New chief takes helm at Sacramento Country Day School

Lee Thomsen, headmaster
Lee Thomsen, headmaster Sacramento Country Day School

Sacramento Country Day, a private, coeducational college preparatory school, has hired Lee Thomsen as the new head of school, replacing Steve Repsher who retired after 13 years with the school.

Thomsen’s first day of school was July 1. He was hired in March after a nine-month search for Repsher’s replacement.

Laurence Woodward “Lee” Thomsen, 49, obtained his master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard. Most recently, he served as principal of Rowland Hall, a private coeducational college preparatory school in Salt Lake City. Previously he served as associate academic dean at Episcopal High School in Bellaire, Texas.

He and his wife, Julie Checkoway, have two children, one starting college this year and a sixth-grader entering Country Day.

Country Day has 500 students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12.