Patrick Durgin

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How does the APH teaching philosophy look in your classroom?

As someone that dubs themselves a “life long learner”, I hope to impart that same affinity for exploration and inquiry on every student that enters my class. I believe this type of learning enables us to perceive, enhance, and bring our gifts and talents to any academic or extracurricular activity while creating an equally inclusive and empowering atmosphere for others. I hope that students are able to take the skills we discuss in class to not only their other classes but to their personal and professional lives in the future! 


What excites you about The Academy at Penguin Hall?

Being a part of a school that values and inspires autonomy at every level is truly remarkable. It excites me to see how students, faculty, and staff members continue to shape and develop every aspect of the school. 


Share something interesting about yourself.

While I grew up on the South Shore, this is my first time living back in Massachusetts in over five years. With extended stays in NYC and Chicago, I am glad to be returning to the comforts of the Atlantic beaches, New England winters, Patriots fans and not being looked at funny for the way I pronounce “very.”   


Pat has a B.A. in History and Computer Science from The College of the Holy Cross and an M.Ed. in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies from Loyola University Chicago. Pat lives in Andover with his wife and their lovely twin cats Mike and Ike.