William “Bill” Greene grew up in Bel Air, Maryland and attended segregated schools. He graduated from Maryland State College (now the University of Maryland Eastern Shore) and completed post-collegiate course work at Morgan State University and Baldwin Wallace University. Mr. Greene began his career in the Glassboro, New Jersey School District and then in the Baltimore City School system at Gwynns Falls Junior High. In 1968, Mr. Greene became Gilman’s first black faculty member. Upon his arrival, Mr. Greene helped to expand Gilman’s Upward Bound Program and also served as math teacher and football and track coach. Upward Bound was originally established to tutor students from low-income families in English and mathematics, but Mr. Greene helped to expand the scope of Upward Bound to offer an extensive curriculum that comprised courses ranging from literature to calculus. Mr. Greene went on to serve in several noteworthy roles including the Assistant Director and subsequently Director of Middle and Upper School Admissions, Assistant Headmaster, and Assistant Headmaster for Community Outreach, Student Services, and Faculty Services. Mr. Greene retired from Gilman in 2001 after 34 years of service. Mr. Greene was one of the catalysts for fundamental diversity and inclusion efforts at Gilman. His outreach efforts have become part of the key framework of Gilman, and the Finney-Greene Scholars Program bears his name as a result.
William Greene, Faculty and Administrator (1968-2001)
Bill Greene discusses how he came to Gilman and some prior life experiences. Read the transcript.
Bill Greene describes his shock walking into his first Gilman class. Read the transcript.
Bill Greene talks about Upper Bound recruitment and retention. Read the transcript.