JobfitMatters Executive Search and Lexington Christian Academy in Lexington, Massachusetts announce the selection of Christine Metzger as LCA’s Head of School. The Board of Trustees voted on May 31, 2018 to call Metzger as the permanent Head of School effective July 1, 2018.
Metzger served as the Interim Head of School for LCA as well as teaching and consulting with The VanLunen Center for Executive Management. After an extensive nationwide search that yielded 125 inquiries, 30 phone interviews, and five finalists, both the Search Committee and Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Metzger. Board Chair Jim Bolton shared, “We believe that God has uniquely prepared Christine with the experience, gifts, and abilities necessary to lead LCA well.”
Previously, Metzger served as the Head of School for Mustard Seed School in New Jersey for 11 years where she grew enrollment, expanded facilities, developed local and global relationships with donors and foundations, and collaborated on a documentary film about the Blue-Ribbon school, A Shared Space: Learning from the Mustard Seed School. Metzger earned her B.A. in Education at Calvin College, an M.Ed.in Educational Administration and Supervision at Covenant College, and has taken coursework in School Reform and Leadership at Harvard University.
Laura Coverstone and Ed Poff of JobfitMatters assisted Lexington Christian Academy with this search. Committee Chair Ted Wheatley shared, “JobfitMatters provided outstanding service to LCA in our Head of School search. Their strong leadership, godly counsel, and full understanding of the things that make LCA unique, combined with their proven process, enabled LCA to source qualified candidates worldwide and secure the outstanding candidate we have in Christine Metzger. We are thrilled with the outcome and grateful for JFM’s efforts on LCA’s behalf .”
Lexington Christian Academy is a private, Christian preparatory day and boarding school in Lexington, MA just outside Boston. It is one of a select group of schools to have received Exemplary Accreditation from the Assocation of Christian Schools International. Watch LCA’s video announcement about Metzger’s appointment here: