The Board of Trustees
Christ Episcopal School is a parish day school, created in 1984 as an outreach ministry of Christ Church in Covington, Louisiana. It exists as a part of Christ Episcopal Church (www.christchurchcovington.com), which is incorporated as a non-profit organization. The highest level of decision-making authority resides in the volunteer Board of Trustees. This Board is approved by the Vestry of the Church and is charged with, but not limited to developing necessary policies for the school; carrying out continuous evaluation of the school; ensuring that the finances of the school are administered in a fiscally responsible manner; reporting on a regular basis to the Vestry; adhering to all policies of Christ Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana; and keeping an accurate record of all its proceedings. Members are appointed for three-year terms, with one-third rotating off each year. Other members include the Rector of the Church, a Vestry representative, and a CESPA representative.
The Headmaster is hired by the Board to run the school. The Headmaster has the responsibility of carrying out the policies of the Board of Trustees, managing the operational and financial aspects of the school on a day-to-day basis, hiring and supervising faculty and staff, and overseeing the various programs of the school. It is also the Headmaster’s responsibility to provide representation for the faculty and staff to the Board of Trustees.
2017-2018 Board of Trustees
The Rev. William Miller, Rector
Mr. Steve Croxton, Chairman
Dr. Michelle Cooper
Mr. Adam Currier, Treasurer
Dr. Leslie Dominguez
Mr. Kelly Gibson
Mr. Clark Heebe
Dr. Colin McComiskey, Vestry Representative
Mrs. Vanessa Mayfield
Dr. Pramond Menon
Mr. John Morvant, Headmaster
Mr. Mike Nicaud
Mrs. Jane Preau, Secretary
Mr. Gordon Reese
Mrs. Mahsa Shad, CESPA Rep.
Mrs. Jane Slatten, Vice-Chairperson
Mrs. Jeanniene Sullivan
Ms. Emery Whalen
The Christ Episcopal School Mission
The philosophy of Christ Episcopal School reflects the reasons for its origin: to provide a superior academic opportunity within the framework of a warm and nurturing Christian environment.
Each child is special, an individual. Therefore, at the heart of Christ Episcopal School is the belief that the development of the intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of each child must be tailored, to the greatest extent possible, to the individual child.
We seek to give our children an awareness of God’s love and, through such an awareness, to foster those ideals – self-esteem, independence, and self-motivation – which will prepare each child for the continuing educational process.
Our goal is to prepare our children for living in God’s world, with all their rights and privileges, duties and responsibilities.
Founded in 1984, Christ Episcopal School is a co-educational, prekindergarten through 12th grade school of 576 students. The campus is located in Covington, Louisiana, and encompasses 36 acres in an Arcadian setting, offering a pleasant and stimulating learning environment for its students and faculty. Christ Episcopal School continues in the tradition of independent schools and that of Christ Episcopal Church, which since its founding in 1846 has maintained a commitment to the educational and civic life of St. Tammany Parish.