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Shoals Christian School is governed by a Board of Directors responsible for the selection, evaluation, and termination of the Head of School; the financial well-being of the school; and the development of polices and procedures necessary for the advancement of the school. 

Board of Directors 2021-2022

Penny Camp, board chair, is a member of First Baptist Church, Killen. She is married to Michael, and they have two sons in school at SCS, Samuel ('24) and Matthew ('25). who have attended SCS since K4 and K5. She serves as the Executive Vice President/Chief People Officer at Bank Independent. 

Eddie Buckley has returned to the SCS Board after a year's absence. He and his wife Theresa are owners of Certified Alarm and the parents of two SCS alumnae: Sarah- Grace ('10) and Shelley ('15). He and his family are active members at Chapel.

Kathy Finch is a member of Woodmont Baptist Church. She is married to Randy and they have one son, Andrew, who graduated from SCS in 2009. Kathy taught math for SCS from its inception in 1997 and also served as principal and academic dean for a short time.

Don Heinkel is a member of Chapel. He joined the SCS Board in 2018. Married to Angela, he is the parent of three SCS alums, Anna Grace ('16), Katie ('18), and Solomon ('21). They also have 8 other adult children and several grandchildren. Dr. Heinkel is a family physician with Avalon Medical Center in Muscle Shoals. 

Chad Hess is the pastor of Woodmont Baptist Church.  He is the former SCS campus pastor, Bible teacher and assistant football coach.  He is married to Janna Stone Hess.  Janna serves in the Shoals area as a nurse practitioner. They have two children: Stone an SCS student, and his younger brother Hollis.  Chad has been an active part of Shoals Christian for many years.

Paul Higginbotham is the President of The Computing Group.  He is married to Kari Nicole Higginbotham and they have 5 children.  The oldest three, Luke ('25), Moises ('26) and PJ ('28) have been attending Shoals Christian since the fall of 2016. They are active members at Chapel.

Scott Barber is the lead pastor at Redeemer Church of the Shoals, PCA. He and his wife, Leesa, are parents of three daughters: SCS alumnus Elizabeth ('20) and current students Sydney ('23) and Caroline ('26).

John Simmons is a Professional Engineer and owner of Southern Environmental Engineering.  He and his wife Tina are parents of two SCS alums, Victoria (’14) and Isabella (’17).  John is an active member of Woodmont Baptist Church.


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