The Board of Trustees of Jackson Academy announced Thursday that W. Palmer Kennedy has been named the next Head of School. He will join JA in July of 2021.
Kennedy’s 36-year career as an independent school educator encompasses roles as headmaster of Advent Episcopal School in Birmingham and St. Luke’s Episcopal School in Mobile, and as Director of Upper School at St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, in addition to administrative, athletic director, and teaching roles at St. Paul’s.
He holds a Master of Arts in history from the University of South Alabama and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Mobile. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in economics and history from the University of South Alabama and completed the British Studies Program at the London School of Economics.