Dr. Hahn brings a total of 23 years of teaching and administrative work in both public and private education systems along with outstanding credentials. Dr. Hahn earned his Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from Liberty University while also participating in the Liberty University football program. He completed a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from the University of Virginia and then returned to Liberty University to complete his Education Specialist and his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership. He and his wife, Karen, have been married for 19 years and together they have four boys who will attend ELCA beginning in the fall of 2021: Bryson (17), Brodie (14), Blake (13) and Luke (9).
Head of School
Al Hosford came to ELCA in 2013. Prior to this move into ministry, he worked in the financial services industry. Al earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Georgia, and a Graduate Degree from the ABA Stonier National Graduate School of Banking. He and his wife Melony have two sons Trenton and Troy, who both are current students at ELCA. His family is actively involved with Eagles Landing First Baptist Church.
Chief Operations and Advancement Officer
Mrs. George joined ELCA in 2013 as the Dean of Academics after serving in public education for 33 years as a classroom teacher, Instructional Lead Teacher, Instructional Assistant Principal, and Instructional Consultant. Mrs. George spent thirteen years at Union Grove High School where she established an academic continuous improvement plan that resulted in a ranking in the top 2.6% of all public high schools in the state of Georgia. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Georgia College and a Master of Arts for Teachers degree in Biology from Georgia State University. After numerous add-on certifications from the University of West Georgia in the areas of gifted education and instructional supervision, Mrs. George received her Education Specialist degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University. Mrs. George and her husband, Jackie, are active members of Salem Baptist Church and are the proud parents of two daughters, Ivey and Lydia, as well as a grandson, Matthew (ELCA PK).
Chief Academic Officer
Mrs. Fairley joined ELCA in 2006 moving from Raleigh, NC and currently serves as the Director of K-12 Instructional Technology and Director of ELCA Connect Online Learning. Mrs. Fairley has over 20 years of experience in Christian education where she has served in many administrative, leadership, and instructional capacities while always being a trailblazer for new 21st century initiatives. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Jackson State University and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Seattle Pacific University. Mrs. Fairley received her Education Specialist degree in Instructional Technology from Valdosta State University. Mrs. Fairley has Georgia certifications and endorsements in instructional technology, mathematics, and online learning. She is also a Google certified educator and a SMART Exemplary Educator and Trainer with SMART Technologies. Prior to entering Christian education, Mrs. Fairley was employed by IBM where she worked as a software development manager in Manassas, VA and Research Triangle Park, NC. Mrs. Fairley and her husband, Ron, are active members of Springfield Baptist Church and have two sons, Marcus (ELCA 2010) and Brandon (ELCA 2014).
Director K-12 Instructional Technology
Mr. Campbell holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from Mercer University with concentrations in Education, Communication, and Religious Studies and a Masters of Arts degree in Athletic Administration from Concordia University Irvine. He has been married to his wife, Gina, since 1986 and has two sons, Doug Jr. and Connor.
High School / Middle School Principal
Mrs. Davis joined ELCA in 2015 after teaching Spanish at Locust Grove High School for five years. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Georgia. She also has a Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish from Georgia College and State University and Tier 1 Educational Leadership certification from the University of West Georgia. She has served as the Student Government sponsor every year of her teaching career and loves helping develop student leaders. She and her husband, Jordan, have been married since 2009 and are proud parents to Matthew (ELCA, Class of 2035).
Assistant Principal of Instruction, 5-12
Mrs. Martin joined ELCA in 2003 and has taught in all levels of Christian education in her over 20 years of teaching. She has served in leadership roles as Lead Teacher, Committee Head, Academic Team, Instructional Focus Coordinator, and Classroom Intervention Specialist. She began her undergraduate degree at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA and finished her Bachelor of Science at Kennesaw State University. Her Master of Education degree was completed at Mercer University, and she has a Student Support Management add-on certification. She and her husband, Daniel, are active members of Believer’s Fellowship in Conyers, GA, have been married over 30 years, and have two boys who graduated from ELCA: Paul (2008) and Trenton (2015).
Assistant Principal of Instruction, 5-12
Mrs. Terrell comes to ELCA with a wealth of experience in classroom teaching, educational leadership, and Human Resources. After serving as a classroom teacher for almost 10 years, Kim then moved into the role of assistant principal where she served for 10 years in Henry County Schools at Austin Road Middle School and Union Grove High School (one of the highest-performing public schools in the state). While serving in the role of Assistant Principal, she also served as a part-time Disciplinary Hearing Officer for the school system. Mrs. Terrell also served in the Human Resources Division for over ten years as a Coordinator. Mrs. Terrell holds a Bachelor’s in English Education from Southeast Missouri State University, a Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Central Michigan University. Mrs. Terrell and her husband, Mike, have resided in McDonough for nearly 20 years, and they have one daughter, Brianna, who attends ELCA.
High School Assistant Principal of Student Discipline
Middle School Assistant Principal of Student Discipline
Susan Hearn has been at ELCA since 1995. She taught third grade for 12 years, and served as the Math and Reading Coordinator before serving as the Curriculum Director and Assistant Principal for elementary. Currently, she serves as Elementary Principal. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Georgia State University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Piedmont College and her Education Specialist degree from Valdosta State University. Prior to coming to ELCA, she taught kindergarten and third grade at another Christian school and first and third grades in Clayton County Public Schools. She and her husband Scott have been married since 1982. They have two children, Jacob (2006) and Miranda (2014).
Lower School Principal
Mrs. Michelle Blackburn began her teaching career in Arkansas before coming to Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy in 2003. She earned her Bachelor of Elementary Education degree from Hendrix College and a Master of Arts degree in Elementary and Middle School Administration from the University of Central Arkansas along with hours towards an Ed. Specialist degree. For ten years, she taught in the Conway Arkansas Public School System as a third and fifth grade teacher. Mrs. Blackburn also taught fourth and fifth grades at ELCA for 18 years. For many of her teaching years, she served as a lead teacher and mentor for fellow teachers. Along with her administrative duties, Mrs. Blackburn will also be leading our GROW program. She and her husband Murrell have been married since 1993. They have five children all of whom have attended and/or graduated from ELCA: Sterling (2014), Stephen (2016), Benjamin (2019), Timothy, and Alexa.
Lower School Assistant Principal of Discipline and Spiritual Life
Dr. Stone came to ELCA in 2003 and has been in education since 1990. While at ELCA, she has taught first grade, STEM, EXCEL, and has been an instructional lead teacher. Before coming to ELCA, Dr. Stone taught in public schools in Cherokee, Gwinnett, and Henry counties as a special education teacher, first grade teacher, and reading specialist. She received her BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Clemson University; her MEd of Early Childhood Education from Piedmont College; and her EdD in Curriculum and Instruction from Georgia State. She is married to Daryl and they have 5 children: Josh (2010), Sarah (2013), Madeline (2015), Hannah, and Charlotte.
Lower School Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction
Chuck Ekstedt oversees both the K-12 Performance Arts Education and K-12 Visual Arts Education at ELCA; where students can get a premiere education in vocal music, instrumental music, musical theater, music technology, dance, and all of the the visual arts. Mr. Ekstedt also oversees the home-school component at ELCA which gives "At Home" learners the opportunity to come on campus and enroll in our amazing large format Fine Arts classes, and attend these courses right alongside of the full-time students. He also serves as our high school drama teacher where over the years he has directed and produced many great shows such as Sound of Music, Oliver, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Annie, Beauty and the Beast, A Few Good Men, Steel Magnolias, The Crucible, The Lion King, Addams Family, Into the Woods and many more. Chuck has been working at ELCA since 2008 and has a Bachelor’s of Science in Secondary Education from Eastern Montana College in Billings, MT.
Director K-12 School of Fine Arts
Scott Queen has been at ELCA for since 1996 and has been teaching and coaching in Christian Education for nearly 30 years. He has served as the ELCA Athletic Director since 2001, and has been the Head Track & Field Coach, and an Assistant Football Coach since 1997. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management from Liberty University, where he played football and ran track. Prior to coming to ELCA, he taught and coached for three years at North Florida Christian School in Tallahassee, FL and was an assistant track coach for one year at Liberty University.
Douglas Campbell, Jr. holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Studies from North Greenville University, where he graduated in 2011. Upon graduating, he moved to Madagascar, Africa where he worked as a missionary for two years with the International Mission Board. He began his career at ELCA as a middle and high school history teacher. In his first few years teaching, Mr. Campbell, Jr. completed the GA TAPP Program, receiving certification in Middle Grades Social Studies. He has spent the last few years teaching High School Bible, leading the MS and HS Chapel and Spiritual Life Programs, and working alongside MS Administration as the Dean of Discipline. He is currently working on his Master’s in Educational Leadership at Kennesaw State University. He is married to his wife Abigail, and they have two sons, Hudson (2) and Emmett (1).