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Dr. Ralph Maurer, Head of School

 

Dr. Maurer joined Oxbridge Academy as head of school in 2018. Under his tenure, the school has added a 7th to 8th-grade middle school, grown significantly in enrollment, and pioneered new programs such as artificial intelligence. Before joining Oxbridge, Dr. Maurer served as the headmaster of The International School Nido de Aguilas, an independent English-language international day school (Pre-K through 12) in Santiago, Chile. At Nido, he created the Nido Professional Development Academy and led Nido to its selection as an Ashoka Changemaker School. Maurer remains active in the global conversation on teaching and learning, serving on the Common Ground Curriculum (CGC) advisory board, a leading international organization in curriculum development.

Dr. Courtney Portlock, Assistant Head of School

 

 
Dr. Courtney Portlock assumed her role as Assistant Head of School on July 1, 2020. 
 
Dr. Portlock brings more than 10 years of administrative experience in independent schools. She most recently held the position of director of the National Center for Girls' Leadership at Stuart Country Day School in New Jersey. Prior to her tenure at Stuart Country Day, she was the director of diversity and community life at The Episcopal Academy in Pennsylvania. Dr. Portlock is a passionate advocate for education that fosters leadership and facilitates meaningful inquiry.

Rebecca De Jesús, Chief Business Officer

 

Ms. De Jesús assumed her role as Chief Business Officer on May 24, 2021. She oversees the business office, IT, maintenance, facilities, security, dining services, and human resources. She will serves as Treasurer of the Oxbridge Foundation as an Ex Officio member of the Board of Trustees. Rebecca joined Oxbridge in March 2014 after holding accounting roles at Oxbow and Caler, Donten, Levine, Porter & Veil. She is a licensed CPA and has a master's degree in forensic accounting and a Chartered Global Management Accounting designation.

Scott Siegfried, Director of Advancement

 

Mr. Scott Siegfried assumed his role as Director of Advancement on June 1, 2020. 

Mr. Siegfried joins Oxbridge after serving as the vice president of external relations and development at the Saint Louis School in Honolulu. Prior to his tenure at St. Louis, Mr. Siegfried was the vice president of external affairs and enrollment at the Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu. His experience also includes director of admissions at Providence Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina.