After a national search, Fort Bend Christian Academy has named Joel Hazard as the Head of Upper School.
Hazard has served in various private school roles including teacher, coach and administrator. While at Mount Paran Christian School in Georgia, he earned positions including Director of Student Life and Diversity, Dean of Students, and, most recently, Assistant Head of High School and Diversity Advisor.
“Mr. Hazard will be an influential leader as he serves in this critical administrative position at FBCA,” Joshua Gettys, Head of School said. “His combination of professional and personal attributes will prove to be both highly effective and successful for our upper school faculty, staff, students and families.”
Hazard participated on accreditation teams for the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and has presented at Georgia Independent School Association (GISA), Council for Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA) and Kennesaw State University (KSU) conferences and symposiums. Hazard co-founded the CESA Christian Schools Diversity Symposium with professional colleagues from Prestonwood Christian Academy and Grace Community Schools in Texas.
“I will strive to create a complete environment for any kid to thrive, a place where people can be spiritually, academically and personally vulnerable,” Hazard said. “I want to create an environment so complete that no one wants to leave, but a calling so strong that no one can stay.”
Hazard completed his undergraduate degree from Boston College, where he also played collegiate football. He obtained his Master of Education and Educational Specialist degrees in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University in Georgia. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Education degree in Educational Leadership.
Joel, his wife and their four children are excited to join the FBCA family.