School Leadership

D. Scott Looney joined Hawken School as its 10th head of school in July 2006. Since that time, he has energized the campus and inspired the community with the launching of the school’s Readiness Initiative and the development of Hawken’s urban extension campus in University Circle, which places students at the epicenter of the one of the nation's most educationally and culturally rich areas.

Scott represents an influential voice in the national independent school arena. He serves as a trustee and executive committee member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Other professional affiliations include current faculty member at the NAIS Institute for New Heads and the NAIS Financing Institute, and former Executive Director of The Midwest Boarding Schools Association. Pat Bassett, former president of NAIS, offers Scott this glowing endorsement: "If independent schools are truly to be 'built to last,' they will have to have leaders who inspire, reassure, and create. No one does those three things better than Scott.”

In addition to his years as an educator and administrator, Scott is a widely published author and frequent lecturer on the affordability and demographic challenges that independent schools will face in future years. He graduated from DePauw University and earned his master’s degree from Northwestern University.

"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

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
Jennifer S. Grossman, Treasurer
Janice W. Hawwa, Secretary

Himanshu S. Amin
Daniel Brown
Tamara Durn Doody ’85
Dan F. Grajzl
Stacie L. Halpern
John LeMay
Brinton C. Lincoln ’94
James “Deej” Lincoln ’91
Robert W. Mallett III ’93
Julie K. Mangini
Richard T. Marabito
Samuel J. Neider
Summer Paris
Natalie Ronayne
Andrew Ross
Debra Adams Simmons
Lauren B. Spilman
David Sylvan
Anthoni Visconsi II ’71
Dominic A. Visconsi, Jr. ’77
Meredith S. Weil ’85

Life Trustees
Jeffrey M. Biggar ’68
Charles P. Bolton ’57
David A. Daberko
Whitney Evans ’51
Leigh L. Fabens
Sally L. Gries
K.P. Horsburgh, Jr. ’65
Ralph T. King
G. Russell Lincoln ’64
William C. McCoy, Jr. ’38
John Sherwin, Jr. ’53
School Community Representatives
Shaquira M. Johnson ‘94
Alumni Association President
Tonya L. Thomas
Parents’ Association President

Visiting Committee

Jeffrey M. Biggar ’68, Chair
Donald R. Allman ’70
Mary E. Amor ’83
Robert J. Anslow ’77
Laura Rosenfeld Barnes ’84
Todd A. Barrett ’83
Scott M. Beatty ’77
Kathleen Bole ’77
Dr. William E. Bruner II ’67
Dennis P. Fisco ’73
Jonathan W. Friedland ‘86
Timothy M. George ’70
Adam M. Guren ‘99
Wendy Morton Hudson ’86
Dr. Todd R. W. Horn ’73
Peter A. Horvitz ’72
Daniel B. Hurwitz
Charles N. Jordan, Jr. ’65
Henri Pell Junod, Jr. ’59
William J. Lewis ’86
P. Jeffrey Lucier
David A. McCreery ’81
Rodger S. Rickard
Randy Rizor ‘70
Paul C. Shiverick ’71
Carl E. Smith ’74
Bradley A. Stirn ’68
S. Tucker Taft ’70
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Upper School, PO Box 8002 (12465 County Line Rd), Gates Mills, OH 44040
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