Headmaster's Office


A New Year with New Opportunities

August 16,

  HEADlines – A message from the Head of School, Rod Fletcher     As I enter my 16th year as Head of School at Brook Hill I am as excited as I have ever been about an upcoming year.  As we launch into Brook Hill’s 23rd year we have been working hard to provide […]

Founder’s Day

October 20, 2017

From the desk of Rod Fletcher, Headmaster: This past week, our school celebrated our 20th year of existence at Founder’s Day. It was a beautiful evening as we enjoyed dinner on the grounds, heard from the always amazing Lower School Cadet Singers, praised the Lord with the Bullard Southern Praise team that is comprised of […]

Hurricane Harvey Supply Drive

August 30, 2017

From the desk of Rod Fletcher, Headmaster: We are moved with compassion and deeply grieving for all those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Many in our own community have family and lifelong friends experiencing great devastation and loss. Our prayers are with them and the entire community of Texas and Louisiana in the midst of this […]

Twenty years of joy

July 14, 2017

From the desk of Rod Fletcher, Headmaster: In my 13 years at Brook Hill, I have seen our school mature into the incredible institution and community it is today. Brook Hill has grown exponentially as we’ve added a lower school, grown our boarding program, and created opportunities for students to realize their potential in areas […]

To the Class of 2017

May 19, 2017

From the desk of Rod Fletcher, Headmaster (on the morning of Senior Breakfast to the graduating class of 2017): Seniors, if you have not noticed, the adults in your life are feeling very nostalgic right now.  They are having thoughts like: It was just a minute ago that I holding them on my lap. It […]

Designed for Dignity

January 27, 2017

From the desk of Rod Fletcher, Headmaster: Twenty-five years ago, while I was in Seminary, someone introduced me to the book Designed for Dignity by Richard Pratt.  Although I don’t remember every argument Pratt made in this book, I will never forget the title and his main point: each person is “designed for dignity” and […]

Senior Transitions

January 06, 2017

From the desk of Rod Fletcher, Headmaster: One of the privileges of being the Headmaster at The Brook Hill School is the opportunity to teach a course called “Senior Transitions” to students during the spring semester of their senior year.  The course provides students the opportunity to encounter, observe and reflect on a variety of […]


December 09, 2016

From the desk of Rod Fletcher, Headmaster: My wife, Heather, recently had the opportunity to share a few thoughts at the Brook Hill Mom’s Annual Ornament Exchange. As the world is counting down the shopping days left until Christmas, Heather reminds us that during this busy season, really only “one thing is needed”. I found […]

Brook Hill seniors lead with Christ-like love

November 11, 2016

From the desk of Rod Fletcher, Headmaster: When Kayla Gomez-Orozco went missing, it shocked and grieved the entire East Texas Community. People from every walk of life banded together to search and pray for her safe return. Then, on Saturday, as the tragic news broke that Kayla’s body had been found in Bullard, time stopped. […]

A Different Kind of School Produces a Different Kind of Graduate

September 30, 2016

From the desk of Rod Fletcher, Headmaster: From time to time I get encouraging letters and emails from Alumni sharing updates, success stories, or simply letting me know that they are grateful for their Brook Hill education.  Those communications are a true gift to a Headmaster.  One of the measures of a school is their […]

Hop on the Brook Hill Bus!

September 22, 2016

From the desk of Rod Fletcher, Headmaster: Brook Hill is growing, and we’re working to make our school even better as we continue to put the needs of our families first. As you have probably heard, we started morning bus runs from south Tyler and Jacksonville for our students in Kindergarten through 12th grade, helping […]

Never Forget. Let’s Roll!

September 16, 2016

From the desk of Rod Fletcher, Headmaster: Any adult remembers exactly where they were when they began hearing and watching the horrible events unfold on September 11, 2001.  I’ll never forget the moment during that day when I learned that one of my college roommates, Todd Beamer, had been on Flight 93.  Over the next […]