Paragon National Bank announced that Robert Shaw has been elected Chairman of the Woodland Presbyterian School Board of Directors. Shaw, Chief Executive Officer of Paragon, will serve a one-year term and will be responsible for leading all of the school’s board meetings. Located in East Memphis, Woodland Presbyterian School serves students in pre-kindergarten to eighth grade.
“I’m honored to be selected for this position,” said Shaw. “This is an exciting time in the history of Woodland with the construction of the new building and extensive renovations about to begin. I’m extremely excited to begin my term as chairman.”
For the past three years, Shaw has served on Woodland Presbyterian School’s Executive Committee as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Previously, he served on the school board’s Finance Committee and was Chairman of the Strategic Planning Task Force, which was a joint school-church unit responsible for developing a long-term property plan for the school and church. Currently, Shaw is a member of the school’s Building Committee, which is a church-school team that works with architects, the senior pastor, and the head of school to determine the final construction and renovation plans.
“I am thrilled to work with Mr. Shaw and look forward to the continued success of Woodland under his leadership,” said Adam Moore, Head of Woodland Presbyterian School. “Woodland is blessed to have a chairman with the proven track record of leadership and commitment to education that Mr. Shaw has. His commitments to Woodland and the Memphis community are second to none.”
In addition to Woodland Presbyterian School, Shaw is an active member of the community through his work with several organizations. His involvement includes serving on the Memphis Child Advocacy Center Board of Directors since 2009, as well as the March of Dimes Memphis Division Board since 2008. He is currently a serving his ninth year as a member of the Economic Club of Memphis. Previously, Shaw was a member of the Ole Miss Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2009 to 2011.
Beginning in 1956, Woodland Presbyterian School began as a ministry of Woodland Presbyterian Church and has educated children of the Mid-South in a nurturing and challenging environment by promoting academic excellence, spiritual development, social responsibility, and a positive self-concept. The school began as a senior kindergarten class with thirty students, and today consists of two sections of each grade from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, with a student population that exceeds three hundred and sixty students. Woodland's mission is to promote academic excellence, spiritual development, social responsibility, and a positive self-concept.