Peter Smith joins as new Math faculty for Br. Robert Treanor Middle School Division
On July 1, Peter Smith will be joining the Saint John’s community as the school’s first official faculty hire for the Br. Robert Treanor Middle School Division, opening in the fall of 2020.
After graduating from Allegheny College with a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Economics, and both a Master’s in Computing in Education and a STEM Leadership Certificate from Columbia University’s Teachers College, Mr. Smith has been involved in coaching and teaching at the middle school level. Since 2010, Mr. Smith has been an integral member of the Worcester Academy community - starting as a staff member as the Director of Academic Technology, and transitioning into the classroom as a Middle School Math Teacher.
Alongside his role inside the classroom, Mr. Smith also served as the school’s Director of Online Education and Blended Learning, working to develop and implement various initiatives within the middle school including the Lead iPad Program. Pete was also an advisor for seventh-grade students and coached middle school soccer, basketball, and track.
Upon reflecting on his new position at Saint John’s, Mr. Smith shares, "Early in my life I felt called to work with young people, to help connect people to their passions and help them see what their life-chances could be. I have been blessed to fulfill that calling through teaching for the past 14 years. I am excited to connect with the families of Saint John’s and help breathe life into a new educational experience that ties faith, academic inquiry, and excellence together in the new middle school division."