Messages from Head of School

Click on the links below to read community messages from Head of School Dr. Jeffrey L. Mitchell.

Mustangs Messages

November 15, 2021, Creating Advocates of Gratitude
November 1, 2021, Finding Yourself
October 18, 2021, In Search of Meaning: Thoughts on Social Media
October 4, 2021, Currey Ingram as an Independent School
September 20, 2021, Our Faculty Makes a Difference
September 7, 2021, Enrollment
August 23, 2021, The Power of Stories
August 9, 2021, Onward
May 24, 2021, Becoming a Graduate
May 10, 2021, The Impact of the Pandemic: Comparing Currey Ingram to Regional and National Trends
April 26, 2021, The Pathways Program: Extending and Broadening Evidence-Based Practice
April 12, 2021, The CORE Program: Extending Community Outreach
March 29, 2021, The LAUNCH Program 
March 8, 2021, Continuous Progress
February 22, 2021, All Futures Need a Lighthouse
February 8, 2021, Our Teachers
January 25, 2021, On the Side of Hope
January 11, 2021, Challenge, Change and Opportunity
December 14, 2020, A Holiday Message
November 30, 2020, Patience is a virtue
November 16, 2020, Moving forward, together
November 2, 2020, Conferences
October 19, 2020, Here Comes the Sun
October 5, 2020, Quarterly Report
September 21, 2020, Delighting in the Possible
September 7, 2020, Dyslexia: Some Recent Findings
August 24, 2020, Residential Life
August 10, 2020, Welcome Back: Where Mission Meets Need
June 9, 2020, Our Responsibility
May 26, 2020, Graduation & Teachable Moments
May 18, 2020, Making the Most of the Moment
May 4, 2020, Snapshot
April 20, 2020, Wonderland
April 6, 2020: Currey Ingram Connect
March 30, 2020: The Known Knowns
March 22, 2020: School is in Session
March 2, 2020: Are We Coddling Gen Z?
February 17, 2020: The Future of Learning Differences
February 3, 2020: Signature Programs: In Search of Delights
January 20, 2020: Priceless Dividends
January 6, 2020: Resolutions
December 16, 2019: Holiday Video
November 28, 2019: Appreciation
November 11, 2019: Generational Trends in Education
October 28, 2019: Audacious Dreams and North Stars
October 14, 2019: The Best Views Come From The Hardest Climbs...
September 30, 2019: When $60 is not just $60...
September 16, 2019: The Greater Good
September 2, 2019: Winds
August 19, 2019: Smoothing the Rock
May 20, 2019: Doin' My Homework
May 6, 2019: Our People
April 22, 2019: 50 Years of Magic
April 11, 2019: Daring Greatly, It's Possible
March 25, 2019: Growing Our People
March 11, 2019: Love's Labor's (Not) Lost
February 25, 2019: State of the School
February 11, 2019: It's Possible, The Community Phase
January 14, 2019: Making Resolutions Real
December 17, 2019: Holiday Message
December 3, 2019: Resilience
November 20, 2018: Authenticity
November 5, 2018: Confidence
October 8, 2018: Fateful Limitations, Intentionality and Early Intervention
Septeber 24, 2018: Opportunity
September 10, 2018: Belief
August 27, 2018: Currey Ingram Nation
August 13, 2018: It's Possible
July 30, 2018: New Tradition to Launch 50th Anniversary
May 28, 2018: 100,000 Minutes
April 30, 2018: The Currey Ingram Advantage
April 16, 2018: Accreditation Summary
April 2, 2018: A Day in the Life
March 5, 2018: Building Better Boats
February 19 2018: Gold Medal Ideals
February 5, 2018: Partnering with Parents
January 22, 2018: Imagine a World...
January 8, 2018: State of the School
December 4, 2017: Making a list, checking it twice...
November 20, 2017: Thank you
November 6, 2017: Neuroeducation
October 23, 2017: Design Thinking
October 10, 2017: Conferences and Big Picture
September 25, 2017: The Triangle
September 11, 2017: The Annual Fund -- Breathing Room to be Better
August 28, 2017: Better Together
August 14, 2017: They Really Are Happy to be Back
May 15, 2017: Portrait of a Graduate
April 17, 2017: What to Say When Someone Asks about Currey Ingram
April 3, 2017: Deep Thoughts While Watching Baseball
March 6, 2017: Working Memory
February 13, 2017: What Makes the Watch Tick
January 30, 2017: Pausing to Reflect
January 17, 2017: An Awakening
January 3, 2017: Top 10 "State of School Updates" for 2017

Extra Credit
Extra Credit is a monthly column written by Dr. Jeffrey L. Mitchell for the Brentwood Home Page, Franklin Home Page, and Nolensville Home Page.
April: The Value of Your Child's Education, Part IX: Outcomes
March: The Value of Your Child's Education, Part VIII: Valuing Differences
February: The Value of Your Child's Education, Part VII: Community
January: The Value of Your Child's Education, Part VI: Opportunity
December: The Value of Your Child's Education, Part V: Great Teachers
November 2018: The Value of Your Child's Education, Part IV: Conditions for Learning
October 2018: The Value of Your Child's Education, Part III: Communication
September 2018: The Value of Your Child's Education, Part II: Mission Alignment
August 2018: The Value of Your Child's Education, Part I: Care and Connection
June 2018: Our Digital World
May 2018: Agency and Advocacy
April 2018: The Hidden Curriculum
February 2018: Testing and Assessment
January 2018: Maximizing Potential through Learner-Aligned Educational Options
December 2017: Beyond Blue Eyes
November 2017: Delayed Gratification
October 2017: Attachment
September 2017: Learned Helplessness
August 2017: The Hawthorne Effect
June 2017: The Power of Modeling
April 2017: The Pros and Cons of Group Belonging
March 2017: Conformity
February 2017: The Invisible Gorilla
January 2017: The Magic Number Seven and Memory

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Currey Ingram Academy is an exemplary K-12 day and boarding school that empowers students with learning differences to reach their fullest potential. Since 2002, the school has been located on an 83-acre campus in Brentwood, Tenn., just miles from Nashville and Franklin. Families from 33 states and eight countries cite the school as their primary reason for moving to Middle Tennessee.

Currey Ingram Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and AdvancEd/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).