Randolph School

Head of School

60 Years of Educational Excellence 

We are embarking on an exciting year as Randolph School celebrates its 60th anniversary. As we reach this milestone, I'm reminded that our founders envisioned a school that would challenge young people to reach beyond their potential.

Today, we still honor our founders' vision and continue to develop new and innovative educational approaches that allow us to meet each child where they are in the learning process. We will always be forward-thinking to make sure that we are providing our students with educational experiences that not only prepare them for college, but more importantly, for life. Each day, I'm proud to work alongside educators that are passionate about demonstrating and instilling the values stated in our mission of Seeking Truth, Building Character and Nurturing All.

I'm delighted that you've taken the time to explore Randolph School through our website, but it's nothing compared to the experience in person. We would be honored to have you join us on campus for a tour and witness the joy and excitement of learning in action. I'd also like to extend an invitation to the many concerts, theatrical performances, festivals and athletic events that are open to the community throughout the year. I look forward to meeting you soon.

- Jerry Beckman, Interim Head of School

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About Jerry Beckman

Jerry B. Beckman joined the Randolph School in 2003 as Director of Studies and since 2010 has served as Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs. In this capacity, he is responsible for planning, developing and administering Randolph's K-12 educational program, with direct oversight of each of our four divisions, information services, health services, student records, and faculty growth and development. Prior to Randolph, Mr. Beckman served as Principal of St. Edward School and was a teacher and Chair of the Fine Arts Department at Father Ryan School, both in Nashville.

Mr. Beckman holds a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision and a Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction. He was a 2005 Fellow of the Summer Institute for Independent School Leadership at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. Mr. Beckman and his wife, Tsuya, have two sons who are proud Randolph graduates, Andrew '13 and Thomas '17.  

“Jerry Beckman is known throughout our community for his strengths as an academic leader, mentor, and a man of great character."


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