Business Manager & Accreditation | Adriatica Christian Academy

Teresa (“Teri”) L. Tingdale

Business Manager & Accreditation

Teri has worked along side of Jody Capehart for many years, successfully managing the different Private Christian Schools.  She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas in Norman in 1989 with a B.S. in general studies.  She then obtained a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1995.  She started her career as a Treasury Services Manager for Electronic Data Systems in Plano, TX from 1978 to 1990, changing to Texas Commerce Bank in Dallas, TX from 1990-1997 as a Vice President, Financial Services.  From 1997 to 2007, Teri worked as an ESL Instructor and Migrant Ed. Program Coordinator for the Anna, TX ISD. From 2007 to 2013, she worked as an Instructor (2 years) and a Principal (4 years) for the Faith Christian Academy in McKinney, TX. From 2013 to 2015, Teri was the Business Manager for Grace Academy of North Texas, Prosper, TX. From 2015 to 2016, she was the Vice Principal of Cornerstone Christian Academy in McKinney, TX.

Teri has been active in the community in a number of capacities. She has performed charitable eldercare support with financial management, doctor appointments, and meal preparation from 2014 to the present. She assisted with community support of underprivileged families (including work in financial management, tutoring, clothing) from 2007 to 2014. She was involved in United Way fundraising from 1990 to 2007. She was the Director of Education and Discipleship at Faith Fellowship Church from 2010 to 2013, and she was Director of Children’s Ministry at Fellowship for Christ Church from 1997-2008. She has also been a Sunday school teacher at various churches dating from1982 to 2013.

Personal Life

Teri is the mother of two grown daughters and thoroughly enjoys spoiling her two grandchildren.

Life Verse

Her life verse is Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received[a] it, and it will be yours.

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School Hours

  • Mon 8:30AM to 3:30PM
  • Tue 8:30AM to 3:30PM
  • Wed 8:30AM to 3:30PM
  • Thur 8:30AM to 3:30PM
  • Fri 8:30AM to 3:30PM


Contact Information

Head of School
Mrs. Jody Capehart

Director of Business Administration
Mrs. Teri Tingdale

Director of Admissions
Mrs. Denise Pope

Mrs. Teri Tingdale

(469) 724-2356