Tracy to be installed head of Rocky Hill School this Friday


The installation ceremony for Dr. James Tracy, Rocky Hill School’s newest head of school, will take place this Friday, at 1:30 p.m. on the front lawn of Hopelands, 530 Ives Road in Potowomut.

Tracy has been named the tenth head of school since Rocky Hill School was founded in 1934. Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, will deliver the proclamation. Other speakers include Edwin J. Santos, President of the Board of Trustees of Rocky Hill School, and Vice President of the Board Ande Frost. Alejandro Perez ’17 (Lincoln), Lucia Caito ‘21 (East Greenwich) and Lilly Liebermensch ‘24 (Wakefield) will represent the students during the ceremony.

The School’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved and appointed Tracy in August of 2015 following a national search and a recommendation from the Head of School Search Committee.

Tracy is a national thought leader on the future of education in America, as represented by his international speaking engagements and publications. He brings tremendous professional experience, having made former institutions stronger in the areas of finance, reputation, and academics.

In addition to being Head of Rocky Hill School, Tracy is Senior Advisor to LearnLaunch, an education technology incubator and accelerator in Boston. He has an MA and a PhD in History from Stanford University, as well as an MBA with a Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Management and an Ed.M. in Higher Education Policy, Planning, and Administration from Boston University. Tracy was also a Columbia University Klingenstein Fellow. He brings significant global experience, including fundraising in over 30 countries and consulting to international leaders.


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