The School At Greens Farms Academy (GFA), students are empowered to do the hard, thrilling, essential work of shaping their own world, of building their own future. More than 700 PreK -12 students come from 23 towns in Fairfield and Westchester counties and form a joyful community that aspires to live by the school's motto, "Each for All." The school’s highly regarded academic program is built around small class sizes (average 15), mentoring partnerships with faculty (8:1 student to teacher ratio), and innovative programs designed to support students’ pursuit of inquiry. The faculty is characterized by its growth mindset, embracing innovation, exploring a range of student-centered approaches, and constantly seeking to better serve its students.
The GFA mission plays an essential role in school life: GFA engages students as partners in an innovative, inclusive, and globally-minded community to prepare them for lives of purpose. Faculty and staff have committed that language to memory, along with our core values -- passion, integrity, empathy, curiosity, excellence -- so as to better live out the spirit of those words.
The Position Greens Farms Academy seeks a part-time Middle School Choir teacher beginning August 2023 and ending June 2024. The ideal candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of choral techniques and skills, relevant teaching experience, a student-centered approach, and a passion for working with middle school students. This teacher will join a collegial Middle School faculty who put children at the center of everything they do and who are committed to knowing and loving every child. The division’s motto is “Dare to Be Different. Dare to be Yourself” and every faculty member strives to support students in their social and emotional learning.
For all positions, we look for candidates who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment; are flexible, creative, and adaptable; demonstrate a willingness to fully engage in the life of the school in and outside of the classroom; and are committed to fostering a culture of belonging for all students under our care.
Teaching: Teach fifth through eighth grade choir classes and ensembles
Music Director for the middle school musical
Advising: Advise a group of ten to twelve middle school students
Extracurricular Duties: Faculty members chaperone trips and events and sometimes take on responsibility for advising clubs, community service activities, and other programs that enhance the educational experience of the students.
Location Founded in 1925, GFA is situated on a former Vanderbilt estate in a scenic 44-acre waterfront campus located in Westport, CT. GFA is a suburban school close to many transportation options and a five-minute walk from the Greens Farms Metro-North train station. The campus sits a half-hour south of New Haven and an hour north of New York City by car or commuter train.
Application At GFA we are committed to a policy of equal employment for all applicants. As part of our commitment to a diverse and inclusive school, we recruit and hire applicants with diverse backgrounds. Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume through this application form (you will need a Gmail account to upload your resume and cover letter in a single PDF file). Please address the cover letter to Sue Teyan, Associate Head of School.