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|Alexander Troy named new Head of School at American Hebrew Academy|
Greensboro, NC - As the American Hebrew Academy celebrates its 15th anniversary with the commencement of the 2016-2017 academic year, the Board of Trustees has appointed Alexander Troy as the new Head of School beginning July 1, 2016. The announcement comes following a yearlong search and extensive review of candidates from the United States and Israel. Academy CEO & General Counsel Glenn Drew commented following the announcement, "As the only international Jewish college prep boarding school in the world, we have diligently searched for candidates with impeccable credentials and a depth of experience befitting our esteemed institution now recognized around the globe for academic excellence, Jewish leadership, and educational innovation. Mr. Troy's credentials reflect his strong academic study and business acumen."
Troy received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude in economics from Yale University, where he also played basketball; his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, and a Master's Degree with a thesis on Moses from St. John's College. A lifelong learner, Troy has completed numerous alumni courses at Yale University; studied American Jewish history at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and has undertaken weekly Torah study since 2003.
Mr. Troy has held posts in academia since 2002, acting as a teacher in several subject areas in Maryland and New York, a Torah study teacher, Board Chair, and Board member of Amistad Academy for twelve years, and a lecturer at NYU's Stern School of Business. Additionally, he has created a course curriculum, Introduction to Investing, for high school juniors and seniors. Mr. Troy has also written and lectured extensively on the topics of Moses and Job, and regularly delivers a weekly D'var Torah.
Leeor Sabbah, Chair of the Academy's Board of Trustees noted: "Alex Troy brings both enthusiasm and passion for Jewish Education. He has a measured, calm approach, needed in the volatile day-to-day environment working with teens, and which will ensure the growth and smooth operation of the Academy for many years to come."
In the financial sector, Mr. Troy has served as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Skadden Arps; a partner and managing director of several hedge funds; investment portfolio manager and Chief Investment Officer for several family offices.
Upon accepting the position, Mr. Troy stated, "I am honored and excited to be named Head of School. Academy founders Maurice and Zmira Sabbah's vision of an international Jewish college preparatory school foresaw the need for an academy where students from all over the world can grow intellectually and personally while deepening their connection to Judaism. I have had many rewarding careers, but I cannot imagine a more important mission than continuing the work of the Academy founders."
Mr. Troy and his wife Dale, a graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School, have two daughters at Yale and a third daughter studying for her MBA at Harvard. The Troys will be residing on campus beginning in mid-July.
|About the American Hebrew Academy|
The American Hebrew Academy is the only international Jewish college prep boarding school in the world. Since its founding in 2001, the Academy has inspired intellectually adventurous teenagers from 28 states and 35 countries to pursue excellence in a one-of-a-kind academic environment.
The diverse culture, customs, and values of Judaism challenge Academy students of all backgrounds to maximize their full academic, personal, and spiritual potential which serve as the foundation for lifelong learning, community service, and global engagement. Rigorous study, experiential learning, competitive athletics, creative arts, travel around the world, and leadership development are at the core of the Academy's holistic curriculum.
The American Hebrew Academy is an elite school with an internationally acclaimed faculty and staff, state-of-the-art facilities, the world's largest closed loop geothermal heating and cooling system, and a stunning 100-acre lakefront campus in Greensboro, North Carolina. Graduates are regularly admitted to prestigious colleges and universities and go on to positions of leadership in business, medicine, law, finance, social service, and the Jewish community in the United States, Israel, and around the world.