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New Hope Announces New Head of School

After conducting a national search with the help of Carney Sandoe & Associates, the Board of Trustees at New Hope Christian Academy is pleased to announce Mr. Lionel Cable as its next Head of School. Cable will become the fourth Head of School since its founding in 1995 and will begin his leadership role in July 2018.

Cable is excited to continue New Hope’s efforts to elevate students, families, and community through Christ-centered learning in the heart of Frayser. As an educator and administrator, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to lead the exceptional charge of teaching students to be problem-solvers and thought leaders. He is a continuous learner and looks forward to supporting New Hope’s faculty and staff in the same capacity.

“I can’t adequately express just how excited I am about our New Head of School and my good friend for over 15 years, Lionel Cable,” says Ken Bennett, board of trustees and search committee member.  “He has become one of the most respected leaders in education in Memphis.”Cable’s work ethic and energy are evident in his academic leadership. As head of school, he will lead over 420 students in PK-6th grade with a campus that includes outdoor experiential learning in its Urban Farm and 6-acre Urban Forest. Cable has been recognized for his transformational leadership in Shelby County Schools, having built instructional leadership capacity in principals and leadership teams to accelerate academic gains. Cable currently serves as Instructional Leadership Director for Shelby County Schools. He has an Ed.S in Curriculum and Supervision from Union University and earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Memphis.

Cable will follow Mr. Stephen Steiner who faithfully served New Hope in multiple capacities for almost 20 years. “Stephen will leave a legacy of impactful leadership in Christian education that has advanced the school’s mission and given a bright hope to the lives of so many New Hope students,” says Isaac Byrd, chairman of the board of trustees.