Rossville Christian Academy Chooses a New Head of School

Dear Rossville Christian Academy Community,

Rossville Christian Academy is extremely pleased to announce that Chip Blanchard, currently Principal of Collierville High School, will be taking over the reins as our new Head of School.

Currently overseeing 2800 students and 200 staffers, Blanchard has a wealth of experience in developing and implementing curriculum and academic goals; recruiting, supporting and retaining staff; and is currently the head of one of the top 1k ‘Most Challenging High Schools’ as recognized by the Washington Post.  Blanchard has been in that position since 2014,  previously serving as principal of Collierville Middle School, Vice Principal of Bartlett High School, and Assistant Principal of Bolton High School.  He was also selected as Administrator of the Year 2018 by the Tennessee Association of Student Councils.

Blanchard is very excited to move to the new challenge of Rossville Christian Academy, “I am truly honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a student-focused culture!” Blanchard continued, “I am enthusiastic and eager to begin working with the staff to support all of the students and to see RCA grow to its full potential, it is my honor to join the family of RCA  I look forward to becoming a part of the Pack. Go Wolves!

The RCA Board is equally excited about the possibilities that this hire brings to the school, “It is with great satisfaction that we extended the offer to Chip Blanchard to serve as our Head of School. We look forward to the continuation of successes that Rossville Christian Academy has posted over the last 50 years, and to many new successes that will surely follow with Blanchard’s leadership.”  Jeff Gentry, Chairman of Board, continued. “Blanchard will work hand in hand with Rachael Burnett, the Director of Education and Interim Head of School to continue the tradition of producing successful, well-rounded leaders who will serve in a secular world according to Christian principles.”

Rossville Christian Academy is located in Rossville, TN in the southwestern corner of Fayette County.  As a small, independent school, they serve approximately 250-300 students from grades Jr. Kindergarten through Grade 12.  Rossville is an expanding area and was the site of the St. Jude Dream Home in 2018.