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Kevin Plummer Head of School

Welcome to Tampa Preparatory School

Welcome to Tampa Preparatory School, home of the Terrapins. It is an honor and pleasure to lead this dynamic and vibrant community of students, faculty and families. At any point in time, we are both enjoying our present and preparing for the future.

Tampa Prep is a major metropolitan college preparatory school in the heart of downtown Tampa and the only grades 6-12 school in Tampa. The pace of learning on this campus is mirrored in the growth of our fine city. We are known for our cutting-edge learning environments and innovative faculty, both of which stimulate the young minds that will lead us tomorrow.

As a place to think, create, be yourself, aspire to excellence and go beyond, our students find many ways to grow academically and personally within our halls. And with 17 sports offered and more than 65 clubs and activities, there are countless ways for students to cultivate friendships, pursue passions and have fun doing it!

I am delighted that your family is considering Tampa Preparatory School. When you meet our students and faculty you will see how diverse they are in culture and interests, which means here you will definitely find your place and your “tribe.”

We are more than just a college preparatory school, we are a preparation for life with a higher purpose than self. I look forward to seeing you at our school!

Go Prep!

Kevin M. Plummer, Head of School

About Kevin M. Plummer

Kevin became the seventh Head of Tampa Preparatory School in July 2007. Kevin’s roots dive deeply into the Tampa Bay community as a member of the Executive Advisory Council for MUMA College of Business at USF as well as Immediate past Chairman for the Tampa Downtown Partnership.  He also proudly serves on the following Boards:

  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • National Endowment for Financial Education
  • WEDU
  • Friends of the Riverwalk
  • Tampa Theatre
  • Straz Center for the Performing Arts
  • Tampa Downtown Partnership Executive Steering Committee

Kevin is a member of Bay Area Association of Independent Schools (President from 2009 – 2010), a regular presenter for the Florida Council of Independent Schools as well as the National Association of Independent Schools.  Past appointments include the Board of the Enrollment Management Association from 2008 – 2018 (President from 2016 – 2018), the Creative Tampa Bay Board and the George Steinbrenner Boys & Girls Club.  One of his proudest accomplishments was overseeing a six-year educational space renovation at Tampa Prep with local architects Holmes Hepner and Associates and iConstructors, turning approximately 65K square feet of space into Active Learning Environments.

He is a 1989 graduate of Colby College, where he was named a Lacrosse All-American.  Kevin was awarded the highly competitive and prestigious Klingenstein Fellowship at the Teachers College of Columbia University, where he received a Master of Education Administration in 1999. Kevin and Jennifer have a daughter, Galen Grace (’26).


The best way to experience Tampa Preparatory School is to visit our campus and meet our students and faculty. Or come see what we’re all about at one of our upcoming admission events. We’re excited to meet you!

Vision 2025, a Strategic Plan for Tampa Prep.

This plan continues our tradition of reflection, assessment and planning to develop thoughtful and bold initiatives to guide our institution forward and into the future.