Wanda M. Holland Greene

Wanda M. Holland Greene is currently in her ninth year as Head of School. She is a proud New Yorker and a graduate of Columbia College, receiving her B.A. in English and Psychology. She earned her M.A. in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. Wanda complements her work as an educator by serving independent schools and as trustee for Columbia University. She is a vocal performer (jazz, gospel, and soul), an avid reader, poet, and writer.

Previous Mane Idea Posts

List of 23 news stories.

  • What Does it Mean to Be A Hamlin Girl?

    January is a recent memory, February is now here, and the primary question on my mind during this month of admissions and high school placement is, “What Does it Mean to Be A Hamlin Girl?”
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  • Out of the Mouths of Babes

    I have just returned home from the fall board meeting of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), which is held each November in Washington D.C.
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  • Wordsmiths in June

    One of the things that I love to do during the month of June is...
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  • The Good Earth

    Today is Earth Day, the day my father James David Holland died suddenly...
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  • A Valentine for Sarah Dix Hamlin

    During each year’s admission season, I interview the best tour guides in the world - members of the 8th grade...
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  • Free-Range for the Holidays

    When my friends and family from the East Coast read this edition...
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  • The Tools Are in Our Hands

    How much better would the world be if every adult returned to elementary school...
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  • Opening Day Parents’ Coffee, Wednesday, August 28, 2013

    I. Musical Inspiration: “My Own Two Hands” (Jack Johnson/Ben Harper)...
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  • Still Here

    Hamlin’s three campus buildings are relatively quiet these days...
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  • Just Because It’s June

    The final week of the 2012-13 school year is now upon us; in the days ahead...
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  • Getting on The Bus

    Stopping practices that leave some children on the curb and creating space
    As a school leader and educator, I can think of nothing more important than ensuring high quality instruction for students. This is not an easy task because there are all kinds of minds, and there is no "one size fits all" curriculum..
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  • Speeches

    Read Wanda Holland Greene's speeches from Grandparents and Special Friends Day.
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  • 21 Days From Now

    March 31st will be here in only twenty-one days, and that fact has two layers of significance: first, March 31st will be an opportunity for me to honor the life and legacy of my wonderful mother Juanita who would have celebrated her 69th birthday that day...
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  • What Does it Mean to Be A Hamlin Girl?

    January is a recent memory, February is now here, and the primary question on my mind during this month of admissions and high school placement is, “What Does it Mean to Be A Hamlin Girl?”
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  • Stage Mom

    My son Jonathan turned five on Saturday, January 12th. I still can’t believe that the baby boy that was five months old when I started working at Hamlin is now five years old. Watching our children grow up is a great blessing, and raising them to be happy and confident children is a great responsibility...
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  • From My Family to Yours

    I am both a daughter and a mother, and December is the month of the year when that duality is most deeply felt...
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  • Tough Girls

    I am writing this month’s blog from our nation’s capital, just a few days after Election Day, and the city is incredibly quiet and surprisingly cold for early November...
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  • In Your Face: A Special Edition of "The 'Mane' Idea"

    (Written by Robert Greene, the husband of Head of School Wanda Holland Greene)
     
    "Last Tuesday morning, my wife – who is the brilliant head of a girls’ school in San Francisco – mentioned that October 16th was the birthday of both Sue Bird and Suzanne Somers..."
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  • Take Our Lead

    "Today, October 11th, is International Day of the Girl Child, an annual United Nations observance. It is a day to remember that the odds are still stacked against women...It is not a day to wallow in the abysmal statistics or to point fingers at the oppressors; rather, it is a day to increase our awareness of current realities and to take action..."
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  • Opening Day Parents’ Coffee – Remarks from Head of School Wanda M. Holland Greene

    I. Opening Song

    I'm gonna sit at the welcome table,

    I'm gonna sit at the welcome table one of these days,

    Hallelujah!
    
I'm gonna sit at the welcome table,

    I'm gonna sit at the welcome table one of these days...
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  • The Hamlin School Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Title IX

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
     
    “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance....”
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  • Opening Day All School Assembly – Remarks by Head of School Wanda M. Holland Greene

    A First Day of School Story for Hamlin Girls
     
    (This story, which is based on a Korean folktale about a tiger whisker and a disgruntled wife, has been adapted for Hamlin storytelling.)
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  • Summer Thoughts

    We are proud of our “cyber-makeover” and our recommitment to effective communication.
     
    We welcome your feedback and suggestions – and your compliments too!
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    • Stanwood Hall – Broadway Entrance
    • 2nd Grade Classroom
    • Lower School Science Class
    • Middle School Classroom
    • Grade 7 and 8 Yosemite Trip
    • Globe Trotting Hamlin Girls
    • Middle School Chorus
    • Hamlin Alumnae
    • Parent Volunteers
    • Parent Volunteers
    • Hamlin Climbing Wall
    • Rooftop Gym
    • Hamlin Music

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