Health & Wellness

The guiding principle of the Greenwich Academy Health & Wellness department is the belief that good health results from the integration of physical, psychological, social, and emotional wellbeing. The Health & Wellness team works closely with parents, teachers, advisors, coaches, and outside professionals to support the unique needs of each girl. Working together to achieve these objectives, our faculty and staff include a pediatrician, psychologists, nurses, licensed clinical social workers, learning specialists, and athletic trainers.

Core Programs

Signature Programs

Peer Leadership

US girls and boys leading, learning together

Every year seniors and freshmen come together for discussion and activities, sharing and support, friendship and camaraderie all year long. 

Advisory

It’s like homeroom times 10

Each Middle & Upper Schooler’s advisor acts as her coach, cheerleader, advocate, and guide as she navigates the challenges of the school year. 

Big/Little Sisters

At GA, leadership starts early

In Middle & Lower School each division’s “seniors” mentor younger girls, who in turn look up—and live up—to their big sisters.

Community Service

Engagement at every age

Through student-led service, GA girls learn about our local community and larger issues facing society—and that caring human beings who can make a difference.

Speakers & Guests

We bring in accomplished and compelling guest speakers throughout the year to work with our entire community—students, faculty, and parents. Recent visitors include:

  • Rachel Simmons: educator and author of Enough As She Is, Odd Girl Out, The Curse of the Good Girl
  • Frances Jensen: Alumna and author of The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults
  • Claire Shipman: Author of The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know
  • Lynn Lyons: Author of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children
  • Benedict Carey: Author of How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens

Meet our Health & Wellness Team

Nikki Bazie Hayes

Counselor (MS)
Martha Brousseau

Martha Brousseau

Director of Athletics and Physical Education
Jane Cupkovic

Jane Cupkovic

School Nurse, Health (MS, US)
Gloria Fernández-Tearte

Gloria Fernández-Tearte

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant
Tara Fetzer

Tara Fetzer

Assistant Director of Admission, Lower School Director of Student Wellness
Jo Leiva

Jo Leiva

Athletic Trainer, Associate Director of Athletic Program

Krystyn Martin

School Nurse (LS,MS)
Jill Riverain

Jill Riverain

Assistant Head of Upper School, Director of SPARC, French (US)
Courtney Spada

Courtney Spada

Medical Advisor, Science (MS)
Lisa Striar

Lisa Striar

Learning Services Coordinator (US)
Becky Walker

Becky Walker

Head of Middle School, Assistant Head of School, Health (MS)
Lauren Winston

Lauren Winston

Health and Wellness Department Chair, Learning Specialist (MS)

 

Lauren Winston, PhD
Health & Wellness chair

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