NCA is lead by a godly group of men and women who agree to serve the school with their time, gifts, and prayers. The NCA Board of Directors have been selected from among members of the Naperville community, local churches, former teachers, parents, and school founders. Currently, we are blessed by the selfless service of the following individuals.
Nick De Jong (Treasurer) – Nick has been involved in the financial services industry since 2013. Nick earned a bachelor of science degree in accountancy and a master of accounting science degree from Northern Illinois University. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, a Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the DuPage Foundation Next Generation Initiative. Nick and his wife Lauren welcomed their son, Luke, into the world in November 2020. Nick serves as a deacon at his church. He enjoys volunteering, exploring the outdoors, tennis, golf, and coffee roasting.
Wanda Grant – Dr. Wanda Grant is a clinical psychologist at a Christian group private practice in Wheaton. She earned her doctorate degree in Child Clinical Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and subsequently completed research and clinical postdoctoral fellowships in the neuropsychological assessment of children and adults. Prior to her current position, she worked as a psychologist at what is now The Shirley Ryan Ability Lab. She was previously a director of clinical and research training in the psychiatry departments of both Boston Medical Center and the Boston VA Healthcare System, and an Assistant Professor at Boston University. Wanda has served on the boards and advisory committees of several agencies serving underserved and special needs populations as well as volunteering for HOPE Worldwide, a faith-based international charitable organization. Wanda, her husband Ricardo, and their daughter attend the Chicago Church of Christ where Wanda serves as an usher and occasional speaker on issues related to the intersection of faith and mental health. Her daughter is a grammar school student at NCA.
Katharine Kotecki – Katharine has a passion for classical education. She loves reading great authors like Homer, Virgil, Dante, and Shakespeare. Katharine has worked for over 23 years with Icon Health & Fitness, and is currently pursuing her degree in English Literature from Lewis University. She and her husband, Dan, have two children, both of whom attend NCA. The Kotecki family attends St. Raphael’s Church where Katharine serves on the adult faith formation team.
John MacIntyre (Board President) has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and a law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. The MacIntyre family attend Grace Pointe Church. He and his wife Kim founded Naperville Christian Academy in 2000. Their youngest son currently attends NCA and their other 3 children are NCA alumni (2013, 2016, 2018).
Tracey Shannon (Secretary) has a B. A. in English Literature from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. Prior to becoming a full time homemaker and mother of her four children, Tracey was an Associate Acquisitions Editor for Moody Publishers in Chicago. She and her husband Luke are members of Bethel OPC in Wheaton, IL, where Tracey serves on the Fellowship Committee and as a Sunday School teacher. All 4 of their children attend NCA in the Grammar School.
NCA Board Meetings
Board Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month. Parents are welcome to attend the open portion of each meeting at 7:00 pm. If you plan to attend a meeting, please send an email to the school office ([email protected]) by noon of the Friday prior to the meeting with a brief description of any topics you would like to discuss.
Advisors to the Board of Directors
NCA is also so very thankful to have an experienced group of men and women to call upon for consultation and prayer while seeking to lead the school on the most excellent path. These men and women serve on a variety of board sub-committees according to the needs of the school. Our current group of advisors is culled from diverse fields of experience, including finance, human resources, technology, and etc.