“The Number One High School for Film in the World”

Raindance Film Festival, London

Board of Directors and Administration

Founder – Greg Hauptner

founderGreg Hauptner has been a film producer, author, director, motivational speaker, screenwriter, playwright, and a stuntman. He has been devoted to helping build character in young people both on and off the screen. In 2003, that devotion went from an idea to a reality when he founded G-Star School of the Arts. His vision was to provide students with the opportunity to obtain a college-prep education, move on to college, and encourage them to ignite their creative sparks while exploring new career opportunities through hands-on training in the film, animation, and performing arts industries.

Greg is a business man who has had over 400 employees. He was named “Ultimate CEO of Palm Beach County 2010” by the South Florida Business Journal and “The 2012 Top 50 Entrepreneurs – USA South” by Business Leaders Magazine. He built the largest motion picture sound stage in South Florida that has been named one of the “Seven Best Sound Stages in the World” by Studios Systems News. It has seen feature film productions, commercials, and music videos with major stars.

He is an expert in organizational and quality management systems and has been a speaker at University of Miami’s Quality Management Business Science Master’s Degree Program instructing on the subject of systems and systems thinking in the W. Edward Deming quality management system. He has taught Organizational Management at Florida Atlantic University for their Business Management undergraduate program. He has also contracted with the International Trade Entrepreneurial Training Program at Florida State University and has taught organizational management to International business owners and managers. He has taught Deming’s management system to over 100 business owners through Chambers of Commerce.

In G-Star, he has created a one-of-a-kind entity with the purpose of creating jobs in a self-sustaining motion picture industry in Florida for his graduates.

 

Board of Directors

Cindy D’Agostino
Chairperson
Attorney at Law – Criminal Justice

Phil DiComo
Secretary
Attorney at Law – Non-profit/For-profit

William R. Smith
Treasurer
Businessman – retired

Ross Cooper
Director
Marketing Director – WL 2030 S.Congress Ave.
Palm Springs, FL 33406

Michelle Forgione
Director
Parent of G-Star Student

Greg Hauptner
Founding Member

The next G-Star Board meeting will be on Friday, April 7th at 4:30 PM at Cindy D’Agostino’s  office at 11380 Prosperity Farms Rd #204, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Regularly scheduled G-Star Board meetings are held quarterly. Special meetings will be posted as called.

Parents who have questions for the Board please email Parent Liason William Smith at: boomer3045@aol.com

Any other questions may be directed to Greg Hauptner at his email: greghauptn@aol.com. Anyone wishing to speak at a Board Meeting must submit a request to speak two days before the meeting to be placed on the agenda. If the agenda is full, the request to speak will be put on the agenda at the next meeting.

 

Principal – Kim Collins

Kim Collins has been an educator for twenty three years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biology; and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. She is a National Biotechnology Lead Teacher, listed in the “Who’s Who Among American Teachers” and the 2014 Florida Association for Theatre Education “Outstanding Arts Administrator of the Year”. Mrs. Collins was both a founding teacher and Assistant Principal for the G-Star School of the Arts. The first year she was asked to take over as Principal, Mrs. Collins implemented an educational plan that brought us to to an “A” rating. G-Star School of the Arts has been “A” rated for five consecutive years. Prior to becoming a teacher she was in Clinical Pharmacy Research for five years.

 

Assistant Principals

Assistant Principal/Discipline/ESE
Ryan Blanton

Assistant Principal/Curriculum
IB Coordinator
Elie Alkobey

Assistant Principal/Curriculum
Jane Murphy

 

Operating Budget

Download the 2016 Operating Budget

Board Minutes

Download Board Meeting Minutes

Audit

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Our Vision

A central component of G-Star’s Vision is to create an on-going and self-sustaining feature-film industry in Palm Beach County and South Florida. In this way our students will go on to graduate from college and return to be employed in a film industry we have created. They will be the future writers, directors, producers, actors, editors, and crew for that industry. We are the only educational entity that we know of that is developing an entire industry with the purpose of employing our students after they graduate from college.

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Mailing Address:

2030 South Congress Ave, Building J
Palm Springs, Florida 33406

Physical Location:

2030 South Congress Ave
Palm Springs, Florida 33406

Telephone:

561.967.2023

Email:

info@gstarschool.org

Facsimile:

561.963.8975

Emergency Bus Contact:

239.434.0777 ext. 122

Office Hours:

7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday