Head of School

Galloway welcomes Head of School Dr. James Calleroz White

Dr. James Calleroz White has over 20 years of significant and relevant leadership and administration experience in multiple educational environments including university, non-profit and JK-12 institutions. He will join us from Louisville Collegiate School, a JK-12 independent day school, in Louisville, Kentucky, where he has served as head of school since 2013. During his tenure, he has overseen impressive curricular innovations and strategic educational initiatives including the Global Online Academy, Center for Entrepreneurship, Engineering and Design (CEED), Center for Learning Advancement and expanding his school’s partnership with a school in Tanzania. He has also played a leadership role in fundraising and has overseen major facilities enhancements including the completion of over 50,000 square feet of new facilities within a landlocked campus.

Previously, he served as assistant head of school at Phoenix Country Day School, where he concurrently served as director of institutional advancement and director of the office of community engagement. Prior to joining Phoenix Country Day School, Dr. Calleroz White was director of college counseling at Belmont Hill School in Belmont, Massachusetts. He also served as Admissions Officer and residential freshman advisor at Harvard University.

Committed to professional leadership, service to the community and civic engagement, Dr. Calleroz White is a frequent speaker on educational issues at national and international forums and a faculty member for the Diversity Leadership Institute for the National Association of Independent Schools. As an active and visible member of his community, James mentors and teaches at the West End School for Boys and serves on numerous boards, including Louisville Urban League, Business Leaders for Education, Kentucky College of Art and Design and Speed Art Museum.

Dr. Calleroz White earned his Bachelor of Arts in Government from Harvard University in 1995, and his Master’s degree in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2001. He completed his Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Teaching, and Administration from Arizona State Graduate School of Education in 2012. James is married to Dr. Mistalene Calleroz White, who currently serves as the Dean of Undergraduate Education at Spalding University. James and Mistalene have three young children.

In accepting this appointment, Dr. Calleroz White shared “What I knew about Galloway before arriving on campus was that it was a community focused on students, committed to innovation, and confident in the direction it is headed. This was exciting to consider. What I experienced after a couple of days on campus was something that you cannot find on a website or in print materials. It was a feeling of warmth, kindness, and a genuine commitment to its mission of fostering a love for learning among its students, faculty, and staff. To see Galloway 'in action' was compelling, and my family and I are incredibly excited and honored to join the Galloway family."