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Celebrating Richard and Pamela Bonanno

After 37 years of service at Deerfield, Mr. Richard Bonanno and Ms. Pamela Bonanno will retire to their home in New York City at the end of this academic year. The Bonannos began teaching at Deerfield in September of 1979, after moving from Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire. They were ...

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New Teacher, New Novel

New English teacher and Wilson Fellow Carrie Brown not only gives creative writing assignments to her senior creative writing students, she completes her own. Mrs. Brown, an acclaimed author who has written seven novels and a short story collection, will release her eighth published book, The ...

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A Glimpse Into Architecture At DA

At a recent school meeting, the Deerfield community was astonished by what students in David Payne’s Advanced Architecture designed last spring — the model for a dorm to replace Johnson-Doubleday. This glimpse into what goes on in the Deerfield architecture classroom was informative. While ...

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Alumna Kayla Corcoran Returns As History Teacher

While Deerfield welcomed many new faculty members this year, only one of them is an alumna of DA. Kayla Corcoran returns to campus as a teaching fellow after graduating in 2009. She recalls her fondest memories from Deerfield which include being in the classroom, memorable because of influential ...

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Meet The New Counseling Office

This fall, Deerfield has welcomed over 20 new faculty members. While many can be seen teaching in their classrooms or settling down in dorms, three new community members may be more difficult to spot. In the Health Center basement, Dr. Joshua Relin leads the new Counseling Office. He is joined by ...

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Saying Farewell To Teachers

Nick Albertson came to Deerfield in 1978. After a long tenure as history teacher, college advisor and varsity golf coach, he will miss interacting with students and the congeniality of being with his fellow faculty. He will also miss the daily excitement of Deerfield. However, during retirement he ...

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Goodbye To Frank Henry

Frank Henry ’69 arrived at Deerfield Academy in September 1967 as a new junior. Mr. Henry, the son of an alumnus, had grown up in Cleveland, Ohio, reading the Deerfield magazine and comparing Deerfield to his all-boys day school. Gwyneth Hochhausler Mr. Henry stated, “I had done pretty well at ...

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New Coaches On The Scene

As Deerfield students watch their peers compete this term, they may notice unfamiliar coaches in the dugout, on the pool deck or on the sidelines. A former member of Princeton University’s heavyweight team, and later a Princeton rowing coach, Spencer Washburn is a college advisor and head crew ...

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Deerfield Theater Picks Up [Ms.] Speed

New Teaching Fellow Katie Speed is not only teaching acting, but also directing the spring production. “As soon as I was finished touring Deerfield, I knew I could see myself working here,” reflected Ms. Speed. “While interacting with the students, I noticed immediately how kind and helpful ...

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Girls’ Swimming with Savage and Washburn

This season, the girls varsity swim team welcomes two new coaches: Caroline Savage, The Associate Director of Admissions, and Megan Washburn, a science teacher. Mrs. Savage grew up swimming in California on a year-round club team before going on to swim at Columbia University. Although she has ...

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