The Christ School is governed by a Board of Trustees and the Head of School. The Board of Trustees is a volunteer group that includes current and past parents and grandparents and others close to the school mission. The Board keeps their eyes on the big picture 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 governance, Head support and development, development, strategic planning, and finance.
The Head of School 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.
Charles Cook, Chairman: Master’s in Public Administration; Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation Counseling, Florida State University; Executive Vice President/Benefits Consultant for J. Rolfe Davis; married to Amy, father of one TCS student and one TCS alumni; he and Amy serve as the cross country and track coaches for The Christ School.
Jennifer Bostedo, Vice Chairman: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance, University of Central Florida; Vice President and Trust Officer for Commerce National Bank & Trust; Certified Trust & Financial Advisor; Board Member Winter Park Day Nursery; PTF volunteer; married to Mike; mother of two TCS students.
Dale van Gelder, Treasurer: MBA, Rollins College; Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Moravian College; Senior Vice President of Asset Management, GE Capital; Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM); married to Richard; mother of two TCS students.
Susan Chisari, Secretary: Master’s in Educational Leadership Administration, University of Central Florida; Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Economics, Winthrop College; former elementary school teacher and retired principal at Pinar Elementary school; Interim Lower School Director for TCS.
Jeff Dilley: CPA; Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Cedarville College, Cedarville, OH; married to Stacey, father of two TCS alumni.
Tom Eastwood: Bachelor of Arts Finance and Economics, Pace University; VP 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.
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 Cattleman’s Association; married to Michelle, father of two former TCS students and step-father to two TCS graduates.
Richard McCree, Jr.: Master of Business Administration, Rollins College, Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech; CEO, McCree, Inc.; Valencia Foundation Board Member; married to Tanis, father of one TCS student and two TCS alumni.
Peter Partlow: MBA, University of Central Florida; BSE University of Central Florida, Environmental Engineering, Principal at E Sciences, Inc.; member of the Rotary Club and volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America; married to Terri and the father of two TCS students and one TCS alumni.
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 of one TCS student and two 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.
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 alumni.
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.