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James Tracy

About Dr. James Tracy
Headmaster, Cushing Academy, Ashburnham, MA

Dr. Tracy is a leader in the independent school community and is the editor of The NAIS Guide to Principles of Good Practice and of Why Change? What Works? The NAIS Guide to Change Management. He has written extensively on educational issues, including 21st century secondary education.

Dr. James Tracy became Cushing’s eleventh headmaster on July 1, 2006. Prior to joining Cushing, Dr. Tracy served as headmaster of Boston University Academy, an independent college preparatory school, for six years. Prior to his position at Boston University Academy, Dr. Tracy served on the faculty of the Hotchkiss School, where he was also a coach and dorm parent, and he was a Visiting Fellow in the Department of History at Yale University. Dr. Tracy received his B.A. in History and Religion from the University of Massachusetts/ Boston. He was awarded his M.A. and Ph.D. in American History from Stanford University and received his M.Ed. and his MBA in Nonprofit Management from Boston University.