I am honored to serve as the Chair of the Hamlin Board of Trustees for the 2019-2020 school year, taking over the reins from our wonderful prior board chair Steve Walske. Thank you Steve for your fantastic leadership and service to the school!
Our Board of Trustees is a special group of people who volunteer their time and energy to advance the mission and goals of Hamlin. It is a pleasure and a privilege 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 2019-20 as we complete a new strategic plan to guide our work for the next 3-5 years.
I am excited to be serving my first year as Board Chair during such an historic time at Hamlin, as we work together to complete an ambitious $60 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.
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 program excellence, inclusive and diverse community, exceptionally strong admissions pipeline, and consistently strong placements of our Hamlin girls in high school admissions. As both a Hamlin parent and trustee, it is a joy to be a part of this exceptional place.
I look forward to the year ahead!
Allison Thoreson Bhusri P’24
Chair, Board of Trustees