Jarryd Boster Photo By Danielle Violet
BOSTER APPOINTED J. FRANK WHITE ACADEMY PRINCIPAL
July 16, 2010 - Harrogate, Tennessee — Dr. David Hand, dean of the Carter and Moyers School of Education, announced the hiring of Jarryd Boster as principal of the J. Frank White Academy (JFWA) on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University (LMU). Boster fills the vacancy left when Dr. Sylvia Lynch moved to a faculty position within the Carter and Moyers School of Education.
Boster takes the lead at JFWA following a teaching career at Simons Middle School in Flemingsburg, Ky. He taught visual arts and reading. Boster also played an active role in Fleming County Schools athletics, serving as assistant coach of the varsity football team and head coach of the freshman/junior varsity team.
“I am excited to welcome Jarryd Boster to the J. Frank White Academy,” Hand said. “He has demonstrated a strong knowledge base in academics, curriculum, instruction and school improvement. He is also familiar with standard based assessment and has worked with Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation, which will be vital as the JFWA prepares for a continuing SACS accreditation visit.”
A native of Middlesboro, Ky., Boster is very familiar with both the region and JFWA. He earned a bachelor of arts in art from Morehead State University. In 2009, Boster completed a master of arts in school administration from his alma mater. While completing his undergraduate degree, he worked with the Upward Bound program at Morehead State.
“I feel very privileged to be able to provide my services to the J. Frank White Academy and Lincoln Memorial University. I fully intend on continuing the tradition of providing the best possible educational experiences for our students,” Boster said. “With the current growth of LMU as well as the ample community resources made available to us, I feel the J. Frank White Academy is poised for similar growth not only in enrollment but in further developing academics and providing extra-curricular opportunities for our students. After meeting my faculty as well as many members of the university faculty and administration, I have the utmost confidence we will be successful in reaching the goals we have set forth and realizing our vision.”
Boster joins JFWA and the Carter and Moyers School of Education as it continues to grow. In the last four years, the Academy’s enrollment has increased by over 35% and the retention rate has remained steady at 98%. The college preparatory school recently experienced a successful Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) five-year reaffirmation review and implemented a new creative writing program. Boster will work closely with Dean Hand and the entire Carter and Moyers School of Education administration to assess and evaluate JFWA curriculum, policies and procedures as the school continues to grow.
The J. Frank White Academy is a private coeducational college preparatory school located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University and serves students grades 5-12 from Claiborne, Union, Campbell and Hancock counties in Tennessee; Bell County, Kentucky; and Lee County, Virginia. For more information contact the Academy Office at 869-6234 or visit www.lmunet.edu/academy.
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