THE KINGDOM ATHLETE
The Kingdom Athlete is
...a child of God daily surrendered to His will and for His service,
...an athlete who seeks to glorify God through his actions,
...an athlete who adopts the “Win the Day” philosophy in all areas of life,
...an athlete who is humble and grateful for his gifts and opportunities,
...an athlete who is submissive to authority,
...an athlete who has a teachable spirit,
...an athlete who leads by serving others,
...an athlete who strives for victory, gives perfect effort and never quits.
...an athlete who understands he represents more than himself.
...an athlete who is not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ and seeks opportunities to share the good news with teammates, parents, officials, opponents and to the multitude of children that will look to them as they model Christ-like leadership.
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.
Interim 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.
Assistant Head for Operations
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.
Assistant Head for Academics
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 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.
Middle 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).
Elementary 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.
Elementary Assistant Principal of Discipline and Spiritual Life
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) 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).
High School Assistant Principal of Discipline
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).
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
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
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.
Elementary Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction
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 three sons.
Spiritual Life Director
Director of Ethnic Unity
Chief Financial Officer
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 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 since 1996 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 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.