Peter Sahlin: English, American & Ancient History, Drama

BA, Harvard College

It's not surprising that a man who frequently wears a bowtie, attended a prestigious prep school, and graduated with an English degree from Harvard, loves words, great literature, and perfect grammar. Peter has high academic and behavior standards and knows how to inspire his students to achieve them. His middle school English program is rigorous and lively. He demands much from his students, and they thrive with high expectations. Rich discussions of the works of Harper Lee, Mildred Taylor, or Shakespeare, as well as a variety of poets and topics in American history happen around the large Harkness™ table in his classroom.

Besides holding the bar high for academics, Peter also puts his heart and soul into playing hard. He can often be found on the golf course, 4-square court, or jamming with students on his electric guitar. He supports our chorus with his piano playing, is a dedicated DJ at our dances, and co-directs our annual middle school musical. Peter lives in Lyndonville, and spends free time with extended family in New Hampshire, Boston, and Cape Cod.