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Leadership

Head of School Barry Giller

The Charlotte Christian head of school is hired by the board of trustees to oversee day-to-day the operations of the school and carry out the mission of the school.

Mr. Barry Giller assumed the position of Charlotte Christian head of school in June 2010. As head of school Mr. Giller oversees the college preparatory school’s 200 employees and more than 1,100 students in grades JK to 12. In his tenure at Charlotte Christian, Mr. Giller has overseen six building campaigns: the Warner Field House and renovation of the Guy Gym in 2012; the Hendrick Center for Arts and Science was completed in August 2013; the MS/US Media Center as well as the athletic stadium and track renovation in the summer of 2015; the Center for Worship and Performing Arts in 2017; the Middle School Building opening in 2022; the Upper School Building will open in 2023 and phase 2 of the master campus plan including Guy Field, Harvick Field House and eight tennis courts in 2020. He has introduced an all-inclusive dining program (2013-14) and the iKnights academic technology initiative bringing Apple technology to campus. 

A 1994 graduate of Wheaton College, he received his Bachelor of Arts in history/social science and a certification for secondary education. He also holds a master’s degree in educational leadership in Nova Southeastern University and is an adjunct professor for Gordon College. Mr. Giller is a member of the executive committee for the Council of Educational Standards and Accountability and is the president of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association. Mr. Giller is also a faculty member for the Van Lunen Center at Calvin University which provides executive management education for heads of Christian schools.

Mr. Giller served six years as headmaster at Christian Heritage School, a private K-12 interdenominational Christian college preparatory school, in Trumbull, Conn. He joined Christian Heritage in 2001 as the upper school principal and was promoted to the headmaster position in 2004.

In addition to his more than 25 years of work as a Christian education administrator, he has a strong background in development, athletics and teaching. Prior to his appointment at Christian Heritage, he also served at Dade Christian School in Miami, Fla. (1997-2001) and Stony Brook School in Stony Brook, N.Y. (1994-97). He has previously served as a principal, assistant principal, athletic director, teacher, coach and dorm parent.

Barry and his wife of 27 years, Lisa, have seven children (one current student and six graduates that includes one faculty member at Charlotte Christian) and one granddaughter. The family is active at New City Church.

 


 

Board of Trustees

 

The board of trustees of Charlotte Christian School meets seven times a year. The trustees are tasked with protecting the mission of the school, ensuring the school's long-term sustainability and overseeing the work of the head of school. 

Brad Van Hoy
(Chair)
Attorney, Moore & Van Allen PLLC
Scott Efird
(Vice Chair)
Partner, St. Amand & Efird PLLC
Pier Scott 
(Chaplain)
Communications Consultant
Robert McLean 
(Treasurer)
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, EnPro Industries 
Leslie Kincheloe (Secretary) Senior Vice President, Bank of America
Mark Collins Chief Medical Officer, One Health Group Consulting
 
Kamella Emmanuel Chief Executive Officer, Keep Evolving Consulting LLC
Jonathan Eshleman Partner, Charlotte Dentistry and Armstrong & Eshleman PA
Kevin Hinde President, Hinde Engineering
 
Elizabeth Jagielski Controller, The Keith Corporation
Musunga Kabwe Senior Analyst, LPL Financial
 
Brian Natwick Chairman and CEO, Crescent Communities 
 
Stephanie Sadowski Managing Director, Accenture
Jim Secunda Chairman, Thundering Herd Investments
 
Cameron Uher Senior Vice President and Business Execution Director, Wells Fargo
Marty White Partner, Johnston, Allison & Hord PA

 

Senior Staff

Barry Giller

Barry Giller

Head of School
Terry Efird

Terry Efird

Chief Financial Officer
Theresa Kasay

Theresa Kasay

Chief Academic Officer
Brandon Henderson

Brandon Henderson

Lower School Principal
Brooke Morgan

Brooke Morgan

Middle School Principal
Shonn Brown

Shonn Brown

Upper School Principal, Director of Basketball Operations
Andrew Ross

Andrew Ross

Director of Athletics
Laura Goodyear

Laura Goodyear

Director of Communications
Sara Reid

Sara Reid

Director of Development
Jozi Walker

Jozi Walker

Director of Diversity and Belonging
Leslie Niessner

Leslie Niessner

Director of Fine Arts
Leslie Prewette

Leslie Prewette

Director of Human Resources