Meet Our Administration

TCKIA Administration is here to serve you! Check out our stories below:

Ms. B. Skipper, M.Ed.

Ms. B. Skipper, M.Ed.

Executive Dean

I became a third culture kid at age 5 and lived in Costa Rica, Argentina, and Mexico. During my primary and secondary years, I attended diverse educational institutions in a variety of settings. At Southwestern Assemblies of God University, I earned an AA in Foreign Language, a BA in Elementary Education, and subsequently earned a postgraduate M.Ed. in School Counseling. My classroom experience includes a first-grade bilingual class, third through sixth-grade science classes, and an elementary special needs class.

During my time in the public school system, I also served as a School Counselor at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. Over the last 18+ years, God has allowed me to work with TCKs in various capacities. I was employed in the TCKI Office for 5 years, volunteered as an Education Consultant for the program during my years of secular employment, and now serve as the Executive Dean of TCK Education. In this role, I will function as the Executive Dean of TCK International Academy and provide educational guidance and resources to over 1,500 TCKs.

Mr. K. ferguson, M.ED.

Mr. K. ferguson, M.ED.

Upper Grades Principal

Greetings! I became a third culture kid at age 5 when my parents moved to Jordan. Over the next 13 years I lived in Jordan, Egypt, Belgium, and the United States. I always attended international schools with students from all over the world, aside from when I attended public schools for 5th and 8th grade in the U.S. I attended Evangel University in Missouri where I studied biology and secondary education. In 2002 I graduated with a BA in Biology. I returned to Evangel several years later to study IQ testing and earn a M.Ed. in School Counseling.

Since 1999, I have worked at camps and retreats every year to support TCKs going through life transitions. Since 2012 I have worked with youth experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges in behavioral hospital and group home settings. I am currently residing in Missouri where I am working with foster care and with TCK International Academy.

I am excited to be a part of TCK International Academy and work alongside our Teachers in serving your family!

Mrs. C. Jacques

Mrs. C. Jacques

Lower Grades Principal

I started my third culture kid (TCK) journey in Indonesia, the country of my birth. When I was age 6, my family moved to Guam, traveling throughout different island cultures within the Pacific Oceania region. I have had a variety of schooling experiences growing up: International school, U.S. public schooling, and private college-preparatory school.

I attended Evangel University, where I received my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 2002 and a Master’s in Teaching in 2012. I have spent 8 years teaching K-4th grades in private school settings in Guam alongside my husband, Michael, before moving back to Missouri. My children attend a Classical university style school, where I have taught 5th-6th grades, and now serve as K-6 Principal. It has been my privilege to serve TCKs as part of the TCKIA Faculty for 3rd-5th graders. To now serve in an administrative capacity with our K-7th grade students, and to work alongside colleagues with such a heart for TCKs is a joy!

Board of Regents

Mr. C. Phillips, Dr. R. Johnson, Dr. B. Dickey, Ms. B. Skipper, Mr. D. Pilcher, Dr. J. Tucker*, Dr. D. Guynes* and Ms. D. Johnson*. *not pictured