Andrew joined Suffield’s Department of Languages as a Chinese teacher 2014. Having grown up in the town of Suffield, Andrew began his study of Chinese as a freshman at Suffield Academy. After graduating in 2005, he attended Grinnell College in Iowa where he was a double major in both Chinese and economics. At Suffield and Grinnell, he was part of the varsity tennis team. He is currently Suffield’s junior varsity tennis coach. After graduating from Grinnell, Andrew began a career in finance as an investment analyst for a Taiwanese mutual fund firm in Taipei, Taiwan. For five years, he studied a wide range of industries including renewable energy, agricultural commodities, mining, and consumer products. Andrew’s other interest include history, international relations, anthropology, and table tennis.
Brett received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University. He was a 30-year member of Suffield’s Discipline Committee, coached varsity wrestling for 18 years, and co-coached the varsity and junior varsity riflery programs for 16 years during which time the varsity won seven consecutive state titles and the junior varsity won nine. He has coached the throwing events in varsity track for 37 years and will now be coaching a soccer program. Brett chaired the English department for 10 years and was the recipient of the Richter Award for excellence in teaching in 2001. Brett received the Pervear-Kinne Prize for coaching in 2012 and received the Outstanding Coach of the Year Award from the Connecticut Rifle and Revolver Association in 2017.
As a student Brett was a dorm proctor and helped Suffield’s undefeated wrestling team win two WNEPSWA titles, earning an individual first place his junior year and runner up his senior year while co-captain. In varsity track Brett anchored the throwing team doing the shot, discus, and javelin. He is also an Eagle Scout. Brett lives on campus with his wife Molly and their two daughters: Grace ’12, who graduated from Washington and Lee University, and Caroline ’14, who attends Rhode Island School of Design.