Dr. Peter Hamblin and Waynflete: Thirty Five Years and Counting

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Peter Hamblin (aka Doc to generations of Waynflete students) recently sat down with USNOW staff vidoegrapher Christian Brooks for an interview.  Joining the Waynflete community in 1980, Doc’s 35 years at the school make him the second longest serving faculty member. He attended Hamilton College and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Rochester in philosophy, with an emphasis on ethics.  Doc is currently the Associate Head of Waynflete and an Upper School advisor, and he teaches Bioethics to seniors.

Over the years, Doc has served in many jobs.  He started as a math and history teacher and a coach of the boys’ Middle School soccer and basketball teams.  He became Dean of Studies and Director of College Counseling in 1983 and started teaching Bioethics (team teaching with Kathy Remmel) around 1985.  He later became the Director of Financial Aid.  Besides the Middle School soccer and basketball teams, he has coached boys Varsity basketball, JV girls’ basketball, and Middle School girls’ basketball.  He has taken on various interim roles as well including Acting Admissions Director, Acting Upper School Director (twice), and Acting Head of School.

Doc has been a constant presence at Waynflete for over 35 years.  He has played a key role in helping Waynflete become the school we know today. His first graduating class was 21 students.  Today Waynflete graduates classes of between 60 and 70 students.  Doc has a broad and deep perspective on Waynflete and its history, which he shares in this exclusive interview.