Part of having a team is to enhance the completion of a complex task. More than just focusing on the outcome, team collaboration helps each member grow as an individual, whether it is a collaboration among peers, student to teacher, or within the administration.
Within any BASIS organization, the Head of School partners with a co-leader called the Head of Operations. This partnership is truly collaborative, not simply cooperative. Schools are at heart creative endeavors, and within the set of problems that must be solved, both the Head of School and the Head of Operations build consensus through sharing knowledge, challenging ideas, and organizing the efforts and contributions of the rest of the school.
To say that I’m excited to welcome Mr. Steven Greisdorf as our Head of Operations at BASIS Independent McLean is an understatement. His ten years of experience managing independent schools is only the beginning of the creative thinking he brings to our team. We will all benefit from his direction as the campus grows, and I look forward to you getting to know him better. Here is a bit about Mr. Greisdorf. Please join me in welcoming him to our school:
Steven Greisdorf is excited to be joining the BASIS Independent McLean team as Head of Operations! He brings over ten years of independent school experience to the school, both as a teacher and school administrator. He has most recently served as the Assistant Head of School at The Harbor School in Bethesda, Maryland. Prior to entering the field of education, Steven worked at the International Monetary Fund, ran his own consulting business, and worked for a conflict-resolution organization called Initiatives of Change. Steven attended Duke University, majoring in Computer Science and Economics. He received his M.B.A. from George Washington University, and is pursuing his doctoral degree in Education from Johns Hopkins University. Steven and his wife, Karen, have lived in the DC area for over 25 years. Karen is a photographer and video producer. They have two teenage children who attend independent schools. When he is not working, raising his family, or studying, Steven enjoys running, tennis, sailing, hiking and reading.
Join us at an upcoming event to meet our team and learn about BASIS Independent McLean.