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Board & Administration


Braxton Brady

Head of School, Head of Upper School
Titles: Head of School, Head of Upper School

Jennifer Shorten

Titles: Academic Dean, Director of Enrichment and Electives, AP European History Teacher

Cathy Boyd

Titles: Director of Admissions

Trey Adams

Titles: Director of Advancement/Alumni Relations

Ben Burgess

Titles: Head of Middle School

Paula Cowart

Titles: Head of Lower School

Tracey Bravos

Titles: Business Manager

Wendell Thompson

Titles: Financial Reporting Manager

2018-2019 Board of Trustees

Dave Morris, Chair

Marvin Coleman

Scott Hauss, Vice Chair

Chip Hudson

Jamey Jones

Jay Naifeh

Josh Regel

Joe Rowland

Pete Tashie

Mike Wages

Adam Webster

Britton Wilkins

Brad Wood

  • The ECS Board is a self-perpetuating parent group which is centered in several principles:


  • As a member of ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability), we follow the guidelines for oversight and governance provided by this organization for our annual certification. For more than 30 years, ECFA has been committed to helping Christ-centered organizations earn the public's trust by developing and maintaining standards of accountability that convey God-honoring ethical practices. ECS Annual Financial Reports can be accessed and are updated yearly:
  1. 2018 Financial Report
  2. 2017 Financial Report
  3. 2016 Financial Report
  4. 2015 Financial Report
  5. 2014 Financial Report
  6. 2013 Financial Report
  7. 2012 Financial Report​​​​
  • As a Christian school rooted in the evangelical and biblical foundations of the church, we evaluate qualifications to serve based upon the standards of leadership demonstrated in I Timothy and scriptural authority as outlined in Ephesians 5.
  • A Board Development Committee operates on a twelve month basis to seek out individuals who meet these qualifications and represent our different churches, campuses, grade levels, and programs. An application, interview, unanimous committee recommendation and two readings of the names at Board meetings are required for approval. These men are entrusted with protecting and perpetuating the 50 year mission of ECS as outlined in our charter and by-laws. The Board Development Committee is looking for spiritual gifting and experience but most importantly men who are committed to prayer.
  • In addition to community representation on the Board, members of our school community are reviewed by the Board Development Committee for committee service and task force service. Often times, the requirements for service in these areas relate to specific areas of expertise and time availability.