Don Sasso is a native of Connecticut and he relocated to Atlanta 25 years ago. His educational background includes a B.A. from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts with a double major in History and Spanish, an M.A. in Educational Administration from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, and a 6th Year Degree in Educational Administration from The University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut.
Mr. Sasso has over 44 years of experience working in education in a variety of settings in Connecticut, in Spain, and here in Atlanta. He joined Cumberland as principal in 2011 and retired from that position in 2017. He will serve on the Cumberland Advisory Board following his retirement. During his career, he has been a high school and elementary school teacher, a coach, and a high school and elementary school Principal. He served as Principal of St. Pius X Catholic High School in Atlanta for 9 years and Principal of Sophia Academy, an elementary school for special needs students in Atlanta, for 4 ½ years. He has been a Central Office Administrator for the Catholic school system in Atlanta and he has been the Head of the Middle and Upper School at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School in Atlanta. Mr. Sasso has been active in professional organizations. He is a past-President of the Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS) and a past-Secretary of the Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA).
Mr. Sasso has been married to his wife Janice for 46 years. She has an extensive background in school finance and joined Cumberland as Director of Finance in 2015. They are the proud parents of two adult children and a Great Dane named Blue!