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Reynolds Named Next Head of School

March 4, 2020

Dear members of the Fuqua School Community,

The REF Board of Trustees is excited to announce that Paul “Chance” Reynolds has been named the next Head of School. He will assume the position at the end of the academic year following the departure of outgoing Head John Melton.

Reynolds currently serves as the Assistant Head at Greenfield School, an independent school in Wilson, NC. After a nationwide search process that began last fall, the search committee enthusiastically recommended Reynolds to the Board who then finalized his selection. He will begin working immediately with a team of Fuqua representatives to facilitate a smooth transition into his eventual full-time leadership role.

After Reynold’s on-campus visit, the Board received overwhelmingly positive feedback about him from a wide array of stakeholders, many who cited his familiarity with the goals and challenges of operating an independent school in a rural area. Prior to his position at Greenfield School, Reynolds held additional leadership roles there, and at Stratford Academy in Macon, G.A.-- including positions as Upper School Assistant Principal and Middle School Dean. Additionally, in 2018 Reynolds earned his Ed. S. degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University. According to search committee chair John Gantt, “Reynold’s effectiveness in connecting with the community and commitment to advancing the school’s values and agenda were also important factors in making him the right fit for Fuqua.”

Reynold’s wife, Charlotte, and children, Colton, a rising 6th grader, and Dane, a rising junior, will be joining the Fuqua family with him. Please welcome them when you see them!

Best regards,

The REF Board of Trustees



Paul "Chance" Reynolds