Dr. James B. Stockdale II
James B. Stockdale II worked for 40 years in public and independent schools as a teacher, counselor, coach, and administrator. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and received his Ph.D. from Auburn University. Stockdale has served as headmaster at The Latin School of Chicago and Lawrence Country Day School in New York. At the request of the Department of Education, he spent six years as a Distinguished Educator in schools requiring "corrective action." He retired as a public school superintendent in 2012.
Stockdale spent three months with his father, Vice-Admiral James B. Stockdale, immediately following his return from imprisonment in Vietnam. Stockdale served as his father's aide-de-camp, driver, and editor during the "debrief days." In the years that followed he continued this work as speechwriter and editor. During and since his career in education, Stockdale has written and worked in the areas of politics, psychology, leadership facilitation, and military families. He and his wife Marina have been married for 38 years. They live in Beaver, Pennsylvania, where Marina teaches English, history, theatre, and gifted education and supervises college placement. Their daughter, Elizabeth, is Director of Student Life at the Emery-Weiner School in Houston. Their son, Bond, is Chief Operating Officer of Capital Lending and Finance in Pittsburgh.