CarterBaldwin Executive Search, together with The Summit Christian Academy (SCA) Board of Education, is pleased to announce that Chris Hahn will become the next Head of School, effective July 1, 2021. He will replace retiring Head of School Linda Harrelson, who is a member of the ACSI Board of Directors and has led SCA since 1999.
Chris was selected from an extensive pool of diverse, qualified, and talented candidates after a thorough six-month search process that engaged SCA parents, alumni, staff/faculty, and the SCA board.
“At every step of the process we were inspired by the commitment to Christ first and foremost by Mr. Hahn, his demonstrated love of learning and children, his relational approach to leadership, his warmth, vision, and most importantly, his deep alignment with our mission and core values,” shared SCA Board President Don Bisbee.
Chris will join SCA from Prince of Peace Christian School, a pre-K-12th grade school in Carrollton, Texas, where he has served since 1990. He began his career at Prince of Peace as a teacher, coach, athletic director, principal, and administrator, and served as Headmaster since 2003. At Prince of Peace, Chris played an integral role in all aspects of school life – from hiring and mentoring new teachers and staff to implementing the school’s strategic plan. He has worked closely with their Board of Education on various initiatives, including the construction and fundraising for a Robotics Center, Early Learning Center, Fine Arts Center, and Athletic Complex. He was also instrumental in development and implementation of the Smart Lab, a modern classroom that emphasizes creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking.
Chris has a BA in Elementary Education from Concordia University and an MA in Education Administration from the University of North Texas.
Read the full release of Chris’s appointment here.
About Summit Christian Academy
Summit Christian Academy (SCA) is an independent, nondenominational Christian school located in the Kansas City, Missouri, area serving 900 students from preschool through 12th grade. SCA is fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and Cognia. Its mission is to inspire students to achieve their God-given potential through excellent academics and Christian training in a compassionate environment. SCA provides an outstanding educational experience for all students that educates the whole student – spiritually, emotionally, mentally, socially, and physically. Led by a team of Christian educators and staff, SCA works with parents to raise godly children in a rigorous academic and college preparatory environment.