Episode 136. Dr. James Calleroz White – Former, Head of School, Louisville Collegiate School (2013-2018)
Dr. James Calleroz White wakes up every morning excited about how education constantly changes to stay relevant to a student’s future.
He is the head of school at the Louisville Collegiate School, a Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12 co-ed school with over 700 students in Louisville, Ky. He is a change agent and sees his role as continually improving the education experience. Since arriving in Louisville, Dr. White has served as a guest columnist in Business First, has a regular column in the Voice-Tribune, and has served on many leadership and educational organizations and boards. He was also a speaker at the Leadership Louisville Best of Louisville Summit.
Prior to coming to Louisville, Dr. White was the assistant head of school at Phoenix Country Day School in Paradise Valley, Arizona, where he also served as director of the institutional advancement and director of the office of community engagement. This followed a stint as the director of college counseling at Belmont Hill School in Belmont, Massachusetts, and admissions officer in the Harvard College undergraduate admissions office.
Dr. White was born and raised in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He received his bachelor’s in government and a master’s in education from Harvard University. He also earned a doctorate in education leadership, teaching, and administration from Arizona State University.
He lives in Louisville with his wife and three children.