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Greenwich High Picks Leader To Work With Students In Windrose Program

Brian Keating
Brian Keating Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. –  Brian Keating, the Clark House assistant dean and an English teacher at Greenwich High School, has been appointed to be the interim administrator of the Windrose Program at GHS.

Superintendent of Schools Jill Gildea said the appointment is effective Oct. 12.

An educator for 23 years, Keating has been with GHS since 2001 and was a member of the Greenwich Alternative High School Design Team for the 2016-17 school year, resulting in the launch of the Windrose Program this year.

“We are very lucky to have Brian Keating taking over as the program administrator at Windrose this year," said GHS Headmaster Chris Winters. "Brian was one of the lead planners in our effort to restructure the program. He is deeply knowledgeable of its mission and goals and already well known and respected by the staff. He will be able to hit the ground running.”

A search for a permanent program coordinator will be conducted at the start of the hiring season in January.

In 1994, Keating began teaching with the Danbury Public Schools in a program he created – R.E.A.C.H. It is for students who had been expelled from school.

As an English teacher at Danbury High School until 2001, he sought opportunities to work with teens as student government adviser and basketball coach, and with colleagues participating in curriculum committees and program development councils.

He joined Greenwich High School in 2001 as an English teacher with the GHS Community Learning Program. Keating has held multiple leadership roles during his tenure with GHS, including as a building representative for the Greenwich Education Association, as lead department CT TEAM Mentor, lead English teacher for Saturday CAPT Academy, Learning Facilitator, and Clark House Assistant Dean.

Keating received a bachelor's degree in English in 1993 and a master's degree in education in 1994 from the University of Connecticut and a sixth year certification in administration from Southern Connecticut State University in 2016.

The Windrose Program is designed to help students in Grades 11 and 12 
set a direction for future success.

Windrose provides an opportunity to "re-set" a course toward high school graduation, prepare for college and career, and find purpose to learning. Windrose offers a way to recover graduation credits through a personalized, blended learning approach in a small classroom environment.

For more information on the Windrose Program, click here .

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