Michael Bornn, Head of School  (mbornn@vimsia.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 (businessdirector@vimsia.org)
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 (khuttel@vimsia.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 (kebe@vimsia.org)

Ms. Ebe has a Masters Degree in Teaching from Marian University and Bachelors Degrees in International Business from the University of Missouri.  She taught High School Math and has worked in Higher Education as both an Academic and Career Adviser.  Ms. Ebe is originally from Arkansas, but she came to St. Thomas from Louisville, Kentucky where she worked in retail and supply chain management.  She is excited to be working in Education again and looks forward to making a positive impact as a part of the VIMSIA family.


Pamela Engle, Director of Advancement (pengle@vimsia.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.