JobfitMatters and the Board of Directors of Chattanooga Christian School are pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Covey as the next Head of School, effective July 1, 2024.
For the last five years, Covey has been serving as Head of School at Denver Christian School, a Preschool through 12th grade Christian school in the Reformed tradition located in Denver, Colorado. He began his career as a Middle School Bible/History Teacher, Coach, and Athletic Director at Oskaloosa Christian School in his native state of Iowa before serving a 17-year tenure at Sioux Falls Christian Schools, where he last served as Elementary Principal. Under Covey’s leadership, Denver Christian School increased enrollment, developed new sources of donor funding, and developed a strategic roadmap.
Covey was selected from an extensive list of candidates in a nationwide search conducted by Laura Coverstone and Ed Poff of JobfitMatters. Search Committee Chair Craig Baker shared, “Laura and Ed provided valuable assistance to our search committee by building a strong, broad pool of candidates, sharing best practices throughout the search process, and providing deep insights into our finalists.”
Covey is known for his uncompromising commitment to remaining anchored in the historic theologically Reformed foundations at schools where he has served as well as his ability to work with a team of people to accomplish goals that are connected to the school’s core values. He is well-respected among his peers for creating a culture where students and faculty thrive and for his proven leadership through challenging times.Covey holds an Ed.S in District Level Leadership, Master of Early Literacy, Master of Educational Leadership, and Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from the University of Sioux Falls. He is married to Charissa, and they have four children: Quin, Charles, Marlowe, and Campbell. About the upcoming transition, Covey commented, “My family and I are drawn to CCS because it is evident that they are working towards having a significant impact on not only the families they serve but the Chattanooga community at large. This is the essence of Reformed Christian education, which is to make Christ preeminent within every square inch that He holds us responsible for developing (Colossians 1:18).”
The mission of Chattanooga Christian School is to prepare students to lead and serve with distinction while representing Christ and seeking his Kingdom in all areas of the home, church, society, and culture.