Board Member Resources
Dr. John Schimmer, Christian School Consultant and Board Trainer
John Schimmer Jr., EdD, served as a regional director of ACSI. He continues to serve Christian schools as a consultant and a school board trainer, and he currently partners with University-Model® Schools International to provide board training services for UM schools.
Please contact Shirley Smith, UMSI Coordinator of Member Services, to schedule Dr. Schimmer for school board training and development. Dr. Schimmer regularly presents an extensive board training workshop at the UMSI Summit.
Read Dr. Schimmer’s Focus Articles:
- Review of Serving God on the Christian School Board
- Parent Trustees
- Parent Trustees 2
- Practical Thoughts on Policy Governance
- Private Schools and the Government
- Sample Questions for Board Self Assessment
- Serving God on the Christian School Board
- Trustee Focus, Mentoring Your CEO Part 1
- Trustee Focus, Mentoring Your CEO Part 2
- Trustee Focus, Mentoring Your CEO Part 3
- Trustee Focus, Board Development
- Trustee Focus, Selecting the Right Chair
- Trustee Focus, Selecting the Right Chair for Strategic Leadership
Zach Henry, Founder and Head of School for Christian Life Preparatory School in Fort Worth, TX
Zach Henry served on the NAUMS, Inc. Board of Directors for 5 years. Zach served as a voting member of the board for 2 years before becoming President of the Board in 2012. Zach and his wife, Dr. Deborah Henry, are founders and current administrators of Christian Life Preparatory School in Fort Worth, Texas. Both are active in UMSI, serving as instructors at New School Workshops and counsel to sister school administrators. Zach is also a UMSI Visionary Board Trainer and a REPS ambassador for UMSI.
Please contact Shirley Smith, UMSI Coordinator of Member Services to schedule Zach Henry for a school board consultation. Zach regularly presents quality board training and administrator workshops at the UMSI Summit.
Scott Marks, NAUMS Board President and Veteran Administrator of Waxahachie Preparatory Academy
Scott earned a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Iowa in 1995. He then attended Dallas Theological Seminary earning dual Master’s degrees in Biblical Studies and Christian Education. He followed that time with eight years in Christian school administration, mission ministry, and church work. He then completed his Master’s in Business Administration at Dallas Baptist University. He has been the administrator of Waxahachie Preparatory Academy since 2009 and is currently the Board President of NAUMS, Inc. He and his wife Carolyn have one child, Jonathan, a student at WPA.
Please contact Shirley Smith, UMSI Coordinator of Member Services to schedule Scott Marks for a school board consultation. Scott also regularly leads workshops for school administrators and board members at the UMSI Summit.