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LCA Appoints Mr. Timothy Russell as 12th Head of School
Posted 02/15/2013 06:46PM
New Head of School Announced
LCA Appoints Mr. Timothy Russell as 12th Head of School

The LCA Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Timothy Russell as Lexington Christian Academy’s 12th Head of School. Mr. Russell will formally begin his headship role on July 1, 2013, following a transition time on campus with LCA’s Interim Head of School during the month of June. 

This announcement is the culmination of a one-year search process that included the interim appointment of Ms. Christine Metzger for the 2012–2013 academic year. During the continued search for a permanent Head of School, Mr. Russell became a standout among many fine candidates. He was recommended by LCA’s Search Committee, Board, administration, faculty, and staff after a series of strong interviews and informative meetings. 

In making the announcement to the LCA family, Chairman of the Board Mr. Jim Bolton ’72 (P ’06, ’08, ’14) shared, “From my first conversation with Tim Russell last spring to this moment, I have been impressed and inspired by his spiritual maturity and many gifts. He is a highly effective leader with a passion for excellence in Christian education. Both our Head of School Search Committee and our Board of Trustees unanimously supported the decision to hire Mr. Russell as our next Head of School. We look forward with excitement and anticipation to how God will use him as he leads and labors with us to advance our mission to educate young men and women in the arts and sciences in the context of a complete commitment to the historic Christian faith. “
 
Mr. Russell brings a wealth of experience in independent school, university, and church leadership. In addition to serving as Assistant Pastor of Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis, TN, Mr. Russell was most recently Headmaster of Westminster Academy, also in Memphis. During his tenure at Westminster, Mr. Russell significantly advanced enrollment and Development endeavors, streamlined administration operations, and contributed memorably at the Board level. Mr. Russell has also served as President of the Memphis Center for Urban Theological Studies. At Geneva College, Mr. Russell was the Director of Financial Aid, as well as College Chaplain and Director of Church Relations. Mr. Russell is described by colleagues and friends as a gifted speaker, enthusiastic leader with a warm personality and style, a good listener, and a visionary who is passionate for Christ and for education.

A graduate of Geneva College (B.A.) and Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Mr. Russell has completed his Ph.D. coursework in historical theology from Westminster Theological Seminary. He has traveled extensively and has a special interest in American presidential and White House history, Renaissance art history, African-American biography and oral history, and illuminated manuscripts, particularly from 14th-century France. A native of Pennsylvania, Mr. Russell and his wife, Kathe, are looking forward to returning to the Northeast—to Boston and its epicenter of education, of which Lexington Christian Academy is a unique part. 

Mr. Russell shares, “To say that Kathe and I are excited and expectant about our move to Boston and Lexington Christian Academy is certainly an understatement. We have a keen sense of God calling us to serve among you, and what delightfully compelled me to say yes to the Search Committee’s gracious offer is my vision for the continued impact of LCA graduates on our nation and our world. We are thrilled that God has led us to this premier Academy that I’ve known about for 30 years. In many of my travels the name Lexington Christian Academy has come up. It is renowned for its longevity in New England and for its unwavering commitment to excellence in academics as well as to the formation of faith and character. It is with much joy that we anticipate meeting the students, faculty, staff, families, alumni, friends, and surrounding community members.”

ABOUT LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY—Founded in 1946, Lexington Christian Academy (LCA) is Greater Boston’s oldest independent college preparatory Christian school. LCA students represent more than 60 local communities and several countries. Since 2011, LCA has been pleased to offer boarding for regional, national, and international students. LCA’s rigorous college preparatory program equips students to become leaders of intellect and character at the colleges and universities of their choice. Faculty and students contribute a rich diversity of interests and experiences, and together cultivate an environment of stimulating ideas, essential questions, and respectful inquiry. For questions about admission to grades 6–12 for the 2014 academic year, please contact Director of Admission Mr. Brook Berry at 781.862.7850 x152 or at admissions@lca.edu. For more information about Illuminating Lives: The Campaign for Lexington Christian Academy and the opening of The Cross Worship and Performing Arts Center this May, please contact Development Officer Mr. Isaac Milton at 781.862.7850 x129 or at development@lca.edu. 

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