Mr. Buddy Ballard | Omnibus Teacher

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.


Mr. David Gray | Physical Science Teacher

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!

Mrs. Joy Webb | Algebra II Teacher

Mr. Ray Hendrickson | Composition Teacher

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.


Miss McKendree Slater | Latin Teacher