Administration


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Dr. Tom Stoner - Head of School

Dr. Stoner was raised in Wheaton, Illinois, and attended Wheaton College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education. He went on to receive a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Education in leadership, development, and policy from Boston University. His doctoral dissertation, titled, "Teacher Training for Distinctive Evangelical Schools" focused upon the specialized training required for teachers to promote the distinctive nature of Christian schooling. He is currently writing a primer on Christian schooling titled: The Idea of a Christian School: An Introduction To its Power and Value. He served for 16 years as Head of School at Covenant Christian Academy, a classical Christian school in Peabody, Massachusetts, and for 3 years as Head of School at Westminster Christian Academy in St. Louis. He and his wife, Carrie, have four children: Lauren (19), Emily (17), David (14), and Jonny (12) and are currently searching for the next church home. 

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Sharon Weldy - Upper School Principal
Mrs. Weldy has a B.S. in Sciences and Letters / Teaching of Mathematics from the University of Illinois.  Prior to assuming the role of Principal in 2013, Mrs. Weldy served Covenant as the Administrator of the Logic School and lead Mathematics teacher.  She has over ten years of classical teaching experience. Mrs. Weldy and her family attend Wellspring Alliance Church in Wheaton, IL.





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Lisa Eekhoff - Grammar School Principal
Miss Eekhoff has a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Dordt College.  She has eleven years of teaching experience, including two years overseas on the island of Saipan (Northern Marianas Islands) and nine years of teaching classically.  Prior to becoming Grammar School Dean, Miss Eekhoff served as the Administrative Dean of the Grammar School.  She attends Hope Christian Reformed Church in Oak Forest, where she has served as a deacon.

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Kara Haas - Office Manager
Mrs. Haas served for five years as the Promotions Director for the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, where she was responsible for the contracting, scheduling, and promotion of all performances and concerts, as well as the scheduling of all classes and recitals. At The Sanctuary church in Bolingbrook, Mrs. Haas originated the Children’s Ministry and served as its director for five years, and initiated the Junior High Ministry and served as its director for three years.  For each of these ministries, Mrs. Haas led the definition of the ministry’s mission, vision, core values, and organizational structure, the recruitment and training of teachers, and the design of the curriculum. Mrs. Haas has a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois.  

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Ginger Vessey - Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Vessey has a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Northwest Nazarene College.  She worked  at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago for two years as a psychometrician in the Neuropsychology Department where she administered testing and managed office functions.  Mrs. Vessey went on to pursue her Master’s Degree in counseling at Northwestern where she also worked for the Psycho-Legal Studies group, administering testing, managing data entry, and tracking participants for two government grants. Mrs. Vessey and her family attend Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton. 
 
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Christina Mearse - Bookkeeper
Mrs. Mearse has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, with a major in Mathematics from Oklahoma Christian University.  Before deciding on education, she majored in accounting for three years. Prior to moving to Illinois, she worked for various business firms as a business manager. In addition to bookkeeping, Mrs. Mearse teaches mathematics for our logic school. She and her husband have three children and are members of the Naperville Church of Christ, where Mr. Mearse serves as the Youth Pastor.