CHS FACULTY & STAFF
Marketing & Business Development
Dr. James Etter
Dr. Etter joined CHS in July of 2017, and is the founder and former CEO of American Public University and American Military University. Dr. Etter served in the United States Marine Corps from 1966 thru 1969 as an enlisted Marine and then as a Naval Flight Officer from 1973 thru 1991. He served a one year tour in Vietnam (1967-1968) and was wounded twice in combat action. Dr. Etter has more than 25 years of experience and leadership at both the high school and college level.
Andrew J. Herd
Chief Operations Officer
Mr. Herd joined CHS in July of 2017, before that Mr. Herd helped establish and manage two prominent and successful education resource companies providing technology and publisher-centric content and enterprise solutions to higher education and k12 providers here in the United States. In addition, he served as Chairman of the London College of International Business Studies, which was founded in the 1800’s by Sir Isaac Pitman, the inventor of shorthand writing.
One piece of advice he would give his students is to "view education as a fun journey and not a chore, yes education is a necessity but its doesn’t need to be chore." Mr. Herd enjoys golf, hunting, and keeping fit, and is a passionate amateur historian focusing on Elizabethan England, 18th Century Sociology and 20th Century Military History.
Director of Information Technology
Mr. Dallas joined CHS in October of 1998. Having spent nearly 20 years at CHS he has seen a complete transformation in the school and the education industry as a whole. Seeing students succeed and knowing you have made a difference in the world has given him the most benefit of working in the education field. One piece of advice he gives our students is "while the world is at your fingertips, don't forget to use your feet. Get out and see the world." For the past six years, Mr. Dallas has been keeping saltwater fish and reef aquariums. Keeping fish and growing live coral has been a very rewarding and interesting hobby for him. Being the first in his family to earn a college degree was his most special accomplishment.
Director Of Marketing
Director of Curriculum
Mrs. Marsh joined CHS in May of 2018 having previously served over 23 years in both online and traditional education settings as an Elementary School Technology Coordinator and a High School Mathematics Teacher. She enjoys impacting students and teachers through mentorship. Mrs. Marsh encourages students to be honest in all that they do and reminds them to reach out to their teachers when help is needed. Mrs. Marsh is most proud of being accepted into the University of Miami’s inaugural cohort for the Applied Learning Sciences MSEd.
Grace Theriault is the Manager of Accounting and Human Resources. She has worked for over 40 years in various stages of accounting for both private businesses and public accounting firms. She brings the knowledge to prepare the financial reports for the management of Citizens High School and for the firms who complete the audits and tax returns.
In Human Resources, she coordinates the benefits for all the employees of Citizens High School and runs the payroll.Grace and her husband are proud of their four children, their four grandchildren and getting to spend time with them on a regular basis.
Her words of wisdom are “The number one person looking out for you and your future, is you.”
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Mr. Morris joined CHS in November of 2017, having served as an educator for 10 years and the founder of the PGA Tour Junior Golf Academy as well as CASE Hybrid Academy. His most rewarding experience in education is seeing students finding a greater amount of success than they expected from themselves.
One piece of advice he would give to his students is to "believe in yourself, advocate for yourself, and there is nothing that can come in between you and your goals."
Mr. Morris enjoys spending time with his daughters, golfing, watching football, cooking, and genealogy. The proudest moment of his life was seeing his daughters grow up to the girls they are today.
Marthea Pitts, MSW
Director of Teen Mom Program
Ms. Pitts joined CHS in 2018, as an administrative focused social worker with five plus years of experience in designing, implementing, and monitoring workforce development and self-sufficiency focused programs for pregnant and parenting youth.
Educating and empowering teenage mothers through advocacy is what she enjoys most.One piece of advice she would give her students is to “stay focused on what is vital to your personal growth.” Ms. Pitts enjoys practicing self-care, attending cultural events, and staying connected to her social support system.