Grace Christian School

Grace Christian School Board of Trustees

As an independent school, Grace Christian School is governed by a Board of Trustees.  The trustees are charged primarily with the important task of seeing that Grace remains true to its essential mission distinctives.  They also ensure that Grace operates according to sound financial practices.  Lastly, they focus on strategic issues in planning for the future of Grace as well as evaluating Grace's effectiveness in accomplishing its stated vision.  The Trustees do not become involved in the day-to-day administrative functions of Grace.

The board is self-perpetuating in that trustees are nominated and appointed by the board and serve two year terms which may be renewed upon the consent of the individual trustee and vote by the larger board.

We are fortunate to be served by this dedicated group of trustees who serve on behalf of our larger school community.

  • Jan Ingram serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees.  Jan taught Kindergarten at Grace for over twenty years.  Her three sons are all GCS alumni.  Since retiring from Grace, she serves in the children's and women's ministries at Staunton Grace Covenant Church.  She also presents seminars for the National Center for Biblical Parenting.  Jan and her husband, Steve, live in Fishersville, Virginia.

  • Andy Wells serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees.  Andy is the parent of four children currently attending GCS.  He is the Director of the Augusta County Parks & Recreation Department.  Andy's wife, Mandy, attended Grace Christian School from kindergarten through twelfth grade and was a member of the the school's second graduating class.  The Wells family make their home in Middlebrook, Virginia.

  • Sherry Foster serves as the Secretary of the Board of Trustees.  Sherry taught at Grace Christian School for 15 years and her three grown children are graduates of Grace.  She and her husband, Jim, live in Lyndhurst, Virginia.

  • Macon Rich has been on the board since its inception.  Macon's four children are Grace graduates.  He works as the Accounting Manager at Fisher Auto Parts.  Macon and his wife Teresa, a GCS teacher, and their family resides in Staunton, Virginia.

  • Randall McNair has been associated with GCS since 1990, and both of his children are GCS alumni. Randall coached basketball at GCS for 11 years at the JV and Varsity levels. His wife, Barbara, taught art in the high school for several years.  Randall is now a staff anesthesiologist at Augusta Health, and he and Barbara live in Augusta County, Virginia.

  • Bryan Bailey teaches elective classes for the school on a part-time basis, including Auto Mechanics and Advanced Auto Mechanics since 2006. Bryan is a mechanical engineer for Cadence, Inc.  He and his wife, Kate, are the parents of two daughters, both of whom attend Grace Christian School.  The family resides near New Hope, Virginia.

  • Jeremy Hartman and his wife, Erin, have two sons enrolled at Grace and have been a part of the GCS family since 2009.  Jeremy has been involved in various aspects of public education in the Staunton area for over 10 years and currently serves as the School Improvement Leader at A.R. Ware Elementary School in Staunton, Virginia.

  • Alan Brown graduated from the College of William and Mary, then entered active duty as a military police officer. He spent 15 years as an elementary teacher, principal and superintendent in public schools followed by 16 years as a Christian school headmaster and 12 years as ACSI Director serving Christian schools throughout Europe. He and wife, Malinda, have four grandchildren at Grace Christian School.


 

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