Leadership
Episcopal School of Nashville is an independent co-educational Pre-K through elementary school, serving students of diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. Valuing the education of the whole child, the school encourages students to engage their minds, bodies and spirits as they grow in confidence and communion with others.
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Leadership

Board of Directors and Advisors

Head of School

Harrison Stuart

Executive Committee Officers

Ketch Secor, Co-Chair

Dr. Ellen Wright, Co-Chair

Seawell Brandau, Secretary

The Rev. Lissa Smith

Richard Westling

Board Members

Ketch Secor, Co-Chair

Dr. Ellen Wright, Co-Chair

Gareth Aden

Dr. Billy Ballard

Carolyn Beckner

Seawell Brandau

The Rev. Rick Britton

Ed Burgess

John Hayes

Joe King

Dr. Gracie Porter

Jay Secor

Brooks Smith

The Rev. Lissa Smith

Harrison Stuart

Richard W. Westling

National Board of Advisors

Rev. Dr. Daniel Heischman

Walter McCoy

Dr. Harvey Sperling

Rev. John Thomas

Bill Koch

Board Members

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Harrison
Stuart

Head of School

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Gareth
Aden

 

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Seawell
Brandau

 

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John
Hayes

 

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Jay
Secor

 

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Richard W.
Westling

 

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Ketch
Secor

Co-Chair

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Dr. Billy
Ballard

 

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The Rev. Rick
Britton

 

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Joe
King

 

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Brooks
Smith

 

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Dr. Ellen
Wright

Co-Chair

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Carolyn
Beckner

 

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Ed
Burgess

 

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Dr. Gracie
Porter

 

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The Rev. Lissa
Smith

 

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National Board of Advisors

Rev. Dr. Daniel Heischman, Executive Director of the National Association of Episcopal Schools and former College Chaplain at Trinity College, Hartford. Personal meetings with the Board in founding stages. Introductions to other national leadership figures. Continues on our internal communications group and visits periodically.

 

Walter McCoy, former Head of School at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal School, Denver. Rendering advice on scholarship models for ESN based on similar underserved area in inner-city Denver.

 

Dr. Harvey Sperling, Educational Consultant, Former Director at University School of Nashville and Head of School at University School of Milwaukee. Early personal consultations on formation and operation of private independent schools. Valuable advice on the local philanthropic scene. Valuable advice on education in an underserved area.

 

Rev. John Thomas, Former Head of School at St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School Currently Head of School at the Frederica Academy, St. Simon’s Island, GA. Rendering continued advice on formation of an Episcopal school in the diocese.

 

William C. Koch, Jr., Dean of the Nashville School of Law and former Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Rendering continued advice on the Episcopal School of Nashville.