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Building on tradition
Roy Alexander recently became head of school at BA
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Roy Alexander - photo by Special
    Roy Alexander said he is determined to not only carry on Bulloch Academy's strong academic tradition, but to build on it.
    The 50-year-old, originally from Bowling Green, Ohio, recently replaced Dr. Brenda Shuman-Riley as head of school at BA. Shuman-Riley now leads the newly-created College of Education at Middle Georgia College in Cochran.
    “We're in a global marketplace now and we want to prepare our students to be successful at that level,” Alexander said. “I'm coming into a great situation, with a top flight faculty and staff and the support of our parents and community.”
    Bulloch Academy begins its 2009-2010 academic year with the first day of school today.
Alexander spent the last seven years at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School in Atlanta. At Mount Vernon, Alexander was an assistant head of school, chair of the Religion and Ethics departments, director of Institutional Advancement, which included the marketing, communications, and admissions offices, and taught the upper school Biblical Studies and Ethics courses.
    He called Bulloch Academy “one of the best kept secrets in private school education.”
    “The commitment to excellence at Bulloch Academy became obvious right away,” Alexander said. “It's a special school that I'm grateful to have the chance to be a part of and hopefully make even better.”
    Alexander spent Thursday greeting students and parents during open house for both the upper and lower schools at BA and cutting the ribbon on the new science labs in between.
Alexander said he became familiar with the Statesboro community when one of his four children began attending Georgia Southern.
    “My wife Shari and I discovered immediately the wonderful place Statesboro is to live and work,” he said. “The community has embraced us and we look forward to being part of Statesboro for a long time.”

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