Sam Leitermann-Long joined the Deerfield community in the fall of 2021 from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, MD, where he served as a soccer and wrestling coach, technical theatre director, and teaching and learning faculty. At Deerfield Sam works as a mathematics teacher, working to instill the joy of mathematics in students at all levels. He also coaches Wrestling and Ultimate Frisbee, advises several clubs, and lives in Pocumtuck dorm with his two daughters, Riley and Quinn, and his wife Peta-Ann.
Born and raised in New Haven, CT, Sam played competitive Ultimate at Webb Institute and Manhattan College, and then played competitive club and league through graduate school at Syracuse University. While at Syracuse he earned a master’s degree in Mathematics and a master’s degree in Mathematics Education. He also worked as a leader in the graduate student community to confront issues of sexual assault and relationship violence on college campuses, working directly with campus constituencies including NCAA athletics teams.
Sam hopes to bring a sense of joy and competitiveness the teams he coaches at Deerfield and can’t wait to see you on the field!