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Leadership

Our Head of School

With nearly 30 years of experience as an independent school leader, Kavita Vasil is a forward-thinker and life-long learner who understands the ever-evolving educational world. As the leader of an independent school with over 350 students and nearly 60 faculty members, Vasil’s focus is always forward. 

If we are asking our students to be critical and thoughtful learners, to have a global understanding and perspective, to take risks and not be afraid to fail, we must be willing to do the same as educators and educational leaders

She joined Highlands School in 2014, while previously serving as school director for Temple Beth Sholom Schools in Sarasota, Florida. Ms. Vasil holds an undergraduate degree in developmental psychology from the University of Florida and a graduate degree in child development/education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She also recently received a Certificate in Advanced Educational Leadership (CAEL) from Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). In addition, she served as an assistant professor of education at the University of Maine where she focused on early and elementary education. Ms. Vasil is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), as well as the McWane Science Center.

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Administrative Team

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Kellye Allen

Kellye Allen

Assistant Director of Admissions & Enrollment
Joseph Baccus

Joseph Baccus

Business Associate
Tynley Baker

Tynley Baker

Librarian/Media Specialist
Denny Bardos

Denny Bardos

Director of Admissions & Enrollment
Larry Bender

Larry Bender

Director of Facilities
Lisa Camp

Lisa Camp

EDP & Summer Camp Director
David Carter

David Carter

Facilities Staff
Kage Cavanah

Kage Cavanah

Director of Health & Wellness
Christina Coffman

Christina Coffman

Director of Marketing & Communications
Gabe McCool

Gabe McCool

Dean of Students

Robert McGehee

Associate Head of School
Michelle Perkins

Michelle Perkins

Director of Family Center
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Faculty Leadership Team

JB Copeland

JB Copeland

Middle School Math Teacher, Middle School Faculty Leadership Team
Janie Fahey

Janie Fahey

4th and 5th Grade Language Arts Teacher, 2nd-5th Grade Faculty Leadership Team
Bree Holland

Bree Holland

Spanish Teacher, Encore Faculty Leadership Team
Treasure Horton

Treasure Horton

1st grade Teacher, 4K-1st Faculty Leadership Team