Ben Haskell, Headmaster

Ben became TCA's Headmaster in 2009.   He received his Master's of Christian School Administration from Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts. Now returned to his Massachusetts and Cape Cod roots, Ben Haskell's  journey in Christian schools first began as a teacher at Faith Christian Academy (Hyannis) in 1978 and later in 1987 as the founder/principal of Heritage Christian Academy, North Falmouth.  Ben served 18 of his 30 plus years in Christian schools as the Superintendent of West Hills Christian School in Portland, Oregon.  The independent K - 8 school in Portland grew from 265 to 455 students, obtained dual accreditation, added academic and extra-curricular offerings, and underwent several capital campaigns to expand the campus during his tenure.

Ben also served as a member of the Northwest Regional Accreditation Commission for the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).  During his service on the Commission, he was involved in leading and participating on more than 15 accreditation teams to evaluate schools within ACSI’s Northwest Region (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, and Montana).
 
In 2012 Ben was appointed to serve as District Representative for the Association of Christian Schools International for Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  He is also involved with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and enjoys serving on school accreditation teams here in New England.   
 
Ben is glad to be back in New England, closer to his family and his favorite teams:  The Boston Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots and Bruins.  He and his wife, Peg, have seven grandchildren and have been married for over 40 years. Both have been involved in Christian education since 1978. Their life service and commitment to Christian schools is reflected in their children; all three of their daughters attended Christian schools from kindergarten through college, graduating with degrees in Education, Political Science, Music and Nursing.