Hall of Fame 2017


Terry Tilson is the eleventh member of the KAIRS Hall of Fame when he was installed at 2017 Hall of Fame Banquet. As the Superintendent of Berean Academy for 24 years, 1973-2017, Terry provided faithful, consistent, compassionate and forward-thinking leadership while continually exhibiting the highest level of integrity and commitment to his Christian faith. He also previously served his school as a teacher, counselor and coach. Terry retired in 2017 but is serving as an Assistant Administrator for the 2018-19 school year..

In addition to his outstanding service to Berean Academy, Terry has been a visible advocate for private education, with his influence felt throughout Kansas and beyond. For more than 20 years, he served in leadership positions for both the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) – as chair of a regional accreditation commission and a member of numerous accreditation teams and with KAIRS – as the Christian School representative on the Executive Committee.

A native of Kansas, Terry and his wife, Connie, have been married for 43 years. They have three daughters and eight grandchildren.