Dear FBA Families:
At the beginning of this week, we had Dr. Ray & Esther Casey as our guests here at FBCN and FBA. Our discussions with Dr. Casey started a few weeks back about the possibility of becoming First Baptist Academy's next Head of School. After meeting with some FBA and FBCN staff, the FBA School Committee, the FBCN Personnel Committee, as well as a few parents, the FBCN Personnel Committee extended an invitation to Dr. Casey to become FBA's next Head of School. Dr. Casey enthusiastically accepted and is already making plans to move from their home in South Carolina to Naples.
Dr. Casey comes with an extensive and impressive resume in primary and secondary education. He holds three masters degrees and a Doctorate of Ministry from Regent University School of Divinity. This will be Dr. Casey's fourth assignment as Head of a Christian School. Dr. Casey saw success and growth at all three of his previous schools, and we trust the Lord that the same thing will occur here at FBA.
Dr. Casey comes with a great passion for discipling not only students, but also their families, and we feel confident that Dr. Casey is God's man to lead First Baptist Academy to the next level. After meeting with committees and parents, some of their comments ranged from personable, knowledgeable, caring, resolute, and a fit for FBA and FBCN.
Dr. Casey and his wife Esther have 12 children, six of whom are still in their home. The exact timing of when Dr. Casey will be presented to the church and start his new role here at FBA is still to be determined, but you will be informed as soon as those plans are made. Please be in prayer for the Casey's as they make a quick transition to Naples.
John D Edie
First Baptist Church Naples