Locations: High School, Middle School, Lower School, PLC
Title: Head of School
Degrees: Princeton University B.S.E. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1987; University of Michigan M.B.A. Management, 2000; Western Governor’s University M.Ed. Learning and Technology, 2015; Boston University Certificate in Professional Fundraising, 2017
Mr. Latta joined the All Saints team on June 15th, 2017.
Bruce began his career at St. Paul’s, an Episcopal School in Maryland, where he taught mathematics, coached three sports and jazz band, served as Class Dean, and was awarded a fellowship at Columbia University’s Teachers College. Later, at John’s Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth, he supervised the development of residential summer programs for gifted Middle School students that currently are held on six college campuses across the country.
His experience in program development and educational research includes work at The Edison Project (now EdisonLearning, Inc.) where he served as Associate Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment and as Vice President of Summer Programs. He became the Vice-President of Policy, Standards, and Instruction Division for The Council of Basic Education in Washington, D.C., and he worked as Director of Research and Content at NCCSR, a national school improvement project housed at George Washington University.
Most recently, he served as Head of Middle School and previously as Head of Upper School at the Out-of-Door Academy (ODA) in Sarasota, Florida. ODA is an independent school, founded in 1924, that serves over 700 students in grades PK-12. Under Bruce’s leadership the Upper School increased student retention rates, SAT scores and AP scores, and grew enrollment in a competitive environment. Because of his success, he was chosen to lead the creation of a stand alone Middle School at ODA.
Bruce’s educational philosophy consists of a mix of the traditional and the innovative. He is a fervent advocate for the liberal arts who believes engineering, design, and entrepreneurship are vital skills that all students need to thrive in our world. Most importantly, Bruce stresses that students need to do more than make good decisions: they need to make the right decisions. He believes that the inclusive and service-oriented nature of an Episcopal education enables all students, of all religions and denominations, to make the right decisions that lead to meaningful, ethical, and purposeful lives.