Head of School, James Milford

  • In the summer of 2014, James Milford became the fourth Head of School at Maclay, a coeducational college preparatory day school enrolling 1000 students in Tallahassee, Florida. He James Milford brought a variety of bro ad experience in all aspects of independent schools as a teacher, parent, and administrator. Before joining Maclay School, Mr. Milford had a long tenure at Darlington School, a day and boarding school in Rome, Georgia. He joined Darlington as a Head of House and Admission officer. During his time at Darlington, he led the residential program, was the director of student life in the Upper School, a teacher in the Upper School, and served as Associate Headmaster overseeing admissions, financial aid, and communications.

    Mr. Milford has worked in numerous areas of independent school life, including admission, retention, and communications, expanding the scope and reach of how the school connects and partners with parents. His work focuses on the cultural stability and the resulting health of the school. His passion revolves around empowering faculty, staff, and students to reach their highest potential. He states, "Good people want to get better, and it is my goal to make sure the culture of the school supports this for all members of the school community--faculty, staff, parents, and students."

    Mr. Milford received his Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from the Campbell School of Business at Berry College and his Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Shorter University. 

    He and his wife Angie, a youth and adult triathlon coach, have three sons: Clayburn (19), Kennan (17) and James David (15).  The Milford family lives in Northeast Tallahassee and spends their free time training, racing, making memories with the boys, and entertaining friends. Though you may find Mr. Milford in his office or around campus, it is not uncommon to see him leading cheers at pep rallies, on the Junior Ski Trip and Sophomore Safari, or wearing one of his many "colorful" suits.  Be sure to follow the hashtag #manyfacesofmrmilford on Instagram!