Avery graduated from the Episcopal Academy with the John Andrews Harris Writing Prize after publishing several times in the Atlantic Monthly. He attended Trinity College as a James Lippincott Goodwin Fellow, and continued to publish extensively through college and separately as a news reporter.
Avery taught English Literature, Creative Writing, Algebra I & II, and Geometry to seniors and juniors at the Agnes Irwin School for two years before returning to Bryn Mawr College for graduate work in psychology. He founded Educational Services nearly fifty years ago, and continuously served as Director until summer 2016 when he decided to retire (or at least partially- he couldn't stay away!). Avery can still often be found at the St. David's Office and serves as an Expert Consultant for all matters related to standardized testing and the college process.
MA Psychology, BA English, BA Psychology