ADMINISTRATION

OUR LEADERS OF THE PACK.

Leadership Team.

Chip Blanchard

HEAD OF SCHOOL

Mr. Blanchard’s career in education spans almost 2 decades and includes a BS degree in History and an MS degree in Educational Leadership. His early career included History instruction, coach, grade level chairman, team chairman, and curriculum technology trainer. He also served as an assistant principal, vice-principal, and principal in middle and high school settings.  With his experience, he brings a vast array of ideas and enthusiasm to RCA.
 
In 2018, as Principal of Collierville High School, Mr. Blanchard received Administrator of the Year for Tennessee by the Tennessee Association of Student Councils.  While in that role, CHS was nationally recognized as one of the top 1K Most Challenging High Schools by the Washington Post, as well as, a Tennessee Reward School which recognizes the Top 5% percent of schools in academic growth state-wide. 
 
Mr. Blanchard grew up in Bartlett, TN where he attended a small private Christian school for his grade level years. And then, continued his education at a small private Christian college in Chattanooga, TN.  It is because of his background and strong faith that encouraged him to pursue a career shift from public education to private in order to follow the Lord’s pursuance of his talents and beliefs. Mr. Blanchard was selected as RCA’s new Head of School in 2019 and he is very excited to grow relationships in and outside of the community, while extending a quality learning environment and an extensive extra-curricular pathway for all future wolves.
 
Mr. Blanchard’s favorite bible verse is Colossians 3:23: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”  This is represented in the three C’s he uses to evaluate the work of RCA. 
 
Curriculum – how am I helping my students see God through the study of this subject? How do we see brokenness and redemption in this discipline? What is God’s intention for this aspect of his created order? How might we be a part of his plan to restore it?
Classroom – how am I modeling faith and how do my pedagogical practices encourage faith in students?
Community – is my classroom modeling Christ’s law of loving God and loving neighbors? How am I contributing to the professional community in my school? How is our school impacting our community?
 
He and his wife, Jana, have 2 children and recently moved to Rossville, TN.  Jana has a dedicated career in education and has served as a school counselor for 17 years. Together, they are committed to not only embracing RCA, but embracing the warm small town feel of this community. They share a united vision to grow ‘R Town & R School’ into something that is a positively unique and differentiated experience for the whole child as a child of God.  
 

Rachael Burnett

DEAN OF ACADEMICS

Rachael Burnett joined RCA as the Dean of Academics in 2017. As both RCA alumnus and former RCA teacher, Mrs. Burnett is grateful for the privilege to serve in this capacity, helping to shape the next generation to be thoughtful citizens, innovative, hardworking leaders, and most significantly, gospel-centered people.

Mrs. Burnett attended Mississippi State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English. She then began her career in education and obtained a Master of Arts in Education from Union University. Having taught in several schools, both independent and public, and at various grade levels, Mrs. Burnett loves being at Rossville investing in the people that make RCA the wonderfully unique place it is. Working together with our leadership team, faculty, staff, students, and parents, Mrs. Burnett aims to bolster a culture of academic excellence and spiritual depth in which each student is prepared to live successfully and with eternal impact when he or she graduates.

She and her husband, Paul (also an RCA alum), have been married for ten years and have two children. In addition to her passion for education, Mrs. Burnett enjoys reading and cheering for her MSU Bulldogs and Memphis Grizzlies.

Andy Hynes

DEAN OF STUDENTS

Dr. Hynes has served as the Director of International Ministries of Catalyst Missions for the last six years. Prior to his work with Catalyst, he served in the ministry as both Youth Pastor and Assistant Pastor. Dr. Hynes has previously worked in the education field as a high school Bible teacher as well. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 guides Dr. Hynes as he disciples students: “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” He has coached both boys and girls high school soccer and currently coaches boys and girls Lobos soccer teams. He is married to his wife, Brandi, and they have two boys, Samuel and Nathan.

 

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Ayesha Hall

SCHOOL CONSELOR

Mrs. Hall is a native of North Carolina and received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. She received her M.Ed. in School Counseling from Georgia State University. She loves being a school counselor and is looking forward to her fifth year as a counselor. Mrs. Quick-Hall enjoys graphic design projects, arts & crafts, traveling with her husband, and shopping. Professionally, she is a member of the American School Counselors Association and is a National Board Certified Counselor. Mrs. Hall bases her counseling philosophy on the wisdom in Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

Christina Dodge

DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY

Christina has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education Grades 1-8. She taught 2nd and 3rd grades for 12 years then transitioned into teaching computer classes and providing tech support. She is currently on her 26th year in education. Christina has been married for 26 years to Craig and has a 21 year old daughter who attends the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She enjoys working out in her free time and leading the RCA Pack Adventures High School Group to Europe each year during Spring Break. Her favorite verse is Phil 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.

Marilyn Loftin

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Marilyn is originally from Western KY and currently lives in Memphis.  She attends Highpoint Church in Collierville where she is active with guest services and also helps on a monthly basis in service Memphis Union Mission.  Marilyn has two daughters and one granddaughter.  In her free time she enjoys yardwork, reading, home improvements, traveling and spending time with her family. 

Taylor Crouch

MAIN OFFICE SECRETARY

Serving as our Administrative Assistant, Ms. Taylor is the friendly face you see when you visit our Main Office. She is a Class of 2016 alumnus of RCA and spent seven years cheering for the Wolves. She returned to RCA to give back to the same program and serves as the Varsity Cheerleading Coach. She will marry her high school sweetheart in October 2020, and you can find them at all of the games cheering on the Wolves! Taylor attends The Orchard Church and is thankful to be able to be at a school where she can show everyone the love of Christ.  Her favorite Bible verse is “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 

Jennifer Bailey

ELEMENTARY OFFICE ASSISTANT

Jennifer joined RCA in August of 2010. She is our Elementary Office Assistant and Varsity Softball Coach. Jennifer has also taught Elementary PE since 2010. Jennifer has been married to Troy for 20 years and they have a daughter, Annie Clare, that is in the 8th grade here at RCA. Annie Clare has attended RCA since Pre-K. Jennifer and her family are members of First Baptist Church Hickory Withe. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, swimming, and anything outdoors.

 

Sarah Schwalb

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Mrs. Schwalb is beginning her fifth year as 11th and 12th grade English teacher at Rossville Christian Academy. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Mrs. Schwalb is assuming a new role as Director of Development. In this role, Mrs. Schwalb will work to promote RCA, form business partnerships, enrich the culture at RCA, and aid in student recruitment.

 

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