Leadership

Administration

Dr. Scott Phillipps

Headmaster, Interim Head of Upper School

Karen Boothe

Head of Lower School

Dr. Vince Janney

Head of Middle School

Leanne Todd

Director of Admissions

Contact

Email: toddl@houstonacademy.com

Debbie Thornton

Business Manager

Joel Pendleton

Director of Advancement

Call (334) 794-4106 or Email

Melanie Woodcock

Director of Technology

Brian Hart

Dean of Students

Contact

Email: hartb@houstonacademy.com

Peter Arthur

Director of Marketing and Communications

Mike Sickafoose

Athletic Director

Jim Robbins

Director of Buildings and Grounds


Board

Mr. Taylor Flowers

Chair

Mrs. Katherine Lee

Vice-Chair

Mr. Kevin Savoy

Treasurer

Mr. Harrison Morris

Secretary

Mr. Hayne Hollis

Emeritus

Dr. David Alford

Dr. Roben Ash

Mr. Judson Brooks

Mr. Charles Buntin

Mrs. Jeanne Dismukes

Mr. Reid Dove

Dr. Michelle Freeman

Mrs. Mary Beth Marshall

Mrs. Shannon McRae

Mr. Mark Saliba

Mr. Shane Sinquefield

Mrs. Leslie Watson

Mrs. Suzanne Woods

Mrs. Arwa Yunis

About the Board

Since 1970, the Houston Academy Board of Trustees has operated as a self-perpetuating board, which governs itself according to its bylaws. A self-perpetuating board is one on which new board members are selected by existing board members. The functions of the board are to ensure that the school is well funded for current and future needs, to employ and supervise the Head of School, to establish broad policies consistent with the school’s mission, and to monitor the school’s success in meeting its stated mission.

As with all independent schools, Houston Academy’s routine or daily operations are the responsibility of the Head of School and the school’s Division Heads, in whose decisions the Board of Trustees does not intervene.  In particular, the Board of Trustees does not serve as an appellate court to review the decisions of the Head of School.  Members of the Board want to be knowledgeable about matters of concern to the HA community, and welcome opportunities to discuss them with parents, students, and alumni. However, challenges to decisions and actions of teachers, coaches, staff, and administrators should be made to the appropriate Division Head, and then, if needed, to the Head of School. 

Houston Academy’s Board of Trustees subscribes to the Principles of Good Practice established by the National Association of Independent Schools for its member schools. These principles define the high standards and ethical behavior that are expected of member schools in key areas of school operations.