Greg Lynch

Greg Lynch

Greg is a graduate of Colby College and Cathedral High School in Springfield, Massachusetts where he served on the board of trustees for ten years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry/biochemistry and was a member of the teaching faculty at The King School in Stamford, Connecticut until 2002 where he taught all levels of chemistry, biology, and physics. He was also the assistant director of the upper school support program, specializing in learning differences including dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADD, and ADHD.

Greg participated in the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program in 1999, teaching science and math in Pretoria, South Africa. He served in numerous roles at Suffield’s Summer Academy and was named Director of Summer Academy in 2004. In addition to serving as Dean of Students & Campus Life, Greg teaches chemistry and coaches swimming. He lives on campus with his son, Gus.

What do you love about where you are from?
I grew up in Enfield, CT and it is nice to be close to home! 

Where is your favorite spot on Suffield Academy’s campus?
The terraces outside of the Union offer a great glimpse into the life of the school and the students. It is a busy spot during the school year and while a bit quieter and more peaceful in the summer, still a main pathway for people on campus. You are able to see the immaculate campus and say to hello to everyone walking by.

What is the first thing you do every morning when you get to work? 
My first order of business in the morning is to get a cup of strong coffee. We make coffee each morning in the Dean of Students Office that fuels us for the day.

Who is your favorite artist? 
We were in Paris this spring and it reminded me of my appreciation for the French impressionists, especially Monet. Rodin’s sculptures are amazing as well.  My favorite visual artist however would be the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer.

Which of your roles at Suffield Academy do you relish the most? 
All three of my roles at Suffield allow me to engage with students in different ways. I love coaching swimming and watching athletes improve and push themselves to achieve more than they thought they could. Teaching has always been a passion of mine and helping students find the joy in chemistry when perhaps they haven’t always loved science is rewarding. As the Dean of Students and Campus Life, I really enjoy helping students and families during their high school career. It isn’t always easy. Working closely with families is really a highlight of my work.

If you could recommend one book to Suffield Academy students, what would it be? 
My favorite book is The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay. It is about finding internal strength and resilience and learning from everyone you meet.

What is something you believe one can never over-invest in? 
Being kind and inclusive.

What is your favorite food? 
I like all different types of food—there isn’t much I won't try.

What are your summer plans?
I will be heading to South Africa this summer!