Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees (known locally as the Collegedale Academy School Board) is a group of individuals invested in seeing that Collegedale Academy (Elementary, Middle & High) provide great education. The Board members are Georgia-Cumberland conference executives, elected representatives and pastors from the six, constituent Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Churches which provide consistent, financial support to Collegedale Academy including: Collegedale, Collegedale Community, Chattanooga Hispanic, Hamilton Community, McDonald Road and the Spanish-American Church.
The primary purpose for the board is to oversee the “big picture” for the Collegedale Academy particularly as it relates to meeting the mission and vision of the system as well as to ensure sustainability into the future. The building principals give reports and updates from their schools. There are several sub-committees that also give reports including the finance, personnel, policy, and home and school association.
At present, the Collegedale Academy board is involved in a strategic planning initiative that began during the 2012-2013 and is on going. The Collegedale Academy strategic plan will be the roadmap for future growth and development of the system.
Collegedale Academy board meetings are scheduled for four times a year.
During the 2020-21 school year they are being held virtually on the Zoom platform.
If you are interested in joining these meetings, contact any principal to receive an invite/link to the meeting.
Collegedale Academy School Board Members include:
Kurt Allen – GCC - Treasury (Ex-Officio)
Pam Arner - Associate Principal, grades ECEC -5 (Ex-Officio)
Brent Baldwin – Head of School & Principal, grades 9-12 (Ex-Officio)
Steve Blackburn – Collegedale Academy CFO (Ex-Officio)
Misty Brennen – Personnel Chair, Collegedale Community Church
Travis Crawford – Associate Principal, grades 9-12 (Ex-Officio)
Nate Dubs - Collegedale Community Church (Ex-Officio)
Gamaliel Feliciano - Collegedale Spanish-American Church (Ex-Officio)
David Ferguson - Collegedale Church (Ex-Officio)
Brenda Flores-Lopez - Collegedale Church
Maria Ford - McDonald Road Church
Fred Fuller – McDonald Road Church (Ex-Officio)
Danny Garcia - Collegedale Spanish-American Church
Greg Gerrard – GCA (Ex-Officio)
Xochitl Guerra – Chatt. Hispanic Comm. Church (Ex-Officio)
Jeff Guild - Collegedale Church
Keith Hallam -S.Union Conf. - Educ. Dept (Ex-Officio)
Greg Hudson - Collegedale Community Church (Ex-officio)
Barbara Hunt – Principal, grades 6-8 (Ex-Officio)
Dave Ketelsen - Hamilton Community Church (Ex-Officio)
Kevin Kossick – GCC - Education (Ex-Officio)
Blake Laing - Collegedale Church
Duane Lemon – McDonald Road Church
Doru Mihauscu – Policy Chair, McDonald Rd Church
Nora Moody – Chair, Collegedale (Ex-Officio)
Chad Nash – Collegedale Church
Tammy Overstreet - SAU School of Ed & Psychology
Jorge Quintiana – Pastor Chatt. Hispanic Comm. (Ex-Officio)
Jeff Richardson – Associate Principal, grades 6-8 (Ex-Officio)
Gary Rustad - GCC - President (Ex-Officio)
Kasi Schraeder - Home & School Co-Leader
Brent Shrode - Vice Chair, Collegedale Church
David Smith - Collegedale Community Church
Rick Stern – Finance Chair, Collegedale Church
Chris Stewart - Collegedale Community Church
Nick vanZyl – McDonald Rd Church
Tom Verrill – SAU - VP for Finances (Ex-Officio)
Samantha Walter - Collegedale Church
Melissa Weddle – Principal, grades ECEC - 5 (Ex-Officio)
Kristi West - Home & School Co-Leader
Marilee Silverstein - Recording Secretary (non-voting)