Bob's personal and professional path to independent school leadership is one of diverse and interesting experiences.
meet our new head of school
A message from THE TRANSITION COMMITTEE
Dear Members of the Greens Farms Academy Community,
We are very excited to welcome Bob Whelan as the school's next Head and to share with you the on-going plans for the transition in GFA's leadership that will take place in July.
We recognize how fortunate we are to have Janet Hartwell at the helm, continuing to contribute her wisdom and vision. Janet, along with GFA's talented administrative team and dedicated faculty and staff, can be credited with the school being ideally poised for this transition.
Bob will visit our campus a number of times in the next few months so that he can become familiar with the people and culture of GFA. Over the course of these visits, he will participate in several community events and meet with many key constituent groups. We will leave the spring for us to focus exclusively on celebrating Janet's legacy.
Bob is looking forward to experiencing school traditions and mingling with the GFA community during his visits to campus. He plans to be in attendance at the following school events:
- Pack the House, January 26
- Lower School Talent Show, March 29
- Parent Association Meeting, April 19
We want to thank you, in advance, for your help in welcoming Bob and his family to our wonderful school community!
Arlene Howard and Kate Roth
Trustees and Co-chairs, Head of School Transition Committee
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Search Committee, we are excited and honored to announce the appointment of Bob Whelan as the next Head of School at Greens Farms Academy, effective July 1, 2018. He will succeed Janet Hartwell, who has provided inspired leadership and dedicated service since 2003.