Reflections by Dr. Teston
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3/19/2021 Friday Reflections

Fellowship Hires Joel Hazard as Head of Academic & Cultural Collaboration

Fellowship Christian School is excited to welcome Joel Hazard to the Fellowship family. After most recently serving as Head of Upper School at Fort Bend Christian School (FBCA) in Sugar Land, Texas, Hazard will draw from his vast experience in Christian education in his new role as Head of Academic & Cultural Collaboration at FCS. 


Dr. Kathy Teston, Head of School, is excited about the role Hazard will play as he works closely with several members of leadership to propel Fellowship to the next level of excellence. “In this newly-created role, Joel will collaborate with the elementary, middle, and high school division principals the Director of Arts, and Dr. Joey Morecraft. Joel’s passion for connecting significantly with students’ hearts and minds compelled him to accept this strategic position, and we are looking forward to the positive impact of this collaboration.”


During his time at FBCA, Hazard led efforts to strengthen an educational environment that combined both faith and intellect, as well as cultivated a learning environment that fostered intellectual risk-taking, transformative thinking, and academic confidence. 


Prior to FBCA, Hazard served in a number of roles during his 14-year tenure at Mount Paran Christian School (Kennesaw, GA), including Director of Student Life & Diversity, Dean of Students, and, most recently, Assistant Head of High School & Diversity Advisor. He has a passion for school leadership and is a champion of diversity within the Christian school sector. His efforts focus on curriculum development and creating a learning environment that is inclusive, racially literate, and socially and emotionally proficient in preparing students to thrive in the 21st century.  


“We look forward to gleaning from Mr. Hazard’s vast array of professional and personal experiences leveraged on behalf of Fellowship Christian School,” remarks Dr. Teston. “I’m confident he will provide what’s needed to help expand the great work already being done to prepare students in their present for their future.”


In addition to his work experience, Hazard has served on accreditation teams for the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and has presented at the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA), Council for Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA), and Kennesaw State University (KSU) conferences and symposiums. He is the co-founder of the Christian Educators Diversity Alliance (CEDA) to help Christian schools create a more equitable learning environment through understanding God’s creation of diversity and His purpose with it. He also serves as a member of Profound Gentlemen, a community of male educators of color providing a profound impact on boys of color.       


Hazard received his undergraduate degree from Boston College, where he also played football. He holds a Master of Education and Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University and is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership. 


Joel and his wife Lindsey have four children, Noah (13), Liliana (12), Elijah (9), and Leah (4). We are excited to welcome Joel, Lindsey, and their beautiful children to the Fellowship family.

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       Dr. Kathryn M. Teston