Christ Presbyterian Academy

Leadership


Head of School Nate Morrow

B.S., Vanderbilt University
M.Ed., Vanderbilt University


Welcome!

Christ Presbyterian Academy is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory school for grades preschool through 12. The Academy provides transformational education through a Christian worldview and offers extensive programs to develop the diverse potential of each student. CPA is a ministry of Christ Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Nashville, Tennessee.

These words are facts to describe the Academy, but they are just descriptors and in no way capture the essence of our school community. As you investigate us through our website, take time to look at the life behind the words, and the humanity embedded in the pictures. Or as we would tell our English students, look beyond the pages. For this is what a CPA education is all about: shared life experiences that facilitate the transformation and maturity of the hearts and minds of young people.

At CPA, we realize that transformation and maturity are a process, and we deeply believe we, as a school, can play a significant role. Our holistic approach begins with creating a life-giving atmosphere - an atmosphere of pursuant love, reciprocal trust, and authentic relationships. This atmosphere facilitates rich and challenging shared experiences that teach skills essential for the 21st century world. When led by amazing educators who love students, this process develops and refines the character of each student, uniquely and according to his or her own design. This continued cycle of transformational education is how each student can mature in understanding who God is, discover and hone his or her God-given gifts, and begin to see a part in God’s larger story of redemption.

Ultimately, when they finish their journey in this place, our students will have learned how to integrate their faith and their work; they will confront issues of mercy and justice; understand the context of their life and how to live a public faith; and, by God’s grace, direction, and power, they will be effective in shaping and growing our contemporary culture for the renewal of His kingdom.

I invite you to visit our campus and learn more. Thank you for your interest in Christ Presbyterian Academy.

Soli Deo Gloria – To God Alone Be the Glory

Nathaniel H. Morrow
Head of School
 

2019-20 Board of Trustees
Bill Mooney (Chair)
Danny Herron (Vice-Chair)
John Arndt
Bob Bradshaw
Joda Foster
Mary Lisa Gingras
Mark Hogan 
Jason Hubbard
Doug Korn
Connor Lowery 
Will Mayfield 
Leisha Nischan
Susan Patton 
Scott Sauls 
Michelle Sherwood 
Amy Valet 
Elizabeth Webb


Executive Leadership Team

Associate Heads of School


Matt Moore

Associate Head of School, Operations

Finance, Facilities, Human Resources, Security, Food Service, Information Technology, Risk Management

Dr. Marcia Sutton, Ed.D

Associate Head of School, Education

Preschool, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School, Arts, Athletics, Spiritual Life, Academics, Learning Services 

Drew Maddux

Associate Head of School, Advancement 

Enrollment, Development, Alumni Relations, Corporate Communications, Marketing, Camps & After-school Programs

 


Educational Leadership Team

Division and Program Heads


Lauren Overbeek

Head of Preschool

Chris Harris

Head of Lower School

Rhonda Smith

Head of Middle School

 

 

Dr. Parker Altman, Ed.D

Head of Upper School

Dr. Dawn Ruff, M.Ed

Academic Dean

Reverend Dr. David Filson, Ph.D

Pastor of Theology and Discipleship

 

 

Paula Flautt

Artistic Director

Mike Ellson

Athletic Director

Faculty and Staff Directory

Faculty & Staff