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Leadership

A Letter from the Head of School

Welcome to Ensworth!

One of the first things you will notice at Ensworth is that our school is a joyful place. Whether you are walking our halls, having a meal around a table, watching a class discussion, or attending an event after school, you will find students and faculty who greet you warmly and who welcome you into our school, one that is characterized both by its pursuit of excellence and its inclusive culture.

Our vision statement describes “a school where a deep sense of community and belonging pervades all aspects of school life, where all members participate in a broad array of diverse activities both in and out of the classroom, and where collaboration, integration, and tradition thrive.” Ensworth lives into this vision. Our dynamic faculty and staff develop the whole child through robust academic, artistic, and athletic offerings in a community built upon strong relationships and partnerships with families. Our skills-based pedagogy and commitment to discussion and collaboration in the classroom produce confident students who communicate well, both as active listeners and as articulate contributors. 

“Our people are the heart of our school, and the relationships formed here provide the foundation for excellence inside and outside the classroom.”

Ensworth is a place for students to grow in their abilities and pursue their passions, as they are empowered to be involved in all aspects of community life and lead our school. Our artistic, athletic, and co-curricular programs are some of the finest in the region, and our students benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and talented and committed teachers, coaches, and staff. Our people are the heart of our school, and the relationships formed here provide the foundation for excellence inside and outside the classroom.
 
After exploring our website, I hope you will find time to schedule a visit to our campuses and see Ensworth in action. We are a dynamic, active place, and I am confident you will leave your visit invigorated and excited about what Ensworth can offer your family.
 
We look forward to welcoming you.  

Prentice Stabler
Head of School

 

Board of Trustees

Executive Committee

Brock Kidd, President
Jim Bowen, Vice-President
Alex Ryerson, Treasurer
Gerard Bullock, Secretary 
John Jacobson, Counsel

Inman Trustees

Bruce Moore
Rob McCabe
Jennifer Frist

Trustees

Kathryn Brown
Daphne Butler
Raja Clark
Julie Dretler
Shervin Eftekhari 
Amanda Farnsworth
Harrison Frist 
Frank Gordon
Kailey Hand
Emily Kurtz
Deb McDermott
Don Orr
Tree Paine
Neal Patel
Yvonne Ralsky
Rebecca Shah
Louis Upkins
Stephaine Walker 

Ex officios

Prentice Stabler, Head of School
Roochita Mathur, President, Ensworth Parent Association
Stephanie Gounder, President-Elect, Ensworth Parent Association
Whitney Kalb, President, Ensworth Alumni Council
Margaret Anne Byerly,  Chair, National Advisory Council

Leadership Team

Rebekah Armstrong

Rebekah Armstrong

Director of Enrollment Management
Heather Caponi

Heather Caponi

Associate Head of School
Angela Claxton

Angela Claxton

Director of Marketing and Communications
Nowell Hesse

Nowell Hesse

Head of High School
Doug Magee

Doug Magee

Head of Middle School
Jason Maxwell

Jason Maxwell

Director of Athletics; Head Baseball Coach-HS
Bobby Mirzaie

Bobby Mirzaie

Director of Curriculum & Instruction; Head Boys Cross Country Coach-HS
Beth Pollard

Beth Pollard

CFO
Prentice Stabler

Prentice Stabler

Head of School
David Whitfield

David Whitfield

Director of Community Engagement and Inclusion; English, History and Seminar Teacher-HS

Leadership

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Prentice Stabler