The Christ School is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is a volunteer group. The Board’s focus is on long-term viability and offers the expertise and vision necessary to keep the school’s mission alive and healthy for generations of TCS students and families to come.
Board members serve three year terms and meet bi-monthly. Standing committees meet frequently throughout the year and include development, finance, governance, and Head support and evaluation.
The Head of School is the sole employee of the Board of Trustees and serves as the school’s Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for implementing Board policy, hiring faculty and professional staff, and the daily operational management of the school.
Jennifer Bostedo, Chairman, CTFA: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance, University of Central Florida; Vice President and Trust Officer for Commerce National Bank & Trust; married to Mike; TCS parent and volunteer since 2008; mother of two TCS students.
Peter Partlow, P.E.; Vice Chairman: MBA, University of Central Florida; BSE University of Central Florida, Environmental Engineering, Principal at E Sciences, Inc.; member of the Rotary Club of Orlando, member of FPCO and volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America; married to Terri and the father of one TCS student and two TCS alumni.
Dale van Gelder, Treasurer: MBA, Rollins College; Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Moravian College; Senior Vice President, Restaurant Group, VEREIT, Inc.; Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM); married to Richard; mother of two TCS students.
Susan Chisari, Secretary: Master’s in Educational Leadership and Administration, University of Central Florida; Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Economics, Winthrop College; retired from Orange County Public Schools after 35 years as a teacher, curriculum specialist, assistant principal and Principal (Pinar Elementary School); served as Interim Principal and Interim Lower School Director at TCS; member FPCO since 1986.
Rebecca Bedell, DMA: Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting, The University of Southern Mississippi; Master’s degree in Vocal Performance and Master’s degree in Vocal Performance, University of Mississippi; Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance, University of Mississippi; retired Minister of Worship Arts, FPCO; Representative for Los Angeles based design company cabi and Realtor with Keller Williams Advantage III, Lake Nona; married to Mike; mother of one TCS student and one TCS alumna.
Jeff Dilley, CPA: Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Cedarville College, Cedarville, OH; Chief Financial Officer, Monster Media LLC, Orlando, Florida; married to Stacey; father of two TCS alumni.
Tom Eastwood, CFP: Bachelor of Arts Finance and Economics, Pace University; First Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch; Board Member Edgewood Children’s Ranch and The Gathering of Men; married to Julie; father of two TCS students.
Glenn Gullikson: Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Florida; Design Methodology Architect at Cadence Design Systems; married to Jan; father of three TCS students.
Sandra Huxley, Ed.D.: Doctorate Degree, University of Central Florida; Master’s Degree, Rollins College; Bachelor’s Degree, University of Florida; retired from Orange County Public Schools after 35 years as a teacher of regular and exceptional students, school counselor, principal and district administrator; married to Don, mother of three and grandmother of five, including two TCS students.
Paul Linder: Partner Griffin and Linder; Board of Trustees, UF Law School; State Director, Florida Cattlemen’s Association; married to Michelle; father of two former TCS students and stepfather to two TCS alumni.
Dana Loncar: Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Florida State University; Consultant with Consensus Communications; over 15 years experience in public affairs, government relations, and political campaigns in Central Florida; serves on Businessforce Board and Communications committee for Coalition for the Homeless; graduate of Leadership Orlando and former Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Coalition of the Homeless (2010-2011); proud to serve as Co-chair of TCS’ 20th Anniversary Celebration; married to Steve, mother of two TCS students.
Beth Pittenger: Master’s in Corporate Communication and Technology, Rollins College; Bachelor’s in English, Rollins College; Adjunct Professor, Rollins College; married to Todd; mother three TCS alumni.
Jason Powell, Ed.D.: Head of School: Doctorate in Education Administration, University of Central Florida; Master’s in Education Administration, Florida State University; Bachelor’s in Mathematics Education, Florida State University; former public middle school Principal, school district administrator and classroom teacher; married to Amy, father of three TCS students.
Mike Rhodes: Bachelor of Science Political Science, University of Central Florida; Chief of Code Enforcement, City of Orlando since 1993; married to Kim, father of three TCS alumni who started at TCS in its inaugural year.
Clay Worden: Bachelor’s in Accounting, Flagler College with additional graduate level studies at the University of South Florida; partner with McGladrey; father of one TCS student and one TCS alumna.
The Christ School, Inc. is an independent, 501 (c) (3) organization, a tax-exempt, not for profit educational institution. All donations to the school are permitted as a tax deduction on your federal income tax.