Lee Thomsen
Head of School


Lee earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard University and a master’s in liberal arts from Johns Hopkins University. Over his 25-year career, Lee has worked  as an administrator and teacher at independent schools in Utah, Texas, Georgia and Maryland. He began his tenure at Country Day as Head of School in July 2016.

Lee is married to Julie Checkoway, author of The Three-Year Swim Club. They live in Arden Park and have two daughters, Abigail, a sophomore at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, and Sophia in the Country Day class of 2023. They recently added a mini schnauzer, Tashi, to the family.