Shiloh Hills taps veteran educator to lead schools
by Lindsay Field
June 01, 2013 12:18 AM | 2342 views | 3 3 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KENNESAW — The newly named administrator at Shiloh Hills Christian Schools in Kennesaw is thrilled to come out of retirement and work with students again.

“I’m excited about being back and being able to touch the kids’ lives again,” said Terry Farrant. “I truly missed that and because I was a teacher for so many years, to be able to be here to help the teachers in whatever way I can, will be a plus for me.”

Farrant, a veteran teacher with more than 30 years of experience, has been named the new administrator. She’s learning the ropes right now and will be working full time starting in July.

She is replacing John Ward, who is retiring after leading the school for the last 16 years.

“It’s been a great place to be and they’ve been so supportive but it’s time for me to make some changes,” Ward said. “I’ll miss the day to day activities with the students, teachers and parents, but it’s that time in my life to say this is it.”

Ward said he and his wife, Brenda, will return to their hometown of Oxford, Ala., to spend time with their five grandchildren.

Farrant, who holds bachelors and masters degrees in education, is coming out of a four-year retirement to fill Ward’s position. She was a fourth-grade teacher at Shiloh Hills for 18 years and an elementary supervisor for 11 years before retiring.

“I was retired and loving retirement and wasn’t looking for this at all but God just started opening doors,” she said. “I have truly missed the students big time as well so that just pulled on my heart.”

With a new personality leading the school and her own skill sets, Farrant said she also plans to make a few changes when the school welcomes back students in August.

“One of the things I’ll be doing different is meeting more with my department heads and getting their input,” Farrant said. “I’m a very hands-on person, so I will be working with the teachers very intimately and will be in the classroom a lot more.”

Shiloh Hills Christian School, which is an extension of Shiloh Hills Baptist Church, was started more than 30 years ago and is a fully accredited, private, Christian school.

It is located off of Bells Ferry and Hawkins Store Road near Interstate 575 and last year they served around 270 students in preschool through 12th grade.
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MarkGod'schild
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July 17, 2013
Be careful with this school... If you aren't "like" them they will boot you out! Ms. Farrant likes control so the teachers won't be actually using their own personal teaching styles she will institute her own. She has already tried to change the uniforms at the eleventh hour but many parents complained that uniforms were purchased over the summer while the sales were going on. If you don't agree with them on every issue you won't be liked..... Many parents have decided to leave. It was announced that Mr Ward was leaving at the very last day of school. No time to celebrate or anything. Ms Farrant is out of retirement because her family desperately needs the money, not because she loves the children.
The Accused
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May 10, 2014
I just discovered this comment and felt I needed to respond to the lies. The only uniform change that was made was that ties were no longer required for chapel and the students could wear their choice of socks and shoes. I do not know of any parents that left because I became the administrator. In fact, many parents that knew me were very excited to welcome me back. Mr. Ward announced his leaving at the end by his own choice. The most appalling lie is the last one. I was not seeking a job, I was asked to come back because of my reputation. My family did not desperately need the money. In fact, I have invested much of my earnings back into my staff and the school. I love children and have enjoyed investing 31 years into students' lives. I believe in freedom of speech but whoever wrote this needed to check their facts before slandering me, my family, and our great school.
anonymous
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July 16, 2013
This lady is a control freak, the church itself is basically independent fundamental legalist not true baptist. Stay away from this cult- if you read above Farrent quoted that she will do more of this and that ... What she means is she feels that Mr Ward wasn't doing this and that. Cults tend to talk this way.

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