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Louisville Collegiate names new head of school

Robert P. Macrae

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville Collegiate School has announced the appointment of Robert P. Macrae as next head of school effective July 1, 2019.

Macrae will be Collegiate’s 15th head of school. He succeeds interim Head of School Geoff Campbell. Campbell, former associate head of school, was appointed to serve as interim for the 2018-19 school year following the departure of Dr. James Calleroz White, head of school from 2013 to June 2018.

Macrae brings more than 30 years of experience in independent school leadership to Collegiate, including 14 years of experience in head of school positions at Cincinnati Country Day School and New Canaan Country School.

“Lynn and I are absolutely thrilled to be joining the Louisville Collegiate School community,” Macrae said. “It is a tremendous honor to be invited to serve as head of school. I was impressed with the close-knit community I met while visiting. The students are strong advocates for Collegiate and are incredibly welcoming. The teachers are creative, hard-working and develop lasting relationships with the students. The parents have a great partnership with the school which creates an ideal environment for students to learn and grow. There is so much good work to be done at Collegiate and I can’t wait to get started!”

A life-long educator, Macrae earned his bachelor of arts in economics and mathematics/computer science from Wesleyan University, and a master of arts in educational administration from Teachers College – Columbia University.

Macrae’s appointment comes after an extensive 11-month search.

Louisville Collegiate School is a JK-12, co-ed independent day school located in the historic Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, Ky. For more information, visit www.loucol.com.