James Palmieri, Ed.D., is executive vice president at NBOA. With a passion for independent education, he joined the staff in 2018 following 13 years of experience in school business operations leadership. Palmieri serves as a partner to the president and CEO in carrying out strategic initiatives as directed by the NBOA strategic plan, and he supports program and product expansion in partnership with members of the senior staff.
Palmieri previously served as assistant head of school at Trinity Hall in New Jersey, an independent all-girls high school. He began his work there as a founding consultant and the school's first employee, and had primary responsibility for school finance, facilities and business operations. Prior to opening Trinity Hall, Palmieri served as director of strategic initiatives and faculty at Kent Place School, a nursery-grade 12 all-girls day school also in New Jersey.
Palmieri’s related experience includes board service for One Schoolhouse, where he served as treasurer, finance chair and finally chair of the board 2021-23; as a fellow in the NAIS Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads; and as an adjunct professor for the College of Saint Elizabeth in New Jersey, where he had taught an online doctoral-level course on leadership management of K-12 schools and systems.
Palmieri earned his doctoral degree in educational leadership from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; his MA in K-12 educational administration and supervision from Seton Hall University; and his BA in elementary/special education from Providence College.