Always measuring its work, policies and progress with the guidance of God’s Word and in accordance with the school’s mission to provide an environment of Christian academic excellence, the Covenant Christian School Board leads and governs CCS to ensure appropriate school performance and Biblically-based integrity in all methods and practices. Throughout its history, the Board has been characterized by dependence on prayer.


Covenant was founded in 1985 by First Presbyterian Church (PCA) of Tuscumbia, AL. It has since become independent, but six of the Board’s 11 directors also are members of First Presbyterian. Covenant’s Board is self-perpetuating, selecting new members annually in May, using a rotation method and term limits, and operating with a system of committees.


School Leadership 2020-21


Hal Hughston  III - Board Chairman


Dr. Lee Campbell - Head of School 


2020-21 Board Members


Hal Hughston, III, Board Chairman                                                           Brian Smith

Marc Montgomery, Vice Chairman                                                           Nancy Ruggles

Jameson Hughston, Secretary                                                                   Simone Singleton

Shana Alexander                                                                                         Mike Thompson


Gary Nantt                                                                                                    Lee Campbell, Ex officio

Bret Waldrep, Ex officio

2020-21 Administrative Leadership Team Members


Lee Campbell, EdD Head of School                                                         Debbie Shirley, Student Life Director


Bret Waldrep, Chief Administrative Officer                                            Robin Lopez, MA School Counselor


Juile Finch, MEd Lower School Principal                                                 Hal Mills,  Athletic Director


Leslie ​Stults, Financial Director


Blended Board/Administrative/Staff/Parent Teams


Education - Julie Finch MEd, Nancy Ruggles, Lee Cambell EdD, Robin Lopez MA, Brandy Pactrick MEd


Finance - Simone Singleton, Marc Montgomery, Bret Waldrep, Lesley Stults, Lee Campbell EdD


Admissions - Nancy Ruggles, Julie Finch MA, Bret Waldrep, Gary Gnatt, ThD, MaryCait Finch, MEd


Proposed Marketing - Shana Alexander, Marc Montgomery, Lee Campbell, Bret Waldrep 

(three additional parent selections 1/2021) 


Proposed Facilities - Jameson Hughston, Mike Thompson, Lee Campbell, Bret Waldrep, Brian Smith, Chris Glover


Proposed Development - Hal Hughston, Mike Thompson, Marc Montgomery, Shana Alexander, Lee Campbell, Bret Waldrep  


Board Committees (some restructuring is pending/in progress)


Finance: Simone Singleton, Marc Montogmery 

Development: Hal Hughston, Mike Thompson, Shana Alexander

Faculty:  (As of August 2020 the faculty is employed by the Head of School) 

Education: Nancy Ruggles - Chair, Shana Alexander

Building/Grounds: Jameson Hughston, Mike Thompson

Admissions: Gary Nantt - Chair, Jameson Hughston

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Our aim is to provide an environment of Christian academic excellence that will enable our students to develop a Biblical world and life view.

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Covenant Christian School does not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, sex, nationality or ethnic origin.

Covenant Christian School does not deny admission on the basis of color, race, nationality or ethnic origin.