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History is such a wonderful subject to teach to middle school students. Their natural curiosity coupled with emerging abstract thinking allows for some wonderful discussions. I have been blessed to teach at DS for the last 27 years. I started out as head of the middle school but quickly found that my passion was in the classroom. While the middle school started on the 3rd floor of the main building, Head of School Nancy Boettiger and the Board of Trustees honored us in 1999 with a separate middle school that even today looks brand new. Geography and Civics became staple courses in middle school that I continue to enjoy teaching. At least once and usually twice a week during the school year I continue to play hockey and recently took up Pickleball. My wife and I love living in Canterbury where we have access to the mountains, the ocean, the big city, and our children, including two grandchildren. Life is good and we enjoy every minute of it.
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.