Dr. Raymond holds a BA in Economics from Princeton University and an MBA from Columbia University. He spent most of his business career in corporate commercial banking working for banks in New York City and London, England. He eventually returned to Columbia University, this time Teachers College, earning a doctorate in Educational Administration. During that period and subsequently he has worked for a number of independent schools. His most recent position was with a secondary school in Raleigh, NC. While there, he had primary responsibility for the school’s successful accreditation efforts and served as Head of the Upper School.
On moving to Bonita Springs in the Spring of 2017, he became aware of Grace Classical Academy. As his prior school in Raleigh is a Christian school that follows the Classical model of education, GCA was a natural fit. He joined GCA’s Board the following Fall. Dr. Raymond is married with two grown children and three grandchildren. He and his wife, Gillian, enjoy running, hiking, tennis, and golf. They attend First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs.