At the heart of any great school you will find great teachers.
At the top of my priority list every year is to recruit and retain the very best teachers. So many factors go into this process and when asked why teachers choose to work at Country Day versus accepting other offers, a number of reasons are given: our exceptional teaching environment, cash compensation, benefits, our outstanding campus, the camaraderie of colleagues, our supportive parent body, and many others. Yet the one constant that cuts across all responses is our ability to provide faculty housing.
Currently GCDS houses approximately 60 faculty members on campus and then helps support another 28 in offsetting rent for units off campus. In all, we currently house 67% of our faculty. It is important to note that faculty housing is not free. Faculty pay a "rent" and utility fee, which on average equals about $1,000 per month.
Our housing fosters a “boarding school feeling” on campus, yet does not demand dorm duty! It enables our faculty to be on campus early in the morning and stay late in the evening to work with children or coach their teams. Overall, it allows the very best in the business to make ends meet in what is clearly a difficult housing market. Because faculty housing plays such a critical role in benefiting our great school, we hope to increase our housing stock in the future, and we are so grateful to all of you who have helped get us to where we currently stand!
Adam C. Rohdie
Headmaster, The Greenwich Country Day School
2014 Distinguished Faculty: Matt Basinet, Chrissy Gremp,
Shaun Kelly, and Debbie Kerrick