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Kelby Woodard


Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas
Master of Business Administration in International Business from the University of Dallas


Kelby Woodard was named Headmaster in the spring of 2020 and knows that Saint Thomas Academy plays a unique and necessary role in forming boys into young men of character.  Woodard knows the Academy well though, as a former parent, and one of his memories is "the debate between STA alums Tom Emmer and Mike Ciresi. The premise was 'can an STA alum win a statewide election'. It was an incredible demonstration of how a conversation between two people with widely divergent opinions can be civil and respectful. Tom had just lost the gubernatorial election in 2010 and Mike had dropped out of the senatorial election in 2008. What great examples of what it means to be men of character. "

His bucket list includes wanting to live in Hong Kong and his fun fact is that he still owns the 1968 Mustang that he bought when he was 15 years old. Every one of his five children have been driven home from the hospital in it.