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Marblehead resident Moira James, named board chair of Landmark School

Posted by boston.com  October 22, 2013 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by the Landmark School:

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Moira McNamara James [left], long time resident of Marblehead, MA, was named Landmark School’s new Chair of the Board of Trustees. Ms. James follows Nicholas Lopardo, of Boxford, MA, who served in the role for 19 years. 

Landmark School’s Board of Trustees is comprised of 23 individuals ranging from local entrepreneurs and civic leaders to lawyers, business people, and educators. Most have a direct connection to the school as alumni or parents of current or former students. “I am honored to serve in this role. Landmark’s Trustees are an impressive group of individuals. We all passionately believe in the remarkable and life changing work that the school offers students from around the US and the globe,” said Ms. McNamara James. 

Ms. McNamara James was elected Trustee Emerita of her alma mater Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT after serving on the Board of Trustees for 15 years. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities in Washington, DC for a decade and has dedicated much of her volunteerism to board governance in academia. Additionally, Ms. McNamara James is a founding member of The Brain Tumor Society, now the National Brain Tumor Society, and is a tireless fundraiser for cancer research completing the Pan Mass Challenge 17 times and raising over $80,000 for Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Professionally, Ms. McNamara James is a freelance video producer. Previously she was an Emmy award winning Senior Producer of News for WNEV-TV in Boston and covered a range of major events including presidential campaigns, Democratic and Republican Conventions, local and national sporting events, and more. 

Bob Broudo, Headmaster and President of Landmark School offers, “Moira brings passion, expertise, and energy to this role. Having worked with her since she began her service as a Trustee in 2002, I know she will be a dynamic, thoughtful, and motivated chair of our Board. We’re always looking ahead and Moira is a forward-thinking leader who can help take us there.”

Ms. McNamara James lives in Marblehead, MA with her husband Lance where they raised four children, one of whom graduated from Landmark School in 2010. 

Landmark School is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school with elementary, middle, and high school programs. It serves students, grades 2 – 12, with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia who possess average to above average intelligence and normal behavioral development. Landmark’s mission includes an extensive Outreach Program of professional development courses, workshops, and publications for educators, administrators, clinicians, and parents as well as a research collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Visit us on the web at www.landmarkschool.org.

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