Jennifer Green earned her Master of Education degree from Bank Street School of Education (New York, NY). She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the State University of New York (Plattsburgh, NY). Ms. Green brings twenty-two years of teaching experience to her new position, including teaching at every grade level.
Ms. Green has led two Berkshire Waldorf School classes through their Middle School years (Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Grades) at BWS, starting with the Class of 2020; she will graduate the Class of 2023 this June, and then take the Class of 2026 in the Fall. At Berkshire Waldorf School, as in most Waldorf schools worldwide, class constellations remain consistent through the Grades–including classmates and a dynamic constellation of subject teachers–to build strong, long-term relationships.
Formerly, Ms. Green collaborated with a team of educators, Board members and parents to plan and implement the opening of the Gateway Middle School in New York, where she taught core academic subjects including math, English, writing and history to children ages 7-15 with learning differences. She brings a broad cultural emphasis to her teaching, having developed a cross-curricular Spanish language and culture program, and created the Middle School ceramics program, with a focus on sculpture and hand-building, glazing and kiln firing, also at Gateway. While at the school, Ms. Green served as teacher support for new staff at the Gateway School in Mumbai, India, for which she organized and led professional development workshops for new teachers.
In addition to class teaching, Ms. Green currently serves as the Student Support Coordinator at BWS, and has worked individually with students to meet their educational needs and goals in English, math, writing, history, science and Spanish, and helped students prepare for High School entrance exams, create organizational systems and transition into High School.