Clinton Resident Becomes Morgan’s New English Teacher

Mr. Peterson


Julia Walker

Mr. Peterson and freshman Aden Gadun

Julia Walker

English teacher and department chair Heather O’Brien, accepted a position as house principal at Fairfield Warde High School. English teacher Eric Peterson filled this position in the English department.

Mr. Peterson got an English degree at UConn and minored in psychology. To further his education, he got a master’s degree at the University of New Haven.

He wanted to teach English because he “enjoys the subject.” he said, “English is used everywhere and can cover anything.” Through his class, he teaches his students to solve their own problems.

Mr. Peterson worked at Pulaski Middle School in New Britain for 10 years as a 7th and 8th grade English teacher about an hour away from his home in Clinton. He wanted to teach at Morgan so he can have more time with his family. 

Mr. Peterson said The Morgan School is different from anywhere else he has worked. He said, “In the least disrespectful way possible, I feel like I’ve stumbled into the set of a white, suburban high school movie set at times. This isn’t a bad thing but it is quite the culture shock after teaching my entire career in inner-city environments.” 

Mr. Peterson would like to be more involved with the school by eventually starting a board game club.

Outside of school, Mr. Peterson describes himself as an adventurous person. He goes hiking often with his family and enjoys snowboarding. 

The Morgan staff and students are happy to welcome Mr. Peterson into the Morgan family.