Head of School
Mr. Barry Giller assumed the position of Charlotte Christian head of school in June 2010 and ushered the school into its 60th anniversary. As head of school Mr. Giller oversees the college preparatory school’s 187 employees and 1,090 students grades JK to 12. In his tenure at Charlotte Christian, Mr. Giller has overseen three building campaigns: the Warner Field House and renovation of the Guy Gym (2012); the Hendrick Center for Arts and Science was completed in August 2013 and the MS/US Media Center as well as the athletic stadium and track were renovated in the summer of 2015. He has introduced an all-inclusive dining program (2013-14), the iKnights academic technology initiative bringing Apple technology to campus as well as the Center for Worship and Performing Arts in 2017.
A 1994 graduate of Wheaton College, he received his Bachelor of Arts in history/social science and a certification for secondary education. He also holds a master’s degree in educational leadership in Nova Southeastern University and was an adjunct professor for Gordon College. Mr. Giller currently resides on the board of directors for the Council of Educational Standards and Accountability, and the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association.
Mr. Giller served six years as headmaster at Christian Heritage School, a private K-12 interdenominational Christian college preparatory school, in Trumbull, Conn. He joined Christian Heritage in 2001 as the upper school principal and was promoted to the headmaster position in 2004.
In addition to his over 20 years of work as a Christian education administrator, he has a strong background in development, athletics and teaching. Prior to his appointment at Christian Heritage, he also served at Dade Christian School in Miami, Fla. (1997-2001) and Stony Brook School in Stony Brook, N.Y. (1994-97). He has previously served as a principal, assistant principal, athletic director, teacher, coach, and dorm parent.
Barry and his wife of 24 years, Lisa, have seven children - three currently at Charlotte Christian and four graduates. The family is active members of Church at Charlotte. Mr. Giller has worked at four schools, totaling more than 20 years of experience in Christian education.