First Presbyterian Day School (FPD) announced today the resignation of Gregg Thompson, Head of School, for personal reasons.
Mr. Thompson served at FPD for nearly 22 years after being named Head of School in 1997. He leaves with the distinction of currently being the longest serving head of school among Macon private schools. During his tenure, Thompson’s accomplishments at FPD were many as FPD reached national prominence among Christian college preparatory schools. Specifically, FPD was recognized three times (2003, 2012, 2015) as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and received national recognition as a top Christian college prep private school in “Learning from the Best: Growing Greatness in the Christian School.” Thompson also oversaw significant expansion of the school’s facilities, including a new high school, new fine arts center and upgrades to athletic facilities. In 2010, he also was instrumental in FPD joining the Georgia High School Association as Macon’s sole private school member of that organization for a number of years.
Mr. Thompson shared the following comments earlier today with the administration, faculty and staff of FPD: “It has been my privilege to serve alongside each of you and the Board over the last 20+ years. You have invested in my family and me in life changing ways. We are and will be forever grateful. We have been richly blessed and I count it a great joy to have served as your Head of School. I love FPD. I believe wholeheartedly in our mission to impact lives for God’s glory through Christian schooling. The school is facing challenges where a different leadership style is needed. For FPD’s good and with sadness, I have offered my resignation. I am confident that FPD is positioned well for future successes and know you will continue to invest in that pursuit. We love you, FPD’s students and families. Beverly and I will miss you greatly!”
“Gregg Thompson’s tenure at FPD spans more than two decades which saw the school achieve significant successes,” said Danny Smith, Chair of FPD’s Board of Trustees. “We are blessed and thankful for Gregg’s tireless service to FPD. He is of the highest character and is an exemplary Christian witness. We look forward to following the success of Gregg’s career.”
Hal Foshee, Vice Chair of the FPD Board, added “Gregg has embodied FPD’s mission ‘to educate and equip children to change the world for God’s glory.’ We appreciate his dedication to the school, its mission and school family. And wish him the very best.”
FPD will also begin a national search for a new Head of School. An announcement concerning an Interim Head of School is imminent.