To provide the highest value customized service to strengthen your school community
About Our Team
Charles T. Evans
A former head of schools in Virginia and Texas, Chuck Evans has been serving independent schools as a teacher, leader, and consultant for more than twenty-five years. As a consultant, he has worked with dozens of schools since 2006, leading strategic and financial planning processes and major program expansion projects. He has worked as a lobbyist in the Texas State Legislature, a certified mediator, and is a founding board member of the Council on Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA).
Jason E. Lewis
Jason Lewis is a fifteen-year veteran of non-profit fund development, six of those as a head of school, raising millions of dollars in annual, major, and capital gifts. Skilled across the entire spectrum of fundraising needs, Jason excels in helping schools, both large and small, to accurately assess their funding needs, apply the appropriate resources, and evaluate the success of fundraising initiatives in more than merely financial terms.
Jason also manages aspects of BetterSchools’ search and placement services.
Bill McGee has served as the head of four independent schools over more than twenty-five years. He is a board member of the Texas Private Schools Association (TPSA) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). Bill specializes in board and leadership development and is a sought after workshop presenter.
Jay Ferguson came to independent school leadership after practicing law in Dallas. He serves as the head of the largest private school in East Texas and is a member of the boards of TPSA and CESA. Jay is a specialist in fund development, having conducted several multi-million dollar capital campaigns and establishing one of the strongest donor bases among Texas independent schools.
Our Friends and Associates
Our host for the forthcoming video training modules
Jay Ferguson is an adjunct professor in the Master of Education program
Council on Educational Standards and Accountability
Chuck Evans and Jay Ferguson serve on the board
Golden Arm Media
Our media production partners
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Bill McGee serves on the board
Vanderbilt Peabody College
Chuck Evans is an adjunct graduate instructor in the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations and a presenter at the Professional Institute for Independent School Leadership
Enrollment and tuition management company who underwrites our Private Schools and the New Economy Seminar national tours
The Van Lunen Center
We are the designated strategic and financial planning consultants serving Van Lunen Fellows
- Chuck Evans teaches each summer
- Jay Ferguson is a guest lecturer on legal issues
Association of Christian Schools International
Jay Ferguson serves on the board
Texas Private Schools Association
Advocates for the policy interests of accredited Texas schools
- Chuck Evans served as a board member and Executive Director over a ten year period
- Bill McGee and Jay Ferguson still serve on the board
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Jason Lewis is an AFP Master Trainer