OUR LEADERS OF THE PACK.
HEAD OF SCHOOL
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.
DEAN OF STUDENTS
Dr. Hynes joined Rossville Christian Academy in 2020. Before that time, he served as the Director of International Ministries of Catalyst Missions from 2014-2020. Prior to his work with Catalyst, he served in the ministry as both Youth Pastor and Assistant Pastor. Dr. Hynes has previously worked in education as a high school Bible teacher and college-level professor.
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 is grateful for the privilege to serve in this capacity, helping to shape the next generation of gospel-centered leaders.
In his free time, he enjoys coaching for the Lobos soccer program. He is married to his wife, Brandi, and they have two boys, Samuel and Nathan.
DEAN OF ADVISING AND PLANNING
MORE PACK LEADERS.
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.
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.”
COLLEGE AND CAREER COUNSELOR
Mr. Dan Haddow has joined RCA this semester to provide College & Career focused counseling to our high school students. Mr. Haddow has a Master’s in Counseling and over 33 years of experience working in the education/human services fields. He has served in various settings including juvenile delinquency group homes, mental health facilities, K-12 public/private school settings, and at the university level as an instructional supervisor. Job titles have included teacher, counselor, human resources coordinator, principal, and deputy superintendent: human resources.
DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY
Mrs. Dodge 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. Technology is her passion, and she is always looking for ways to keep RCA up to date with the latest resources. She is currently on her 30th year in education. Mrs. Dodge has been married for twenty-nine years to Craig. They have one daughter who just got married in June. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, working out, and spending time with her family. Her favorite Bible verse is Phil 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Marilyn is originally from Western KY and currently lives in Memphis. She attends Grace Valley Church in Collierville where she is active with guest services. Marilyn has two daughters and one granddaughter. In her free time, she enjoys yard work, reading, home improvements, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Administrative Assistant Finance Office
Middle/High School Administrative Assistant
ELEMENTARY OFFICE ASSISTANT
Jennifer joined RCA in August of 2010 as the Elementary PE teacher and Varsity Softball Coach. In 2019, she transitioned to the role of Elementary Office Assistant and Varsity Softball Coach. Jennifer loves her Wolfpack family and serving them. She has been married to Troy for 23 years and they have a daughter, Annie Clare, that is a Junior 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, friends, and dogs, swimming, coaching, and anything outdoors. Jennifer’s favorite bible verse is Proverbs 22:6: “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”