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