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

Jackson Named Teacher of the Week

Teacher in classroom with student

Local readers of the The Week Junior will see a familiar face in this week's edition: fifth-grader teacher Jonathan Jackson was selected as the Teacher of the Week. 

Fifth-grader Dylan Karpf nominated Jackson for the award, writing, "Mr. Jackson has made school go from being boring to being very amazing. He has also made history fun for me. Whenever I am nervous, he always makes me feel good. He is cool and fair." 

Jackson was completely surprised by the "thoughtful and sweet" acknowledgment, and considers it a reflection of the entire GFA community. 

"As educators we set out to have a positive impact on the lives of students and the ways in which they see the world around them," he said. "I watch my colleagues do this daily, inspiring students, inspiring each other, and allowing our students to inspire us. I wouldn't be the teacher I am today without the people I've gotten to work with, alongside, and learn from over the past six years."

Jackson said that he hopes that Dylan — and every student he has taught — knows how truly grateful he is to be a part of their journeys in discovering their lives of purpose and providing him with "the opportunity to fulfill my very own."