Ken Wempe will be joining Park Tudor as Director of the Middle School, effective July 1, 2018.
Ken has more than 25 years of experience working in independent schools. Most recently, he spent eight years as Head of the Middle School at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, Tennessee. During his time there, Ken led many successful initiatives, including launching a Writers Workshop, Singapore Math, Facing History, and wellness program. He also developed a Middle School community service program, revised and improved the Advisory Program, co-authored a K-12 Crisis Management plan, and served on the authoring committees to develop Battle Ground's Portrait of a Graduate and the school's new mission statement. Ken chaired the Middle School Admissions Committee, and served as Middle School Cross Country Assistant Coach.
Prior to joining Battle Ground Academy, Ken spent 12 years at the Darlington School in Rome, Georgia. At Darlington, Ken served as Dean of Students for the Middle School, taught 8th grade English, and was Head Coach of boys and girls cross country and track & field for students in grades 6-12. He earned a Master of Education degree in Administration from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Kenyon College.
Ken's wife, Elizabeth, is a Family Nurse Practitioner. Their daughter, Clara, will graduate from Battle Ground Academy this spring and their son, Henry, will be joining Park Tudor next year as a member of the class of 2021.
We will look for opportunities to begin introducing Ken to the PT community prior to July 1. We are thrilled to welcome such a seasoned professional to the Middle School; thank you to all who took the time to be part of this important process.