By Chanah Haddad
Marty Greco was presented with the Carolyn and Marion Hays award by Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts at the annual back to school faculty meeting last Wednesday.
Greco is the director of personnel. She has been a part of the Harvard-Westlake community since December 1991.
Greco said she was extremely touched when she won the award.
“I was very emotional. I cried.” Greco says with a laugh. “I got home and immediately called my son and just cried. It was a huge surprise.”
Marion Hays was a teacher, dorm head and assistant headmaster at Harvard School from 1944 until 1970.
This award is made in memory of him and his wife, “Babe”, who was also a significant part of school life, and is endowed by their sons, who are alumni of the school.
The Hays Award is presented annually to a member of the faculty who embodies “loyal and dedicated service to the school; friendliness, good humor and encouragement; patience and thoughtful consideration for all members of the school community.”
“I don’t believe there’s a single person in this room who hasn’t been touched by her kindness and aided by her helpfulness,” Huybrechts said during the presentation. “When she’s not putting out our fires she’s thinking about the big picture, how best to protect and support the school’s greatest asset: its employees.”