Board of Trustees

About the Legacy Christian Academy Board of Trustees

The Legacy Board of Trustees ensures LCA’s mission and vision are protected and executed. The Board provides strategic direction for the school and equips the Head of School with the necessary resources to accomplish its mission. The Board meets regularly with the Head of School, the board’s one employee, to establish priorities, monitor outcomes, and set overall school policy.

Board of Trustees

Brad Brenneman (Chairman), Brett Bingham (Treasurer), Patrick Droesch (Vice Chairman), Lisa Liberis (Secretary),  Dr. Kenneth Chapman Jr., Nicole Franks, Nick Johnson, Jeff Owens, Dorothy Smith, and Trent Wood. Click here for more information.

Composition of the Board

The Board of Trustees is made up of servant leaders who volunteer their time and talents to advance the mission of Legacy Christian Academy. In their fiduciary capacity, trustees serve as ambassadors, policy-makers, and guardians of the school’s mission. Each Trustee must demonstrate a devotion to Christ as their personal Lord and Savior and a passion for Legacy’s mission. The Board is a diverse group that represents a broad range of professional and leadership expertise, providing LCA with valuable insights and strategic direction. Additionally, Board members are current parents, alumni parents, or Frisco community members.

Board ROLE

Like other leading Christian schools, and consistent with the standards for LCA’s accreditation, the Board of Trustees is a governing, policy-making board but does not have direct oversight or involvement in the day-to-day management of the school. The Board depends on the Head of School and other staff and faculty to execute operational functions, including the day-to-day operation of the school, hiring of personnel, assessing and developing staff, addressing all student and personnel issues including any disciplinary actions, and developing and managing the curriculum. The Board maintains regular communication with the LCA Executive Leadership Team and is updated on all key initiatives and issues, but the day-to-day management and decisions are the responsibility of LCA’s leadership team.

MEMBER DUTIES

 

  • Hire, support, evaluate, and oversee the Head of School.
  • Advise and approve annual goals and priorities for the Head of School and leadership team to execute.
  • Approve and oversee LCA’s Annual Budget, including tuition rates and fundraising plans.
  • Participate in the development of strategic plans; provide guidance and approve plans. 
  • Oversee all major policy changes or issues.
  • Provide guidance to address operational needs.
  • Connect personal networks with LCA to support development and fundraising efforts.
  • Engage effectively and build a collegial working relationship with the Head of School and other board members

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

  • Publicly profess to be a follower of Jesus Christ, regularly attend a Bible-believing, Christ-centered church, and demonstrate a commitment to grow as a follower of Jesus
  • Endorse LCA’s Creed, doctrinal statements, and morality statements consistent with the school’s bylaws
  • Must not be employed by LCA or be a spouse of an LCA employee

GOVERNING PRINCIPLES

MISSION

Legacy Christian Academy develops strong leaders with biblical convictions who are equipped to succeed in college and beyond.

We accomplish this mission through a balanced approach that honors and upholds:

  • Challenging Academics
  • Robust Fine Arts
  • Competitive Athletics
  • Positive Mentoring Relationships
  • Covenant Partnerships with Christian families

VISION

Legacy Christian Academy is the school of choice for committed Christian families in North Texas who desire the best Christ-centered education for their children.

GOVERNANCE

The Board of Trustees has the primary responsibility of ensuring that the school fulfills its Christian educational mission in a sustainable way in agreement with biblical principles, in accordance with the organization’s bylaws and in compliance with applicable laws. The Board of Trustees hires and sets the policies of the school’s Head of School, who exercises the day-to-day management and operational leadership of the school as a whole.

MEMBERSHIP

Trustee candidates are identified by our Governance Committee, screened according to our bylaw qualifications, and voted upon by the full Board. All Trustees serve terms as guided by our bylaws. The Board of Trustees has four officer positions including a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  The full Board convenes four times per year during the school year with the Head of School plus a summer planning session with the LCA Executive Leadership Team. The Board also invests in its own professional development by participating in various educational seminars during the year, which enhances its capabilities to effectively serve LCA.

COMMITTEES

In addition to meeting as a full group of Trustees, the Board has also established various standing and ad hoc committees responsible for working with the LCA Executive Leadership Team on key initiatives. The committees include a Finance Committee, Governance Committee, Education Committee, Development Committee, and Student Development Committee.  Each of these committees is chaired by a Trustee and includes other Trustees, members of the LCA leadership team, and LCA parents. It is also common for these committees to engage other community leaders as they consider various strategic initiatives.