Jim Perry joins the Deerfield Community this year after eleven years at the Kiski School in Saltsburg, PA. While at Kiski, Jim taught both freshman and Advanced Physics, as well as Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Calculus. Jim also served five years as the Associate Dean of Students, five years in the College Counseling Office, seven years as the Chair of The Honor and Discipline Counsel, and almost a decade as the Head Football Coach. Jim lived on campus during his time at Kiski, and served in the role of Dorm Head on two separate occasions. Jim brings with him twenty years of experience working at Independent Boarding Schools in both Western Pennsylvania and in New England. Jim has previously served as an Independent School Admissions Officer at Westminster School in Simsbury, CT, and Director of Senior School Admissions at Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, PA. Jim earned his Masters in Taxation from Robert Morris University, and his Juris Doctorate from The University of Pittsburgh. Jim, and his partner Mara Kohls, have 5 children between them; Lacey (26), Justice (24), Morgan (22), Harriss (19) and Xavier (17).