Dear Bolles Community:
The Bolles School Board of Trustees is proud to announce the unanimous selection of Bradley R. Johnson ’79 as the School’s interim Head of School.
Johnson is the embodiment of the Bolles values. He attended middle and high school here and brought Bolles’ traditions of courage, integrity and compassion to tremendous success in work, family and community life. Johnson also has been committed to our School since his graduation, having been an active Board of Trustees member, parent and fundraiser. We are pleased to have him at the helm, guiding and representing Bolles.
A highly respected local attorney and father of three current Bolles students, Johnson assumes the Head of School position immediately. Johnson is a partner in the law firm Taylor, Day, Grimm, Boyd & Johnson where he has represented employers in litigation and similar proceedings.
“This is the opportunity of a lifetime and I am deeply humbled and pleased to accept this role,” stated Johnson. “Bolles is a truly remarkable place, and I am committed to taking it forward with the assistance and ideas of the outstanding faculty, administration, parents, alumni and community.”
Following his graduation from Bolles in 1979, Johnson received his bachelor’s degree cum laude in Economics and Psychology from Duke University in 1984. In 1987, he graduated from the University of Florida College of Law with honors. A member of the Jacksonville Bar Association and Florida Bar Association, Johnson is a master in the Chester Bedell Inns of Court and is a former executive committee member of the Jacksonville Urban League and the Florida Bar Trial Lawyers’ Section.
While at Bolles high school, Johnson chaired the Honor Council, was a member of the varsity football, basketball and baseball teams, and received a number of honors including the Mark Bradley Award for football and baseball and the A. Chester Skinner Award. In 1996, Johnson was awarded the Sidney Register, Sr., Alumni Memorial Award. He and his wife, Gail, have been Annual Giving volunteers and donors for the past 25 years.
Johnson will serve The Bolles School as the Board begins its official search for a permanent head of school and will handle the day-to-day management of all four campuses of The Bolles School. “I have an understanding of the School’s long tradition of excellence, which I am delighted to uphold and build upon,” Johnson said. “The student experience—unparalleled academic, artistic and athletic opportunities and faculty support, will continue to be the mission.”
Johnson looks forward to meeting students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni leaders in the coming weeks as the 2013-14 school year gets underway and we continue to strive for All Things Possible.
William “Bill” Lynch ’77
Chairman, Board of Trustees