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.
- Lawrence Stroughter, Principal
- Jessica Lupone, Associate Principal
- Cathy McDonald, Associate Principal
- David Reed-Nordwall, Associate Principal
Lawrence Stroughter, Principal
I am grateful and humbled to be chosen as your next high school principal, and am beyond proud to have been selected by such a thoughtful and committed group of students, staff, and community members. With your help, we will continue to celebrate everything that makes BHHS a great place for students, families, and staff. Together, we will discover and address any areas of growth, and we will proudly live the mission of BHHS. I am extremely honored to be chosen as your school leader and I look forward to being a part of this wonderful community!
As a new member of this community, my first job will be to listen. Over the next few months, I will meet with students, families, staff, and other community members to learn more about BHHS. I am excited to hear directly from you to deepen my understanding of our school, learn the points of pride, the areas for growth, and how I may be able to help and support. I will plan coffee hours, group meetings and other listening opportunities for you to share your thoughts with me.
Over the last 25 years, I have been fortunate to serve educational communities in multiple capacities. My professional journey began at Cass Technical High School as a math teacher and department chair. In 2009, I joined the administration team in Plymouth-Canton Community Schools as an assistant principal serving at both Canton and Salem high schools. In 2013, I was granted the opportunity to serve the communities of Farmington and Farmington Hills as both an assistant principal at Farmington High School and as the principal at Harrison High School. My educational journey includes Cass Technical High School, Alabama State University, Wayne State University, and I am currently enrolled in the doctoral program at Eastern Michigan University.
I am happily married to the love of my life, Verynda, a fellow educator who is the principal of Detroit Renaissance High School. Together, we have three wonderful teenage boys, Miles (17 and no longer requires parent taxi service), Dylan (13), and Lincoln (12). Raising these young men in today’s world allows me to walk shoulder to shoulder with BHHS parents and guardians on the path of parenthood.
My professional, educational, and personal experiences have prepared me well to lead, to follow, and to diligently serve the community of BHHS. I also believe every member of our school community has unique talents to offer and contribute. My experiences have taught me that this work will require the collective best efforts of all stakeholders. My initial goals are to actively listen and build meaningful new relationships with you. Relationships that will support student growth and achievement for all students while fostering a feeling of belonging. Please join me in this effort.
I am tremendously excited to serve our school community and I cannot wait to begin working with you and getting to know you. Together, we will ensure that BHHS will continue to be an outstanding school for many, many years to come.
Mr. Stroughter. Principal
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.