Dr. Tom Stoner - Head of School
Dr. Stoner was raised in Wheaton, Illinois, and attended Wheaton College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education. He went on to receive a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Education in leadership, development, and policy from Boston University. His doctoral dissertation, titled, "Teacher Training for Distinctive Evangelical Schools," focused upon the specialized training required for teachers to promote the distinctive nature of Christian schooling. He is currently writing a primer on Christian schooling titled: The Idea of a Christian School: An Introduction To its Power and Value. He served for 16 years as Head of School at Covenant Christian Academy, a classical Christian school in Peabody, Massachusetts, and for 3 years as Head of School at Westminster Christian Academy in St. Louis. He and his wife, Carrie, have four children: Lauren (19), Emily (17), David (14), and Jonny (12), and are currently searching for their next church home.
Lisa Eekhoff - Principal
Miss Eekhoff has a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Dordt College. She has twelve years of teaching experience, including two years overseas on the island of Saipan (Northern Marianas Islands) and nine years of teaching classically. Prior to becoming principal at Covenant, Miss Eekhoff served as the Dean of the Grammar School. She attends Hope Christian Reformed Church in Oak Forest, where she has served as a deacon.
Ginger Vessey - Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Vessey has a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Northwest Nazarene College. She worked at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago for two years as a psychometrician in the Neuropsychology Department where she administered testing and managed office functions. Mrs. Vessey went on to pursue her Master’s Degree in counseling at Northwestern where she also worked for the Psycho-Legal Studies group, administering testing, managing data entry, and tracking participants for two government grants. Mrs. Vessey and her family attend Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton.
April Britto - Interim Office Manager
Mrs. Britto joined the Covenant staff in 2018. She has a Master's Degree in Education and a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Spanish from University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. Mrs. Britto has taught Spanish and in bi-lingual classrooms for 10 years. Mrs. Britto and her family attend The Edge Church in Aurora, where she works with children's programming.
Kristin Zwirkoski - Director of Marketing and Enrollment
Mrs. Zwirkoski joined the Covenant staff in 2018. She has a Master's Degree in Teaching and a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Olivet Nazarene University. With a background in marketing, Mrs. Zwirkoski also has experience in the field of education, teaching in a classical Christian school, serving as a teaching consultant, and instructing as an adjunct professor in both the education and business fields. Mrs. Zwirkoski and her family attend Manteno Church of the Nazarene in Manteno, IL.