Imagine this: you are going to climb Everest. You have prepared physically for the last year. You traveled all the way to the Himalayas. You are wearing top-of-the-line gear with all the necessary provisions. Ready to go, you turn to your guide… and you see him typing, “top of the world” into his smart phone. He squints at the changing screen, spinning on his heels left and then right. Finally, he says, “Alright… I guess it’s straight up there… but the signal is funny. Let’s start in this direction and see if Maps recalculates.”
That is not the guide you want - you want someone who knows the terrain, equipment, and has experience. That’s the sort of people we look for in our staff. Our faculty are tested Deerfield Academy teachers, but what’s more, they are the creative, tinkering types themselves. We hire proctors who are former Deerfield Academy students themselves, or who are studying to be teachers themselves. Professional knowledge and personal experience make our staff prepared to be mentor-guides on this summer academic adventure.
|Ms. Jimenez teaches her Theater + Electronics students how to build a circuit.|
|Mr. Peisch teaches his Music + Film students elements of composition.|
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