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

Hartwell Visiting Fellow

Greens Farms Academy Presents DMC

Darryl "DMC" McDaniels

Janet Hartwell Visiting Fellow

Visiting artist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer 

February 8 & 9, 2024


Darryl McDaniels - Wikipedia


Darryl "DMC" McDaniels is a legendary musician. For more than 30 years he's been an undeniable influence on pop culture. He remains at the forefront of hip hop history. As a founding member of Run DMC, he is used to being an innovator. From being the first rap group to grace the cover of Rolling Stone to the first to appear on MTV, the Grammy nominated artist has changed music, culture, fashion and language. An Emmy Award winner for the VH1 documentary about his life changing discovery, DMC: My Adoption Journey he is the co-founder of the nonprofit, Felix Organization. DMC has been invited to the White House by President Obama to address youth groups on responsibility and he's appeared before Congress in support of adoptees and foster children. A Rock N Roll Hall of Fame inductee as well as a celebrated author with his novel, King of Rock; Respect, Responsibility and My Life With Run-DMC he's also a philanthropist. Even with this long lists of accomplishments and 30 million record sales later DMC is still releasing new music as he continues to create, inspire and motivate.


The Return of the King

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About the Hartwell Visiting Fellows

Founded in 2018, the endowed teaching fellowship aligns with the value GFA places on the life of the mind as well as the application of knowledge that fuels science, arts, government, business, social enterprise, environmental responsibility and more. The program  allows us to bring distinguished speakers, innovative thinkings, and dynamic teachers to campus for extended periods of time to work with our PreK-12 students and enhance our already robust curriculum; deepens our Inquiry projects, providing a distinctive and distinguishing aspect of our current offerings; and elevates the profile of the school and enhances the student experience. 

Past Hartwell Fellows