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Richard Allen

Interim Head of School

Mr. Allen came to Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy in 2004 and has served in many different positions, including High School Principal for 8 years, Dean of Students, and Senior Bible Teacher. Prior to coming to ELCA, he served at Athens Christian School, in Athens Georgia, for 15 years. Mr. Allen holds a bachelor’s degree from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. He was married for 36 years to his wife, Kathryn, before her homegoing in 2007. He has one son Jon, and daughter-in-law Sarah, who reside in Rome, GA. Both are graduates of Berry College.

Doug Campbell

Assistant Head of School

Mr. Campbell holds a Bachelor of Liberal Studies from Mercer University with concentrations in education, communication, and religious studies and a Masters of Arts 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.

Cindy George

Chief Academic 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, who attends ELCA.

Kim Terrell

High School Principal

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. 

Andy Whitlock

Middle School Principal

Andy Whitlock has been at ELCA since 2012.  He earned a Masters Degree from The Citadel and has over 20 years of experience in Christian education.  He and his wife, Aimee, have four children, three of which have graduated from ELCA.  Mr. Whitlock also serves as the high school science department chair and coaches girls' basketball.

Susan Hearn

Elementary School Principal

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). 

Michelle Blackburn

Elementary Assistant Principal of Discipline and Spiritual Life

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.

Jay Covington

High School Assistant Principal of Discipline

​Mr. Covington has been a part of the ELCA team since 2007 where he served as a high school math teacher and coach in several sports before accepting the position of High School Assistant Principal. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Belmont University (1993) in Nashville, Tennessee, and received his License in Christian Ministry in 2000. Mr. Covington has served in Christian education since 1994 including a role as High School Assistant Principal at Lighthouse Christian School in Tennessee.

Mr. Covington has been married since 1992 and has 3 students who attended ELCA; Tal (class of 2013), Gabby (class of 2016), Brhea (class of 2023).

Ivey Davis

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

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).

Denise Martin

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).

Dr. Lisa Stone

Elementary Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction

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.

Clayton McClure

Spiritual Life Director

Mr. McClure has been a part of the ELCA team since 2001 where he served as a high school English, Public Speaking and Bible teacher. He also has served as the Middle School Assistant principal and High School Assistant principal. While at ELCA he has coached football and basketball.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Toccoa Falls College (1997)  His passion is to see the students and faculty of ELCA see God, to know God and to make Him known. His desire is to see the students have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and disciple others. Mr. McClure has been married since 1998 to Heidi, who also works at ELCA, and has three boys who graduated from ELCA: Ethan (2018), Micah (2020), Jonah (2022).

Becky Dean

Director of Marketing

Mrs. Dean joined ELCA in 2022 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Kentucky. Upon moving to Georgia in 2007, she began working at Rocky Creek Elementary School as a Title I Parent Involvement Paraprofessional for 5 years. After that, she was the Director of Development & Marketing at a local, private school for 4 years. Mrs. Dean also has an extensive background in social media marketing. She has been the social media manager for GAPPS (Georgia Association for Private and Parochial Schools) since 2019 and has also worked for Pipeline Social Media. Mrs. Dean and her husband Jared have been married since 1998. They have two children, Zachary (class of 2022) and Emily (class of 2025).

Aimee Whitlock

Director of Admissions

Mrs. Whitlock joined the ELCA family in 2012. She moved into the role of Director of Admissions in 2021 after 10 years of working in the admissions department. She is a graduate of Clearwater Christian College where she earned a degree in Psychology. She and her husband Andy have been blessed to have all four of their children attend ELCA: Owen (2018), Mason (2021), Emma (2023) and Livie (ELCA Class of 2030).

Becky Smith

Advancement Coordinator

Mrs. Smith has lived in McDonough since 1985.  She is married to Wayne Smith and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  She is a graduate of Valdosta State University.  Becky is the founder and former Executive Director of the Pregnancy Resource Center (now known as The Bridge).  She also served as administrative assistant for the Henry Council for Quality Growth. Prior to her semi-retirement in 2021, she served 7 years as the Executive Director of the Christian Women’s Center in Griffin.  Becky has 30 years of fundraising experience including event planning, grant writing and major donor development.  She is an active member of Hampton First Baptist Church. 

Gilbert Fields

Director of Ethnic Unity

Gilbert Fields holds a Master of Divinity from Luther Rice Seminary and is currently a PhD prospective candidate at Clarks Summit University. He is a Bible teacher that has a passion for Biblical communication in contemporary culture through exposition of God's Word. He and his wife, Shawnn, have two children, Jonathan and Courtney.

Cindy Baker

Chief Financial Officer

Mrs. Baker joined ELCA in 1999 as the Director of Finance after being in the private sector for 13 years as a Business Manager and Audit/Tax CPA.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Kennesaw State University with a major in Accounting and a minor in Finance.  Mrs. Baker and her husband, Archie, have been married since 1989 and are active members at ELFBC. They are the proud parents of three sons - Will, Luke (Class of 2010), and Jake (Class of 2013), as well as two grandchildren, Alaina and Tripp. 

Tracey Fuller

Director K-12 School of Fine Arts

Mrs. Fuller is an educator who works with singers and choirs from preschool age and up. She serves at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church as the Choir Director, leads in the Saturate children’s program, and also plays keys and sings in the worship services. Mrs. Fuller is a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in Music Education with an emphasis in piano and voice. Her passion is helping people develop their talents to serve God. During her 30+ years of teaching music, many of her students have made All-State Chorus, received scholarships, and served in worship teams. She has also collaborated with Will Turpin of Collective Soul by directing the children’s choir for his production of Rock the Cradle. Tracey is married to her high school sweetheart, Jay, and they have 2 adult children – Megan Cash and Trey Fuller.

Scott Queen

Athletic Director

Scott Queen has been at ELCA since 1997 and has been teaching and coaching in Christian Education for over 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 Sports 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.

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