JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

The Bolles School Board of Trustees on Thursday announced the unanimous selection of Bradley Johnson as the school's interim president and head of school.

"Johnson is the embodiment of the Bolles values," William Lynch, chairman of the board, wrote in a letter. "He attended middle and high school here and brought Bolles' traditions of courage, integrity and compassion to tremendous success in work, family and community life. Johnson also has been committed to our school since his graduation, having been an active Board of Trustees member, parent and fundraiser. We are pleased to have him at the helm, guiding and representing Bolles."

A highly respected local attorney and father of three current Bolles students, Johnson assumes the position immediately. He is a partner in the law firm Taylor, Day, Grimm, Boyd & Johnson, where he has represented employers in litigation and similar proceedings.

"This is the opportunity of a lifetime, and I am deeply humbled and pleased to accept this role," Johnson said. "Bolles is a truly remarkable place, and I am committed to taking it forward with the assistance and ideas of the outstanding faculty, administration, parents, alumni and community."

Johnson will serve Bolles as the board begins its official search for a permanent head of school and will handle the day-to-day management of all four campuses.

Last month, the school parted ways with Brian Johnson after just a year on the job.