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  • Welcome!

    Welcome to Ransom Everglades School, a school that has blended tradition and progressive ideas for 120 years.

    Throughout our history, students have developed the experiences, skills and knowledge to guide them through meaningful lives in a changing world. Since the beginning, Ransom Everglades has sought to instill an appreciation for the environment, global perspectives, empathy, cultural competencies and the ability to persevere. A curriculum that includes sailing on Biscayne Bay, a student body with students from around the Americas and world, and a well-traveled faculty have been hallmarks at Ransom Everglades.

    Three decades before Harkness tables arrived at Exeter, Paul Ransom instructed students in the Pagoda through the close readings of texts and, in 1955, Marie and Ed Swenson opened the Everglades School to students of all backgrounds. Student-centered, discussion-based learning built on a pedagogy of inquiry still characterizes Ransom Everglades, whether around tables where literature and historical texts are analyzed or in computer and physics labs where students define problems and create solutions.
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From the Head of School

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  • Head of School Rachel Rodriguez

    From the Desk of the Head of School: Helping our young alumni launch their careers

    Rachel Rodriguez
    Our most senior alumni know that the benefits of a Ransom Everglades education extend well past graduation. Since the earliest days at the Everglades School for Girls and the Ransom School, graduates have been welcomed into a strong and proud alumni community that now numbers nearly 7,000. For the last year, one of our goals has been to broaden that community and more effectively leverage opportunities for talented alumni – especially our youngest alumni – as they make their way in the world.
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Leadership Team

List of 13 members.

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    Rachel Rodriguez 

    Head of School
    Florida International University - B.S.
    Nova Southeastern University - M.S.
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    John King Jr. 

    Associate Head of School, History & Social Sciences Teacher
    Emory University - B.A.
    Emory University - M.A.
    Vanderbilt University - Ph.D.
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    Geoffrey Bennett 

    Chief Financial Officer
    Kenyon College - B.A.
    Thunderbird School of Global Management - M.B.A.
  • Photo of Bethania Cabrera

    Bethania Cabrera 

    Chief of Human Resources
    Lehman College - B.S.
    Florida International University - MSHRM
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    David Clark 86

    Chief Operating Officer and Interim Head of the Upper School
    Dartmouth College - B.A.
    Florida Atlantic University - M.Ed.
  • Photo of Peter DiPace

    Peter DiPace 

    Head of the Middle School
    Florida State University - B.S.
    St. Thomas University - J.D.
    Northeastern University - Ed.D.
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    Wendell Graham 74

    Director of Inclusion and Community Engagement
    Columbia University - B.A.
    University of Miami - J.D.
  • Photo of Linda Lawrence

    Linda Lawrence 

    Chief Technology Officer
    Louisiana Tech University - B.S.
    Tulane University - M.S.
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    Jason Locke 

    Executive Director of College Counseling
    Alfred University - B.A.
    The University of Vermont - M.Ed.
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    Diana Morales 

    Director of Finance
    Barry University - B.A.
  • Photo of Amy Shipley

    Amy Shipley 

    Director of Communications
    Princeton University - B.S.E.
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    Victoria Williamson 88

    Director of Advancement
    Boston College - B.A.
  • Photo of Amy Zichella

    Amy Zichella 93

    Director of Admission and Enrollment Management
    Florida State University - B.A.

Board of Trustees

Mr. Jonathan Fitzpatrick, Chair
Dr. Elana M. Oberstein-Harris '93, Vice-Chair
Mr. Miguel F. Dueñas '95, Treasurer
Mr. David Gershman, Secretary
Mr. Andrew L. Ansin '81
Mr. Agustin “Konky” Arellano '90
Mr. Shane Battier
Mr. John P. Bolduc
Dr. Vanessa Chartouni-de la Serna '90
Mr. Edgardo Defortuna
Ms. Stephanie N. Dua
Mr. David Duckenfield
Mrs. Constance M. Fernandez
Mr. Jeffrey J. Hicks '84
Mrs. Wendy Holman
Mrs. Susan M. Lampen '71
Mrs. Kinga Lampert
Mr. Jon Madorsky '91
Mr. David P. Martin
Mrs. Kimberly (Gray) Mendelson '85
Mr. Michael E. Moran
Mr. Mark Paresky
Mr. Rudy Prio Touzet '76
Mr. Scott A. Srebnick '83
Mr. Richard S. Stokes '94
Mrs. Brett Sundheim
Mr. Christopher Torto
Mr. James Weaver ’90

Life Trustee:
Mr. Eric Buermann ’69

Co-Presidents, Alumni Association Board:
Mr. Phil Cassel '03 
Mrs. Rachel Greer Narváez '99 

President, Parents’ Association:
Mrs. Soledad Awad
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.