ACA Board of Directors


    Deborah Sterba, President - Deborah Sterba attended Arizona State University and studied Finance before moving to Washington State. While there, she began her career in IT; managing the network and data collection for CCDP, (Comprehensive Child Development Program) an offshoot of Head Start. Moving to Texas led to adult instruction in Networking, network security and Microsoft Certification. Since 2004, Mrs. Sterba has been employed with the Arlington ISD, as Information Systems Manager. She has served on the Arlington Classics Academy Board since 2003, as Vice President, Secretary and Fundraising Chair. Mrs. Sterba believes in the responsibility of service and the mission and vision of ACA providing consistently outstanding education to the students. (email: Deborah Sterba)
    Shawn Moore, Vice-President - Mr. Moore grew up in a small farm town in north-central Michigan.  Straight out of high school he joined the US Navy as a Seabee, where he spent 8 years.  With an honorable discharged he started his own construction company in Fort Worth which ultimately led to the position he now holds in a local commercial general contracting firm.  Mr. Moore has 29 years of experience in the construction industry with six of those as a supervisor and another fourteen in management.  He has been on the ACA Growth Committee as a parent volunteer since October 2012 and was elected to the BOD in October 2013.  He lives in Arlington with his family and both of his daughters attend ACA.  (email: Shawn Moore)
    Jason Roach, Secretary - Jason Roach earned a Bachelors in Business Administration from New Mexico State University and later earned an MBA from Regis University in 2006.  Jason and his wife Ines have been married over 10 years.  They have three children currently attending ACA.  They enjoy volunteering their time at ACA helping out as room parents, assisting the kids at lunch, as well as serving as chaperones for field trips.  In his spare time, Jason enjoys playing with his kids, volunteering at church, and turning pens on a lathe in his garage.  (email: Jason Roach)
    Teresa Thibodeau, Member – Ms. Thibodeau is a Manager in Transfusion Services at Parkland Health and Hospital System, the county hospital for Dallas County. She has over twenty-nine years in transfusion medicine with seventeen years in management. Ms. Thibodeau has been involved with Arlington Classics Academy since its inception. Her daughter began as a kindergarten student in the first year of the academy. Ms. Thibodeau has been actively involved as a board member since 2002. She served as the Chair of the Board Fundraising Committee from 2002-2006 where she helped develop and implement a very successful fundraising plan. Ms. Thibodeau oversaw three very successful fundraising events. She also was the Project Manager for the Facilities Search Committee which selected the current site for ACA’s elementary campus. Ms. Thibodeau has led the redesign of the school administration and is in the process of installing the Carver model of board governance. She holds a B.S. in Medical Technology from Kansas State University and a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. (email: Teresa Thibodeau)
    Gary Soward, Treasurer – Mr. Soward currently serves as Treasurer of Arlington Classics Academy Board of Directors.  Mr. Soward earned a Master’s in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from the University of Texas at Arlington.  He is the Chief Information Officer for Freese and Nichols, Inc. which specializes in engineering, architecture, environmental science, planning and construction services.  He lives in Mansfield with his wife and two children who attend ACA.  (email: Gary Soward)
    Warren Norred, Member  Mr. Norred began as an engineer, earning his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from UT-Arlington and maintaining his Professional Engineer license since 1996. Mr. Norred earned his law degree from what is now Texas A&M University of Law, where he was president of the Federalist Society and an author for the Texas Wesleyan Law Review.  Besides operating his law firm in downtown Arlington, he serves as a member of the Tarrant County Hospital Board of Managers, which serves the medical needs of the indigent.  Mr. Norred was the founding president of ACA in 1999 and returned to its Board of Directors in 2015. (email: Warren Norred)
    Seth Lewis, Member -  Seth Lewis earned a Bachelors in Construction Management from East Carolina University in 2002 and later a certificate in Ranch Management from Texas Christian University.  During the last 16 years of industry experience, he has worked for both large commercial General Contractors and for large commercial Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Contractors gaining a broad spectrum of industry knowledge.  Currently, Mr. Lewis is Director of Operations for The Brandt Companies, the largest MEP contractor in the state of Texas.  Married to an Arlington native, he and his wife have four children, 3 who are currently attending ACA.  They are also active in PTO as well as regular volunteers and love being part of the ACA family.  (email: Seth Lewis)
    Roger Sappington, Member -  Roger Sappington is the Executive Pastor of Pantego Bible Church where he has served since 2011. He has been engaged in pastoral ministry in North Texas since 2002. Roger received a B.A. from the University of Texas - Austin, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Roger and his wife, Kelly, live in Arlington with their three children, each of whom attends ACA. (email: Roger Sappington)
    Michael Gatton, Member - Michael Gatton is a career counselor and higher education professional and the Associate Director of the Texas Wesleyan Career Center.  He received his M.A. in Professional Counseling from Texas Wesleyan University in 2013 and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  Michael’s work as a career counselor includes helping students with pre-professional and vocational development through assessment, evaluation, strategic planning, academic and career advising. Prior to his work at Texas Wesleyan, Michael was an IT professional with over 15 years working for privately held companies, the public sector and for non-profits in systems administration and software support.  Michael is a native of Fort Worth, has been happily married to his wife Jessica for 17 years and they have two children who both attend ACA Intermediate. When not working, Michael enjoys attending his kids’ various athletic and academic events and spending time with friends playing nerdy board games.  (email:  Michael Gatton)
    Shea Lewis, PTO Representative/Member - Shea Lewis earned her Bachelor Of Science degree in Retail Merchandising and Management in 2010. She is married to Joshua Lewis and they reside in Arlington. Shea is a stay at home mother to their three children. Mrs. Lewis is serving as the PTO representative on the ACA school board, which is the primary liaison between the two boards. This is her third year serving on the ACA PTO board. (email:  Shea Lewis)