Quantcast

TJ Board of Trustees Announces New Head of School - KOAM TV 7

TJ Board of Trustees Announces New Head of School

Updated:
Benjamin Parsons Benjamin Parsons
(From L to R):  Fletcher, Benjamin, Sylvie, Katie (From L to R): Fletcher, Benjamin, Sylvie, Katie
JOPLIN, MISSOURI -

In an announcement to the Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School community Friday, the chair of TJs Board of Trustees announced that the board's comprehensive, nationwide search is complete, and that Benjamin Parsons will be the next Head of School effective for the academic year beginning July 1, 2015.

Parsons, who lives in Barrington, R.I., brings with him nearly 15 years of experience as a teacher, advisor, coach, and senior leadership administrator in independent schools. He currently serves as Executive Director of the Center for Education Innovation (CEI) at Friends Academy in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, where he has led the Friends Academy outreach program for pedagogical improvement and technological professional development for teachers in the New Bedford schools. Prior to his work at CEI, Parsons served 10 years at Falmouth Academy in Falmouth, Massachusetts, a 7th - 12th grade college preparatory school, where he was a member of the administrative team as Dean of Students.

He earned his A.B. (magna cum laude) at Bowdoin College with a double major in French and English, and was a Columbia University Klingenstein Summer Fellow before going on to earn his Masters in Liberal Studies at Dartmouth College. He expects to complete his Ph.D. during 2015 in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.

Ben and his wife Katie have two children, six year old son Fletcher and four year old daughter Sylvie, and we also look forward to welcoming them to Joplin and to the TJ community in the summer.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Youth Volunteer Corps Joplin Impacts Charities in First Summer of Work

    Youth Volunteer Corps Joplin Impacts Charities in First Summer of Work

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:51:14 GMT

     The Youth Volunteer Corps came to Crosslines on commodity day helping the charity efficiently serve more than three hundred people.

    More >>

     The Youth Volunteer Corps came to Crosslines on commodity day helping the charity efficiently serve more than three hundred people.

    More >>
  • Cancer Survivors Receive Special Gifts

    Cancer Survivors Receive Special Gifts

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:17 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:17:34 GMT

    A total of 25 craft kits and 80 blankets were delivered to Freeman thanks to Subaru and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

    More >>

    A total of 25 craft kits and 80 blankets were delivered to Freeman thanks to Subaru and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

    More >>
  • PSU Tuition Increase Approved

    PSU Tuition Increase Approved

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:49:10 GMT
    The Kansas Board of Regents approves Pittsburg State University's proposal to increase tuition for the 2018-19 academic year. With the 2.6% increase, full-time in-state undergraduate students will pay $73 more per semester bringing the total tuition rate to $2,847/semester. Full-time in-state graduate students will see an increase of $84 per semester bringing their total tuition rate to $3,280/semester. PSU says departments across campus are working to tighten spending. Official...More >>
    The Kansas Board of Regents approves Pittsburg State University's proposal to increase tuition for the 2018-19 academic year. With the 2.6% increase, full-time in-state undergraduate students will pay $73 more per semester bringing the total tuition rate to $2,847/semester. Full-time in-state graduate students will see an increase of $84 per semester bringing their total tuition rate to $3,280/semester. PSU says departments across campus are working to tighten spending. Official...More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.