Head of School Welcome - Dr. Matthew McIntosh
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Whitefield Academy. I am privileged to serve as Head of School for a school that I love. Whitefield is a special place with a special mission that has meant so much to my family and to a generation of graduates. With Christ at the center of all we do, we seek to educate the entire student, head and heart, to equip our graduates with the intellectual skills to pursue things true, good, and beautiful and winsomely point others do the same.
Dr. McIntosh has been at Whitefield Academy for 24 years in various capacities including teaching Bible, Greek, Hebrew, Humanities, Composition, and Logic. He has also coached soccer and served as Athletic Director. Dr. McIntosh has a B.A. in Religion and Christian Education from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, a Masters in Theological Studies from Nazarene Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Theology from the University of Manchester in England. He and his wife Amy are the proud parents of four Whitefield graduates and two twin grandbabies!
Whitefield Academy is a beautiful place where a love of learning and a desire for God are realized in a culture of grace. We are blessed with incredible educators who love the Lord, mentor their students, and truly partner with parents to equip students for lifelong learning.
Mr. Metcalf has been a member of the Whitefield community for 11 years. Before moving into administration, he taught Classical Greek and Humanities. He has a B.A. in Humanities from the University of Kansas and a Masters of Divinity with a concentration in Hebrew from Southwestern Baptist Theological in North Carolina. He and his wife Katie have three children at Whitefield.
We embrace a wholistic vision of education that seeks to form the entire person, intellectually, socially, and morally, as a knowing, believing, relating, feeling, doing, loving and worshipping being created in the image of God.
In his 12th year at Whitefield, Mr. Chace has a B.S. in Education from Kansas State University. He taught in the Shawnee Mission School district and also many years at Whitefield in 4th grade, Pre-Algebra, Progym, and Spanish. He and his wife Keely are the proud parents of two Whitefield graduates.
We are a community working together to rediscover classical liberal arts education, leading us on a different path than both the local public and Christian schools in town.
Mrs. Theiss has a B.S. in Secondary Education from Kansas State University and a Masters in Special Education from the University of Kansas. After teaching in the public schools for five years, she has been with Whitefield for 12 years teaching in both Kindergarten and Upper School. She and her husband Matt have three daughters at Whitefield.
I love the community of people we have here. I am grateful to work with so many amazing believers, many of whom know, love, and pour into my own children. I am honored to walk beside Whitefield students through their academic careers.
Board of Trustees
Whitefield Academy is governed by a Board of Trustees. The primary mission of the board is to advance the mission and vision of the school by taking viability-focused action for the next generation of Whitefield students. It provides exceptional strategic direction and oversight of school bylaws and core values; exercises fiduciary responsibility to protect the school’s assets; establishes policy-based governance; and recruits, supports, and evaluates the Head of School. The Board of Trustees is guided by Independent School Management best practices.
- John Hutson - Board President
- Todd Jones - Vice President
- Matt Weeks - Secretary
- Margi Rusten - Treasurer
- Amy Crawford
- Casey Dent
- Nathan Sanderse
- Phil Veltkamp
- Chris Waner
- Ted Williams
Parent Teacher Fellowship
The mission of Whitefield Academy's PTF is to promote interaction, communication and cooperation among parents and teachers in order to provide for excellence in the spiritual, mental, social, and physical development of our students. PTF works to support teachers and build community among families, all in the interest of supporting students.
Parents are invited to get involved with one of our PTF teams! PTF class coordinators welcome new families and facilitate communication within their grade. The appreciation team encourages teachers and staff during the year with various appreciation activities. The care team celebrates and cares for faculty, staff, and students who experience a milestone life event or health related event. The used uniform sale team coordinates donations and sales for families to shop throughout the year. PTF also brings the community together through school wide fellowship events like Fall Fest and Community Dinners.
- Stephanie Jones - President
- Ashley Armitage - VP
- Bridget Battmer - Secretary
- Heidi Krause - Treasurer
- Appreciation Team - Sheila Tanck
- Class Coordinators - Shirlene Kazmaier
- Used Uniform Sales - Adrienne Waner
- Care Team - Ashley Bean & Carolina Jones
The Student Council at Whitefield seeks to enhance the upper school experience through a variety of activities. Each year the student body elects their student representatives. The elected students spend the year creating moments of fun for the student body.
Mrs. Katie Theiss - Student Council Advisor
- Caroline W - President
- Natalie J - Vice President
- Robert S - Secretary
- Jack W - Treasurer
- Isaac P - 10th Rep
- Levi C & Daphne O - 9th Reps
- Liam M & Lydia P - 8th Reps
- Lawson C & Lauren J - 7th Reps