Our Leadership

Jay Ferguson

President/Northeast District Director

Grace Community School
3025 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75701
(903)566-5678

Laura Colangelo

Executive Director

Texas Private Schools Association
(512) 499-8377

Matt Ticzkus

Vice President/Director-at-Large

American Association of Christian Schools
102 Hannah Ct.
Weatherford, TX 76085
(423) 629-4280

Galen Hoffstadt

Treasurer/South District Director

St. James Episcopal School
602 S. Carancahua
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
(361) 883-0835

Brian Guenther

Secretary/Bexar District Director

San Marcos Academy
2801 Ranch Road 12
San Marcos, Texas 78666
(512) 353-2400

Dr. William Hinz

Director-At-Large

Lutheran Schools Accreditation Commission
7900 E Highway 290
Austin, TX 78724
(512) 926-4272

Rob Devlin

Director-at-Large

Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools
1420 4th Avenue Suite 29
Canyon, TX 79015
(800) 655-2400

Scott Griggs

Director-At-Large

Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS)
3131 McKinney Avenue
Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75204
(432)684-9550 ext. 4

Dr. Randy Wood

Director-At-Large

Accreditation Commission of the Texas Association of Baptist Schools
Baylor University
One Bear Place
#97314
Waco, TX 76798
(254) 710-2410

Bobbie Kelly

Director-At-Large

Association of Christian Schools International
2001 W Plano Parkway
Suite 3600
Plano, TX 75075-8632

Dr. Donnie Peal

Director-At-Large

International Christian Accrediting Association
2448 East 81st Street Suite 600
Tulsa, OK 74137
​(918) 493-8880

Dr. Andrew Baker

Director-At-Large

National Christian School Association
(512) 568-5335
(405) 425-5000

Marvin Effa

Director-At-Large

Association of Christian Teachers and Schools
3300 W. Parker Road
Plano, TX 75075
(972) 596-5811

Lisette Allen

Director-At-Large

Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Education Department
1600 N. Congress Suite B
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 339-9882

Barbara‑Jane Paris​, Ph.D.

Director-At-Large

COGNIA Director, Professional Learning
888.413.3669 ext. 5640
(512)653-7246

Richard Halloran

Director-At-Large

Association of Classical and Christian Schools
Providence Classical School
18100 Stuebner Airline Rd.
Spring, TX 77379
(281)320-0500

Joanne Andruscavage

Director-At-Large

Southern Association of Independent Schools
6050 Peachtree Pkwy Ste 240-199
Norcross, GA 30092
(678) 231-2908

Melanie Thiesse

Director-At-Large

AMS Director of School Accreditation
American Montessori Society
116 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 358-1250
(212) 358-1256

Dr. Shailendra Thomas

Dallas District Director

The King's Academy
1819 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75215
(469)372-2502

Kirk Wade

Panhandle District Director

Abilene Christian School
2550 N. Judge Ely Blvd.
Abilene, TX 79601
(325) 672-9200

Chris Gunnin

Travis District Director

St. Stephen's Episcopal School
6500 St. Stephen's Dr.
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 327-1213

Suzanne Stell

Dallas District Director

Shelton School & Evaluation Center
17301 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75252
(972) 774-1772

John Davis

West Texas District Director

Immanuel Christian School
1201 Hawkins Blvd.
El Paso, TX 79925
(915) 778-6160

Jeffrey S. McMaster, Ph.D.

Brazos District Director

Brazos Christian School
3000 W. Villa Maria
Bryan, TX. 77807
(979) 823-1000

Don Davis

Southeast District Director

Second Baptist School
6410 Woodway Drive
Houston, Texas 77057
(713) 365-2310

Shannon Elders

Tarrant District Director

Fort Worth Academy
7301 Dutch Branch Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76132
(817)370-1191

Joshua Gettys

Southeast District Director

Fort Bend Christian Academy
1250 Seventh Street
Sugar Land, Texas 77478
(281) 263-9149

Stephen Cox, PhD

Panhandle District Director

Trinity Christian School
6701 University Avenue
Lubbock, Texas 79413
806-791-6583

Julie Ambler

Brazos District Director

The Woodlands Christian Academy
5800 Academy Way
The Woodlands, TX 77384
(936) 273-2555

Tracy Lamon

South District Director

St. Alban's Episcopal Day School
1417 E. Austin
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956)428-2326