About CCS
Leadership & Faculty

Chad Dirkse

President, Interim Upper School Head
10 Years of Service
BA Education, Covenant College
MBA Educational Leadership, LeTourneau University

Chad Dirkse is serving in his eleventh year as President of Chattanooga Christian School. Originally from Wisconsin, Chad graduated from Covenant College with a BA in Elementary Education, and he also holds an MBA with a specialization in school leadership from LeTourneau University. He moved from Elgin, IL to Chattanooga in 2009 with his wife, Heather, and three children - Clara (CCS Class of '14), Coleman (CCS Class of ‘16), and Kate (CCS Class of ‘19). The Dirkses live in the North Shore area and are members of North Shore Fellowship. Chad also serves as a Fellow at the Center for Advancement of Christian Education (CACE).