Bloomfield Hills High School maintains a high-qualified staff that is devoted to the success of each individual student. The staff is committed to providing a warm, welcoming environment for all students. The majority of BHHS teachers hold advanced degrees in their subject areas and participate in rigorous on-going professional development.
- Charlie Hollerith, Principal
- Jessica Lupone, Associate Principal
- Cathy McDonald, Associate Principal
- David Reed-Nordwall, Associate Principal
Charlie Hollerith, Principal
Mr. Hollerith is in his eighth year as principal of Bloomfield Hills High School. This is his sixteenth year overall in the district, having served previously as Principal of Lahser High School for eight years.
Mr. Hollerith has led the successful development and implementation of the current high school design and programming. This includes the current model of learning communities, an interdisciplinary period for grades 9 and 10, a student-centered advisory period, 11th and 12th grade career pathways, an instructional coaching model, and a professional development center for high school teachers.
In 2019, Mr. Hollerith was named Michigan Principal of the Year by the Michigan Association of Student Councils (MASC) and Michigan Association of Honor Societies (MAHS) for his work with students.
Mr. Hollerith also led the successful authorization and implementation of both the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP) to the high school.
Mr. Hollerith currently serves on the Michigan Department of Education Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) and is the former Region 12 (Oakland County) representative for the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals. Mr. Hollerith currently serves on the executive committee of the Oakland Activities Association Board of Directors.
Mr. Hollerith's past professional work also included working with the Illinois Alliance of Essential Schools, a statewide and national school reform model. In 2004, Mr. Hollerith was appointed to serve as Chairman of the U.S. Department of Education's Midwest Regional Advisory Committee in which Mr. Hollerith helped to redesign regional centers to help support the work of school districts.
Mr. Hollerith earned a Bachelor's and Master’s degrees from Beloit College. Mr. Hollerith completed a Certificate of Advanced Studies from National Louis University in Educational Administration.
Mr. Hollerith resides in the district with his wife and daughter and looks forward to working with families to provide great learning experiences for students at Bloomfield Hills High School.
Jessica Lupone, Associate Principal
Mrs. Lupone has been an Associate Principal at Bloomfield Hills High School since 2019.
Mrs. Lupone holds a Bachelor's degree in chemistry and education from Michigan State University, a Master's degree in Curriculum Instruction and Leadership, a Master's degree in chemistry, and an Administrator Certificate from Oakland University. Mrs. Lupone has spent 19 years as a chemistry and student leadership teacher at Lahser High School and BHHS.
Mrs. Lupone was an integral part of the planning, development and implementation of the current high school design and programming, the implementation of the Learning Communities, and is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Coordinator.
Mrs. Lupone is committed to providing a safe, caring environment that is conducive to learning for all students. Mrs. Lupone is passionate about student centered teaching and learning and supporting teachers with instructional practices that will enable students to continuously grow and achieve.
Cathy McDonald, Associate Principal
Mrs. McDonald has been an Associate Principal at Bloomfield Hills High School since 2019.
Mrs. McDonald has a Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Toledo, Master of Arts Degree in teaching from Marygrove College, and Administrator Certificate from Concordia University.
Mrs. McDonald spent 7 years as a middle school language arts and social studies teacher at East Middle School, one of the top-performing schools in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools district. Following that, Mrs. McDonald spent 4 years serving as an Assistant Principal at Monroe High School in the Monroe Public Schools District.
While at East Middle School, Mrs. McDonald was head of the English Language Arts Department, served on the district’s recent Facility and Boundary Study Steering Committee as the school’s representative, a leader in the professional learning communities, and served on the Diversity Council.
While at Monroe High School, Mrs. McDonald served as a Student Activities Director, Assessment Coordinator, and lead on the ELA, Music, and Art departments. Mrs. McDonald also served as a leader on the task team for school improvement and district improvement. Working with students and staff to develop and uphold best practices in instruction and assessment is one of Mrs. McDonald's most proud accomplishments.
Mrs. McDonald also has teaching experience at Harper Woods Secondary School and student taught at several Toledo- and Sylvania, Ohio-area schools. Mrs. McDonald has made several presentations at national conferences of various groups holding an active membership within the groups.
David Reed-Nordwall, Associate Principal
Mr. Reed-Nordwall's has been an Associate Principal at Bloomfield Hills High School since 2018. Prior to BHHS, Mr. Reed-Nordwall served as an Assistant Principal at Grosse Pointe North High School and as a 21st Century Curriculum Coordinator and teacher at Birmingham Public Schools. Mr. Reed-Nordwall brings a deep skill set and knowledge base, and strong passion for student-centered practices.