School Board

Purpose and Functions

The Cincinnati Christian Schools (CCS) board is responsible for protecting and furthering the mission of CCS, establishing the vision, and insuring the long-term viability, growth, and stability of our school.

The school board governs CCS as servant leaders of our Lord Jesus Christ, through a cooperative, collegial relationship with the superintendent, based on mutual trust and respect, ensuring accountability and unity. The superintendent, under the governing direction of the board and within policy guidelines established by the board, leads and manages the CCS staff and faculty on a daily basis to achieve excellence in every endeavor.

The Mission of Cincinnati Christian Schools: Cincinnati Christian Schools, partnering with Christian families, provides a Bible-centered, 21st century quality educational program to equip, train, and disciple students to follow Christ and impact culture.

Connecting with the School Board

Should you have a specific question or issue that you would like the board to address, please note the following:

  • For Ideas: The board requests that you contact the appropriate principal with your idea or requests. If board input is required/needed, then the principal (and/or superintendent) will seek that information appropriately.
  • For Issues: The board requests that you follow the Matthew 18 principle of first working directly with those involved to earnestly seek resolution to your issue before elevating it to the next level, including one’s direct supervisor, or in the case of a non-staff member, the principal, and then the superintendent. Challenging issues should only be brought to the board when attempts to resolve them with those more directly involved have failed.
  • If attempts at resolution are unsuccessful, simply, email your question/issue or issue to the board chairman. The board will review your request and respond in a timely manner.

School Board Members

Mr. Dave Musson – Chairman

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Serving on the School Board since 2009

Family Information: Wife’s Name: Shelley

Children: Benjamin, CCS ’14, Joshua, CCS ’17, Caleb, CCS ’19, David, CCS ’20, Elizabeth, CCS ’25

Education background: Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology, Miami University B.S. System Analysis Specializing in Information Systems, Miami University

Profession: Owner of Musson’s Industrial Service, Inc. – an instrumentation and process controls company

Strengths Dave Brings to the Board: Dave has had many years in serving in his local church as a Senior High Youth Sponsor and as a 4th Grade Sunday School teacher, and has managed a business for 16 years. His strength lies in Christ and he hopes that with this God will use me to glorify His work at CCS.

Personal Testimony: “Being raised in a Christian home from birth, I came to realize at the age of 8 my sins and my need of a savior. I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior and was baptized into Christ in 1973 at the New Burlington Church of Christ. In my early twenties, I found myself wondering if my belief in Christ was my parents’ or was truly my own. After many months of questioning my belief system, I came to the conclusion that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Mr. Roger Brown – Vice Chairman

Serving on the School Board since 2016

Family Info: Wife’s name: Angie

Children: Maggie – CCS ‘19, Megan – CCS ‘22, Drew – CCS ‘24

Education Background: B.S. in Actuarial Science – Purdue University

Profession: The Cincinnati Life Insurance Company – Chief Operating Officer

Strengths Roger Brings to the Board: A Fairfield native, Roger’s biggest strength is his desire to serve. Roger was in the Army and achieved the rank of Captain before leaving active duty and beginning his career with Cincinnati Life (a subsidiary of the Cincinnati Insurance Companies and Cincinnati Financial). Roger achieved a designation of Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. His organizational and analytical skills compliment his desire to help others achieve their best. Roger’s passion for helping children grow spiritually is evident in his involvement with Upward Sports, the world’s largest Christian youth sports provider. He started and headed up a soccer program for 5 years. He ran a basketball league for 2 years and has coached various Upward teams for 8+ years.

Personal Testimony: I was raised in a Christian home and asked Jesus to be my Lord and Savior after attending a summer church camp while in elementary school. My relationship with God matured as I matured. I was recalled to active duty in the Army in 2003. When I returned to my family, I began to feel a calling to actively serve God. My first real leap of faith in Godly service was as an assistant Upward flag football coach in 2008. In addition to my Upward career, I have served for several years in the tech booth for our church’s children’s service and have attended multiple summer mission trips with our church’s youth. I look forward to continuing my service to Christ while my kids attend CCS. Angie and I (and our kids!) feel incredibly blessed to have a Christian school like CCS so close to home.

Mr. David Armour

New to the Board in 2017

Family info: Wife’s name: Bobbie

Children: Isabelle – CCS ’20, Anna – CCS ’20, Isaac – CCS ’20, Ella – CCS ‘26

Educational Background: Bachelor’s Business Administration (Accounting) – Kent State University

Profession: Accounting – Partner at KPMG

Strength David brings to the Board: David brings over 20 years of public accounting experience.  This experience includes helping companies as they face challenges that come through various business life cycles.  David is also serves as an Elder at Origins Church and on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army.  David has four kids.  His family has been coming to CCS since 2013, and have made so many great friends.  He is particularly thankful to the teachers, coaches, administration, and everyone in the CCS family for all they do.  CCS does a great job pointing kids to Jesus, preparing them academically and preparing them to impact our world for Christ.

Personal Testimony: “I asked Jesus in my heart when I was 9 years old.  I wasn’t raised in a Christian home, and I was fortunate to have a great youth group and a few Christian men disciple me through middle school and high school.  They helped me establish a firm foundation at a critical time in my life. It is my prayer that God could use me to help others find and walk with Jesus.”

Mr. Steve Barr

New to the board in 2017

Family Info: Wife’s name: Jackie

Children: Alec ‘20, Lauren ‘22, Ethan ‘24, Emmerson ‘28.

Education Background:  Valley Christian School, Spokane Washington. B.A.- Business Administration, Industrial Marketing, Cedarville University.

Profession:  Public Cloud Security Sales Manager, Palo Alto Networks

Strengths Steve brings the board:  Steve is eager to serve CCS as a member of the school board.  He has been active with students as a Cub Scout leader, coaching basketball and track, and helping with Sunday school classes at church.  Throughout his career, Steve has developed strong decision making, strategic thinking, and outcome based planning.  Steve looks forward to applying these skills to shape the future of CCS.

Personal Testimony:   I was fortunate to grow up in a Christian household.  My parents were both saved after they were married and then made a commitment to Christian education for my sisters and I.  I asked the Lord into my heart at 7 years old on a Sunday night after church.  At the time, I accepted Christ my conversion was based on obedience; it wasn’t until high school and college that I experienced God’s grace through relationship with Jesus Christ.   It has been fun to look back over my life and marriage and see how God has a continually revealed his hand of providence in every aspect of life.

Mrs. Melissa Bertram

New to the board in 2017

Family Info: Spouse’s name: Jon

Children: Alex – CCS ‘21, Jenny – CCS ‘24, Katie – CCS ‘24

Education Background: B.A. in Communications – Florida Atlantic University

Profession: Advertising, Marketing, Video/Commercial Producer

Strengths Melissa Brings to the Board: Melissa and her husband worked with youth in the church for many years and know how important a Christian foundation is for kids. She brings a strong marketing and branding background to the board, and feels this experience will help CCS continue to move forward.

In Melissa’s spare time she enjoys reading, taking walks with Jon and their dog, women’s bible studies, and watching her kids play sports.

Personal Testimony: While growing up, my family moved every couple of years for my dad’s job, so needless to say, we switched churches often. I was baptized when I was born and then again in junior high, when I made the decision to dedicate my life to Jesus. I remember being at church two to three times a week and just how filled with joy I was. After Jon and I were married, we became active in a local church and worked with youth for over 10 years. I feel God placed us with those amazing teenagers and taught us how to love unconditionally. I have been a part of many mission trips to New Orleans (Katrina clean up), Washington D.C., Mexico, Henderson Settlement, and The Happy Church (both in Kentucky). We enjoy spending time pouring the love of Jesus into others.

Family Info: Wife: Michelle – Married 20 Years

Daughters: Samantha 17, Hannah 15, Abigail 12

Education Background: Bachelors in Business Administration – University of Cincinnati

Profession: Golden Technology, Inc – Chief Executive Officer

Strengths Brian Brings to the Board: Brian has been a business executive leader for many years. His marketing and business background assist the school with marketing, growth, and development. His primary objective is to share this fantastic CCS experience with as many families as possible in the Cincinnati area. Brian is also interested in the care and nurturing of the CCS alumni and those who have the love and passion for our great school.

In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his family, get outdoors and play an active role in his church.

Personal Testimony: “I grew up in a great family with two amazing parents that loved God and loved us. Church and family were instilled as two great pillars of a good life. However, it wasn’t till shortly after college that I took a personal relationship with Jesus serious. Shortly after graduating from college, living in California, I learned what it meant to be a true disciple of Jesus and not just a believer.

This core awakening has challenged me every day to be a better person, put others first and learn to forgive myself. As I mature in my faith, I realize how much more I must learn. The peace that comes from a true relationship with the Creator of the Universe is what gets me through a hectic life, and that peace is a guiding light while I try to guide and lead my family.

My primary goal in life is to hear those words at the end, “Well Done.”

Mrs. Rebekah Percy

New to the board in 2017

Family info: Husband’s name: Antoine

Children: Jalon – CCS ’19, Jolie – CCS ’24, Jonas – CCS ’29

Educational Background: International Academy of Hair Design – Cosmetology

Profession: Hair Stylist at Benzie Salon

Strengths Bekah brings to the Board: Bekah is a compassionate, community oriented person with a heart for the CCS family. As a mother of three children attending both the elementary and high school campuses, she is dedicated to preserving the integrity of the fundamental purposes of the school as well as preparing for successful continuity and growth for the future. Her love of teaching, leading, and learning has been utilized in a variety of roles in her church and career. She values the importance of others’ opinions and actively seeks to achieve common goals and unification. It is her desire to promote the Christ-centered education and culture nurtured at CCS to greater impact our surrounding communities as we display Christ.

Personal Testimony: “Having been raised in a Christian home and brought up regularly attending church, I was familiar with the ‘plan of salvation’.  Around the age of ten, while attending a church camp, I went forward during an invitation and repeated a simple ‘sinner’s prayer’. As time went on, it became clear to me that no real change of heart had taken place and I was not living the life God was calling me to live. When I was nineteen years old, the Holy Spirit worked in my heart and convicted me of my rebellion against God. I repented of my sins and asked for His forgiveness. By His grace, I found rest and salvation through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. I then professed my faith and was baptized at my church. As I continue to grow spiritually in the knowledge of my Heavenly Father, I seek to honor Him through my actions and lead others to the peace and comfort that can only be found in Christ.”

Mrs. Jessica D. Whitton

New to the board in 2017

Family Info: Husband’s name: Kevin, married for 24 years

Children: Mackenzie – Lakota East ‘15, Austin – CCS ‘20, Elizabeth – CCS ‘27

Education Background: Associate of Applied Science in Nursing – University of Cincinnati

Profession: Registered Nurse; Homemaker

Strengths Jessica Brings to the Board: Jessica is passionate about sharing God’s love with our youth and the importance of a Christian education. She brings critical thinking skills, communication, and leadership to the board from her time as a critical care nurse. Jessica also brings a unique perspective to the board from her experience of having children in the public school, homeschool, and Christian school environment. Jessica has a strong desire to serve the Lord in continuing the mission and excellence of CCS for current and future families.

Jessica has been involved in children’s ministry and serving as team/classroom mom for her kid’s sports and schools. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, women’s bible studies, volunteering and spending time with her family.

Personal Testimony: I became a Christian believer in 2004 during a difficult time when my husband was ill. At that time my husband rededicated his life to Christ and I accepted God’s gift of salvation and Christ became the central point and Lord of my Life. Our family then became active in a local Church and began serving in children’s ministry. The Lord weighed on our hearts the importance of a Christian education for our children. CCS has been a blessing to our family and it is a privilege to serve on the board.