Father Ryan High School is pleased to announce that experienced educator Joseph Crumby has been named Dean of Students.
Mr. Crumby is a 1995 graduate of Father Ryan and comes to us from LaVergne High School, where he has served as assistant principal since 2016.
In announcing this news, President Jim McIntyre said, "Joe’s experience, demeanor and proven record made him the ideal 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. 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."
Mr. Crumby expressed his enthusiasm for being back at Father Ryan. “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.”
Mr. 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, Mr. 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.
We are pleased to welcome Mr. Crumby back to Father Ryan!