Assistant Chief Learning Officer

Bennie Crane (Dean of Students)An enthusiastic leader of students, parents, colleagues, and future educators, Benny Crane comes to The Academy of Scholars with 16 years of educational experience. He holds a master’s degree in Independent School Leadership from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College and a master’s in Teacher Education from University of Phoenix.  He completed his undergraduate studies at East Carolina University.

Before his tenure at The Academy of Scholars, he served as the Middle School Dean of Students for Mount Pisgah Christian School in Johns Creek and as a middle school dean at The Lovett School in Atlanta. He has also served as Lead Mentor Teacher/Director of Teacher-Intern Training for Breakthrough Atlanta.

Benny is also a certified trainer of Habitudes®, where he trains educators, students, and parents across Georgia develop effective leadership and self-management habits and attitudes.

He has assisted in creating a comprehensive disciplinary program that helps develop students academically, socially, and emotionally.

Benny has conducted professional development workshops for teachers throughout Georgia in single-sex instructional strategies and has been a workshop leader for the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) annual conference.