The Rosarian Academy recently announced the appointment of Terry Kent as the new director of its Lower School commencing in the 2015-16 academic year. Kent will take the place of Linda Linsin, who is retiring at the end of this school year after serving Rosarian for the last 14 years.
Kent joins Rosarian from Riverside Presbyterian Day School in Jacksonville, Fla. For more than 30 years, Kent has served as an elementary school teacher, summer camp director, division head and curriculum director.
“As a visionary leader, Ms. Kent comes to Rosarian as an experienced and innovative division leader and director of curriculum, who is committed to the importance of compassionate parent-teacher relationships and the pursuit of understanding students and how they learn,” Interim Head of School Nori Madrigal said.
Kent holds an undergraduate degree in liberal studies, a master’s of education degree in curriculum and instruction, and an education specialist degree in educational leadership.
Gifted endorsed, Kent has researched and explored curricular enhancements related to gifted education which will enhance and strengthen each academic area of the school.
“Ms. Kent’s love for education, passion for lifelong learning, and pursuit of understanding students and how they learn make her a perfect fit for the next director of the Lower School. I cannot imagine a better choice to fill the shoes of Mrs. Linsin,” wrote Madrigal in the letter sent to parents and faculty announcing Kent’s appointment on March 31.
The search for a new Lower School director began in January when Linsin announced her retirement after 22 years as an educator. This decision ends an extensive national search process that included a pool of highly qualified educational leaders interviewed by administrators, a committee of faculty and parents.