Interim Head of School - James W. Connor

Jim Connor has spent the vast majority of his career serving independent schools in various capacities. During his 33 years at Germantown Academy (GA), he taught Upper School English, coached the Varsity Baseball Team, and led the Development and Communication Office before becoming Head of School. Jim retired from GA after 26 years of headship. Jim's accomplishments as Head of School include writing and marketing an effective new Mission Statement, founding the Community Partnership School in North Philadelphia, developing an international program with sister schools in China, England, and Poland, and planning and building a new Middle/Upper School structure and redesigning the outdoor athletic complex. Jim has a degree in English from Eckerd College and a Masters from the University of Pennsylvania. He is excited to have come out of retirement to help lead Miami Country Day through this year of transition and is enjoying his time connecting with the school community.


The Board is the guardian of Miami Country Day School's mission.  It is the Board of Trustee's responsibility to work with the Head of School to ensure that the mission is relevant and vital to our school community and to monitor the success of the school in fulfilling its mission.

Officers of the Board

Christopher Bellows, President
Howard Premer, 1st Vice President
James W. Moore '65, 2nd Vice President
John F. "Bud" Farrey, Treasurer
Matthew Whitman Lazenby, Secretary

Board Members

Vanessa Abramowitz
Matt Allen
G.J. Bakker
James Bergman
Whitney Bloom
Claudia Brod
Barry Brodsky
Judge Michael Chavies
Sean Clancy
Robert Finvarb
Karleen Halliwell
Angela Julien
Kevin King ‘95
Roger Koch
Adam Malamed
Sebastian Malo
Bruce Matheson ‘61
Gerald Moore ‘68
Anne Paulk
Mark Piper
Julie Pronesti
Sol Saad
Matthew Storm
Valerio Toyos

Ex-Officio Members

James W. Connor, Interim Head of School 
Alex Dombrowsky '92, President Alumni Association 
Caryn Lubetsky, President Parents’ Association

Trustee Emeritus

Richard S. Banick 
Barbara North Burton 
Edwin B. Cole 
Michael J. Franco
J. Michael Garner 
Elizabeth Hach
Javier Holtz
Osmond C. Howe, Jr.
Terry Jove
Lawrence M. Stanfill
Stanley F. Whitman

Miami Country Day School is a college preparatory learning community committed to educating the whole child. Through the core values of honor, respect, wisdom and compassion, we prepare students to be lifelong learners. We inspire our children to develop their intellectual, physical, aesthetic, social, emotional and spiritual potentials by valuing every student every day.
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