Father Ryan High School announced that experienced educator Joseph Crumby has been named Dean of Students, according to Jim McIntyre, president.
Crumby, a 1995 graduate of Father Ryan, comes to the school from LaVergne High School, where he has served as assistant principal since 2016.
In making the announcement McIntyre said that Crumby’s experience, demeanor and proven record made him the choice for this position. “The Dean of Students embodies our promise that our students will be known and loved while ensuring that our policies and mission are observed,” McIntyre said. “Joe demonstrates this, both as an alumnus of Father Ryan and through his nine years of work in the Rutherford County school system. He has a calm presence and good instincts that I am confident will enhance the experience here for all of our students. We are pleased to welcome Joe back to the campus.”
Crumby expressed his enthusiasm for being at his alma mater. “As a graduate of Nashville’s Catholic schools, I know their impact, and I am passionate about providing this Catholic education to more students,” he said. “As an educator, I believe in forging partnerships with students, parents and teachers, where we hold each other accountable for our performance. Having benefited from this type of approach as a student at Father Ryan, I look forward to forging new relationships here that will benefit our entire community.”
Crumby began his career in education in 2011 as a World History teacher at Lavergne High School. After two years he became the administrative dean of students, serving in that role for three years prior to becoming assistant principal.
A graduate of MTSU where he earned his bachelor’s in Education, Crumby went on to earn his master’s in Instructional Leadership from Bethel University. He has been a participant in multiple educational conferences in his career and was featured as a speaker at conferences in Chicago and Nashville. He is a member of both the Tennessee and the National Associations of Secondary School Principals.
Founded in 1925, Father Ryan is a coeducational, college preparatory school serving 900 students. More information is available at fatherryan.org.