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NSU University School Welcomes New Directors

NSU University School is proud and excited to welcome three new distinguished directors. The new Upper School, Lower School, and Instructional Technology Directors are bringing their enthusiasm and passion for education to continue to enhance the innovative academic programs at NSU University School.

Matthew Laliberte, Ph.D., NSU University School’s new Upper School Director, served as interim Head of the Upper School for two years at Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton. He was previously the Dean of Studies, IB coordinator, and IB Language teacher. Prior to his seven years at Saint Andrew’s, Dr. Laliberte was an Associate Dean of Faculty at the Hillside School in Massachusetts. He has also served as an Instructional Technology Integration Specialist at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the Gulliver Schools. Dr. Laliberte holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College, a M.S. in Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation from Syracuse University, and a B.A. in English Teaching from the University of New Hampshire.

Matthew Laliberte, Ph.D., Upper School Director

Donna Tobey, M.S., Ed.S., new Lower School Director for NSU University School, was the Head of the Lower School at Palm Beach Day Academy for 12 years and before that a principal and teacher at the Gulliver Schools in Coral Gables.  While at Palm Beach Day Academy, Ms. Tobey implemented ideas from Harvard’s Project Zero to design a “Culture of Thinking.”  She also was able to build nationally recognized partnerships with museums, authors, and other educational programs that created innovative opportunities for all students. Ms. Tobey is a progressive educator who is well-versed in the latest educational trends.  She has served as Vice President of the Florida Kindergarten Council and as a leader in the Florida Council of Independent Schools. She holds a M.S. in Elementary Education from Nova Southeastern University, an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, and a B.A. in Communication Arts & Sciences, Minor in Secondary Education, from Bridgewater State University.

Donna Tobey, M.S., Ed.S., Lower School Director

Leslie Bofill, Ph.D., NSU University School’s new Director of Instructional Technology, is an experienced educator whose professional passions stem from the intersection of technology and education. Dr. Bofill has extensive experience in Canvas having lead the implementation of this system at the FIU Medical School where she was also responsible for researching, evaluating, and implementing educational technologies for use in the classroom and in the online learning environment. She provided training to faculty, staff, and students on a variety of topics in support of the instructional technology systems at the school. Dr. Bofill holds a Master’s degree in Linguistics from Florida International University and a Master’s degree in Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University. She completed her Ph.D. in Computing Technology in Education at Nova Southeastern University in 2016.

Leslie Bofill, Ph.D., Director of Instructional Technology

“We are thrilled to have such accomplished educators who are continuing to enrich our programs and bring extraordinary leadership to the entire NSU University School community,” said William Kopas, Ed.D., Head of School at NSU University School. “Their expertise and energy will greatly benefit all of our students, parents, faculty, and staff as they help guide us into a very bright future.”