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Mr. Eric Peterson

A graduate of Deerfield Academy, Eric earned his B.A. in English, cum laude, from Dartmouth College and a J.D. with honors from Northwestern University. He played football at Dartmouth and was a member of the U.S. Bobsled Team. He holds a certificate in Design Thinking from Stanford University and has presented at the national conferences for the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS). Eric is a past member of the TABS Board of Directors and has led accreditation teams for the New England Associations of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Eric has decades of independent school experience. He has taught English, History, Government, and Ethics, and has coached football, baseball, and track. He has been a dorm parent, assistant director of admissions, director of admissions, associate headmaster, and upper school director, and served as a head of school for 13 years.

I am drawn to Hargrave’s distinctive and compelling mission, which includes its Christian principles and commitment to educating men of character. I recognize that boys thrive on structure and challenge, both of which are central to the military and athletic programs. I see great opportunity for the school as we work to build for the future on Hargrave’s impressive history and traditions.

— Mr. Eric Peterson