The following individuals make up our Board of Governors:
Joe Broome (chair)
Dr. Broome is board certified in family medicine and has been in private practice in Oklahoma City since 2005. He graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and then graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kaley, and their four children, Mason, Jolie, Blake, and Hattie who all attend The Academy. Dr. Broome's hobbies include golf, traveling and being active in his church as a Bible study and small group leader.
Tony is Chief Sales Officer at Heartland Payment Systems in Edmond. A graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, Tony serves as vice-chair of our Board of Governors as well an elder at Henderson Hills Baptist Church. He and his wife, Christy, are parents to three Academy students, Cassady, Eli, and Luci. Tony is a founding board member.
Brian is editor of the Baptist Messenger and communications director for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. He and his wife, Jennifer, are members of Quail Springs Baptist Church, where he serves as an ordained deacon. Hobbs is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma (Bachelor of Business Administration) and Oklahoma City University (Master of Business Administration). The Hobbs have five children, four of whom are students at The Academy, and they live in Edmond.
Cassandra, an Oklahoma native, has a mechanical engineering degree from Oklahoma State University and worked at Johnson Space Center for several years before becoming a full time mom. She and her husband, Garrett, have three children, A.J., Quinn, and Lily, all of whom attend The Academy and have participated in the both the blended and traditional models. Prior to becoming part of The Academy, she exclusively homeschooled for six years. She and her family attend Eastpoint Church in Midwest City, OK.
Annie has an elementary education degree from Oklahoma State University and has taught 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and visual art before staying home as a full-time mom. She and her husband, Dan, have four children, three of whom are in the blended model at The Academy. She and her family live in midtown Oklahoma City and attend Skyline Church.
Zach, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Masters of Science, has spent the last 16 years in executive leadership from startup to Fortune 500 companies. Most recently he fulfills the role of Senior Vice President of product development and marketing for Heartland Payments. Zach and his wife Angie live in Oklahoma City and have 4 children, Isaiah, Lily, Noah and Eleanor. They have attended the Academy for six years in both blended and traditional models and are currently attending Frontline Church.
Originally from Oklahoma, Dana attended the University of Oklahoma and received her bachelors degree in social work. She and her husband, Mike, live in Norman and have three boys who attend the Academy. They are members of Trinity Baptist in Norman where they enjoy serving in the youth ministry.
Curt graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a BA in Political Science in 1985. He returned to Norman in 1986 with his wife, Karla, to raise their three children, Carolyn, Stephanie, and J. C. (one of our first graduates). Curt is a CPA and is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Energetic Systems, Inc., a manufacturing company located in Norman. Curt is a founding board member.
Jennifer is originally from Texas and has a business degree from Baylor University. She moved to Norman for law school and earned a law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2005. She then spent several years practicing law at an Oklahoma City law firm. She and her husband, Pete, live in Norman and have two children, Brett and Caroline, who attend The Academy. They are members of Trinity Baptist in Norman.
Role of the Board of Governors
The role of our Board of Governors is to safeguard the vision and mission of the school. It does so in several ways, but the primary means is in hiring, overseeing, and advising the Headmaster. The Board keeps the Headmaster accountable for the goals set for the school, which are set jointly by the Board and Headmaster. The Headmaster, along with help from his Leadership Team, is responsible to hold staff, faculty, parents, and students accountable in their educational roles and commitments.
The vision of the Academy's Board of Governors is executed through the work of several board commissioned committees. The committees include parents, staff, board members, and other friends of The Academy and are representative of the full Academy community. These committees include: Board Governance Committee, Finance Committee, Fundraising Committee, Education/Curriculum Committee, Branding and Communication Committee, Fine Arts Committee, Athletics Committee, and Building and Land Committee. Some of the board-direct committees also have sub-committees. For example, the Uniform Committee is a subcommittee of Branding and Communication.
Board members serve three-year terms and are selected by the Board of Governors with input from the Headmaster.