Dear Park School Community,
I am very pleased to announce that Kenneth (Ken) Rogers will join Park’s administrative team as the Upper Division Head on July 1.
Following an extensive national search, our Upper Division Head Search Committee interviewed a large number of highly competitive candidates via Zoom during this time of physical distancing, and Ken is very excited to be joining the Park community and states, “Every meeting consisted of great conversation and folks who represented the School in such a sincere way. I am grateful that a way was made for me to present myself authentically, as well. The big bonus was not having to wear my uncomfortable ‘interview shoes.’”
Ken will bring his deep knowledge and affection for adolescents to Park’s Upper Division. “Middle school is a place where students can still be playful while beginning to answer questions around who they want to become in this world. It is a tremendous time to recognize and develop identity and potential while building the habits and attitudes necessary to be future-ready learners.” Ken speaks from experience: for the past six years, he has served as Middle School Principal at Charlotte Christian School in North Carolina. Prior to his time at Charlotte Christian, Ken was the Head of Middle School at Germantown Academy (Pennsylvania), Middle School Division Head at The Wellington School (Ohio), and Middle School Dean of Students at Friends School of Baltimore. Ken is an accomplished speaker and presenter and has worked with schools and associations across the country. Ken has a Master of Science degree in clinical community counseling from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Berea College.
Ken and his wife, Sandra, are excited to begin the transition from North Carolina to Massachusetts with their 14-year-old daughter, Sierra. Ken shared that he is a motorcyclist and an accomplished quilter, stained glass craftsman, and watercolor artist.
Having worked in middle schools throughout his career, Ken has become increasingly interested in the unique role that PreK to Grade 8 schools play. He explains that “Park, in particular, presented itself as a healthy independent school with mission concerns precisely aligned with concerns of my own—academic excellence, social-emotional learning, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. I look forward to bringing my experience and care in partnership with the committed team at Park.”
We are very fortunate to welcome Ken to Park and will be sharing opportunities to connect with him and to welcome him to our community.
Head of School