Project Description

CarterBaldwin Executive Search, together with Trinity Christian School’s Board of Trustees, announce the appointment of Dr. Matt Thomas as Trinity’s next Head of School starting August 1, 2023. He will succeed Dr. David Vanderpoel, who has led Trinity since 2005.

Thomas currently serves as the Executive Director of the Center for School Leadership at Baylor University. In his role, he oversees the operations of the Center, leads development, strategy, planning, and the coordination of programs serving more than 900 schools. Thomas has worked in education for more than 25 years. Serving in Christian K-12 schools, higher education and seminaries, the Christian nonprofit sector, and pastoral ministry, Thomas has devoted his career to serving and strengthening Christian educational institutions for the flourishing of students, faculty, and staff.

Thomas earned his EdD from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, his MA in Christian Education from Azusa Pacific University, and a Bachelor of Theology from Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College.

About Trinity Christian School
Trinity Christian School is a private, K-12, non-denominational Christian school centrally located in Fairfax County, VA. Since its founding in 1987, Trinity has sought to educate the whole student by pursing excellence for mind and heart. Trinity is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council Accreditation and School Improvement, the accreditation division of AdvancED. In 2019, Trinity Christian School was designated a National Blue Ribbon School; an academic excellence honor given to only 50 out of more than 32,000 private schools in the nation.