Landi appointed HTEA Interim Head of School


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James Landi has been named the Interim Head of School at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy.

VIERA VOICE Courtesy Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy

Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy has a new Interim Head of School … and he’s got a stellar reputation.

James G. Landi, who was appointed by the school’s Board of Trustees, has more than 30 years of experience in leading independent, private schools. He recently moved to the Melbourne area from Isle of Palms, S.C.

Christopher Hays resigned as Holy Trinity’s Head of School in July, just over a month before classes began.

“We are pleased to welcome James G. Landi as our Interim Head of School,” Dana Kilborne, chairman of the school’s Board of Trustees, said in a press release issued Wednesday. “The Board of Trustees, along with the faculty and staff, remains committed to providing the best spiritual and academic environment for our students.

“Having an interim in place will allow for a proper and thoughtful search for a permanent Head of School and we feel extremely fortunate to have Mr. Landi’s leadership and experience in operating independent private schools both as Headmaster and Interim Head.”

Landi previously served as Headmaster of The Salisbury School in Salisbury, Maryland from 2002-2006 and again from 2008-2013. In that time, he headed a campaign to build a new middle school and increased enrollment more than 20 percent.

He was also the Headmaster/Head of Upper School at the Community School of Naples from 1985-2001, where he helped grow enrollment from 80 to 700 students.

Landi also has extensive classroom experience. He was head of the English department at The Boys’ Latin School in Baltimore for five years and implemented the school’s first advanced placement program.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Ohio Northern University, a master’s degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Montclair State University and an Advanced Graduate Specialist certificate from the University of Maryland in Strategic Planning and Public Administration.

 “Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy maintains an outstanding reputation in Brevard County for its rigorous, college preparatory academics, its championship athletic program and the spiritual stewardship of its students, and I am proud to join the Holy Trinity family as its Interim Head of School,” Landi said in a press release.

“I look forward to working with the Board of Trustees, the administration, faculty and staff, and the parents and students, to continue to fortify and grow Holy Trinity as the leading independent school in this community.”

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