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. She is nationally recognized as an experienced leader in education with a powerful voice and presence, and she has focused careful attention on academic and ethical excellence, gender equity, performance evaluation, diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, and global citizenship. Prior to Ms. Holland Greene's tenure at Hamlin, which began in 2008, she 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 Head-Royce School, a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow at The Aspen Institute, and 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. 

A proud Brooklyn native, Wanda graduated from The Chapin School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia, majoring in English Literature with a concentration in psychology. She holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum Design and Instruction from 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 awarded a Women Making History Award by the San Francisco Commission and Department on the Status of Women.