Jamie is curently enjoying his 6th year as Principal of North Broward Preparatory School’s high school division. Now, in his twenty ninth year in independent education, he remains committed to inspiring people to take appropriate risks that engage them in life and learning. As a teacher, adminsitrator and leader he has created opportunities for students to pursue their academic passions and to explore service learning in their immediate surroundings. These opportunities have included being giant clam divers in Samoa, barracuda researchers in New Guinea, anti-poaching patrollers in Costa Rica, safari guides in Botswana, English tutors in Ecuador, and beekeepers in the Caribbean.
He has scaled mountains in Alaska and the Andes, hiked in the Amazon, and toured the Galapagos twice. Jamie has restored ancient fish ponds on Molokai and removed exotic species in California's coastal sage scrub...always accompanied on these adventures by appreciative student volunteers.
Jamie was raised in New York City and graduated from the LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts (FAME) where he majored in vocal music. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Spanish from Denison University and a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the University of San Diego’s School of Leadership and Educational Sciences. Most recently he completed his Certification as an International School Leader at The Principal’s Training Center in Miami. Jamie was an adminsitrator in the states at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla California and the Sage Ridge School in Reno, Nevada. Internatonally, Jamie has been an administrator at the Lincoln Community School in Ghana and Korea International School just outside of Seoul.
Jamie is married to Katherine Pasternak and they have three children who all attend North Broward. Jamie appreciates each day that he spends with his extended family at NB and feels fortunate to work in this highly collaborative and invigorating educational environment clearly focused on student learning.