Administrative & Support Team
Michael Bornn, Head of School (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mr. Bornn is a native Virgin Islander with over 25 years in operational leadership, financial management and construction oversight. He attended All Saints Cathedral School and is a graduate of Culver Military Academy; Georgetown University, B.A. Econ; and Chase Manhattan's prestigious Credit and Financial Program. He served 5 years as President of VIMSIA's Board of Trustees and has been instrumental in the significant growth and success of the school over the past several years. As Head of School, Mr. Bornn has been charged with oversight of the school's $12 million campus expansion, which has provided new classrooms for the International Academy, a 100KW solar array, new and updated performance venues as well as new sports facilities. He will complete a new school library, new administrative and multipurpose facilities and replace and expand several existing buildings for the Montessori Program in this Capital Campaign. His development efforts over the years have made this expansion a reality and we look forward to continued success.
Peggy Hunt, Business Director (email@example.com)
Ms. Hunt has a degree in Business Administration from Ohio State University. Her experience includes over 18 years in Operations and Computer Development at major Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Hunt moved to St. Thomas 1997 as an independent Computer Consultant. She has been very active with our school, including serving as PTA President and Vice President prior to coming on board as part of our staff in 2007. Her daughter Karen has been flourishing in the Montessori & IB environments since her admission to La Casa in 2003.
Kathy Huttel, Office Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prior to joining our staff in January 1997, Ms. Huttel was a very active PTA member and served on its Board for a number of years. Her two daughters, Margo and Lauren graduated from VIMS Upper Elementary. She is originally from Texas, and moved to St. Thomas in 1979. Of her many accomplishments, one of the most rewarding was to see the completion of the St. Thomas Aquatic Center - right across the street from VIMSIA. Ms. Huttel was a driving force in the St. Thomas Swimming Association for over 20 years.
Kara Ebe, Director of Admissions and College Counseling (email@example.com)
Ms. Ebe is from Fayetteville, Arkansas and joined our staff in 2017. She has a Masters Degree in Teaching from Marian University and degrees in International Studies and Business Administration from the University of Missouri. She has taught high school Math and worked as an Academic and Career Advisor at her alma matter. Before moving to St. Thomas, Ms. Ebe worked in supply chain and retail management. She is happy to serve the VIMSIA community as Director of Admissions and College Counseling. She and her fiancé are enjoying their new life here in the Caribbean!
Pamela Engle, Director of Advancement (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Originally from Pennsylvania, Pamela and her husband Andrew relocated to St. Thomas in 2014 with their two children Mia, 6 and Luca, 5 who are currently enrolled in our Primary program. With a degree in Mathematics from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pamela is trained and experienced in the area of advancement, annual fund, crowd-funding, events, recruitment and other areas of fundraising to lead VIMSIA to higher heights in the pursuit of educational excellence.
Charmaine A. Duncan, Chief Accounting Officer (email@example.com)
We are pleased to announce that Ms. Charmaine Duncan has joined our team as the Chief Accounting officer. Charmaine is part of the Administrative team and will report directly to the Head of School. Charmaine is a parent and former Board Member of VIMSIA. She comes to us from Caribbean Auto Group and TJ Johnson Automotive Group, where she has over 14 years of experience in accounting procedures and reporting. She has served on the Board of Trustees as the Treasurer for several years, thus she has a wealth of existing knowledge of the school. Charmaine grew up in St. Thomas and attended St. Peter and Paul Catholic High School. She attended Howard University after graduation.