2013-09-19 / Schools

Private school president steps down

Jim Adams Jim Adams Jim Adams recently announced that he will step down at the end of the school year as president of Chaminade school in West Hills. Chaminade is a coed Catholic school for students in grades six through 12. He will become a president emeritus at the school.

Under Adams’ leadership, Chaminade has maintained a balanced budget and brought the school through challenging economic times.

Adams joined Chaminade in July 1996. He’s worked in Catholic education for 39 years. Before joining Chaminade, he served as a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent of schools in the Diocese of Sacramento.

He is a native of the San Fernando Valley and a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks and Cal State Northridge. He has a master’s degree in education administration from the University of San Francisco.

He has served on the adjunct faculty of the Education Leadership program at St. Mary’s College in Moraga and is a part-time consultant with Meitler Consultants Inc., an educational planning firm in Milwaukee, Wis.

In 2010, Adams was named by San Fernando Valley Business Journal as Best Not-for-Profit Executive. In 2012, he received the Catholic Secondary Education Award from the National Catholic Educational Association for his service to Catholic education.

The school has had four presidents in its 60-year history.

The Chaminade board of directors has formed a search committee and begun the leadership transition process.

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