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 has been Principal of Bloomfield Hills High School since it opened in 2015. Prior to this, Mr. Hollerith served a Principal of Lahser High School for 8 years.
Mr. Hollerith earned a Bachelor's degree in History and Master of Arts in Teaching from Beloit College, and completed a Certificate of Advanced Studies from National Louis University in Educational Administration in 2000.
Mr. Hollerith led the successful planning, development and implementation of the current high school design and programming, including the development of the high school cornerstones, representing the mission and vision. Mr. Hollerith also led the successful implementation of both the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). Mr. Hollerith's efforts additionally include the addition of the S.T.E.M. program, development of the Advisory period, creation of the Capstone Internship course, and implementation of learning communities.
Mr. Hollerith's professional work includes 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.
Born and raised in New York City, Mr. Hollerith taught social studies and coached soccer at Hononegah High School in Rockton, Illinois from 1986 until 1999. Mr. Hollerith served as Assistant Principal at Hononegah High School for one year from 1999-2000. In 2000, Mr. Hollerith became Associate Principal for Curriculum and Instruction at Harlem High School in Machesney Park, Illinois. In 2003, Mr. Hollerith was named Principal at Harlem and served two years before coming to Bloomfield Hills in 2005.
Mr. Hollerith currently serves on the Michigan Department of Education Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) and on the executive committee of the Oakland Activities Association Board of Directors, and formerly as the Region 12 (Oakland County) representative for the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals.
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.