New Greenbriar Principal Draws on Varied Experience

New Greenbriar Principal Draws on Varied Experience
Posted on 08/05/2016
Ginny Hiltz, Greenbriar principal

An educator who has worked in a variety of school settings for more than 13 years has been appointed the new principal of Greenbriar School.

Ginny Hiltz comes to District 28 from Arlington Heights District 25 where she has worked since 2011 as student services coordinator and assistant principal at two elementary schools. Ms. Hiltz is also a doctoral candidate researching Educational Philosophy and Educational Technology. She lives with her family in Northbrook.

“I am thrilled with the opportunity to give back to the community where I live as a member of the District 28 team,” Ms. Hiltz said.

Ms. Hiltz left a career in corporate research to become a second-grade teacher in Winnetka District 36. She began developing a strong background in instructional technology while working as a library media center director in District 36. She joined Galapagos Charter School in Chicago as assistant director of K-8 in 2009 and then became director of the middle school. In 2011, she joined District 25.

Ms. Hiltz was appointed principal on Friday, Aug. 5, during a special board meeting. The Board also accepted the resignation of Jennifer Able, who had been Greenbriar principal for six years. During that time, Mrs. Able implemented the district-wide initiatives, including a Spanish program for grades 1-5, and new curriculum in literacy, math, and science for all grades. Mrs. Able, who resigned to spend more time with her family, will assist with the transition. School year planning has progressed on schedule through the summer.

With just three weeks before the start of school, a special meeting was held to provide everyone with as much lead time as possible before the start of the school year. 
Ms. Hiltz is hosting a Meet-and-Greet for parents and students at Greenbriar School from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 and from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17.