Letter from Tim Sawyer: Chairman, Board of Trustees

See Press Release:
Clarksville Academy’s Drew to Depart for Ft. Bragg »

Dear Clarksville Academy Family,

It is with great sadness that I share Dr. Kay Drew, Clarksville Academy Head of School, has decided to transition at the end of this school year from her position as Head of School to join her husband, Brig. General Tom Drew, as he takes command at his next assignment. As you all know, Kay holds her family close at heart and due to Tom’s military career, the past years have been ones of separation and travel as they both maintained their own careers, often times in separate locations.  So while we are sad to see her go, we are happy that she will be joining Tom to support him in his assignment and continued service to our country.

As Chairman of the Board and a parent at Clarksville Academy, I express my sincere appreciation to Kay for her many outstanding contributions and accomplishments during her tenure at CA.  She has played a pivotal and critical role in the development and success of our school.  Her commitment to the faculty and staff and Board of Trustees, an unending passion for our children’s education and a desire to strive for excellence in every aspect of the school’s operation is contagious and will be missed.

There is a long list of successes attributed to Kay and our press release provides just a small sampling of her many accomplishments over the years.  There is no doubt you will agree that we are much better positioned for a bright and successful future because of her outstanding leadership and long list of accomplishments.  I have no doubt that Kay will always take opportunities in the future to stay involved in education and pave the way for children from all walks of life.

Kay has agreed to remain committed to assisting the board of trustees in making a smooth transition to the eventual hiring of a new Head of School through the end of July and then offer her assistance in a consulting role.  This is not an overnight process.  Please know that as your board of trustees, we are fully committed to finding the right person that will follow in Kay’s legacy. A search committee will be formed in addition to the possible hiring of outside consultants to guide us through this all-important process.

I hope you will join me in wishing Kay the best of luck in all future endeavors, but equally important, thank her for all she has done at Clarksville Academy.  We are so much better because of Kay Drew.


Tim Sawyer
Chairman, Board of Trustees


Press Release: Clarksville Academy’s Drew to Depart for Ft. Bragg »

Accomplishments Under Dr. Kay Drew’s Leadership »

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