Background: John Green worked for 32 years at a range of independent boarding schools including Fessenden School, Western Reserve Academy and St. Paul School where he served as a teacher, basketball coach, dormitory supervisor, history department chair, director of college counseling, director of Admissions, and dean of Faculty.
In 2001, John was appointed to serve as head of school at Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey and retired from there in 2013. During his twelve years of leadership at Peddie, John conceived and executed two strategic plans that resulted in a new Science Center, History House, and Athletic Center, a 65% increase in the number of applicants and a 12% increase in selectivity. John was also responsible for establishing sister-schools in Shanghai, China and New Delhi, India and played a part in the significant advancement of the financial foundation of the institution.
Post-Peddie, John was the Executive Director at The TEAK Fellowship, a ten-year non-profit enrichment program for New York City students from under-resourced communities that provides them with the academic training and support necessary to earn admission and funding to many of our Nation’s premier independent high schools, colleges, and universities.
John served as a trustee at Choate-Rosemary Hall School, Cardinal Spellman High School, Trenton Community Charter School, American Boychoir School, and Beech Hill Middle School. In his role as a trustee at the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS), John chaired the Pennington School 10-year accreditation Visiting Committee.
John earned his B.A. from Wesleyan University and his M.Ed from Harvard University.