Founded by former Princeton University Dean of Admission James Wickenden in 1986, Wickenden Associates ranks among the nation's premier independent school consulting firms. We serve schools large and small, coeducational and single-sex, boarding and day. Mirroring the broad universe of independent schools, our client list demonstrates our ability to tailor our services to the unique needs and values of each school we serve.
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- Sean Casey has been selected as the next Head of Franklin Road Academy in Nashville, TN. Mr. Casey studied psychology and elementary education at Hobart and William Smith Colleges before earning a master's degree in education from Temple University and an M.B.A. from Rutgers University. He worked at the Peddie School (NJ) for 17 years, where he taught mathematics and led the girls basketball team to national prominence. Mr. Casey also founded Peddie's Summer Science Institute and served as the school's Director of Marketing and Communications. He currently heads the Upper Division at Wesleyan School (GA).
Founded in 1971 under a charter with the First Christian Church, Franklin Road Academy was rechartered in 1982 as an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school with a Christian emphasis. Today, FRA enrolls 712 students PK3-12 and strives to develop “Scholars with Integrity and Balance.”
- Pace Academy in Atlanta, GA, has named Syreeta Moseley the next Head of Lower School. Ms. Moseley has worked at the Atlanta Speech School for the last 16 years. She spent 10 years as a third-grade teacher before being named the Lead Facilitator at the school's Rollins Center for Language and Learning. Since 2010, she has served as the Curriculum Specialist for the Atlanta Speech School's Anne & Jim Kenan Preschool. Ms. Moseley received her B.S. in learning disabilities from Northwestern University and earned a master's degree in special education and rehabilitation from the University of Arizona.
Located in the verdant Atlanta suburb of Buckhead, Pace Academy is an independent PK-12 college preparatory day school that educates more than 1,000 students. The Lower School serves 372 students in grades PK-5.