Founder and Leadership

Jack Johnson Pannell is the Head of School and Founder of Trinity Arch Prep. He is a nationally recognized leader, thinker and writer about boys’ education. As the founder of an all boys’ public charter school in Baltimore Maryland, Mr. Pannell gained national recognition for the results, where boys at Baltimore Collegiate consistently outscored Baltimore City students on state proficiency exams. Mr. Pannell is the recipient of the prestigious Aspen Pahara Edcuation Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, where he is a moderator of Aspen Seminars for emerging leaders. Mr. Pannell also moderates Teen Socrates for the Aspen Institute. He is also the co-author of an award winning coming of age novel, entitled “Lunch Money Can’t Shoot.” Lastly, Mr. Pannell is engaged in global boys’ education matters as a North American trustee of the International Boys’ School Coalition. He was raised in the Baptist tradition in Dayton, Ohio and received into the Episcopal Church over thirty years ago. Mr. Pannell is a graduate of Amherst College, with an A.B. degree in American Studies. He also has a J.D. degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

Dr. Phil Cummings joins the Trinity Arch Prep team as the director of education. Dr. Cummings is Managing Partner at a School for Tomorrow, Associate Professor of Education and Enterprise at Alphacrucis University College, Managing Director at CIRCLE – The Centre for Innovation, Research, Creativity and Leadership in Education, and co-host of the Game Changers podcast. Phil has been awarded Fellowships by the Royal Society of Arts, the Australian Council for Educational Leaders and the Institute of Management and Leadership. Internationally recognised for his work in character education, educational strategy and leadership, future-fit curriculum and indigenous education, Phil has led an extensive global educational research program for the past decade, lectures annually at Oxford University, and is the author of over thirty books and numerous other publications on history, leadership and education; in 2022 he co-authored Game Changers: Leading Today’s Learning For Tomorrow’s World for Hawker Brownlow Education.