board of governors

The following individuals make up our Board of Governors:

Dr. Ryan Brown (not pictured - on sabbatical)
Ryan is an Associate Professor at The University of Oklahoma, where he teaches social psychology, statistics, and research methods. Ryan received his PhD from The University of Texas at Austin, and his BA in psychology from Rice University in Houston, TX. He and his wife, Catherine, are parents to two boys, Nathan and Luke, both of whom attend The Academy. Ryan is a founding board member.

Tony Capucille (chair)
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.

Clay Collum

Clay is a partner with Robison Gary Johnson & Associates PLLC, an Oklahoma City CPA firm. Clay is married to Katie (Wagner) Collum who taught 5th grade traditional at The Academy north campus until having their children, William and Kate. Clay and his family attend Grace Bible Church and enjoy living on Carey Place in the Gatewood neighborhood.

Brooke Garriott

Brooke and her husband Phillip are Oklahoma natives. They have four children, three who attend The Academy, in both the blended and traditional models. Brooke graduated from the University of Oklahoma. She practiced dental hygiene for five years before deciding to be a stay at home mom.

Brian Hobbs

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.

Nichole Hughes

Cassandra Jackson

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.

Zach Payne

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 Executive Team, is responsible to hold staff, faculty, parents, and students accountable in their educational roles and commitments.

Board members serve three-year terms and are selected by the Board of Governors with input from the Headmaster.

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