Gibson joins CAK as administrative officer

Julya JohnsonOur Town Kids, West Knox

Christian Academy of Knoxville has announced the appointment of Terry Gibson as chief administrative officer. Gibson brings a wealth of knowledge with a background in business to help the school align goals with operational policies and procedures. He will report to Dan Perryman, head of school.


“I am excited about the experience that Terry brings to CAK,” said Perryman. “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,” he 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.”

As a CAK grandparent, Gibson has a heart for the Warrior 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 students at CAK; and Olivia, 11, Kalbe, 12, and Ryley, 21, who reside in Florida.

Julya Johnson is director of communications for Christian Academy of Knoxville.

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