Man’s mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes

Teresa Gygax

Dean of Middle & Upper School


M.A. Education, Middle School Emphasis, Northern Arizona University

B.A.Elementary Education, Science Education, Arizona State University

When someone asks me what I teach, I say "I teach amazing people!"  I love and value the human element of what education can be, should be.  My days at Green Fields are filled with rich interaction and two-way learning.  In my first week at Green Fields 11 years ago, I was struck by how faculty here can be found chatting with students at any given time on the sidewalks, the quad, or in the library...not just in the classroom.  And as Dean for Middle and Upper School, I also enjoy the privilege of facilitating smooth communication for parents and students alike.