James "J.J." Cromer » About J.J.

About J.J.


Birmingham, Michigan (but not since 1986!)


  • B.A., Columbia
  • M.A., St. John's College

My primary roles at White Mountain:

Teaching History, coaching boys' soccer, advising, Burroughs dorm team.

Why White Mountain?

We wanted to small, innovative boarding school environment for us and our children.

What influenced your passion for teaching?

I'm always learning.

What excites you the most about teaching at WMS?

The innovative, caring energy.

When not in the classroom I can be found:

Hanging out with my family and my dog.

Favorite place on campus?

The Lovejoy Chapel.

Favorite season?


What I want to be when I grow up:


Not many people know that:

I enjoy writing poetry and song lyrics; I wrote the libretto to a children's opera.