Middle School teams are more developmental in nature and playing on a team offers not only a chance to enjoy the sport, but also a valuable participatory experience for each athlete. This applies to all team members from standouts to substitutes who play a supporting role. In keeping with the Thayer philosophy that athletics are an integral part of a student’s curriculum, students should plan their participation with the help of their advisors – this discussion will help everyone gain a better understanding of each child’s overall school program. All Middle School participants are expected to receive fairly equal playing time over the course of the entire season. All team information is available via www.thayer.org/TeamSchedules.
Upper School Teacher of French, English and Global Citizenship, Aidan is involved in several arenas for all grades. He is also a soccer coach, advisor, faculty mentor, founder and faculty advisor of MUNTA, the Model United Nations club, advisor to UNICEF and Hope for Haiti clubs, and overseer of our Sister School relationship with Lycée Stanislas, Cannes. Selected awards for poetry include: Daniel Varoujan Award, New England Poetry Club (2012), Hennessy Award for New Irish Poet, Ireland (1997), Guinness Literary Award for Poetry, NUI, Ireland (1985). Other Experiences include: French language and cultural experience gleaned from living in and traveling to Paris from an early age and, more recently, Québec, Haïti, Switzerland, Cannes. A frequent speaker and seminar instructor on the subjects of travel, poetry, teaching, diplomacy and humanitarian intervention, Aidan's collections of poetry are: Day Release (Gallery Press, 2000), Tightrope (Gallery Press, 2007), and Go There (MadHat Press, 2020).