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. ### 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.