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

Brandon Tatum

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

Dr. Shailendra Thomas

Dallas District Director

The King's Academy
1819 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75215
469.372.2502

Joanne Andruscavage

Director-At-Large

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

Kirk Wade

Panhandle District Director

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

Don Davis

Southeast District Director

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

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

Chris Gunnin

Travis District Director

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

Richard Halloran

Director-At-Large

Association of Classical and Christian Schools
Providence Classical School
18100 Stuebner Airline Rd.
Spring, TX 77379
281.320.0500

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

Suzanne Stell

Dallas District Director

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

Shannon Elders

Tarrant District Director

Fort Worth Academy
7301 Dutch Branch Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76132

Joshua Gettys

Southeast District Director

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