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THE ROEPER SCHOOL
41190 WOODWARD AVENUE – BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICHIGAN –
48304
248-203-7300
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: CAROLYN BORMAN, INTERIM DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING
248/ 765-0666 OR [email protected]
The Roeper School Selects
Danny Herz as New Athletic Director
Bloomfield Hills, MI, May 1, 2015 – The Roeper School, a nationally recognized school
for gifted and talented students, announced yesterday the selection of Danny Herz of
Davie, Florida as Athletic Director, effective July 1, 2015.
Herz, originally from South Africa, comes to Roeper from the David Posnack Jewish Day
School, a K – 12 school in Davie, Florida where he has been the Athletic Director for
three years.
Head of School, David Feldman said that Herz was chosen after a national search through
a process which involved the whole community. "Danny brings administrative
leadership, coaching experience, and the skill set of a practicing Athletic Director to the
position. He fundamentally understands that his role is to support and mentor the
coaches that work with our student-athletes PreK-12."
Herz holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Management from the University of
Florida, a Masters in Athletic Administration from Ohio University, and a C.A.A.
(Certified Athletic Administrator) from the National Interscholastic Athletic
Administrators Association.
Before his first job as an Athletic Director, Herz was a mathematics teacher, physical
education teacher, baseball and basketball coach, and Upper School Dean of Students.
Early on, he proved himself to be a natural, dynamic and energetic leader.
Herz has a national reputation as a basketball coach having led the Team USA Under 18
Maccabi Team to a gold medal in the Pan Am Games in Brazil, and having served as the
Director of Basketball at the 6 Points Sports Academy Summer Camp in Greensboro,
NC.
When he first learned about the position at Roeper, Herz noted that he was immediately
attracted to the school because of its emphasis on collaboration and its focus on the whole
child. He also shares the school’s vision for its athletic program. “We share a vision of
having a first class athletic program that stresses sportsmanship, builds teamwork, instills
confidence in students, and improves athletic skills - in a nurturing, supportive, and
encouraging manner.”
Roeper is unusual in its no-cut policy at the High School level and has proven that it
works in a competitively successful program. Over the years, Roeper has won many
championships at the District and Regional levels. This year, the Roeper soccer team won
the state championship. Herz agrees with this policy. “I absolutely support the no-cut
policy, as it really encourages students to expand their horizons and step out of their
comfort zones - which is how people grow and develop.”
Herz will follow Ernie Righetti who has served as Athletic Director for thirty-three years.
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Founded in 1941, The Roeper School is a uniquely personalized, coeducational school
for gifted and talented children in preschool through grade 12 from over 60 communities in
southeast Michigan. With campuses in Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Roeper was
conceived on founding principles that recognize the power of education, choice and selfexpression, and the transformative impact these principles have on young minds. For more
information, please visit www.roeper.org.
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