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.

Julie Baber, Director of Marketing and Development (jbaber@vimsia.org)
Originally from Virginia Beach, Ms. Baber holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature and Theatre from Smith College. She lived in New York City for 15 years working as an actor and as a non-profit administrator before moving to St. Thomas in February. In her 12 years at her previous job at Town and Village Synagogue, she rose from Administrative Assistant to Administrator and Bookkeeper. She is extremely passionate about the goals and values of VIMSIA, and she is excited to work to support an education that will encourage a better world.


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.

Maryann Paul, Front Office Secretary (mpaul@vimsia.org)
Ms. Paul, a native New Yorker, moved to St. Thomas in 1987. She attended Drakes Business School in New York City. She comes to us with a wealth of experience in customer service and serving the public. She utilizes this experience very well in assisting our parents, staff and students. She is the mother of 4 children and the grandmother of 4 beautiful grandchildren. Ms. Paul has been on staff with VIMSIA since 2000.