The GCCAA began as a dream of Herb Bradford who started the first meeting in 2000, in an effort to bring Christian school administrators together. School leaders come from all over northeastern Ohio meet three times a year to talk, pray, develop friendships, and increase their effectiveness as leaders.
We meet three times a year-- in October, February, and April (generally) for a lunch and discussion. The meetings and topics are planned by the Leadership Team to address topics that have been identified by the group. Sometimes we bring in special speakers while other times we share best practices from within the group.
The GCCAA Officers
President: Dr. Cy Smith, Superintendent at Mansfield Christian School, Mansfield, Ohio
Vice-President: Mr. Denver Daniel, Superintendent at Open Door Christian School in Elyria, Ohio
Communications: Mr. Dale Moncrief, Administrator at Valley Christian Academy, Aurora, Ohio
Secretary: Mr. Jeremy Burnett, Administrator at Bethel Christian Academy, Parma, OhioSecretar
Treasurer: Mrs. Gretchen Shaffer at Lake Center Christian School, Ohio
Advisor: Mrs. Rena Suber, Administrator at Emmanuel Christian Academy, Akron, Ohio
Advisor: Mrs. Sharla Elton, Administrator at Heritage Christian Academy
President Emeritus: Mr. Herb Bradford, retired from Parma Heights Christian Academy, Parma Heights, Ohio
For additional information, contact the GCCAA secretary:
Dale Moncrief, Administrator
c/o Valley Christian Academy
1037 East Blvd., Aurora, OH 44202
Ph: (330) 562-8191 x305 - Fax: (330) 562-9257
Membership is open to ALL Christian schools and their Administrators, Principals, and Key Staff or Teachers. Please visit our October meeting to get a feel for the group. Invite leaders from others schools to join us. If anyone has any trouble paying the membership dues, please contact one of the officers- assistance is available! We don't want anyone to not be able to join because of the dues! Though we are affiliated with ACSI, you need not be accredited by or a member of ACSI to join us.
Costs and Value
Membership dues are $125 per school and paid annually for a one year membership (then renewed each year). These dues help underwrite the cost of our meetings, provide material, and bring in speakers. The dues provide each member school:
Mail the $125 check for the dues, made out to "GCCAA", to:
Mrs. Gretchen Shaffer
c/0 12893 Kaufman Avenue Northwest,
Hartville, OH 44632-9632, Ph: 330-877-2049
We hope that you will consider becoming an on-going part of our group. Members share each year on the end of year survey how much they value the camaraderie and what they receive is well worth $125 in membership dues.