Tom Rider – Village Christian Academy Superintendent


Mr. Tom Rider will be our new Superintendent of Village Christian Academy as of August 7th. Mr. Rider is coming to us from Naples, FL where he has served for the last 14 years as the Head of Schools for First Baptist Academy in Naples.

During his educational career, Mr. Rider has served as a teacher (K5, 4th & 5th Grades, PE), Transportation Director, Assistant Administrator, Elementary Principal, MS Principal, HS Principal and Headmaster/
Superintendent for two different Christian school systems.

He has been an ACSI NE Regional Accreditation Council Member and an ACSI Florida/Caribbean Regional Council Member. He has chaired and served on 41 school accreditation visits. He also serves on the board of trustees for the Southern Baptist Association of
Christian Schools. Mr. Rider maintains a professional lifetime -all levels- principal certification through ACSI.

He is an ordained Southern Baptist minister and will serve closely with our pastoral staff at The Village Baptist Church for clear communication and coordination. He will be a regular part of the leadership team with the church which will allow us to work better together as one team.

Tom is married to his lovely wife Nancy. They have two married daughters and 4 grandchildren in Baltimore, MD. Tom’s favorite things are playing golf and walking along the beach.