Before serving LRCA, Dr. Arnold was head of school for independent Christian schools in Cape Cod, MA and the suburbs of Chicago, IL.  Dr. Arnold also served as Executive Director of the Wisconsin Council for Religious and Independent Schools (WCRIS) and the Executive Director of the Illinois Coalition for Non-Public Schools (ICNS), as a registered advocate for private education.  In addition, he served as an Adjunct Professor at Concordia University and Trinity International University in Illinois.  

Dr. Arnold contributed to Building a Better School (Paideia Press).  He earned his BA and MA from Wheaton College, and his EdD from National-Louis University in Illinois.  He currently serves numerous professional organizations including:

  • Council for American Private Education (CAPE), Board President (www.capenet.org)
  • Council on Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA), Board Member (www.cesaschools.org)
  • Christian Education Charitable Trust of the Maclellan Foundation (TN), Board Member
  • AR Non-Public School Accreditation Association, Board Member



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