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Incoming Head of School announced

The Christian Academy’s Board of Trustees voted on February 19, 2019 to name Dr. Tracey Pritchard the next Head of School, beginning in July 2019. Dr. Pritchard, a TCA alumna (’87), will come to TCA with extensive experience in the Christian independent school arena. Welcome Tracey!


Dr. Tracey Pritchard, Incoming Head of School
TCA Class of 1987

a message from Rob Garrish, PResident of TCA’s Board of Trustees:

Dear TCA Family,

On behalf of the Board, I am excited to announce that we have made an offer and received an acceptance for our new Head of School!  Dr. Tracey Pritchard (TCA class of 1987) will be our new Head of School starting July 1, 2019!  Dr. Pritchard has over 25 years of experience in Christian Education, as a teacher, Director of Institutional Advancement, Administrator, School Board Member, and most recently as the Head of School at Hebron Christian Academy in Georgia.  Be sure to look for an introduction to Tracey in the next version of our Sentinel which will be delivered next month.

We would like to thank the firm of Graybeal & Associates who assisted the Board in our search process, and we give all the glory to our Heavenly Father for his clear leading in the search for our next leader.

Terry Montgomery will continue in the role of Interim Head of School through June 30, and will be available to transition with Dr. Pritchard during her first few months of the job.

Sincerely,

Robert Garrish

President, Board of Trustees


Head of School Search Timeline

October '18

The TCA Board formed a Search Committee comprised of the 7 members of the Board.   The Committee then hired Graybeal & Associates an experienced Head of School search firm to assist with sourcing and interviewing candidates.  Finally, the Board appointed Terry Montgomery to serve as Interim Head of School while we search for the next leader that God is preparing for TCA.

November '18

Graybeal and Associates met twice with the Search Committee in November to learn about TCA, discuss the search process and begin to formulate the profile of the candidates for our new Head of School. We then sent out a survey to TCA faculty, staff and parents asking for their thoughts on the profile for our next Head of School.  Based on the meetings with Graybeal, and feedback from the TCA community we developed the “Head of School Profile and Application” document which is being used to advertise the position.

December '18

We have posted the Head of School profile on several Christian School Association job boards, and Graybeal has begun to reach out to their network of potential candidates as well.  Please be praying with the Search Committee about this process, and for a clear leading from God for our next Head of School.

January '19

Graybeal has received a number of applications from prospects, performed initial interviews
and passed through 8 candidates to the Search Committee. With the assistance of Graybeal, the Search
Committee sorted the 8 candidates into categories, with 2 applicants rising to the top. Initial interviews
have been conducted, and school visits and full Search Committee interviews are scheduled for the last
week of January. Please continue to be praying with the Search Committee about this process, and for a
clear leading from God for our Board, and also for the heart of our next Head of School.

February '19

TCA’s Board is excited to announce that we have made an offer and received an acceptance for our new Head of School!

Dr. Tracey Pritchard, TCA class of 1987, will be our new Head of School starting on July 1, 2019. Dr. Pritchard has over 25 years of experience in Christian Education, as a teacher, Director of Institutional Advancement, Administrator, School Board Member, and most recently as the Head of School at Hebron Christian Academy in Georgia for the past 3 years. Welcome Tracey!

Dr. Tracey Pritchard, Incoming Head of School
TCA Class of 1987