Team

Chris Maxey – Co-Founder, Director

Chris founded The Island School in 1999 while serving as a residential house master and teacher in the Interdisciplinary department at Lawrenceville School. After graduating with a BA in history from Yale University, Chris served six years as an officer in the US Navy SEAL community. While at Lawrenceville he received a Joukowsky Fellowship and holds an M.A. degree in Marine Studies from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. He is the director of the Cape Eleuthera Foundation, and in addition to supporting The Island School team, he is responsible for overseeing the Deep Creek Middle School, and the Cape Eleuthera Institute.

Pam Maxey – Co-founder, Director of Stewardship and Outreach

Pam is the co-founder of the Cape Eleuthera Foundation. While working for the Lawrenceville School Pam worked in the Admission Office and coached the varsity women’s swim team. She also helped manage Hamill House, a sophomore and junior boys dormitory. Pam guides the development of The Island School with a focus on admissions and facility expansion. She works hard behind the scenes to ensure the best possible quality of life for Island School faculty and the larger community.

Christian Henry – Chief Financial Officer

While teaching at Lawrenceville in 1998, Christian helped pitch The Island School to sending schools. He has since served in several educator, administrative, and managerial roles at The Island School, and as Chief Financial Officer of the Cape Eleuthera Foundation since 2004. He is Treasurer of Cape Systems and administratively supports the Cape Eleuthera Institute and Deep Creek Middle School. Christian was awarded a 2003 Kinship Conservation Fellowship to study market solutions to environmental issues. He graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in Biology and, in 2006 he completed his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. Christian also teaches a winter study course in Entrepreneurship for college students

Mary Assini – Director of Advancement 

Mary is originally from Ohio, but had been living in Oregon before returning to Eleuthera. She graduated from Lewis & Clark College, majoring in Economics and Art History. Mary, a former Island School student (Spring 2000) joined the team in 2006. After 3 years, Mary moved off-island to manage advancement at CEF.

Cam Powel – Director of Alumni Relations and Communications

Cam, a Fall 2004 alumna of The Island School program, graduated from Bates College with a BA in sociology before joining the team in 2011. After living one year on Eleuthera, working as an Island School advisor and alumni associate, Cam moved stateside to Boston to begin working for CEF as the Director of Alumni Relations and Communications.

Sharon Jarboe – Director of Admission

Sharon joined the CEF team in 2012 as the Director of Admission. Sharon brings a B. A. in International Relations as well as an M.S. in Educational Leadership both from the University of Pennsylvania.  Previously, Sharon served as an Associate Director of Admission, and Chinese Teacher at The Pennington School in New Jersey. Before entering education, Sharon worked in Global Sourcing for the fashion industry in New York City.

Taylor Hoffman – Associate Director of Admission

Taylor, originally from outside of Boston, is a Spring 2006 alumna of The Island School program. She graduated from The University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011 majoring in Zoology and Environmental Science. After various marine research internships, Taylor returned to Eleuthera in 2012 as the Research Teaching Fellow and advisor. After a year on the island, Taylor returned to Boston to work for CEF as the Associate Director of Admission.

Molly Cramer – Director of The Parent Fund

Molly is an alum parent (Bo, Spring 2008) and head of the Parent Fund effort.  Her prior work was in marketing and money management where she was senior vice president at Tucker Anthony for over a decade.  Molly served on the Dedham Country Day School board where she was chair of the development committee.  She is co-chair of the Bates Parent Fund and helped launch Horizons at Dedham Country Day, a privately funded summer academic program for economically disadvantaged kids in Boston and Dedham.

Samantha Nugent – Communications Associate

After graduating from the University of South Carolina, majoring in Visual Communications and minoring in Graphic Design, Sam joined CEF in June 2013 as the Communications Associate.