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We are accepting applications for the 2017 – 2018 Academic Year. Please take a look at our website to determine whether Renaissance Classical Christian Academy is the place for you. If so, please fill out the Employment Application and contact us at (910) 221-0400 or email info@rccaonline.com to take the next step.

Headmaster | Mr. Ray Hendrickson

Ray Hendrickson is a retired Army Officer with a Master of Arts from CGSC and a Bachelor of Arts from VMI.  He was recruited by Pastor Emory Goodman to form a different kind of school in Fayetteville.   Although not classically trained, Mr. Hendrickson has become totally convinced of its superiority to all other forms of teaching.  He is committed to expanding the school to include a vigorous arts program and a competitive sports program, while keeping the education and training of the children the primary focus.  Mr. Hendrickson and has been married to Glenna for thirty-six years and has three grown children.

Administrative Assistant | Mrs. Michele Suttle

Michele Suttle is an Army spouse of almost 28 years who homeschooled her four now-adult children for 13 years and worked as a teacher’s assistant in special education. She previously worked as the Administrative Assistant for a private Christian school in Virginia for 3 years before PCSing with her husband back to Fayetteville. This is her second academic year with Renaissance Classical Christian Academy.

Pre-K4 Teacher | Mrs. Barbara Wilson

Barbara Wilson has been teaching the K4 program for six years.  She is quick to laugh, loves to teach through games and song, but always maintains an orderly classroom.   She has all her credentials for early childhood development and is totally dedicated to the welfare of each child.

Kindergarten Teacher | Mrs. Joyce Begley

Joyce Begley is married and has a daughter attending RCCA.  Mrs. Begley has a BS from Neumann College and a MS from Kaplan University.  Joyce, like many of our teachers, is a lateral transfer into the teaching profession.  Although she never saw herself becoming a teacher, she felt the calling to become a teacher.  She loves watching her students learn to read and master the art of script writing.  Joyce considers her position to be an “Honor” and a great “Blessing.”

First Grade Teacher | Mrs. Constance McNeill

Constance McNeill is a native of Greensboro, NC, but currently resides in Fayetteville, NC with her husband and daughter. She has been heavily involved in Christian evangelism, discipleship and teaching from childhood.

Mrs. McNeill has a BS from Elizabeth City State University and is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Constance has a strong love of learning and desires every child who comes under her care to do the same. She is a soft-spoken, loving, but firm teacher. She has an engaging teaching style, delights in the accomplishments of her students and is committed to seeing every child reach their full potential in her class.

Second Grade Teacher | Ms. Kimberlee Slater

Kimberlee Slater loves Jesus and is the mother of two adult children.  She was born and raised in Michigan, attended the University of Michigan, and received her undergraduate degree in teaching from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia.  She has 28 years of experience teaching in public, private and home school.  She is a loyal friend, a huge animal lover, hockey junkie, loves to travel (she has visited 43 of the 50 states), and is walking through life holding God’s hand.

Third Grade Teacher | Mrs. Margrett Harrison

Margrett Harrison has a love for learning and watching her students’ knowledge increase. She has lived in Fayetteville for eleven years and is a mother of two children who attend RCCA. Margrett has taught at RCCA for five years, ranging from K-5 to fourth grade. She has loved each and every grade she has taught! Her favorite subjects to teach are Bible, History, and English.   Her teaching techniques include using songs, chants, and playing games to learn and reinforce lessons taught.

Fourth Grade Teacher | Mrs. Kelly McGillivray

Kelly McGillivray is 33 years young and is married to a retired soldier and her best friend, David, and has one son, Nix.  This is Kelly’s first year teaching and she is committed to making education fun and instilling a lifelong love of learning in our children.  Mrs. McGillivray grew up with her husband in Oregon, but moved to Fayetteville when her husband was stationed at Fort Bragg.  She graduated at the top of her class from the University of Portland with Bachelors of Arts degrees in both Political Science and German Studies. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree from Capella University.

Fifth Grade Teacher | Mrs. Jennifer Powell

Jennifer Powell believes that teaching is both a ministry and a privilege.  She has a passion for teaching literature and enjoys developing a love for reading in each of her students.  Jennifer has taught at Renaissance for eight years and has a B.A. from Pembroke University.   In addition, she served for eight years in the United States Air Force and is married to a career Airman.   Jennifer has two young men attending Renaissance Academy and a daughter attending the Preschool.

General Science, Algebra & English Teacher | Mr. David Gray

I thoroughly enjoy teaching math and science at RCCA.  What an awesome opportunity to engage with great students on the quest to gain the necessary tools for success in an environment that fosters lifelong learning through the Classical Model.

I have been engaged in teaching, training and educating in every professional position I have held.  After graduating the University of Maryland (GO TERPS!) in 1991 with a B.A. in Government and Politics, I entered the US Air Force, where I served five years as a Special Agent performing VIP physical security for foreign diplomatic dignitaries.  Through the next 15 years I worked in the financial services, banking and land management industries; mainly in operations management.  Throughout all of those times, I sought every opportunity to be involved with the transfer of knowledge and information to other employees, through both formal training and informal coaching and mentoring.  I most recently earned my Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2012.

I have a passion for all of the subjects across the curriculum, but, not surprisingly, I find mathematics, science, economics, finance and history to be the ones I enjoy teaching the most.  As a firm believer in the Classical Model, I can’t help but enjoy grammar, science, literature and Latin as critical components of a holistic approach to education.

If you’re looking for the best education for your children, look no further!  RCCA is it!

History & Omnibus Teacher | Mr. Buddy Ballard

Buddy Ballard has taught at RCCA for four years, and greatly enjoys teaching history, literature and the Bible. He works to pass his love of reading to all of his students. He and his wife of 39 years, Karen, have five children and four grandchildren. He was a career officer in the United States Army for 32 years, and has earned the following degrees: B.A., Political Science, University of Alabama; M.S., Logistics Management, Florida Institute of Technology, and M.A., National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

Grammar & Composition Teacher | Mrs. Margrett Harrison

Margrett Harrison has a love for learning and watching her students’ knowledge increase. She has lived in Fayetteville for eleven years and is a mother of two children who attend RCCA. Margrett has taught at RCCA for five years, ranging from K-5 to fourth grade. She has loved each and every grade she has taught! Her favorite subjects to teach are Bible, History, and English.   Her teaching techniques include using songs, chants, and playing games to learn and reinforce lessons taught.

Literature Teacher | Mrs. Jennifer Powell

Michele Suttle is an Army spouse of almost 28 years who homeschooled her four now-adult children for 13 years and worked as a teacher’s assistant in special education. She previously worked as the Administrative Assistant for a private Christian school in Virginia for 3 years before PCSing with her husband back to Fayetteville. This is her second academic year with Renaissance Classical Christian Academy.

Omnibus Teacher | Mr. Thomas Booher

Thomas Booher previously served as the Dean of the Upper School at Covenant Preparatory School where he taught Omnibus and Rhetoric.  He has a B.A. from Reformation Bible College and is currently in seminary with a desire to pastor a church.  He longs for his students to know the truth, love it, defend it, and apply it to every sphere of their lives.  Mr. Booher is married to his lovely wife Jocelyn and has three children.

Greek Teacher | Dr. Joshua D. Owen

Joshua Owen joined the faculty of RCCA in the fall of 2016 as professor of New Testament Greek.  He is a graduate of Southeastern College at Wake Forest (B.A. in Biblical Studies), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD).  Dr. Owen has also served as a pastor at Cross Creek Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Fayetteville since 2011.  His major area of academic study is New Testament literature, minoring in the History of Biblical Interpretation in the Pre-Critical Era (Ancient Era to Renaissance/Reformation), and Greek.  His other interests include linguistics, theology, Church history, Western thought, and an occasional mystery novel.  Dr. Owen confessed Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord as a child and continues to press on to know Christ more fully and to make Him fully known to others.  He has the faithful support of his wife, Renae, and their three children, Caleb, Abigail, and Benjamin.