Texas A&M Graduate Selected as New Head of School at Allen Academy

By: Allen Academy Press Release
By: Allen Academy Press Release

BRYAN Allen Academy's Board of Trustees today announced the appointment of Dr. Matthew Rush as the next Head of School, effective July 1, 2014.

He will become one of the youngest Heads of School in the school's 126-year history.

"Matt's Energy, talents, and record of inspiring leadership at independent schools make him the perfect fit as Allen Academy's next Head of School," said Board of Trustees Chairman Don Prescott. "Matt's appointment will be the start of an new era for us as we build upon the positive momentum established by current interim Head of School, Mr. John O'Connell, and the standards of excellence to which our faculty hold Allen students. Please join us in this auspicious beginning of the next exciting 125 years of Allen Academy."

For the past five years, Dr. Rush has served as Assistant Head of School and Head of Middle School at Cannon School in Concord, North Carolina. He previously served as Head of Middle School at Harding Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. He began his career as middle school English teacher at the Greenhill School, an ISAS-accredited JrK - 12 school near Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Rush, who also graduated from the Greenhill School, is both a product and advocate of the independent school model. He has a Bachelors of Arts in English/French from Texas A&M University, a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Columbia University (Klingenstein Program - Private School Leadership) and a Doctorate in Education in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Organization from Vanderbuilt University.

Dr. Rush's acceptance letter, resume, individual photo, and family photo are available upon request.

For more information, visit allenacademy.org.

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