Jake Rodgers, Head of School
Mr. Rodgers holds an M.Ed. in Independent School Leadership from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, where he was awarded the Peabody Honors Scholarship. He also holds an M.A. in Humanities from the University of Dallas.
Jake began his career in private and independent school education as a high school English teacher and basketball coach. Since then, he has served in a variety of roles in independent and private schools including dean, marketing specialist, assistant principal, and most recently, as the principal of a large preschool through 8th grade Catholic school, where he led major strategic planning and capital projects. He is a fellow of the University of Notre Dame’s Reform Leaders Summit, is a member of the 2021 cohort of Leadership Forsyth, and has been recognized for his work by the Knoxville News Sentinel as a Top 40 Under 40 honoree.
In his free time, Jake enjoys reading, fly-fishing, and running. He is married to his college sweetheart, Rachel. They are the proud parents of Catherine Clare (Cate) and John Joseph (JJ).