Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12, coed school in Westport, CT

Employment

Greens Farms Academy (GFA) is coeducational, PreK-12, independent day school built around a diverse, collegial, and inspiring faculty and staff. For all positions, we look for candidates who are passionate about working with young people, enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment, are flexible and creative, value lifelong learning, will fully engage in the life of the school, and are committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable community.

GFA is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms, and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of each and every member is respected and valued.

Open positions

Substitute Teachers

Greens Farms Academy welcomes applications for substitute teachers in the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools. Ideal candidates will have teaching experience, expertise in their content area, the ability to teach across grades, a passion for working with students, and a commitment to fostering a diverse community.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of references (if available) addressed to Chris Kolovos, Associate Head of School, to substitutejobs@gfacademy.org.

Lower School Lead Teacher (Leave Replacement)

Greens Farms Academy seeks a Lower School Lead Teacher to fill a leave-replacement position from mid-February through early June or some subset of that period; the dates are flexible, and we encourage teachers who are available for only part of that duration to apply. We are interested in candidates who have at least three years of experience; who possess a deep working knowledge of the social, emotional and academic needs of elementary children; who are well versed in the best practices for teaching language arts (literature, reading, writing, listening, and speaking), mathematics and social studies; who emanate joy in working with young people; and who are interested in alternative assessment, differentiated instruction, curriculum design, and innovation. For all positions, we look for candidates who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment, who are flexible, creative, and organized, who embrace lifelong learning, who will engage fully in the life of the school, and who are committed to fostering an inclusive community. Experience with Singapore Math, the Columbia Reading and Writing Program, Fundations (Wilson), Responsive Classroom, and RULER is preferred.

Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12 co-educational day school of 715 students in the Greens Farms section of Westport, CT. We are a suburban school close to major transportation and a five-minute walk from the Greens Farms Metro-North train station. The campus sits on the Long Island Sound, a half-hour south of New Haven and an hour north of New York City by car or commuter train. Please visit www.gfacademy.org for more information.

Interested candidates should email a resume, letter of interest, and references (if available) addressed to Aléwa Cooper, Head of Lower School, to lowerschooljobs@gfacademy.org with the name of the position in the subject line.

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Greens Farms Academy seeks a Technology Support Specialist to begin in the fall or winter of 2019 (start date flexible). The Specialist will collaborate with a six-person technology team and play several key roles, including:

●    providing technical support to faculty and staff at a Tier 2 level
●    consistently and accurately manage and update service tickets
●    training faculty, staff, and students in the School’s hardware, software, and systems
●    supporting audio-visual needs in classrooms, for meetings, and for special events
●    assisting parents and students with onboarding and ongoing technology needs 
●    offering back-end website and database administrative support

The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience performing the above duties in a school setting. Experience with and passion for teaching in STEAM-related disciplines is a plus and may open opportunities for the Specialist to work more directly with students.

The ideal candidate will also bring a number of key technical skills, including: 

●    deep knowledge of the Apple OS, iOS, Android, Windows, and associated devices
●    Experience with  the Google suite (professional certifications in either desired but not required)
●    experience with technical writing and creating instructional walkthroughs
●    comfort with database management, including student information and learning management  systems 
●    knowledge of video conferencing platforms and audiovisual systems
●    experience troubleshooting hardware and software issues on mobile devices, desktops, laptops and tablets

For all positions, we look for candidates who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment, who are flexible and creative, who willfully engages in the life of the school, and who are committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable community.

Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12 co-educational day school of 715 students in the Greens Farms section of Westport, CT. We are a suburban school close to major transportation and a five-minute walk from the Greens Farms Metro North train station. The campus sits on the Long Island Sound, a half hour south of New Haven and an hour north of New York City by car or commuter train. Please visit www.gfacademy.org for more information.
 
Interested candidates should email a resume, a letter of interest, and a list of references (if available) addressed to Tope Aiyegbo, Director of Technology, to technologyjobs@gfacademy.org.
 

Commuting to GFA

The campus sits on the Long Island Sound, a half hour south of New Haven and an hour north of New York City by car or commuter train on the Metro North Harlem Line. We are a suburban school close to major transportation and a quick five-minute walk from the Greens Farms Metro North train station.

Our faculty live in and commute to GFA from a number of cities and towns, including New York City (Manhattan, Bronx), New Rochelle, Port Chester, Rye, Stamford, Bridgeport, Milford, Trumbull, Stratford, Fairfield, and Norwalk.

TAKING THE TRAIN TO GFA
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Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, in addition to some of the most competitive salaries in the region. Benefits available to full-time employees include:

  • Medical/dental/vision plans
  • Retirement plan and school matching program
  • Group life insurance with AD&D coverage
  • Supplemental employee-paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Medical/dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Health savings accounts
  • Financial support for advanced degrees and other approved classes or workshops
  • Free use of school's state-of-the-art athletics center
  • Free lunch on campus

Professional Development

GFA faculty members distinguish themselves as lifelong learners and innovators. One of the School’s top priorities is ensuring that our professionals have what they need to continue their professional growth. To support that growth, the School offers full-time faculty members funding for:

  • Conferences and workshops
  • Advanced degrees
  • Other coursework
  • Curriculum development

There is also a thriving culture of internal professional development, with teachers regularly visiting one another’s classrooms and the School sponsoring speakers to come to campus to work with groups of faculty members.

GFA also supports and encourages faculty to present at regional and national conferences, representing the school as thought leaders in their fields. Recently, faculty have presented at conferences including:

  • NAIS People of Color Conference
  • NAIS Annual Conference
  • Carney Sandoe Diversity Hiring Forum
  • NYSAIS Job Fair to Promote Diversity
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) National Conference
  • National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) National Conference

Faculty Diversity Open House

Faculty Spotlight

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Middle School English

Iman Rasti

Born and raised in Iran, Rasti had a polar opposite schooling experience than that of a typical GFA student. “In order to understand what my school experience was like, you have to understand the country’s modern history.” Read more

I want to instill a passion and joy for writing. We try to make everyone interested and excited, not fearful.

Iman Rasti

 

John Smith

World Languages

Eva Verduzco

And how can you have a real conversation — a true connection — without understanding where another person is coming from Lower School Spanish teacher Eva Verduzco has made it her mission to approach her work differently. While she continues to teach the fundamentals, she infuses them with a heavy dose of organic culture. Read more

 

One of my main focuses has been to teach not only the target language, but also the culture behind it

Eva Verduzco

 

Jane Doe

Visual Arts

Sahar Al-Sawaf

Sahar Al-Sawaf has an incredible story to tell. It’s so important to her that as a filmmaker and animator she is inspired to tell it again and again in different ways. But it wasn’t always a story she felt comfortable telling. Read more

Especially with my students, my goal is to show them other people around the world who are going through the same things they are.

Sahar Al-Sawaf

 

Carolyn Hale

Upper School

Victor Llanque

“Not everybody needs to believe the same thing in order to lead prosperous and healthy lives. And we never end up with one answer. I create space for the kids to talk about it.” Read more

We want you to discover what you love to do, what you care about, and who you really are.

Victor Llanque

 


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