Chair, Board of Trustees
Dear Hamlin Community,
I am honored to serve as the Chair of the Hamlin Board of Trustees for the 2018-2019 school year. The purpose of this section of the Hamlin website is to inform the community about the Board's goals for the year, and highlight our progress in meeting goals from last year.
Our Board of Trustees is a special group of people who volunteer their time and energy to advance the mission and goals of Hamlin. I am privileged to work with such a dedicated and talented group of alumnae, parents, educators, and community members.
Hamlin’s mission is to "educate girls to meet the challenges of their time and inspire them to become extraordinary thinkers and innovators, courageous leaders and women of integrity." This will continue to serve as the compass for our work as a Board.
Our primary goals for the last several years were driven by the main pillars of our 2017 "Be Extraordinary" Strategic Plan: (1) Academic and Ethical Excellence; (2) Financial Strength; (3) A Vibrant and Inclusive Community; and (4) Alumnae Engagement. We are proud of our accomplishments in these areas and look forward to building on them in 2018-19 as we prepare a new strategic plan to guide our work for the next 3-5 years.
I am incredibly grateful to be serving my final year as Board Chair during such a historic time at Hamlin, as we work together to complete an ambitious $50 million campaign to match our facilities to our extraordinary academic program and increase the school's endowment. The Board and administrative team are hard at work to continue the momentum of the campaign and prepare for the campus transformation groundbreaking date of June 2020. Finally, this year will be an opportunity for the school to reflect on and study itself deeply and to welcome feedback as part of the CAIS (California Association of Independent Schools) re-accreditation process.
Sarah Dix Hamlin would be proud to see today's school that bears her name. Wanda M. Holland Greene is an extraordinary Head of School who embodies Hamlin’s mission, and is supported by a strong administrative team. All of us take considerable pride in our inclusive and diverse community, exceptionally strong admissions pipeline, and very strong placements of our Hamlin girls in high school admissions. My own daughter Savannah graduated in June and I am grateful for the excellent preparation and life skills she received through her education at Hamlin.
I look forward to the year ahead!
Chair, Board of Trustees