Wanda M. Holland Greene

Head of School

  • Columbia, B.A., 1989
  • Teachers College, M.A., 1991

Wanda M. Holland Greene is Head of School at The Hamlin School in San Francisco, a mission-driven institution dedicated to best practices and innovation in the education of girls and young women. Prior to her tenure at Hamlin, which began in 2008, Wanda served for eleven years as a senior administrator at The Park School in Brookline, MA. She began her career in education in New York City at The Columbia Greenhouse Nursery School and continued thereafter at The Chapin School, where she was a teacher and the school’s first Director of Student Life. Currently, she is a trustee at Columbia University and Head-Royce School, an advisor to Common Sense Media, and a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow at The Aspen Institute. She is a former trustee of Concord Academy, The Chapin School, Hamilton Families, and Lick-Wilmerding High School. A former faculty member of the National Association of Independent School’s Aspiring Heads Fellowship, Wanda continues her advocacy for new heads of school as an executive coach.

An experienced leader in education with a powerful voice and presence, Wanda focuses careful attention on academic and ethical excellence, gender equity, performance evaluation, diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, and global citizenship. As a faculty member of the National Association of Independent School’s Aspiring Heads Fellowship, Wanda is an advocate and sponsor for women and people of color who seek leadership positions in education.

A proud Brooklyn native, Wanda graduated from The Chapin School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, majoring in English Literature with a concentration in psychology. She holds a masters degree in curriculum design and instruction from Columbia University’s Teachers College, a permanent teaching license in New York State, and has completed extensive coursework in private school leadership at The Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Center at Columbia.

Ms. Holland Greene has been named one of San Francisco’s Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business and was recently awarded a Women Making History Award by the San Francisco Commission and Department on the Status of Women.