Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Deer Creek Christian School is committed to ensuring that we carry out our mission to partner with families to help children grow in Academics, Faith and Character for Kingdom service.

Ladonna Arceneaux

LaDonna has been committed to education for over 30 years. Her experiences include being a church youth leader; a teacher in both private and public sectors; a preschool/Kindergarten program director; co-host of an award-winning, educational, community television program; a school psychologist; and a special education case manager. LaDonna has served on the School Council and School Board of Homewood Christian Academy for more than 20 years. She joins the Deer Creek Board believing God’s promise from Isaiah 54:13 that says, “And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD, and great shall be the peace of thy children.”

Dr. Edwin Mangram

Dr. Edwin W. Mangram II was raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, and has lived in the Chicagoland area for over 17 years. During that time, he has practiced dentistry with a faith-based organization committed to serving the underserved. He also works with his wife in private practice in Chicago Heights, Illinois. A dedicated family man, Edwin enjoys coaching Little League baseball and mentoring youth. His children have attended Deer Creek Christian School since 2016, and his desire to serve on Deer Creek’s school board is firmly rooted in his belief that faith, family, and education are all necessary to prepare our children for the future.

Tiffany Perry

Born and raised in Illinois, Tiffany and her family now live in Flossmoor and attend Freedom Church Ministries in Homewood. Tiffany serves as the lead Sunday School teacher for grades 3 and 4, and she shares her musical talents as a member of the praise team and choir. Tiffany was willing to serve on the Deer Creek School Board because she understands how important it is for children to have a strong Christian foundation. “I believe Deer Creek’s teachers, staff, parents, and Board are intentional about providing both a solid education and a Christian foundation that will prepare students for the journey ahead,” she says. Tiffany and her husband Byron have three children.

Christopher Howard-President

Since relocating to Illinois in 2011, Christopher has always believed that God truly led him and his family to Deer Creek. As one who believes in the Philosophy of Christian Education, Chris is committed to leadership and facilitating Biblical values in the overall education of all students. Having two children who are current students at Deer Creek, he has firsthand knowledge of the immeasurable value of a Christian education. Currently, Chris serves as Senior Manager of Strategy and Innovation with CN Railway in Homewood, IL. Chris and his family reside in Crete, IL, and are members of Faith Movers Church in University Park.

John VonThaden-Vice President

John has been connected with Deer Creek Christian School since his daughter began first grade 20 years ago. He recently served as Chair of the Principal Search Committee, and has served as both President and Vice President of the Board. John is a business management advisor working with companies to address their business challenges and opportunities. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at Indiana Wesleyan University, and Olivet Nazarene University where he received his MBA. John and his wife Robin have two children and live in Saint John, Indiana. They attend Bethel Church in Cedar Lake where John serves as an Elder.

Sharon Floyd-Treasurer

Sharon Floyd is a Deer Creek parent of a third and sixth grade scholar. She comes to Deer Creek with a strong spiritual background and 20 years experience in Financial Accounting. She currently works with the Village of Park Forest in their finance department. Sharon has also served her church and community since she was a young girl. Her personal educational experiences are rooted in Christian schools. In her spare time she volunteers with her church and she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and her husband.

Walter Mosby

Walter Mosby is a community advocate. He serves as Pastor at Greater Faith Baptist Church in Chicago Heights. He has also served in many other capacities in the Chicago Heights area. He served as Alderman for the first ward for more than ten years. He served as the president of School District 163-Park Forest for six years. He also serves with District 206-Chicago Heights as a community advocate. Pastor Mosby gained his Bachelors degree from Trinity Christian College. In his spare time he enjoys time with his wife and children and grandchildren.

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