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 one TCS student and one TCS alumni.
Dana Loncar, Vice Chairman: Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Florida State University; Consultant with Consensus Communications; over 20 years experience in public affairs, government relations, and political campaigns in Central Florida; serves on Businessforce Board; graduate of Leadership Orlando and former Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Coalition of the Homeless (2010-2011); served as Co-chair of TCS’ 20th Anniversary Celebration; married to Steve, mother of two TCS students.
Dale van Gelder, Treasurer: MBA, Rollins College; Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Moravian College; Chief Operating Officer of First Presbyterian Church of Orlando; 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.
Dexter Costin: MBA, Webster University, Bachelor of Science, Florida A&M University, Mechanical Engineering; employed with Robinson Forges Realty International; member Florida A&M University National Alumni Association, Orlando Regional Realtors Association and National Association of Realtors; member Lifebridge Church; married to Lisa, father of two TCS alumni.
Jeff Dilley, CPA: Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Cedarville College, Cedarville, OH; Chief Financial Officer, RVR Consulting Group; 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, Elder of FPCO and Board Member Four 12; married to Julie; father of two TCS students.
Aaron Farrant, Head of School (Ex-Officio): Bachelor of Science in Psychology, focused on children and adolescent development. Master’s degrees in Religion and Religious Education from Liberty University. Aaron also holds a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and is currently on track to complete his Doctorate in Educational Leadership; 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 two TCS students and one TCS alumni.
Richard Hale: Attorney, Hale, Hale and Jacobs; married to Maria; 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.
Michael Kelley, J.D.: graduated cum laude, University of Florida Levin College of Law; Bachelor of Arts, Economics Rollins College, graduated magna cum laude; Attorney at Shutts & Bowen; board member, Collaborative Orlando, treasurer OCBA Judicial Relations Committee, Vice President Federalist Society Orlando Lawyers Chapter; born and raised in Orlando, product of small private Christian school education; member FPCO, married to Chandy, father of two.
Peter Partlow, P.E.: 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 three TCS alumni.
Clay Worden: Bachelor’s in Accounting, Flagler College with additional graduate level studies at the University of South Florida; partner with McGladrey; father of two 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.