Johnny Graham, President
Mr. Johnny Graham serves as Head of School at Williamsburg Christian Academy in Virginia. A three-time Head of School, Mr. Graham most recently served as Founding Head of School of Springdale Preparatory, an independent boarding and day high school in Maryland. In November 2018, Carroll Magazine named Mr. Graham Carroll County Person of the Year for his work in building Springdale Prep and adding more than three million dollars in new jobs to the region. Mr. Graham additional recognitions include Teacher of the Year (Christ School, 2002), Coach of the Year (Howard School, 2009), and Alumni Career Achievement Award (McCallie School, 2021). Mr. Graham earned a Master of Arts degree from George Washington University and is pursuing a PhD in Urban Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Johnny Graham is a dynamic intellectual who works diligently to deliver success for his clients. Through his extensive consulting career, he has delivered a variety of services through his strengths in leadership and governance, education, marketing capabilities, and home school support.
Since 1998, Graham has served nonprofits, boarding schools, day schools, and churches so that they might better serve their constituents. A graduate of the prestigious McCallie School, Graham began his professional career as an Advanced Placement U.S. History teacher, dorm director, and basketball coach. Wearing many hats in the small boarding school arena, he was called upon to lead as Dean of Students, Associate Head of School, Interim Head of School and Founding Head of School.
Most recently, Graham created a new prep school in Carroll County, Maryland, employing a unique educational vision that prioritized experiential learning and mindfulness for all students, and married a distinctive culture with rigorous academics to meet the demands of today’s complex world. He is methodical, contemplative and articulate, and applied his extensive experience in the educational arena to establish a school that fundamentally prepares students to meet the challenges of today’s workforce. His built the school from ground zero, assuming operations at a former retreat center, recruiting faculty leaders, developing curriculum and marketing for several years prior to opening the school doors. In just two years, the school population grew to become home to 60 students, 23 of whom were boarders.
Mr. Graham is married to Kimberly Harper Graham and is the father of Christopher (23), Julian (21), Jeffrey (16), and Ashton (14).