- Head of School
After much prayer and an extensive national search, the Board of Directors announced their selection and Dr. Dougherty’s acceptance of the position on January 6, 2023. The Board explained in their announcement that as the world continues to drift from Biblical principles, it was important to find a new head of school who would passionately champion our mission, core values and statement of faith. Dr. Dougherty has devoted his professional career to teaching, modeling and implementing a Biblical philosophy of education.
- Head of School
Dr. Dougherty and his wife Rachel are the proud parents of two Christian school graduates, Colin (senior at Mercer University) and Caroline (freshman at Anderson (SC) University). He is an avid Purdue Boilermakers fan, so in his free time, he can often be found watching Purdue football and basketball games with his family.
Our 2022-2023 spiritual theme, “TOGETHER,” is knowingly designed to unite everyone around a common purpose and spiritual truth. The theme “Together” comes from Romans 15:5-6, where the apostle Paul writes about living a life that is reflective of Christ’s example. He (Christ) did not come to please himself; he did quite the opposite. He gave His life as an atoning sacrifice for us.
- Heritage Community
Heritage is a busy place. Every corner is filled with activity; from teaching, discipleship, and mentoring, to sports, clubs, playtime and performances, to friends gathering, prayer and other fellowship. It is a vibrant and thriving world. Fueling this energetic world is a constant requirement and challenge. We need the resources to provide a premier campus that facilitates excellence.
With a goal of enhancing Heritage Christian School’s discipleship impact and spiritual distinctiveness, a new endowment fund has been established. The fund is named after a beloved Heritage student who had a profound impact on the school. The Zachary Warrick Discipleship Endowment, in memory of Zach Warrick, a Heritage student who died tragically a few days after his May 2022 graduation, will directly support our Biblical worldview focus and discipleship activities.
Discipleship is a journey of intentional decisions that lead to spiritual growth so that you become more like Jesus in your attitude, focus and behavior. Discipleship is not something that happens in one class or overnight. It is a lifelong commitment to follow God with your whole heart and to eventually teach others how to follow Him. At Heritage, discipleship is an investment that we make in the lives of our students and families.