The WCS Board of Trustees works behind the scenes, providing guidance to maintain the School’s Mission and Vision, business operations, advancement and development, facilities, long-range planning, academic quality and student life.
The Board works through a network of committees with responsibility for all areas of the school’s operation, including: Executive; Finance/Audit; Nominating; Advancement; Student Life; Facilities; Academic Affairs; Technology. These committees include Board members and non-board members.
The Board meets monthly, and each Trustee also has monthly committee roles. Members of the WCS Corporation are always welcome to inquire about committee or Board membership.
Bill has been a part of Christian schooling for 34 years, 14 as our headmaster. He reports to the board through a five-member Executive Committee. Along with heading up WCS, Bill has served as President of the Delaware Association of Independent Schools and he is active in the Association of Christian Schools International and other professional groups. Earlier in his career Bill served as Headmaster of Schenectady (NY) Christian School, after which he spent three years in Hungary and Eastern Europe helping to support and establish Christian schools. He has written numerous articles on the subject of educational philosophy and discipleship, and is a conference speaker who is passionate about the role of Christian education in the establishment of the next generation. He and his wife (“Berta”) reside in North East, MD. They have two grown daughters and three grandchildren. Bill’s blog “Higher Learning” can be found at http://higher-learning .org His perspective on learning, and theme of his professional endeavors, is summed up in III John 4, ”I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth”.
Tom joined the Board in 2010; he serves as the Chair of the Facilities Committee. Tom is Chief of Thoracic Surgery for Christiana Care and serves as an Associate Professor of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware. Tom, his wife Lydia, son Tommy (WCS 2016) and daughter Katie (WCS 2018) reside in Greenville, DE. They worship at The Outreach of God’s Word in Newark, DE.
Jill joined the Board in 2010; she serves as a member of the Advancement Committee. Jill is Director of Government Strategy and National Defense for DuPont, focusing on business relationships with the U.S. federal government agencies in Washington, DC. Jill, her husband Jim and daughter (a WCS elementary school student) live in Elkton, Maryland.They worship at Haven Community Church in North East, MD.
Dave has been a member of the Board since 2007. He’s also a WCS alumnus and school parent. Dave and his wife Robin (Davis) graduated from WCS in 1982 and were married in 1987. They now have three children at WCS, in the Elementary, Middle School and High School levels,and a son who is a student at the University of Delaware.Dave works for the law firm of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell in Wilmington as a Senior Litigation Technology Coordinator. The Kelley family attends Brandywine Valley Baptist Church in Wilmington where Dave serves on the Media Desk and Video Ministry teams.
Debbie served on the Board from 1998 to 2007 and rejoined in 2009. She has held a variety of positions on the Board and currently serves as the chair of the Academic Affairs Committee. Debbie is the Assistant Head at Centreville School, a private school serving children with learning disabilities. She and her husband Bruce are the parents of two WCS graduates (2003 and 2006) all residing in Newark. Debbie is the organist and choir director at Marshallton United Methodist Church in Marshallton, Delaware.
Corbin joined the Board in 2006; he has served as Treasurer, and as a member of Finance, Nomination and Facilities committees. Corbin is an Energy Manager for the Veterans Administration. Corbin, his wife Colleen, and their three children live in Kennett Square, PA. They worship at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Kemblesville, PA.
Ed joined the Board in 2011. He is the Lead Pastor of Life Church in Delaware County, PA. Ed and his wife, Kim,are both high school graduates of the former Temple Christian School, which merged with WCS in 1985. Ed graduated from Baptist Bible College in 1994 and received his Masters Degree from Anderson Theological Seminary in 2012. He also serves as the Trustee with MANNA Worldwide, which feeds undernourished children all over the world. Ed and Kim have four daughters. Their youngest, Emily is a High School student at WCS.
Dave joined the Board in 2005; he serves as Chair of Nominations Committee. Dave is an attorney in the Corporate Law Department of State Farm Insurance Companies with offices in Chadds Ford, PA. Dave, his wife Linnea and family (two graduates of WCS and one in the Middle School) live in Landenberg, PA. They worship at Willowdale Chapel in Kennett Square, PA.
Mark joined the Board in 2008. Mark and his wife Christine have two daughters, one currently at the High School and the other a WCS graduate. They attend and are very active at Willowdale Chapel in Kennett Square, PA. Mark currently serves as a Global Corporate Sales Director and Director of Corporate Marketing and Sales for the DuPont Company. Mark graduated from the University of Michigan and holds degrees in Chemistry and an MBA.