Peter Nilsson

Assistant Dean of Faculty, English Teacher

Peter has taught English at Deerfield since 2000 with a four year hiatus as a musician in New York City.  Here at Deerfield, Peter has taught courses on Paradise Lost, intersections of literature and science, New England Poetry, British literature, and American literature.  A fan of Anglo-Saxon and Renaissance poetry, Peter often uses verse as a tool for teaching writing skills.    

As Assistant Dean of Faculty, Peter directs the Teaching Fellow Program and New Faculty Orientation, and he assists the Dean of Faculty in various projects.

Peter maintains The Educator's Notebook, a newsletter that promotes innovation in education by collecting education-related news from around the web.  He writes occasionally at Sense and Sensation, a blog about intersections between creativity, cognitive science, and education.  He is a member of the Advisory Board for SXSWedu, SXSW V2Venture, and the Center for Curriculum Redesign.

Peter coaches ultimate (frisbee).