Mission and Leadership

Our Mission2023 Graduation Guest Speaker Talking with 2 Graduates

Carlisle School is an independent college preparatory school empowering students to achieve their personal best by fostering a community of character, intellect, and leadership.

The Vision

Carlisle School aspires to sustain an enduring legacy as the best independent college preparatory school in the region. Our educators and students, rooted in principled character, evolving intellect, and servant leadership, will have a profound impact within their communities.


Board of Trustees

The Carlisle School Board of Trustees is the governing body of the school. The primary role and focus of the Board is to determine Carlisle School’s mission, vision, strategic goals, and policy. The Board of Trustees look to the future and hold the School “in trust” with a strategic vision that always supports the mission of the school, and promotes growth and long-term prosperity for the benefit of future generations.

The day-to-day operation and management of the School are handled by the Head of School and school administration.

Mrs. Melanie Bryant
Mrs. Jennifer Doss 
Ms. Tiffany Hairston 
Mr. Greg Haymore 
Mr. Dustin Hussey 
Mr. William Kirby 
Mrs. Anna McClain ’96 
Mr. Matthew McKinney 
Mrs. Neal Meyer 
Mr. Gordon Pannill ’04
Mr. William L. Pannill
Mrs. Jennifer Rabon
Ms. Katherine Snyder ’14
Mrs. Jennifer Thomas
Mr. Jack Thomson
Mr. Will Vaughn ’96 

Executive Members

President – Jennifer Thomas
Vice President – Greg Haymore
Secretary – Anna McClain ’96
Treasurer – Melanie Bryant
Immediate Past President – Will Vaughn ’96
Former Past President – Will Pannill
Head of School – Neal Meyer