Randall Dunn bio

Randall Dunn become head of the Latin School of Chicago in July 2011 after serving as Head of School for the Roeper School in Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham, Michigan, since 2004.?? Randall is an inspiring and thoughtful educator and leader who is always focused on the individual child.

He inspires deep loyalty, hard work, and passion for education, and he leads by example, with the highest integrity and respect for the school’s mission and for all members of the school community.? ?Randall was born in Jamaica and moved to Boston as a child. He graduated from Milton Academy, sponsored by the well-known A Better Chance program. He went on to study at Brown University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Randall later received his master’s degree in Education from Harvard University with a focus on Human Development and Psychology.? 

He has enjoyed an outstanding career as a classroom teacher, coach, dormitory advisor, and senior administrator. He has worked in both independent and public schools, and in both day and boarding schools. He has gained expertise with students, teachers and curriculum at all levels from preschool through high school. Immediately before becoming Head of School at Roeper, he served for seven years as the Head of Middle School at the Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland.

Earlier in his career, he worked at the Potomac School in McLean, Virginia; in the Brookline, Massachusetts public school system; at Milton Academy in Milton, Massachusetts; at Concord Academy in Concord, Massachusetts; and at Derby Academy in Hingham, Massachusetts.? ?Over the course of his career, Randall has been an active leader in education both nationwide and in his immediate communities.

Currently, he is serving as Co-Chair of the National Advisory Board of the Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and is a trustee for the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).    He was selected as a 2010 Fellow in the Klingenstein Program for Visiting Heads of School at Columbia University’s Teachers College. In 2008, he was honored by the organization A Better Chance as one of their 45 Honored Alumni in celebration of the organization’s 45th Anniversary.? 



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