Bringing ‘a wealth of knowledge,’ Gibson named CAK K-12 CAO

Christian Academy of Knoxville announced Terry Gibson has accepted an offer to become Chief Administrative Officer of the kindergarten-through-12th grade school of about 900 students.

“Gibson brings a wealth of knowledge with a background in business to help the school align goals with operational policies and procedures,” a CAK press release stated. “This leadership position reports to Head of School Dan Perryman.”

“I am excited about the experience that Terry brings to CAK,” Perryman said. “His ability to analyze operations and provide viable solutions to problems is an invaluable skill. I look forward to working with Terry.”

Gibson is retired from Smiths Detection, where he worked for five years as president of U.S. Operations and vice president for Global Services.

Since retirement, he has served on CAK’s Board of Trustees and is often seen volunteering around campus and working with the middle school robotics team.

“The opportunity to serve God and support the CAK community is exciting to me,” Gibson said.

“I am eager to work with our faculty, staff and families as we seek God’s guidance and implement His visions for the school,” he added.

As a CAK grandparent, Gibson has a heart for the Warriors’ mission and vision.

He and his wife, Betsy, have been married for 45 years and attend Fellowship Church.

They have two daughters,

Jennifer and Amber, and five grandchildren – Emma (16) and Ethan (14) both who attend CAK — and Olivia (11), Kalbe (12) and Ryley (21), who reside in Florida.