FDA names Page as new Headmaster

Published 12:00 pm Friday, January 4, 2019

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Fort Dale Academy Headmaster David Brantley decided that the 2018-19 school year would be his last after 20 years. His decision was made last summer before the school year began.

Following the announcement of his retirement, the FDA Board of Directors began searching for the school’s new Headmaster. The Board made its decision earlier in December, and effective June 1, Kurt Page will take over for Brantley.

Page is currently a teacher and football coach in Franklin, Tenn. He has decades of experience in education and athletic leadership in public and private schools.

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Page received his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University where he was named an All-SEC quarterback. Page would go on to earn his master’s degree in education from Texas A&M University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Education Leadership.

Chad Edwards is the chairman of the FDA Board of Directors. He is excited to have Page join FDA.

“We will certainly miss Mr. Brantley, but we’re also excited about this announcement,” he said. “Our school is blessed with a strong family commitment, dedicated staff and years of steady and strong leadership from our administration. I am proud to be a part of this community, and we know Kurt Page will do great things here to inspire our future.”

Warren Matthews is the former FDA Board of Directors Chairman. He recently reflected on Brantley’s time as the FDA Headmaster.

“For many years, Mr. Brantley has been the face, heart and soul of Fort Dale Academy,” he said. “His dedication has been appreciated. He will most certainly be missed, but will always be a member of the Fort Dale family.”

Brantley will work to assist in the transition before his retirement begins next summer.

“It has been my honor to be a part of Fort Dale and I’m excited about Mr. Page coming to our school,” he concluded. “I believe he will be a great fit for FDA. I know the Fort Dale family will embrace him and support him.”