Fort Worth Academy announced Shannon Elders as the academic institution’s new head of school to lead the academy into its 35th school year after a nationwide search, according to a news release.
“After admiring Fort Worth Academy’s stellar national reputation, it is a true honor to lead this exceptional academic institution into its 35th school year,” stated Shannon Elders, head of school at Fort Worth Academy. “When evaluating the next steps for my career, I also took into careful consideration where my two children would be getting their primary education foundation.”
Elders joins the Academy after 15 years at Currey Ingram Academy in Brentwood, Tennessee, where she was most recently the upper school division head and the previous upper school assistant division head, the release says.
Trained at Harvard Business School, Elders also holds a master of science from the University of Central Arkansas and a bachelor of arts from Harding University, according to the release.
Elders and her husband, Skip, have two children at the Academy – a son, Tommy, in the eighth grade and a daughter, Kennedy, in the sixth grade.
“As a parent, I applaud the Academy’s decade’s long commitment to small class size in an environment which removes the fear of failure, rewards intellectual risk-taking and encourages the pursuit of personal excellence,” continued Elders. “As an administrator, I look forward to helping the students of Fort Worth Academy grow and thrive.”