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CAK Announces New Director of Special Events, Missy Standifer

August 06, 2019
By CAK Communications

August 6, 2019 (Knoxville, TN) – Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) is pleased to announce that Missy Standifer has accepted the offer to become Director of Special Events. Standifer brings 28 years of experience in ministry, event planning, public relations/marketing, sales, and non-profit management to CAK. Most recently, she was the Director of Development/Public Relations at InterFaith Health Clinic in Knoxville. 

"I am so excited to have Missy on our team," says Interim Head of School, Dan Perryman. "She brings tons of experience and a 'can-do' attitude. In her short time here already, she has been such a blessing and encouragement to our team!" 

Standifer will be responsible for organizing events such as the Back to School Picnic, the Legacy Event, and our annual Candlelight Christmas Dinner. She is replacing Monica Rogers who was at CAK for five years, and left to spend more time with her family while working from home. 

“I am passionate about working with kids and families," says Standifer. "Putting my gifts to use at CAK is a dream come true. I am excited to have a chance to plan events that help bring our CAK community together and allow parents and kids an opportunity to serve and have fun at the same time.”

Standifer holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Education from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, a Master of English Education from Auburn University, and a Master of Theological Studies from Columbia International University in Columbia, SC. 

She is also a CAK parent. Her son, Noah (12) is starting his second year at CAK this fall. She also has a son, Caleb (13) who attends Hardin Valley. She and her husband, English, have been married for over 14 years at attend First Baptist Concord. Standifer enjoys reading, journaling, exercising, and all things football. 

Christian Academy of Knoxville is an independent, Christian private school serving around 900 students in grades pre-K through 12th grade. The CAK Way is infused into our students, parents, faculty and staff to love God, love people, model Jesus, and make decisions that are best for our students.

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CAK Announces Terry Gibson as Chief Administrative Officer

July 03, 2019
By CAK Communications

July 3, 2019 (Knoxville, TN) – Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) is pleased to announce that Terry Gibson has accepted the offer to become Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Gibson brings a wealth of knowledge with a background in business to help the school align goals with operational policies and procedures. This leadership position reports to Head of School Dan Perryman.

"I am excited about the experience that Terry brings to CAK,” said Perryman. “His ability to analyze operations and provide viable solutions to problems is an invaluable skill. I look forward to working with Terry.”

Gibson is retired from Smiths Detection where he worked for five years as President of US Operations and Vice President for Global Services. Since retirement, he has served on CAK’s Board of Trustees, and is often seen volunteering around campus and working with the middle school robotics team.

“The opportunity to serve God and support the CAK community is exciting to me,” says Gibson. “I am eager to work with our faculty, staff and families as we seek God’s guidance and implement His visions for the school.”

As a CAK grandparent, Gibson has a heart for the Warrior mission and vision. He and his wife, Betsy, have been married for 45 years and attend Fellowship Church. They have two daughters, Jennifer and Amber, and five grandchildren – Emma (16) and Ethan (14) both who attend CAK, and Olivia (11), Kalbe (12) and Ryley (21), who reside in Florida.

Christian Academy of Knoxville is an independent, Christian private school serving around 900 students in grades pre-K through 12th grade. The CAK Way is infused into our students, parents, faculty and staff to love God, love people, model Jesus, and make decisions that are best for our students.

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