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Teacher who led Windrose Program leaving Greenwich

July 24, 2018

GREENWICH — The interim administrator who helped to launch the Windrose Program is leaving the Greenwich Public Schools after accepting a position as Pequot housemaster at Fairfield Ward High School.

Brian T. Keating was named the interim program administrator after participating in the Alternative High School Design Team during the 2016-17 school year to develop the Windrose Program. He joined Greenwich High School in 2001 as an English teacher with the GHS Community Learning Program and served as Clark House assistant dean.

“I am thankful for the many opportunities afforded me during my 17 years of service to the Greenwich Public Schools,” he said in a statement. “Helping to enrich the lives of students has been rewarding, and the time spent with my colleagues was invaluable.”

During his tenure in Greenwich, Keating held a handful of leadership roles, as a building representative for the Greenwich Education Association, lead department mentor for the state’s Teaching Education and Mentoring Program and lead English teacher for the Saturday CAPT Academy.

“Brian has served the GHS community with distinction during his many years here,” GHS Headmaster Chris Winters said in a statement. “An exemplary teacher of English​, a passionate and enthusiastic assistant dean, an innovative thinker in planning for the Windrose Program, and a steady leader as the program administrator of Windrose, Brian’s work has left a positive mark on the students, staff, and parents of GHS.”

Keating, who taught English at Danbury High School until 2001, had previous experience developing programs for underserved students. He started a Danbury Public Schools program called R.E.A.C.H., which helps expelled students, in 1994.

He received a bachelor of science degree in English in 1993 and a master of arts degree in education in 1994 from the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education. He completed his sixth-year certification in administration at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven in 2016.

Keating said he will miss Greenwich but is excited to work with the students, staff and community of Fairfield.

“We wish him the very best,” Winters said.

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