Dr. James Calleroz White is currently the Head of School at Louisville Collegiate School in Louisville Kentucky. Louisville Collegiate School is a JK-12, co-ed, day school with 650 students. Dr. Calleroz White has 20 years of experience in education including teaching, administration, and leadership at the JK–12, university, and nonprofit level. He was previously the Assistant Head of School at Phoenix Country Day School in Paradise Valley, Arizona where he taught history and government electives and concurrently served as Director of Institutional Advancement and Director of the Office of Community Engagement. Prior to joining Phoenix Country Day School, he was Director of College Counseling at Belmont Hill School in Belmont, MA, and Admissions Officer in the Harvard College Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Dr. Calleroz White has served youth in several other capacities in his professional life as well, including being an administrator and director for Prep for Prep and Sponsors for Educational Opportunities in New York City. James has served as the Vice President for the Association of Independent Schools in New England, Massachusetts elected member of College Board, faculty member for the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Diversity Leadership Institute, a federal grant reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education and has been a Board Member for several different educational and non-profit organizations including being a current board member for the Louisville Urban League and a member of the Board of Governors for the Speed Art Museum.
Born and raised in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, James attended Harvard University where he earned a B.A. in Government in 1995 and a M.Ed. in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy in 2001. James also earned his Ed.D. In Educational Leadership, Teaching, and Administration from Arizona State University in 2012. James is married to Dr. Mistalene Calleroz White, Dean of Academic Support at Spalding University, and has three children Isalyn (7), Amaya (6), and Ismael (2).