Garfield Charles has 20+ years of experience as a high school English teacher and more than six years as an Assistant Dean at Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Garfield earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Campus, Trinidad, and a Masters of Arts in English from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. He then earned a Masters of Science in School Building Leadership (Educational Supervision and Educational Administration) and completed a Certificate Program in School District Leadership from Mercy College, Purchase, New York. Garfield has successfully defended his dissertation on “The Implementation of Personalized Learning at Merryweather High School” at Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York.
Garfield’s teaching career spans teaching high school English at Queen’s Royal College, Port of Spain in Trinidad, to Lexington High School in Lexington, Massachusetts, to Greenwich High School in Greenwich Connecticut where he taught high school English for 13 years. Garfield has also served as the Greenwich Public Schools Summer School Coordinator and has coordinated the diversity awareness activities at the high school level for over five years.
Garfield is the recipient of the Susan J. Goldberg Memorial Teacher Award from the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center from Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York. He serves on the Boards of the Hudson Valley Writing Center in TarryTown, New York and the Greenwich Boys and Girls Club in Greenwich, Connecticut. In addition to teaching and learning, Garfield is an avid road cyclist, competing in various tours, and he loves the winter sports, especially alpine skiing. One would find him on the northern icy trails with his wife and
daughter who is one of the top U14 Alpine ski racers in the state of New York.