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 Admissions
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 – Development, Alumni Relations, Event Planning
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.