Aaron Bachmann

History Teacher, Student Life Coordinator
Goofball, Recovering Attorney, and Appreciator of the Oxford Comma

If you graduated from Field after 2002, you probably crossed paths with Aaron! He has done several tours at Field over the years, while taking a few intermissions to pursue a graduate degree in history and a law degree. After practicing at a big firm for a short time, he realized he preferred teaching to law, and called up Field again. Field hired him for a third time (we think that’s a record) in 2012 and he has been here ever since! Aaron has worn many hats at Field including science teacher, history teacher, and baseball coach – just to name a few.

Where did you grow up?
Ohio, Yorkshire (England), and Richmond, Virginia

What is your alma mater?
University of Virginia (BA); College of William and Mary (MA); Wake Forest University (JD)

What is your favorite book or podcast?
Podcast: "Stuff the British Stole"

What is something that people at The Field School might not know about you?
I once won a downhill slalom race in the Austrian Alps.

What hobbies do you have outside of The Field School?
Hiking, way too many podcasts, board games, obsessive fandom of the Cleveland Guardians and UVA basketball.

What was the first concert you ever attended?
So embarrassing - Smashing Pumpkins

Who inspires you and why?
My son - he demonstrates so much empathy and curiosity - two characteristics I need to remind myself to practice each day.

If you could share one piece of advice with your younger self, what would it be?
Saturday morning German language classes in college are worth getting up for - you might stay fluent!

What do you love most about working at The Field School?
Working with the students - they are so unique and interesting. I feel like I'm the one who is learning!