The Board of Directors

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Board of Directors:

Mr. Leland (Lee) Smith

Lee is a civil engineering consultant specializing in water resources. He and his wife Lori currently have one child enrolled in CCA’s upper school. They were attracted to CCA by the classical approach to education, and by the obvious commitment of the school’s leadership and teachers to high academic and behavioral standards. Lee believes classical Christian education, delivered with excellence, is the best foundation they can give their children to prepare them for spiritual and practical success in adult life.

Dr. Carl Moore

Dr. Carl A. Moore Jr is a professor of mechanical engineering at Florida A&M University. He grew up in Marietta, GA and graduated from Howard and Northwestern Universities. He is married to Dr. Melodee Moore and they have 5 children enrolled at CCA: Tiffanee, Carl Anthony, Sidnee, Cassidee, and Case Emory. What attracted Carl and Melodee to CCA the most was Trivium organization of the curriculum and the Christ centered approach that integrates the biblical worldview throughout all subject areas.

Mr. Jerry Peacock

Jerry is a real estate contractor for public utilities. He has lived in Tallahassee for 25 years and is a graduate of Florida State University. He is married to Valerie Peacock and they have two children: Jay Walter and Jack. Jerry has coached the CCA tennis team for the last 7 years.

Dr. Daniel Yang

Daniel and Hae Min are residents of Tallahasse since 1990, with three grown children, graduates of Wheaton College, Northwestern Univerisity, and Wheaton College, and Peter grade 8. He is a chemical engineering graduate of Princeton University, and is a practicing radiologist at Radiology Associates since 1990.

Mr. Paul Shackelford

Paul & Barbara became involved in CCA when their children Zachary (9th grade) and Joshua ( 6th Grade) joined the CCA student body. Paul had recently retired and had free time to help in the office area. He began by reviewing the books of the school to then managing the finances of the school. He worked with former Head Masters Steve Marshall and Bill Maddox and the board. He became a member of the board in 2008 and then assumed the role of Headmaster as well as administrator when Bill Maddox took another position.  He stepped down from the Headmaster position in 2013, but he remained in the administrator role until 2017.

  • Partner with Accenture, System Information Firm based in Chicago – Retired
  • Class of 82 BS in Accounting from Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
  • Class of 84 MBA Accounting from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Married to Barbara (30 years) with 4 children, 2 are CCA graduates and alumni

Mrs. Ivy Miles

Ivy Miles is a Human Resources professional who has worked for First American Title Insurance Co. for the last sixteen years. She has served on the board of directors since September 2016. She has one child, Kaleigh, who is in the third grade at CCA. After touring CCA in the spring of 2013 and visiting Amy Hines’ third grade class she became very interested in the classical method and started doing a lot of research. She loves the Christ centered pursuit of truth and the academic rigor at CCA. Ivy and her family are members of Saint Peter’s Anglican Church.

Mrs. Liz Stevens

Liz Stevens is an attorney who currently serves as the State Retirement Director for the Florida Retirement System. She has been a board member since 2016. She and her husband, Chad, have two children at CCA: Grayson and Cole. They love the Christ-centered learning environment at CCA, along with the focus on academic excellence. She and her family are members of Wakulla Springs Baptist Church.

Board Responsibilities

Board Bylaws

The primary responsibilities of the Board include the following:

  • Develop, enforce, review and revise as necessary all general school governance policies;
  • Hire the Head of School and act on the recommendation of the Head of School for persons to be hired as principals and faculty;
  • Provide direction for the school in all short term and long term planning;
  • Ensure financial stability of the school consistent with the bylaws;
  • Define the role of the Board, the Head of School, administration, principals, faculty and all Board committees.
  • New Board members shall be elected at the August meeting of the members of the Academy. Each family shall have one vote for each director position that is open for election. The number of votes for each family shall not exceed one, regardless of the number of family members enrolled at the Academy and regardless of the number of parents in that family.

The Board, collectively, is expected to:

  • Be the policy maker in the establishment of policy directives, curriculum selection, dress and disciplinary codes.
  • Be responsible for making the final approval on hiring/dismissal of all personnel.
  • Always call board meetings with the knowledge of the administration.
  • Deal with all employees on the basis of Matthew 5:22-24, 18:15-20, and other such passages which teach Christ-like attitudes and dealings between Christian brothers.