LCIS Welcomes New Principal David Mindorff
By Rebecca Massey
Jul 8, 2019 - 1:34:00 PM
Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) is pleased to welcome new principal Mr David Mindorff. Mr Mindorff replaces outgoing principal Dr Stacey Bobo, who leaves as the longest-serving principal in the school’s 57-year history. Mr Mindorff has been part of a year-long leadership transition and has recently spent the last two weeks of June at the school working with teachers, hosting parent meetings and finalising plans for the fall. “Mr. Mindorff’s transition has been smooth and we are all extremely fortunate to have had such a well-coordinated and lengthy handover,” says Mr Bryan Glinton, board co-chair.
A familiar face to the school, Mr Mindorff previously worked at LCIS as a teacher and head of the secondary school from 2009–2016 before departing to serve as Head of Secondary, and then Principal, at Leman International School in Chengdu, China. Joining Mr Mindorff in August will be his wife Michele, who will serve as College Counsellor and IB Diploma Programme Coordinator along with son Jonathan, who will begin Grade 9. Mr Mindorff also has three other sons, two of whom graduated from LCIS. The Mindorff family is thrilled to be back in The Bahamas.
Mr Mindorff rejoins LCIS right as the school is in the early phase of construction on a state-of-the-art secondary campus. He is excited to oversee the implementation of the school’s next strategic plan and to build on the school’s lengthy history of success in the classroom and in the community. He remarks, “During the three years I was working in China, LCIS had students gain entry to Oxford, Georgetown and Columbia to name a few; we were National senior football champs for boys and girls; we’ve counted primary student of the year and national spelling bee champions among our ranks. I could fill a page with a broad range of accomplishments of our students. With the new facilities we are developing, our hardworking and talented teaching team and our dedicated and stable board of Directors and Governors, there is no end to what we can achieve. Being brought on as Principal at LCIS is like being drafted by a Stanley Cup contender!”
Mr Mindorff was a recipient of the Gerald Cash National Distinguished Teacher Award and serves as Principal Examiner for the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO). He will use his experience with excellent teaching and learning to lead LCIS into an era of unprecedented growth. With its new campus scheduled to open in the fall of 2020, the school hopes to add to an already-impressive array of co-curricular and sports programmes, which also includes national award-winning choirs and competitive swim teams. The new campus will also mean expanded scholarship opportunities for Bahamian students and children of all ages. Mr Mindorff has already expanded opportunities for early learners at the Preschool level and is excited to announce the LCIS now has a full-day pre-school programme for students as young as 18 months.
To learn more about the school and how you can apply, call 242-362-4774 or visit www.lcis.bs.
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