School Leadership

A graduate of DePauw University and Northwestern University, D. Scott Looney became Hawken’s tenth head of school in July, 2006. During his tenure, he has overseen the development of Hawken’s urban extension campus in University Circle, a new Early Childhood Center, a state-of the-art Upper School academic facility and the addition of the Birchwood School of Hawken. In addition, Scott is the Founder and Board Chair of the Mastery Transcript Consortium, an organization of over 300 independent schools working together to change the high school system of assessment, crediting and transcripting. Prior to becoming head of Hawken, Scott spent eleven years at Cranbrook Schools in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where he served in various capacities including Assistant Director of Schools, Co-Head of the Girls Middle School, Director of External Affairs, and Director of Admission and Financial Aid. Before Cranbrook, he was Director of Admissions at Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Illinois and Assistant Dean of Admissions at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Scott is an influential voice in the national independent school arena, as well as a published author and frequent lecturer. Scott has served as a trustee and executive committee member of the National Association of Independent School (NAIS), trustee of the Global Online Academy, faculty member at the NAIS Institute for New Heads and the NAIS Financing Institute, and Executive Director of the Midwest Boarding Schools Association.


"The best schools preserve and nurture the natural ardor for learning in children. While the harsh realities of the greater world can sap a child’s energies, the best schools work to find inner passion and curiosity in all their students."

-D. Scott Looney


Board of Trustees

Officers
Charles P. Cooley, Chair
Samuel P. Gerace, Vice Chair
Blair K. Haas ’72, Vice Chair
Paul N. Harris, Vice Chair
Steven M. Ross ’84, Vice Chair
Alan D. Rosskamm, Vice Chair
Andrew Ross, Treasurer
Janice W. Hawwa, Secretary

Trustees
Himanshu S. Amin
Daniel Brown
Steven M. Dettelbach ’84
Tamara Durn Doody ’85
Julie Edgar
Michael Graham
Dan F. Grajzl
Kendra C. Howley
John LeMay
Brinton C. Lincoln ’94
James “Deej” Lincoln, Jr. ’91
Julie K. Mangini
Summer Paris
Natalie Ronayne
Lou Salza
Lauren B. Spilman
David Sylvan
Dominic A. Visconsi, Jr. ’77
Meredith Smith Weil ’85

Life Trustees

Jeffrey M. Biggar ’68
Charles P. Bolton ’57
Robert W. Bruml ’72
William E. Bruner II ’67 
David A. Daberko
Whitney Evans ’51
Leigh L. Fabens
Sally L. Gries
K.P. Horsburgh, Jr. ’65
Peter A. Horvitz ’72
G. Russell Lincoln ’64
William C. McCoy ’38
Anthoni Visconsi II ’71

School Community Representatives

Josiah A. Haas ’99
Alumni Association President
Holly Wiertel
Parents’ Association President

Emeriti Visiting Committee Members

Laura Rosenfeld Barnes ’84
Kathleen Bole ’77
Rodger S. Rickard

Visiting Committee

Jeffrey M. Biggar ’68, Chair
Donald R. Allman ’70
Todd A. Barrett ’83
Scott M. Beatty ’77
Brooke M. Buckley ’94
Kristie Taylor Burns ’89
F. David Coleman ’69
Sean M. Decatur ’86
Dennis P. Fisco ’73
Paul Franklin ’02
Jonathan W. Friedland ’86
Timothy M. George ’70
Adam M. Guren ’99
Richard  G. Hawwa ’02
Todd R. Horn ’73
Caleb Hsieh ’94
Wendy Morton Hudson ’86
Daniel Hurwitz
Charles N. Jordan ’65
Henri Pell Junod, Jr. ’59
Blake C.  Kleinman ’95
William H. Lewis ’86
P. Jeffrey Lucier 
David A. McCreery ’81
Wynne Dusenbury Odell ’76
Sarah Dorenkott Pearson ’06
Leon W. Pryor ’92
Randy F. Rizor ’70
John C. Schirm ’01
Theodore “Tod” Sedgwick ’66
Paul C. Shiverick ’71
John M. Shubert ’74
Michael Rosskamm ’97
Carl E. Smith ’74
Bradley A. Stirn ’68
S. Tucker Taft ’70
An independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school, toddler through grade 12

Lower & Middle Schools, 5000 Clubside Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Birchwood School of Hawken, 4400 West 140th Street, Cleveland, OH 44135 

Upper School, PO Box 8002 (12465 County Line Rd), Gates Mills, OH 44040
Mastery School of Hawken, 11025 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

Gries Center, 10823 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

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