People who join the team at Farr Academy are passionate about working with students, dedicated to helping every student find success, and able to think outside of the box to meet individual student needs.  Tenacity and a sense of humor are two of our staff’s biggest assets.  We have a lot of fun as a staff at Farr, laughing at ourselves even as we deconstruct a day’s events to make sure we do it even better next time.  Outside of school hours, staff members often socialize in large or small groups to cement the close working relationships which mirror those we establish with our students.  Curiosity and exploration are encouraged as people share hobbies and interests with each other and with the students.  There’s a sense of camaraderie and “I’ve got your back” here at Farr that makes it a fulfilling and rewarding place to work.  If you’re looking for a career where you get to know your students far beyond the classroom, and have exceptional teammates working right alongside you,  Farr Academy is the place for you.


At Farr Academy, we have a diverse group of young people who need a different type of opportunity to reach their goal of graduating – and a dedicated, caring, and amazing group of educators who are committed to helping them get there.

Kim, at Farr since 1999



It’s rare to find a job that supports its staff in their personal lives as much as their professional lives like Farr does.  Through two pregnancies and numerous life events, Farr has always been a huge support and more like a second family. 

Kristen, at Farr since 2017

Our educators are known as teacher/counselors because therapeutic rapport underlies every aspect of our work.  We provide ongoing training and support to staff to increase their knowledge of, and proficiency in, psychoeducational strategies for student success.  We continuously review applications for all possible positions, but have a special interest right now in hiring the following licensed teachers:

Special Education



Reading Specialist

Studio Art/Wood Shop



To learn more about working at Farr, please contact Kim Phillips, Director ([email protected]), or Tim Gallagher, Associate Director ([email protected]), or click “Join the Farr Team” to be considered for any of our open positions.


Farr Academy has been an amazing school to work at over the past four years.  Since starting at Farr, I have had the honor of working alongside exceptional educators and with an administration that truly cares about their staff members and students.

Niko, at Farr since 2018



My experience at Farr Academy is noteworthy for the supportive learning and growing environment created on behalf of each student.  It is a significant source of satisfaction to contribute to this mission.

Wally, at Farr since 1979


Farr Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to cultivating a diverse, multicultural and inclusive workplace and we are committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.