Superintendent: Dr. Lin Wheeler, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dean of Students: Marcelo Saenz, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Office Manager: Lynn Jeffrey, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Administrative Assistant: Shannon Johnston, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Facilities Manager: Dr. Herb Parsons, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Administration

Dr. Lin Wheeler
Superintendent

Dr. Lin Wheeler is a native of Fayetteville, NC and holds two undergraduate degrees in English and Kinesiology from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He holds a Master's degree in Secondary Education and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. Dr. Wheeler has served in education on various levels for over 20 years. His experiences within the public schools, private schools, and at the university level have been coaching, mentoring, teaching, and administration. He is passionate about his faith, family, and Kingdom education.

Dr. Wheeler answered the call to lead Riverside Christian Academy in the fall of 2014. During the fall of 2014 and the Spring of 2015, he designed, collaborated and authored Riverside's unique STREAM curriculum, which is based on National Standards. The STREAM curriculum is used by Riverside Christian Academy in preschool through high school. Through the STREAM curriculum and the vision for a project-based learning environment, many students and families have been afforded a fresh learning experience and invigorated differentiation within the classrooms of Riverside. In combination with the flipped classroom approach and the STREAM curriculum, Dr. Wheeler has led RCA as the very first, application-based, project-based learning school in the Cape Fear region.

Dr. Wheeler and his wife, Regina, have two children, Hayes and Macie, both students at RCA. The Wheeler's are members of Fayetteville Community Church. He is an ordained minister through Fayetteville Community Church. Dr. Wheeler's favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV) "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."

 

   Dean of Students   

Assistant to the Superintendent


Marcelo Saenz, a native of Tandil, Argentina, holds undergraduate degrees in Foreign Language and Physical Education from Instituto San Jose Superior and Instituto Superior Tandil.  He also holds a Master's degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  Marcelo has served in education for over 25 years.  His experience within the public schools, private schools, and through government contracting to our United States Armed Forces have been, coaching, teaching, and administration.  His passion is contagious and his faith has defined him as a seasoned educator.  

Marcelo stepped out on faith when he came to the United States as an exchange teacher with his wife, Gabriela.  His original intent for coming to the US was to sharpen his bi-literacy skills in English.  Very soon after their arrival, Marcelo and Gaby fell in love with the kindness of the people of Cumberland County, NC.  Marcelo has been here for more than 15 years and has worked very hard to earn the respect of his colleagues in the region.  Marcelo holds a Permanent Resident Status with USCIS.

Marcelo and Gaby have two sons, Daniel and Matthew.  The Saenz's are members of Village Baptist Church.  Marcelo's favorite Bible verse is Deuteronomy 31:6 (ESV) "Be strong and courageous.  Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you.  He will not leave you or forsake you."

  

Administrative

 
Lynn Jeffrey
Office Manager
Lower School Coordinator
Shannon Johnston
Administrative Assistant
Testing Coordinator

 

Support Staff/Volunteers

Ron Wheeler
Traffic/Reception
Yvonne Wheeler
Math Tutor
April Smith
Room Mom Coordinator
Art Teacher
 
Sheri Houghton
Kitchen Coordinator
Dr. Herb Parsons
Facilities Director
Mrs. Young Parsons
Custodian/Prayer Warrior

 

Preschool

Tracey Reep
PK-4
Tara McBryde
Evening Assistant
Susie Hood
PK-3

 

Elementary School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
Shelia Council
Tiffany Sessoms
Suzanne McCall
Vanessa Cuestas
   
Isabel Fernandez Sulzy Gainza


 

 

 
Chrystal Williams
History
Heather Edge
Math & Science
Marcelo Saenz
English & Spanish
Kenny Lee
Bible
 
     
Bekah Reep
MS Math & Science

Jay Taylor
Music
Drama
Terry Jeffrey
Director of Athletics
P.E.
 

 

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