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Board of Trustees

McCallie, like most independent schools, is governed by a board of trustees. This group of 22 alumni is charged with ensuring that the school’s mission is relevant and vital to the community it serves, securing resources for the school to implement its mission, and monitoring the school’s overall success in fulfilling its mission. The board’s core activity is long-term planning so, in effect, their primary constituency is not today’s students but future students of the school. The board employs the head of school, approves the school’s annual budget, sets tuition, formulates policy, and routinely establishes and monitors the long-term strategic direction of the school. The board does not involve itself in the day-to-day operations or management of the school.
Group photo of the 2021-2022 Board of Trustees outside of the Chapel on McCallie's Campus

Message from the Board Chairman

"It is easy to work hard for a place like McCallie that has played such an important role in one's life. It's also a pleasure to do the work because it matters." – Carter Newbold '84, Board Chairman

2022-2023 McCallie Board of Trustees 


Mr. N. Carter Newbold IV '84
Signal Mountain, Tennessee

Mr. Benjamin G. Brock '89
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

Mr. Stanley M. Brock '68
Birmingham, Alabama

Mr. A. Lee Burns III '87 (ex-officio)
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Mr. James W. Burns '89
London, England

Mr. Samuel H. Campbell IV '77
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

Mr. Kyle Eiselstein '90
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Mr. Johnny O. Graham '95
Williamsburg, Virginia

Mr. E. Andrews Grinstead '93
Mobile, Alabama

Mr. Robert Faucette Huffaker Jr. '78
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

Dr. Seong-Joo Jeong '90
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

Mr. Graeme M. Keith III '04
Charlotte, North Carolina

Mr. James J. Keras III '97
Memphis, Tennessee

Mr. Haddon Kirk '02
Stamford, Connecticut

Mr. Alan L. Lebovitz '86
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Mr. Michael G. Mathis '87
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Mr. W. Allen Morris '70
Coral Gables, Florida

Mr. Parke S. Morris '88
Raleigh, North Carolina

Mr. Ward Petty '80
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

Mr. Colin M. Provine '88
Tampa, Florida

Mr. Joseph A. Schmissrauter III '75
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Mr. W. Brent Turner '84
Franklin, Tennessee

Mr. Jason W. Walker '92
Canton, Michigan

Mr. Jack L. Webb, Jr. '75
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

Mr. W. Gary Welch '87
Duluth, Georgia

Strategic Planning

The Board of Trustees is responsible for developing, articulating, and monitoring the strategic direction of the school. For its 2017 strategic plan, McCallie reached out to over 2000 school stakeholders to gather input. The plan is grounded in the four enduring foundational commitments that have defined McCallie since its inception:

  • its identity as an independent, college preparatory school serving only boys 
  • serving both day and boarding students with vibrant programming
  • its Christian foundation and principles and Judeo-Christian heritage and tradition, while being welcoming to and respective of boys and families of other faith traditions
  • character development and to the ideals of honor, truth, and duty


Click here to read the 2017 Strategic Plan