On April 1, 2021, after ten years of serving Ensworth, David Braemer announced that he will be leaving Ensworth following the end of the 2021-22 school year. Learn more about the Head of School search process here.
A Letter from David Braemer, Head of School
Welcome to Ensworth.
Ensworth is a coeducational school where students in kindergarten through twelfth grades are nurtured and respected as individuals, challenged to become life-long learners, and inspired to be active contributors to any community of which they are a part.
This is clearly the case at Ensworth. Whether it is through our challenging curriculum, our diverse fine arts offerings or our robust athletic program, students and teachers engage in a learning process that is second to none.
At the heart of every great school is an exceptional faculty committed to guiding students as they explore their potential in a broad range of contexts.
By virtue of being an independent school, Ensworth has the freedom to provide a curriculum based on current best practices in education and to assess student performance in authentic, meaningful ways, which prepares our students exceptionally well for success in college and beyond.
Associate Head of School; Director of Athletics; Head Boys Basketball Coach-HS
Samford University Lipscomb University - B.A. Tennessee State University - M.A.
Dr. Sarah Buchanan
Associate Head of School; Director of Enrollment Management
Vanderbilt University - B.A. Vanderbilt University - M.A. Vanderbilt University - Ed.D.
Head of Lower School
Colby College - B.A. University of San Diego - M.Ed.
Head of Middle School
Hamilton College - B.A. Dartmouth College - M.A.L.S. Syracuse University - M.B.A.
Head of High School
University of Georgia - B.S. Vanderbilt University - M.Ed.
Director of Technology
Tennessee Technological University - B.S.
Director of Institutional Advancement
Lynchburg College - B.A.
Director of Finance and Operations
University of Central Arkansas - B.B.A. University of Arkansas - M.Acc.
Dr. Bobby Mirzaie
Director of Curriculum & Instruction; History Teacher-HS; Head Boys Cross Country Coach-HS
University of Oklahoma - B.A. Arizona State University - M.L.S. Northeastern University - Ed.D.
Director of Community Engagement and Inclusion; English, History and Seminar Teacher-HS
Tennessee State University - B.A. University of Chicago - M.A. Vanderbilt University - M.L.A.S.
Board of Trustees
Will Morrow, President Jennifer Frist, Vice-President Jim Bowen, Secretary Bruce Crosby, Treasurer John Jacobson, Counsel Bruce Moore, Special Advisor
Stuart Brunson Gerard Bullock
Beth Courtney Amanda Farnsworth
Neal Patel Yvonne Ralsky
T.J. Wilt, Ex officio - Past Board Chair David Braemer, Ex officio - Head of School Elizabeth Gerken, Ex officio - President, Ensworth Parent Association Kirsten Crosby, Ex officio - President-Elect, Ensworth Parent Association Anna Russell Kelly Friedman, Ex officio - President, Ensworth Alumni Council