Bruce Sostek, Board Chair
 
“We hope you enjoy this new digital annual report. It is a great reflection of our continuing growth as a community of giving, as well as a demonstration of what can happen when we all work together to support our school and its mission - not only financially, but in every way.
 
Greenhill’s 2017-2018 academic year was a particularly meaningful one, as it marked both the end of an era, and the beginning of a new one. Greenhill was truly fortunate to have had the benefits and guidance of Scott Griggs as Head of School for eighteen years. As part of our farewell to Scott it was my pleasure to acknowledge his “Legacy of L's" and to reflect upon his Leadership, Loyalty, Longevity, Literacy, Life of Learning, and Love for Greenhill. Scott will always be remembered for leaving Greenhill a much better place than he found it - one of the very best aspects of his enduring legacy.
 
This year we were also excited and proud to welcome Lee Hark and his family to Greenhill, and to watch Lee start his journey as Head of School, and begin placing his own unique stamp on our school. The abundant energy, enthusiasm, and intellect that Lee brings to Greenhill is both impressive and contagious. I know that everyone who meets him will quickly appreciate what a great “fit” he is for Greenhill, and for our community. It has been my privilege to work with two outstanding Heads of School during my tenure as Board Chair of this exceptional place, and along with all of you, and with your help, I look forward to even greater things to come.”
 
 
Thank you to our 2017-18 Board of Trustees for their commitment, support, and leadership of Greenhill School.
 
The board is the guardian of the School’s mission. It is the board’s responsibility to ensure that the mission is appropriate, relevant, and vital to the community it serves. The board monitors the success of the school in fulfilling its mission and they work in partnership with the Head of School.
 

Officers

Bruce Sostek
Board Chair
 
Holland P. Gary '93
Assistant Chair/Secretary
 
Roy S. Kim '88
Finance Chair/Treasurer

Lifetime Trustees

Daniel T. Phillips
Molly Fulton Seeligson '60
Rusty Jaggers

Former Board Chairs Electing to Serve Ex-Officio

Sally R. Estes
Michael J. Halloran
David L. Johnson '67
H. Ronald Nash

Trustees

Leslie Benners
Yasmin Bhatia
Albertina M. Cisneros
Christopher I. Clark '89
Manisha Desai
Koshi Dhingra, Ed.D.
Angela Adkins Downes '87
Aaron Enrico
Subash Gaitonde
Beth Gold
David C. Greenstone
Scott A. Griggs
David Haemisegger
Jay Henry
Zack Hicks
Joan Hill, Ed.D.
Maria-Cristina Jaramillo
Lester Levy, Jr. '79
E. Pierce Marshall, Jr. '86
 
Manju Menon
Rich Moses
Rebekah Newman
Terry Oxford
Guillermo Perales
Tracy Rathbun
William E. Rose '85
Augusto Sasso
Ashley Scheer
Grace Smith
Patricia Smith
Bharti Subramanian, Ph.D.
Beth Thomas
Michael Waldman '98
Clifford Weiner
Linda Wimberly
Neena R. Wiora
Jeff Zlotky
 
 

2017-18 Highlights

In a commemorative and moving ceremony, students, faculty, staff, friends, alumni, fellow Heads of Schools, and other special invited guests joined together to celebrate the 18-year legacy of Scott Griggs. The ceremony also marked the commemorative naming of the Scott A. Griggs Great Meadow! Mr. Griggs will be forever remembered as our fourth Head of School.
 
Greenhill Debate was awarded the William Woods Tate Sweepstakes award at the Tournament of Champions for the school in the country having the most overall team success at the TOC.
 
The boys volleyball team won its second Southwest Preparatory Conference championship in the last three seasons. The Hornets finished with a 25-2-1 record.
 
Preschool, Lower, and Middle School students participated in the Skin Tone Art Show: Building Our Inclusive Community where they learned the importance of knowing and understanding the people in our community through skin tones.
 
Greenhill’s spring musical Cry-Baby received eight nominations from the Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards. DSMHSMTA recognize artistic and educational achievements of North Texas students and their high school programs.
 
Jenna Krumerman ’19’s The Night I Lost My Favorite Jacket has won three festivals to date, including first place at SxSW. The film was also highlighted internationally as a Vimeo Short Film of the Week – an honor never before given to a high school student.
 
Preschool and Lower School faculty partnered with the SMU Maker Education Project and Dason Innovation Gym to deepen their knowledge in maker-based education. They are excited to help develop the next generation of self-actualized, creatively-confident leaders, and problem solvers.
 
The Hornets had 12 seniors commit to play NCAA Athletics this past year, including seven athletes participating at the NCAA Division I level.
 
The Greenhill Quiz Bowl Team "A" finished eighth overall out of 192 teams at the National Quiz Bowl Competition in Chicago this past May. Gokulan Anand '22 received a trophy for his individual performance at the tournament where he finished 28th out of over 400 competitors.
 

Greenhill School

A coed independent day school for prekindergarten – Grade 12
4141 Spring Valley Rd. | Addison, TX 75001 | 972-628-5400
Copyright © 2018 Greenhill School. All Rights Reserved.