Frank Leavitt '52

—Alice & Seth Mendell '52

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#Teacher Tuesday: In Honor Of Jim Detora

—Katherine Dietze P'11

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Peter Evans

Grateful for your mentorship during my days as a student and as I started my own career as an AOF faculty member!

—Graham Callaghan '95

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of all the Faculty

—Carol Seeber

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Kevin Driscoll

I can never express the support and TLC Kevin Driscoll gave to me and to my boys at Avon. He was and remains an inspiration!!!

—Carmen Leahy P'00, '04

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Elizabeth Steber

Thank you for being a great advisor to our son! 

— Honora Herlihy ‘22

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Dean & Mrs. Doyle

—Anonymous

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of John Bourgault & Robert Whitty

Major & Coach Whitty - thank you both so much for everything you taught me during my time at Avon. I miss the wrestling days! Hope you and your families are doing well. 

 — Lance Berry ‘14

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Cristina Pinton, James Kassel, Graham Callaghan

— Xavier Vega ‘17

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Lara and Brian Doyle

—Conor Doyle ‘12

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Brian Doyle

Thank you for being a great roll model to our son! 

 — Honora Herlihy ‘22

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of The greatest Prep hockey program ever assembled!

—Travis Tucker ‘90

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Ford

— Joe Berggren P’22

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of all the teachers

I cannot pick names because all the teachers that my son interacts with are doing their jobs. The compounded positive impact is shown in my son to be transformative.

— Jing Ou P’23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Jack Sanford

— Anonymous

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of Sid Clark

A good preparer for life.

— Anthony Zinsser ‘64

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Ford

Thank you for all you do for our boys!

— Leonie Nina Manguiri P’21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of John Bourgault and entire Avon Community

Thank you. You're all something special to me. 

 — Sally Bourgault P’90, GP’11  

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Pierce Brennan

Thank you for taking our son, Kevin, under your wing as a PostGrad - we are forever grateful! 

 — Jennifer & Steve Coss P’20

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Jim Detora

Unprecedented time and unprecedented crisis demand superb leadership. Mr. Detora, you are that superb leader who leads the AOF community to go through this challenging time.

— Jing Ou P’23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mike Pereira & Ari Bartkiewicz

— Alina & Ozzie Ramos P’24

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of Juan Comella

— John Birle ‘85

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of all the teachers

— Scott Grimes P’23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of Morgan Randrup

— Peter Randrup ‘79

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Jonathan Crocker

Thank you for all the good times, the memories and your unwavering support for our boys! From the Walkers! 

 — Mary Walker

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Kate McSpadden

— Maxym Prybyla P’14

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of all the great teachers over the years, thank you.

— Andy Consuegra ’80, P’14

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of #ClassOf2012

Class of 2012 - Forever Together. 

—Nancy Ross P’12

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Chris Doyle

Thank you, Chris, for all you’ve done to help Jack transition and get settled in to life at AOF! 

 — Bill & Andrea Moschella P’24

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Ford

Jack would like to honor Mr. Ford for being an exceptional teacher and mentor 

 — Sarah Maas P’22

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Kathleen Barzun

—Anonymous

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr Tump

—Timothy Pratt P’23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of John Gardner

— Brendon Welker ‘91

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of All Avon Faculty

— Michael Dugan P’23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Jennifer Moyer

On behalf of Symien Myles Jemison Thank you! 

 — Mark Jemison P’20

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Roger Cantello

Thank you for all that you do! 

—Anonymous

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Kevin Driscoll

I LOVE AVON OLD FARMS! 

 — Austin Sperry ‘96

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Art Custer

—Adam Crane ‘90

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Henry Sterrett

— Samuel Sterrett P’22

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Cugell and Mr. McElheny

Thank you to all the faculty and staff who have supported Ryan throughout his four years at Avon. A special shout out to Mr. Cugell; we appreciate and are thankful for the guidance you have provided Ryan over the years as his advisor, teacher, and coach. A big thank you to Mr. McElheny for helping Ryan survive AP calculus! 

 — Kelly & Ron Nunez P’21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Dr Chris Doyle

Thanks for 4 years of support and guidance! 

—Liam Curley ‘21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Tim Roller

Tim, every time I return to campus I look forward to seeing you. Thanks for being such a dedicated educator and mentor to so many Avonians through the years!

—Andrew Corrigan ‘98

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
We are more than half way there!

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Hockey

—Anonymous

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of all the Faculty & the Development Office

—Alexis & Keith Lee

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Roger Cantello

I can continue to see the fruits of your labor teaching English in the written words of my son, Thomas. Thank you for making a difference!

—Joseph Girard P'17

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Fekete

—Mia Begg P'23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Faculty & Staff

Thank you for keeping our boys safe this fall and going above & beyond.

—Andrew & Christine Parish P'24

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Detora, Christel Rooney, Matt Kowalchick

— Yoshitaka Hayashi P'24

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Kassel

The guidance of your teaching continues to pay dividends! Thank you!

— Thomas Girard '17

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Art Mehos, Mr Detora, Faculty and Staff

Mr. Mehos, Thanks for keeping an eye on Michael and inspiring him to give it his all! Mr Detora, We thank you for all the communications during these difficult times! All, keep up all the great work with our boys! Thank you all!

—Gary & Stacy Rosenthal P'23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of John Bourgault

Mr. Bourgault, I want to thank you not only for being a wonderful history teacher, but for pushing me to be a better student. I have always looked up to you.

—Cam Atkinson '08

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of Pedro L. Vega Jr. '12

—Melissa Vega P'19

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Avon's Faculty & Staff

—Jake Bourgault '09

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of the Admissions Team

The team shows their love for the school in the work they do, day after day, often 7 days a week.

—Anonymous

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of Wayne Weller

Beloved Father and Grandfather who never missed a home AOF hockey or football game! You will be missed!

—Eric Voegtle '89, P'17

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Brian Doyle, Peter Rice, Scott Tumpei, James Perry, Shelton Magee, David McElheny, James O'Leary, Adriana Mackler, William Lea, Mercedes Featherston, Christel Rooney

— Akiyoshi & Ruriko Niimura P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of Leonard Grabowski

A lifelong teacher and grandfather to George Stephan '21

—Eileen Stephan P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of George Trautman

—David Ries '98

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of Pedro Vega

—Sarah Wallace

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of George Trautman

—William Maher '82, P'23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Kevin Driscoll & Jim Detora

Thank you!

— Richard Mok P'24

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Tumperi and Seniora Bartkiewicz

Mr Tumperi, you are truly remarkable in your support and endless time you have given for extra help and guidance. You have made a lasting impression in all that makes AOF great and are an outstanding educator and mentor. Seniora, we thank you for the amazing advisor that you are and your guidance through our sons journey at AOF. You are a rock star!

—Tim and Marisa Pratt P'23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of the Faculty and Staff at Avon Old Farms

Thank you for your tireless dedication to teaching the boys. But, most importantly for all your efforts in 2020, when your flexibility and good humor was especially needed. We appreciate you!

— Jennifer Filippazzo P'23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Ryan Davey

Proud Dad of a Dedicated Son.

— Mike Davey

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Freddy Clark

— Fred Clark P'23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of The Institutional Advancement Team! Robin, Carmen, Kaitlyn, Melissa, Sarah, Jess, Luke, Kevin, Rob D, Mike S, Major; Patrick, Matt K, Mike P, Mickoy, Christel, Rebecca, Kim, Kelly!

Thanks so much for all that you do! Your tireless efforts are recognized and greatly appreciated!

— Chris Webb

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of the faculty and staff of Avon.

—Graham Fuller '94

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Avon's exceptionally talented, passionate, and dedicated faculty.

Thank you, one and all!

—Roger Cantello

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Rob Dowling

— Matt Moran '04

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Jake Spearman

— Johnathan Rhyne P'14

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of George Trautman

—Robin Delnicki

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mike Symes & Matt Proffit

Mike Symes—Thank you for everything you did for me ...Mentor for life!

Matt Proffit—Thank you for all your support and encouragement !!!!!!! Best Math teacher around!

— Colin Reilly '20

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Samantha Jensen

Thank you Ms. Jensen for always supporting me. I will always be grateful for your guidance.

—Tyler Marmo '22

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Art Mehos

Art changed my life just like I know he did for many other young men. Thanks Artie!

— Andrew Kumming '98

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Avon Old Farms Faculty

— Melvin Weaver P'23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Gail Laferrierre

You got me started ... thank you!

— Robert Sulick '74

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Henry E. Flanagan, Jr.

To the best lacrosse and life coach I ever had!

— Tim Trautman '75

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Dr. Chris Doyle

Dr. Chris Doyle, I have been so impressed with his approach to teaching history. The boys are lucky to have such a great teacher.

— Luke Archambault '04

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Brian Doyle

Thank you for being a great mentor and teacher.

— Lori Leopold P'21

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Bob Dully

—Sarah Dully

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Major John Bourgault

Thank you for your devoted leadership to young men.

— Ann & Jim Clinkscales P'06

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of the Amazing Faculty & Staff of Avon

— Rosamond Koether P'20

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of John Brennan

— Paul Gozzo '94

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of the Faculty

Thank your for all of your efforts and support!

— Jim Detora P'12

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of John Bourgault

For making me a better man.

— Ian Lapin '09

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Joan Brodie

— Gayle Robinson

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Jen Moyer

Thank you for your continued care!

— B. Clayton Donahue P'22

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Benjamin Schloat

Thank you for your valued time!

— B. Clayton Donahue P'22

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Chandra Narsipur & Johnny Jones

A teacher whose passion for maps, stories, and teaching have been lasting enough for me to tell these stories to my own boys!

— Michael Finnegan '04

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Geoff Barlow

Thank you for always being there for Patrick!

— Monica Dallahan P'23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of John Gardner

To the greatest hockey coach in all of New England, and one of the best coaches I've ever had. Congratulations on such a stories career. Enjoy your well-earned retirement, JTG.

— Benjamin Williams '10

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Christel Rooney

Responsible with a loving heart.

— Qin Zhou P'24

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mike Symes

Mike Symes had quote of the year 2019-2020, when Pelican was competing for designation as Best Dorm (and won) - he warned the others, "don't bring a knife to a gunfight".

— Anonymous

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of George Trautman

— Houston Baker '76

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of Coach Lyman

— Kelly Foley P'15

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Brian Doyle

You are a rock star, thank you for all your support and guidance for our son.

— Pete and Jolie Iacobelli P'23

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday is here! Join us in honoring our faculty, past and present, with a gift in their name!

297 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of Frederick G E Clarke

In memory of Frederick G E Clarke–grandfather to Clarke & Will Rettaliata , father to Sabrina & Tom Rettaliata.

—Janet Clarke GP'21

298 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of George Trautman, Jim Detora, Chris Webb, Seth Mendell, Pete Evans, & Robin Delnicki

During this Covid-19 challenging year “ You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength."—Marcus Aurelius

—Henry Coons '71, P'07

298 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday is almost here!

298 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Weston Stephens

—Debra Miley P'23

298 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of David Raposo

We dedicate our donation to the wonderful teacher, advisor, and surrogate parent, David Raposo!  Our journey with AOF has just begun, but David has given us confidence that our son is well cared for.  David takes the extra step to help his advisees and students, even that trip to Apple, with a cracked screen.  Thank you David!

—Heather & Robert Gallivan P'24

298 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of William Lea

Thanks for turning Major into a fan of Chorale!

—Laurence Phillips P'24

298 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Dr. Doyle, Dr. Watt, & Mr Werner

—Anonymous

298 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of Jorge H. Consuegra '51

My Spanish teacher, mentor, coach, adviser, and life-long friend!

—Larry Hammerman '71

298 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Ken LaRocque

Mr. LaRocque truly had one of the most positive impacts on my life at Avon and beyond. Thank you!

—Brendan Andrews '90

298 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of the faculty, coaches, and administrators

Thank you to all the outstanding faculty, coaches, and administrators at Avon Old Farms.

—Kelly Stewart P'21

298 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Memory of Juan Comella

—Thomas Adams '84

298 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. McElheny

Thanks for being a great advisor and teacher.

—Lori Leopold P'21

298 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Coach Roller

—Matt Dannolfo '

298 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Whitty

Thanks for being an amazing teacher and role model!

—Spencer Arzanipour P'24

298 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Coons, Mr. McElheny, & Mr. Evans

Mr. Coons—He has taught me the importance of being diligent and soft spoken. Coach Coons was an effective fundraiser for Avon who was also very generous with his time. We've had some good tennis matches.

Mr. McElheny—Mr. "Mac" was my former third's soccer coach and math teacher. While I was undistinguished in both endeavors I did, some years later, achieve a near perfect score on the math section of the GMAT. Mr. Mac helped to plant the seed.  It just took longer to grow.

Mr. Peter Evans—I can't say I had a warm and fuzzy relationship with my former AP US History teacher.  He was a hard taskmaster and his criticism - though often well deserved- could sting. Nonetheless, he did contribute to my love of history and helped to prepare me for a world of difficult bosses and clients.

—Daniel J. Entwistle '89

298 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor Of Kevin Driscoll

Thank you for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to believe in myself! Thanks for pushing me to always want to achieve more. I appreciate the life lessons I learned at Avon and it has made me the man I am today.

—Robert Hornish '91

298 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr Kowalchick, Mr. Stern, Coach Gardner, Ms. Young, Mr. Fekete, Mr. Mihalich, Mr. O'Leary, Mrs. Bartkiewicz, Mr. Raposo, & Mr. Callaghan

Mr. Kowalchick—Best Advisor ever!! Thank you for all your advice, support, and awesome steak dinners!

Mr. Stern—Thank you for all efforts in helping making this a great first year!

Coach Gardner—Thank you for making hockey happen this year! It has been a blast! Looking forward to Winter Season!

Ms. Young—Thank you for all your help and support in English!

Mr. Fekete—Thank you for all your help and support in Western Civ!

Mr. Mihalich—Thank you for all your help and support in Geometry!

Mr. O'Leary—Thank you for all your help and support in Living Systems! 

Mrs. Bartkiewicz—Gracias por su ayuda y apoyo en la clase de español!

Mr. Raposo—Thank you for an awesome time in Jazz Ensemble!

Mr. Callaghan—Thank you for all your help and support in English!

—Laurent and Christina de Marval  P'24

298 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Jim Detora

You promised a special Graduation for Class '20 and delivered in a big way! There's not a week that goes by, that I don't think of Avon Old Farms School. And, I'm a Dad that didn't go there. Our Son loved being a 3 year boarding student in Diogenes, then Pelican for 2 years. Now that NY Mets have new Ownership, will there be a Headmaster's Day after each Mets win vs Red Sox?

— Anonymous

299 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor Of Brian Doyle

Your Graduation video in May was awesome, and the kind words meant a lot to our son/family. "Well as Mr. Custer says, there in lies the tale. Let me tell you about something really, really special. Let me tell you about the Class of 2020"

—Anonymous

299 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor Of George Trautman

— Peter Reed '88

299 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Peter Evans

Terrific teacher and friend.

— Bill Eschert '83, P'19


299 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Mr. Mac

Thanks for watching out for Bradley, look out for Sawyer!!!

—Amy & Brad Morris '84, P'20, P'24

304 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Coach Dowling

You made such a positive difference in my son, Michael Scali's, life. He is doing so well. Thank you!

—Teresa Holland P'09

304 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of Elizabeth Hawn Steber

For all the wonderful work you are doing every day.

—Sara-Ann Steber 

304 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt
#TeacherTuesday: In Honor of George Trautman

—Bob Dully

304 days ago by Kaitlyn Pratt

Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Parents, Grandparents, Students
AffiliationDonors$ Raised%
202141$19,95516.4
202333$8,19013.2
202231$35,48512.4
202421$23,4278.4
202016$4,0106.4
200416$2,1506.4
201412$1,5104.8
20178$5203.2
20198$6103.2
20117$4102.8
20157$1,3402.8
20187$6752.8
19916$1,0252.4
20126$9602.4
20166$4652.4
20095$2,1752.0
19985$5002.0
19855$7752.0
19955$7002.0
19805$1,2502.0
20005$4502.0
20105$3602.0
19994$2101.6
20054$4501.6
20034$3501.6
19744$1,6251.6
19934$6201.6
19763$2001.2
19903$3001.2
19833$8501.2
19882$2000.8
19712$2000.8
20082$1,0630.8
19942$1500.8
20022$1750.8
20072$1250.8
20132$1500.8
19962$5500.8
20062$1500.8
19732$2000.8
19872$2,5500.8
19812$2000.8
19842$6000.8
19862$1000.8
19681$2500.4
19751$1000.4
19891$500.4
19791$1000.4
20011$1000.4
19781$250.4
19631$1000.4
19691$1000.4
19641$2000.4
19651$1000.4
19521$350.4
19721$1000.4
19821$1000.4
19921$2500.4
19671$250.4
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Elizabeth Haden
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Drew Graham
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Javier, jorge and jaime CARABIAS
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Anonymous
Henry Murray photo
Henry Murray
Tina Deckers photo
Tina Deckers
Preston Runk photo
Preston Runk
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The Monin’s
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Anonymous
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Akiyoshi & Ruriko Niimura
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Advocates

Daniel J. Entwistle '89 photo
Daniel J. Entwistle '89
matched a total of $15,000
Anonymous photo
Anonymous
matched a total of $10,000
The Valas Family photo
The Valas Family
matched a total of $2,100
Knick Curtis '63 photo
Knick Curtis '63
Gave $1,600 during a Challenge!
Pedro & Carmen Vega photo
Pedro & Carmen Vega
Gave $250 during a Challenge!
Community Advocates photo
generated 103 clicks and 1 gift, totaling $10
Sherri Wright Borg photo
generated 5 clicks