The Board of Directors of Goodpasture Christian School (GCS) announced today the appointment of Dr. Jeff Bixenman as President of the school.
“We earnestly sought God’s guidance to bring us the best person who would lead GCS forward,” said Frank Batson, Chairman GCS Board of Directors. “A search committee, comprised of GCS Board Members, was established to identify potential candidates.” The committee selected CarterBaldwin Executive Search to partner with GCS in this comprehensive process. CarterBaldwin performed a nationwide search and worked closely with the GCS Board of Directors to identify and screen high-potential applicants.
“After an extensive national search and a thorough process reviewing many excellent candidates, the Board unanimously concluded that Dr. Jeff Bixenman is the best fit to lead Goodpasture into the future,” said GCS Search Committee Director Marty Rothschild. “We are deeply grateful to Jeff and commend him for his strong stewardship of the school as we worked through the search process.”
Bixenman’s relationship with the Goodpasture school community began as a 4th grade student and continued through high school graduation (class of 1996). He returned to teach at Goodpasture after graduating from Lipscomb University (Nashville, TN) with a BA in secondary education and teaching. Over the years, he also held the positions of coach, middle school principal, and high school principal. Prior to being appointed as president, he served as the director of academics and operations.
Bixenman received a MEd in administration supervision from Tennessee State University, an EdS in educational leadership from Lipscomb University, and a EdD in learning organizations and strategic change from Lipscomb University. In addition, he is a member of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society.
About Goodpasture Christian School
Goodpasture Christian School is a private Christ-centered school located in Madison, TN, just a few minutes north of Nashville. It first opened as East Nashville Christian School in September 1966. During the 1967-1968 school year B.C. Goodpasture, editor of the Gospel Advocate, was added to the board of directors. Later, the school was formally named B.C. Goodpasture Christian School in honor of Mr. Goodpasture’s outstanding contribution as a church leader, lecturer, and author.
The mission of the GCS faculty, students, and parents is to collaboratively build relationships with Jesus, provide academic excellence, and develop the skills to prepare students for Christian service to others. GCS students are provided with multiple opportunities to excel in academics, athletics, and the arts.