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VCPE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Members Representing Approved Accrediting Associations

Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
Tom Spencer, Director of Accreditation and Member Services, ACCS
208.882.6101

Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Rick Yost, Superintendent, Fredericksburg Christian School
540.373.5355

Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS)
Steve Lindquist, M.Ed., Director of Accreditation and Member Services, ACTS
813.684.2024

American Montessori Society (AMS)
Melanie Thiesse, Director of School Accreditation, AMS
212.358.1250 x307

Christian Schools International (CSI)
Sheryl L. Jo, Accreditation Program Director, CSI
616.957.1070 x235

Cognia 
Dr. Claudia Carter, Senior VP of Accreditation Services
480.773.6900 ext. 6988

International Christian Accrediting Association (ICAA)
Dr. Donnie Peal, Executive Director, ICAA
918.493.8880

North American Christian School Accrediting Agency (NACSAA)
Edward Earwood, Executive Director, South Carolina Association of Christian Schools
803.798.7558

Seventh-day Adventist Schools of the Potomac Conference (SDASPC)
Janet Armstrong, Associate Superintendent of Education
540.886.0771 ext. 229

Southeastern District – Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod (SED-LCMS)
Deaconess Sally J. Hiller, Mission and Ministry Executive, SED-LCMS
800.637.5723
Judy Sykes, SED-LCMS Representative for Virginia
757.622.4915

Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
Debra Wilson, President, SAIS
678.255.8901

Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Betsy Hunroe, Executive Director, VAIS
804.282.3592

Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF)
Warren Bull, President, Specialized Youth Services of Virginia
804.733.2180

Virginia Catholic Education Association (VCEA)
Sr. Karl Ann Homberg, SSJ, Assistant Superintendent for Leadership, Catholic Diocese of Arlington
703.841.2519

Virginia Independent Schools Association (VISA)
Joseph G. Whitley, Executive Director, VISA
757.357.3866

Members Representing Non-Accrediting Associations

Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS)
Brig. Gen. David C. Wesley, President, Randolph-Macon Academy
540.636.5201

Catholic Diocese of Richmond - Office of Catholic Schools
Kelly M. Lazzara, Superintendent of Schools
804.359.5661

Church Schools in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia (CSEDV)
J. Chip Broadway, CPA, MBA, Vice President & Treasurer, CSEDV 
804.288.1730

International League of Christian Schools (ILCS)
Michael Burroughs, Executive Director
863.683.5726

Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA)
Dick Kemper, Executive Director, VISAA
804.347.3238

Directors-at-Large

Maj. Gen. Henry M. Hobgood, USAF, Ret, Hobgood & Associates, LLC
540.636.4663

Gary L. Jones, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Youth For Tomorrow
703.631.3360

Dr. Kathleen Smith
804.334.6614

Ex-Officio Members

George McVey, President

Grace T. Creasey, Executive Director

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