The Chief Executive Team
The governing structure of New Covenant Academy is unique in that, the Board of Directors appoint two equal heads of school; known as the Chief Executive Team. The Chief Academic Officer and the Chief Financial Officer work collaboratively to operate and balance the needs of the school; and are directly accountable to the board of directors. This structure was adopted in 2012 out of a recognized need that in order to have a healthy and solid foundation; we must have equally strong leadership in the area of academics as well as finance, operations and development. It was concluded that it is very difficult to find such varied qualities in a single individual, and thus the team leadership concept was adopted. New Covenant Academy is thriving under this leadership model.
Administrative and Leadership Team
New Covenant Academy's secondary level of leadership known as the Administrative Team includes three principals: the High School Principal, (who also serves as Chief Academic Officer), a 5-8 Principal and 9-12 Assistant Principal and a Jr.K-4th grade Elementary Principal. A tertiary level of leadership include a group integral to the daily operations of NCA called the Leadership Team and consists of: the Admissions Officer, Development Director, Athletic Director, Fine Arts Chair, Technology Coordinator, Executive Support, and Facilities Supervisor. These teams meet routinely to collaborate and strategically plan.
Matt Searson, Chief Academic Officer and 9-12 Principal
Mr. Searson came to New Covenant in 2009 as the secondary principal. He currently serves as Chief Academic Officer and high school principal. He received his B.S. in Education from Missouri State University and earned his Masters in Education Administration and Specialist Degree in the Superintendency from Southwest Baptist University. Before coming to NCA, he worked in the Lebanon School District for fourteen years teaching high school history for eight years and serving as Junior High Assistant principal (two years) and Junior High Principal (four years). He is married and has two children. One of his children is an alum of NCA and one is currently a high school senior.