Effective summer 2020, Bobby Walker, Jr. will be joining Greenwich Academy as its first Assistant Head of School for Student and Community Life.
In this capacity, Mr. Walker will leverage his strengths as a teacher, administrator, and community leader to elevate the student experience. To that end, he will collaborate with student life personnel including GA’s division heads and grade-level deans, the director of the Center for Public Purpose, the director of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the director of athletics. With deep ties in Greenwich and surrounding areas, he will also work to develop and enhance partnerships with local organizations aligned with GA’s mission to educate girls and young women of exemplary character.
“Bobby Walker, Jr. is a natural community-builder and understands that strong student-faculty relationships are essential for optimized learning and growth,” said Head of School Molly King, “In every interaction and mirrored by his words, Bobby leads with care and humanity.”
Throughout his career, Mr. Walker has distinguished himself as an educator and his accomplishments are matched by his warmth and ability to connect with children of all ages. He is well known in Greenwich through his current role as CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich. Prior to joining the BGCG, Mr. Walker served for nine years as head of the middle school at King School and before that was a teacher and dean of middle school students at McDonogh School, a boarding and day school in the Baltimore area. Mr. Walker began his teaching career at his alma mater, St. Mark’s School in Dallas, TX where he taught U.S. history, language arts, and life skills, and became the assistant head of the middle school.
“I am excited to join the outstanding Greenwich Academy faculty,” said Mr. Walker, “GA’s mission is one that resonates deeply for me. I’m eager to help advance that mission by working with students and continuing to build relationships within the broader community.”
Mr. Walker’s community involvement already extends to numerous Town of Greenwich organizations through his roles as: First Selectman’s Diversity Group vice chair; Greenwich Together member; Greenwich Hospital Board of Directors member; Junior League of Greenwich Community Advisory Board member; Greenwich United Way Community Planning Council member; and Greenwich Achievement Gap Roundtable member. Going forward he will also maintain his involvement with the BGCG as a member of their advisory board.
Mr. Walker is already a familiar face at Greenwich Academy; his wife Becky Walker has been head of GA’s middle school since 2005, and he is the father of two daughters at GA and a son at Brunswick School. He is a graduate of Williams College, where he received a B.A. in history while playing football and earning numerous honors as a member of their track and field team, and he has an M.A. in liberal arts from Johns Hopkins University.