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Mrs. Jennifer Chase

Mrs. Jennifer Chase

School Administrator
  • MS Non-Profit Administration & Social Work, University of Kansas

  • BS Social Work, Kansas State University


Mrs. Chase has served as the RCCA School Administrator since 2018.  She brings nearly 30 years of Christian ministry and educational leadership experience, and carries a contagious enthusiasm and authentic passion for Christian worldview education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Kansas State University and a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Administration and Social Work from the University of Kansas.  


Prior to coming to RCCA, Mrs. Chase served as the Director of the Braided Cord Cooperative, which provides educational opportunities and community for homeschool families in the Greater Binghamton, NY region, and she taught as an adjunct professor at Davis College in Johnson City, NY. Mrs. Chase also served on the Board of Trustees at Davis College. She previously worked as a professional counselor for the Christian Counseling Center in Johnson City, NY and served as the Executive Director of the Pregnancy Crisis Center in Wichita, KS. Mrs. Chase has traveled nationally to speak at Christian education conventions, women’s conferences, marriage retreats, Christian colleges and churches. 


Mrs. Chase and her husband, David, have been married for 29 years. They are active members of Gracepoint Church in Vestal, NY.  


Mrs. Chase's favorite things are God's Word, laughter, a really good book, Kansas sunsets, basketball, and leading others in encouragement to find their passions and gifts from God. She loves investing in children and teens' lives - for eternity!


Mrs. Tammy Buck

Executive Assistant to Administrator

Mrs. Barbie Smith

School Secretary
Faculty & Staff

Mrs. Melissa Brink

2nd Grade Teacher

BS Elementary Education & Bible, 

Clarks Summit University


Mr. Mike Demetros

7th-12th Boys' Health Teacher

M.Ed, Special Education,

University of New Mexico; B.S. Physical Education, Ithaca College


Mrs. Jennifer Hazelton

Yearbook Advisor

 A.A, Psychology, Liberty University


Mrs. Melanie Hovancik

1st Grade Teacher

BS Elementary Education, SUNY Cortland


Miss Ashley Lane

PreK3 & PreK4

                Bachelors of Religious Education,

         Concentration in Counseling, Davis College      


Mrs. Leslie Meyers

9th-12th Math Teacher;
School Guidance Counselor;
Class of 2024 Advisor

         MS Education / Curriculum Development,

                             SUNY Cortland

       MA Counseling, Clarks Summit University

           BS Education / Math, SUNY Cortland


Mrs. Kathy Platz

7th-12th Grade Science
Class of 2023 Advisor

     MS Occupational Therapy, Boston University

          BA Chemistry/Science, Gordon College


Mrs. Ginny Shea

PreK-12th PE Teacher 
Elementary Teacher Aide
JV Girls' Basketball Coach  

B.S. Early Childhood Education

& Elementary Education,

Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama​


Ms. Jody Stephens




Mrs. Jen Cheney

Preschool Teachers' Aide



Mrs. Stacy Ernst

3rd Grade Teacher

BS, Elementary Education and Theater,

Elmira College


Mr. James Head

Athletic Director

                Bachelors of Religious Education,

         Concentration in Organizational Leadership,                                       Davis College


Mrs. Joan Knickerbocker




Mrs. Christine Lane

7th-12th English; Creative Writing; Student Council Advisor

​BA English & Elementary Education,

Houghton College


Miss Kelly Peters

Elementary Teacher Aide

              Bachelors of Religious Education,

Concentration in Early Education, Davis College


Mrs. Sandra Rising


          BS in Elementary Education & Bible,

                  Clarks Summit University


Mrs. Jill Smith

4th Grade Teacher

     MS Elementary Education; BS Music Education

                   Pensacola Christian College


Mrs. Dominica Rising

Aftercare Coordinator;
Preschool Teacher's Aide

B.S. Liberty University


Mrs. Lisabeth Colton

6th Grade Teacher

       M.Ed. Curriculum Design and Mathematics,

                        Concordia University

          BS Early Secondary Math Education,

     Faith Baptist Bible College, SUNY Cortland


Mrs. LuAnne Ferrill

7th-12th History; Debate; Speech 

BS Social Studies & Secondary Education, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania


Mrs. Judy Hermanovitch

5th Grade Teacher

                         M.Ed, Cabrini College 

               B.S. Education, Temple University


Mrs. Kristie Kreis

K-12th Art Teacher

                      B.S. in Physical Therapy Psychology from the University of Buffalo


Miss Denise Maassen

Middle School Math; Spanish I-IV

                  MS Education Administration,

                         Bob Jones University

            BA German, Bob Jones University


Mr. Jerry Platz

7th-12th Bible,
7th-12th Computer Applications, Physics

              B.S Life Sciences & Biochemistry

           Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    M.Div, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary

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Miss Teri Sanders

Lunchroom Manager


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Mr. Matt Smith

Facilities Manager


Lunchroom Volunteers

Mrs. Becky DePriest

Mrs. Sandy Griffis

Dr. Alyssa Leonard

Mr. Gregg Lissner

Jackie Sanders

Terri Sanders

Mr. Tom Slawta

Mrs. Brita Terry

Mrs. Sherry Hessler

Mrs. Michaela Wyse

Mrs. Victoria Lethbridge

 Substitute Teachers

Mrs. Becky DePriest

Mrs. Sandy Griffis

Dr. Alyssa Leonard

Dr. Benjamin Luce

Mrs. Jill McFadden

Mr. Tom Slawta

Mr. Eddie Smith

Mrs. Tiffany Swan

Pastor Tim Swan

Mrs. Brita Terry

Other School Volunteers

Mr. Randy Hessler- Building Maintenace

Mr. Larry Griffis- Athletic Bus Driver

Mrs. Alyssa Leonard- PTO Director

Mr. Joe Leonard- Lawn Maintenance


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