• Percy Welcome

Head of School

Percy L. Abram, Ph.D., is the ninth head of The Bush School. He was appointed in 2014 following six years as head of Gateway School, which serves 270 students in kindergarten through eighth grade in Santa Cruz, California. Previously, Abram served as upper division director at the Brentwood School in Los Angeles, California, where he had also served as dean of students in the middle division. Abram's career in independent schools began with faculty appointments at Menlo School in Northern California and at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire. 

Dr. Abram serves on the boards of Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS), Annie Wright Schools, and Independent School Data Exchange (INDEX). Dr. Abram also facilitates the NWAIS Leaders of Color program for aspiring leaders of color to explore their leadership visions, opportunities and aspirations within and beyond independent schools.

Education
Ph.D. in sociology of education, Stanford University
M.A. in sociology, Stanford University
M.A. in education, University of California Los Angeles
B.A. in economics, University of California Los Angeles