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Meet Joshua Hersh

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Greenwich Education Group has been a pioneer in working with unique students with great gifts and difficult challenges. I work and consult with many talented and devoted professionals to be the best teacher I can be.

Teaching

  • 6-12th Grade History
  • 7-12th Grade Social Studies
  • 12th Grade Early College Experience Intro to American Politics (UCONN)
  • 11-12th Grade Advanced History
  • 12th Grade Psychology
  • 12th Grade Sociology
  • 11-12th Law Studies
  • 11-12th World Area Studies

Education

  • CUNY Brooklyn College
  • Quinnipiac University

Awards

  • Lead Teacher and History Department Chair
  • Juris Doctor Degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Certified Adjunct, University of Connecticut, Political Science

Teacher Certification Program

Why I Teach

As a professional who has had several careers prior to entering the field of education, the importance of becoming a life-long learner in this global workplace became embedded into my psyche. 

As an educator, I help students acquire valuable skills and develop an innate sense of curiosity about the world they live in. This thirst for knowledge is difficult to instill in young students. A teacher requires a passion for the material, a conceptual perspective, the ability to present information to many different types of learners and, most significantly, the ability to develop a strong relationship with his or her students. 

As an educator, I strive to meet these goals on a daily basis. As the students achieve success and develop pride in their own accomplishments, the sense of purpose and pride in my students make me look forward to every day I teach. When done correctly, it is the teacher who learns from his or her students. A life of giving and shaping young minds offers the greatest reward a professional life can offer.

Greenwich Education Group by the numbers

  • 41

    Dedicated Teachers

  • 100

    Engaged Learners

  • 39,000

    New Teacher Starting Salary

About Greenwich Education Group

  • About

    Since 2003, Greenwich Education Group has been providing our students with the exact support needed to achieve academic success. Each student is met with personal attention, individualized instruction and every resource imaginable in order to help them reach their full academic potential.

    Greenwich Education Group houses a rich array of academic resources, including subject tutoring, SAT, ACT and ISEE test preparation, day and boarding school advisory services, college counseling, diagnostic assessment, clinical and coaching services, and social skills support.

    Our three NEASC-accredited, co-ed, independent day schools—Links Academy, The Pinnacle School and The Spire School—offer unique environments and curricula designed for their students. Spire and Pinnacle are licensed by the state of Connecticut as Special Education Schools.

  • For Teachers

    We hire accomplished, inspiring men and women with a combination of experience, advanced degrees, contagious enthusiasm and engaging communication skills. Our philosophy stems from the belief that students learn best when they feel comfortable with and connected to their instructors, so we emphasize building a rapport between teachers and learners.

    Spire is a NEASC-accredited, state-certified special education school (grades 6-12) for students with social and/or emotional challenges that preclude the student's ability to thrive in a typical academic setting. Our model of individualized behavior plans and our small group setting (classes are no more than 6:1, though some are smaller) makes us unique, and 75 percent of our students are district-placed. Spire's unique model is supported by a strong, interdisciplinary team comprised of special ed teachers, social workers and paraprofessionals to ensure that every student's academic, social and emotional needs are met. 

    Pinnacle is a NEASC-accredited, state certified special education school, (grades 2-12). Our enrolled students have learning profiles with a range of learning disabilities and diagnoses such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Auditory Processing Disorders, Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorders (SCD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our model of individualized behavior plans and small group settings (classes are no more than 5:1, though some are smaller) makes us unique, and 90 percent of our students are district-placed. Our unique model is supported by a strong interdisciplinary team comprised of special ed teachers, behaviorists, paraprofessionals and clinicians to ensure that every student's academic, social and emotional needs are met.

    Links Academy is a school of individualized instruction that offers open enrollment for student-specific short- and long-term academic and support programs. Link's unique student body include those who have withdrawn from their current school, are on a leave of absence, are transitioning from one school to another, or are simply seeking a unique school experience. Link is NEASC-accredited and NCAA-approved, and awards students the opportunity to earn credits and complete coursework at an individualized level, pace and schedule.

  • Salary, Compensation & Benefits

    We offer our staff a competitive salary!

    Benefits include: 

    • Medical (3 plans)
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Life
    • LTD
    • STD
    • 401k ($.25 match per $1.00)
    • PTO
    • Summer and school breaks off
    • 2 PTO days for professional development
    • $600/year to use towards professional development
    • NYSC prorated membership

    Teachers are also eligible to participate in a number of company-sponsored benefits.

  • For Students

    Greenwich Education Group measures its success according to how well its students attain their academic goals. We are committed to developing individualized programs tailored to the unique learning styles and academic needs of each and every student. 

    Our educational community values mutual respect, cultivates intellectual passion, and creates a positive learning environment where all students can succeed. Comprised of passionate, creative and talented educators, our team of teachers works to inspire a lifelong love of learning by encouraging all students to reach their potential and cultivate intellectual passion. 

    We strive to create lasting relationships with our students, their families, our teachers and community organizations by consistently building personal connections focused on the individual and community. 

    We can truly understand the needs and progress of each student and their larger contexts.

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