Terry shares his expertise with private-independent schools in strategic planning and strategic financial planning, strategic performance analysis, effective school operation, fundraising, faculty evaluation and compensation, and financial aid.
Terry has supported more than 200 schools on-site since 2002 through ISM, many multiple times. He also:
- Writes for ISM’s publications, including Ideas & Perspectives
- Created the ISM FAST program (ISM’s cutting-edge financial aid tool)
- Speaks at various conferences including NBOA, NYSAIS, CAIS, FISBO, and AISNE
- Leads ISM workshops and webinars
Terry recently completed a two and a-half year assignment at St. Mary’s School, Aliso Viejo, CA. He served as the Head of Finance, Operations, and Advancement. During that assignment, he continued to consult with ISM.
Terry has over 30 years of experience in both the profit and not-for-profit sectors. His professional background includes expertise in all financial matters of independent schools. Further, he specializes in many aspects of operations, safety and security, marketing, and fundraising. Because of the specialized niche of independent schools, he enjoys helping schools explore their mission statement articulation.
Terry’s professional experience includes work at two independent schools. In addition to St. Mary’s School, Terry was also at Trinity Academy of Raleigh, NC where he was a founder and served on the Board of Directors for six years, after which he was asked to become the Director of Administrative Services.
Additionally, Terry has served on the Board of several non-profits and the Vestry of two Episcopal Churches.
Terry earned a BS degree from East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, and has done graduate work at Regis University, Denver, CO.