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Dr. Slater has 37 years experience in Christian education, first serving as a History teacher at Greenville Christian School in Greenville, Texas, and subsequently selected as Headmaster there.  After 21 years, he and his family faithfully followed God's calling to Tennessee where he has served as Administrator of Maryville Christian School for the past 13 years.  Dr. Slater was born and raised in the Dallas area where several family members still reside.  

Dr. Slater holds three degrees from Texas A&M University-Commerce: a bachelor's degree in History/Political Science, a master's degree in History, and a master's degree in Education.  In addition, he also holds a doctorate degree in History from the University of Tennessee.  He is certified in the State of Texas to teach History/Political Science in grades 7-12. 
During his career, Dr. Slater has also taught as an Adjunct Instructor of History at five separate colleges.  He also holds Lifetime Certification with Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).  As an Administrator, he has led private Christian schools through ACSI accreditation process five times.

In addition to his administrative responsibilities, each year, Dr. Slater serves as a classroom instructor teaching one class of History, Government, or Economics to high school seniors.  He counts it a great privilege and responsibility being a role model and mentor to the students.  He is known for having a spirit of servanthood and the ability to create a vision for those around him to see and follow.  His witness is a steadfast commitment to God's principles as a leader in Christian ministry.




Mr. Petruccio began his career as Secondary Principal at CCS in 2011.  He also teaches 11th grade Bible (Theology) and has coached soccer at CCS.  Mr. Petruccio was born in Ft. Worth, Texas but moved to Ohio when he was seven.  After high school, he went to college in Indiana and then lived there for three years working in Chicago before coming back to Texas.  Mr. Petruccio has received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies Secondary Education from Indiana Wesleyan University.  He has also received a Master of Arts degree in Theology and Church History from Wheaton College as well as received a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from California Baptist University.

Mr. Petruccio has been married to his wife for 14 years and God has blessed them with three children.  He enjoys playing soccer, tennis, or any other sport and attending any activities his children are doing.  When possible, he also enjoys camping and getting out into God's creation.  
What he likes most about working at CCS: "God called me into Christian Education while in college, and I have never regretted it.  It is a blessing to work with Christian teachers and staff, but most importantly it is amazing to see how God works in the lives of our students both while they are here at Covenant, and after they graduate."


Mrs. Cummins became the Elementary Principal at CCS in August of 2014.  She grew up in Friendswood, TX and Montgomery TX.  She attended Sam Houston State University and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts and Masters in Education.  Mrs. Cummins is married and has two beautiful daughters that attend CCS, Chloe, and Cailyn.  She loves to read and is very active in her church, West Conroe Baptist.

What Mrs. Cummins likes best about working at CCS: "I enjoy getting to see students come to know the Lord and watching their faith grow, as well as getting to work with the most wonderful people who have a heart for the Lord.  Seeing our students’ “childlike faith” is a joy I cannot fully express in words.  God continues to bless CCS and it is a privilege to see His word alive and active."