Faculty Spotlight: Mr. DePeter

Screen Shot 2015-02-11 at 8.23.06 PMMr. Eamon DePeter is teaching mathematics at Greenwich Academy for his second year. Mr. DePeter attended Nyack High School, where he played soccer, basketball and lacrosse. He then graduated from Colgate University, where he majored in mathematics and minored in economics.

Afterwards, he completed his master’s degree at Manhattanville College. He subsequently joined a curling league, continued to coach various sports, and pursued a career in title insurance. After eventually deciding to become a teacher, Mr. DePeter taught mathematics for three years at Rye Brook Middle School before coming to GA.

Today, he can be found dreaming of being able to freeze time, re-reading Leon Uris’s Trinity, or watching So You Think You Can Dance.

What was your most memorable Halloween experience?

When I was about five years old, my best friend and I were in the paper. He was Batman, and I was a cowboy. We’d been trick-or-treating, but we actually weren’t supposed to go [that year] because there was a scare: people were putting razor blades… in candies.

Where would your ideal location for GA be?

I would like to put it in all different places, like in The Hunger Games, and we’d rotate every year. I would like to see how we’d react to all the different areas.

What would be your favorite Hunger Games environment?

I like any sort of water scene…I enjoy water. I like sitting by it. I like drinking it. Occasionally, I throw it at people. There are a lot of things you can do with it.

When did you discover your love for numbers?

My older sister would come home when she was seven years old, and we would play “school.” I didn’t really have much say in it… I think I got used to doing numbers and math early on, and I enjoyed it.

Who would you be for a day?

If I couldn’t be Pasquet, I would be Wolfe Tone from the Irish 1798 rebellion. It didn’t work out so well… but I enjoy Irish history. I’ve read a lot of books.

What is your go-to TV show?

Family Guy. It references a lot of early 90s movies and TV shows—which I know all of—so I think that the jokes are hilarious.

Dream job?

I think I would have to be an athlete. I would be one of those super strong and super fast ones, and I would just dominate everyone.

Strangest fear?

I hate snakes. They can be anywhere, which really scares me… They’re even in the water. They win.