ESA’s John McLaughlin honored at Benton Hall Founder’s Day (Franklin, Tenn.)

Date: October 21, 2010
John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin, Ph.D.

John McLaughlin, ESA’s executive vice president and director of research and analytics, will be honored on Thursday, Oct. 28 during Benton Hall Academy’s Founder’s Day celebration.

From the Williamson Herald:

With a $2,000 investment, a dream to create a unique educational environment and a passion for others, in 1977, visionary John McLaughlin successfully launched Benton Hall Academy.

Thursday, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m., Benton Hall celebrates the man behind the school’s vision. McLaughlin’s dream has now become a reality having successfully educated over 2,000 students in the past 34 years.

“As we mark our second annual Founder’s Day, it is a pleasure to honor Dr. John McLaughlin, a man committed to social change, giving back to society and a true visionary,” said Rob McFadden, headmaster of Benton Hall Academy. “McLaughlin created a legacy by initiating a unique learning environment that changes lives by educating well-deserving students who may not have fared well in traditional settings.”

McLaughlin’s vision has offered others the gift of a lifetime through education, leadership and commitment to community.

BHA was born out of McLaughlin’s own frustration of traditional learning institutions. Some of his high school years seemed academically irrelevant, socially isolating and inappropriate for his learning needs. McLaughlin decided he could make a difference in education. As a product of the ’60s, he was committed to doing something socially relevant to positively impact future generations.

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