Lipscomb Academy names new head of school

Texas-based LU grad to begin tenure in July

Texas-based veteran school administrator Greg J. Glenn has been appointed Lipscomb Academy head of school, President L. Randolph Lowry has announced.

Glenn (pictured), whose appointment will become effective in July, will succeed Michael P. Hammond, who announced earlier this year that he would return to the classroom at Lipscomb University in May.

A Lipscomb University graduate and one-time Brentwood Academy faculty member, Glenn is the head of school at Westbury Christian School in Houston, a position he has held since 2007. Previously, he served the school as a faculty member, athletic director and varsity boys’ basketball coach for 14 years.

During his tenure as head of school at the private college-preparatory K3 through 12 institution, Glenn has overseen a record enrollment and launched a $12 million capital campaign.

Lipscomb Academy, which is the only university-run secondary school in the greater Nashville area, sees its governance falls under the board of Lipscomb University and its senior leadership.

“As the largest private preK-12 institution in Middle Tennessee, Lipscomb Academy has had a profound impact on generations of students for more than 120 years,” Lowry said in a release. “Greg Glenn brings unique expertise that will be able to build on this strong foundation as well as a fresh perspective that will help Lipscomb Academy continue to make a profound difference in the lives of future generations.”

As head of school, Glenn will lead an academy leadership team that includes the elementary, middle and high school principals as well as other administrative personnel, according to Candice McQueen, senior vice president and dean of Lipscomb University’s College of Education.

“[Glenn’s] leadership of the Lipscomb Academy leadership team will not only continue to make our school a place that offers quality academics and Christian education, but will seek to strengthen the connection to Lipscomb University and other resources in the community that will enhance the education of its students,” said McQueen, who led a national search to find a replacement for Hammond.

A Miami native, Glenn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in math education from Lipscomb, where he was a member of the 1986 NAIA national champion Bison basketball team. He also holds a Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction from Houston Baptist University.

“Lipscomb Academy is known as a welcoming school that has a proven track record of preparing its students well for college and beyond with an academic program that infuses faith as central throughout all disciplines and in student life,” Glenn said. “The mission and witness of a Christian institution like Lipscomb Academy are more important than ever. I look forward to joining a leadership team that is committed to fully preparing future generations to be a blessing to the world.”