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  • 2022-23 CCES Board of Trustees

    Mr. Jordan Lea, Chair
    Mr. Jason R. Sippey, Vice Chair
    Mrs. Cary H. Weekes '98, Immediate Past Chair
    Mrs. Katie S. Howell '92, Secretary
    Mrs. Dena S. Benedict '78, Vestry
    Dr. Tondre Buck
    Mr. Rey Essex
    Mr. H. Ellis Fisher
    Mrs. Jeannette T. Goldsmith
    Mr. L. James “Jim” Hendrix III
    Mr. John M. Jennings '84
    Mr. Raymond S. Levy
    Mr. Michael H. McBride
    The Rev. Dr. Harrison M. McLeod, Rector
    Mr. William H. Pelham
    Ms. Vidya Ravishankar Agarwal
    Dr. John L. Sanders
    Mrs. Elizabeth C. Swent
    Mrs. Melissa T. Thomason
    Mrs. Christine Von Wyl
The Book of Proverbs tells us we should 'Train up a child in the way a child should go: and when that child is old, that child will not depart from it.' These instructions offer wonderful guidance as we support our entire school community: each other, our students, our families, our teachers, our coaches, our staff, and our administrators in teaching the Cavalier Way, an all-encompassing program centered on our mission values of Character, Community, Excellence, and Service. 
The Cavalier Way is--and needs to be--about more than facts, figures, and spelling tests. It is about skill-sets and values; it is about providing the necessary self-confidence, tools, and spiritual guidance that soon-to-be successful adults require. It is not just about surviving but thriving in an ever-changing world that needs the prepared, compassionate, principled leaders that a CCES education strives to shape. - Jordan Lea, Board Chair
The CCES Board of Trustees has 20 voting members for 2022-23. A simple majority of trustees must be Episcopalian. At least two (2) trustees must be members of Christ Church, one of whom is a representative of the Vestry. The Vestry representative serves as a voting member.

The Board meets five (5) times per year, and trustees are not compensated. Trustees serve terms of three (3years, with an option for three (3) consecutive terms. Trustees may rotate off for one year and stand for election again.

Standing committees include Finance, Trustees, Advancement, Religious Life, Executive, and By-laws. The Committee on Trustees also serves as the nominating committee. The Head of School serves as an ex-officio (non-voting) member of all committees—standing and ad hoc.
Christ Church Episcopal School (“CCES”) admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileged, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at CCES. CCES does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, scholarship or other programs, or athletic or other school-administered programs and activities.