Mr. Derrell Jeffcoat has worked in education for more than 30 years and has served in the roles as teacher, coach, vice principal, and principal during his professional career. Mr. Jeffcoat has successfully led as an elementary Principal in Rockdale County, Georgia and as principal for Crescent Elementary, Taylor Street Middle, and Spalding High Schools, all in nearby Spalding County.
Marsha Clark; Instructional Lead Teacher
Mrs. Marsha Clark has more than 40 years of experience working in education. Her expertise in leading RSCA teachers and overseeing curriculum standards and initiatives comes from many successful years working as a teacher, reading specialist, academic coach, assistant principal, and specialty subjects instructor in Spalding County, Georgia.
Coach Steve Chafin has successfully led sports and athletics programs in Georgia at Upson-Lee High School, Spalding High School, and Mary Persons High School where he coached three state championship football games. His career highlights include Region Golf Coach of the Year, Region Track Coach of the Year for multiple years, Teacher of the Year recognition at Mary Persons High School, and he is a member of the early 1980’s University of Georgia SEC Championship Football team.
In 2008, Mrs. Graham began her career as a professional educator where she found her passion for children and their development. However, music has always been a part of Mrs. Graham’s life. From her first solo, at 5 years old, to her national and state awards in high school, and college, she has pursued God’s gift in her life and sought to minister at every opportunity. She has written and directed multiple musicals, concerts, and graduation ceremonies during her ministry work as well as her time as a teacher. As the Director of Fine-Arts she will be given the opportunity to combine both of her passions as she goes beyond teaching the fundamentals to instill an appreciation of music and how it can be used to communicate God’s love and glory.
Wanda Lee; School Counselor
With more than 35 years of experience working in education, Mrs. Wanda Lee has served as school counselor at Crescent Elementary and Spalding High School in neighboring Spalding County, Georgia. She began work as School Counselor for RSCA in 2015.
Mrs. Amy Matthews, who is often referred to as “Mama of the School,” has been at RSCA since its earliest beginnings in 2005. She has taught and cared for children in our toddler programs, served as a para-professional for elementary grade levels, and has worked in the school’s office for more than five years. Mrs. Matthews leads administrative tasks at RSCA, and she is secretary to the Head of School, Mr. Derrell Jeffcoat.