Educating Minds ~ Transforming Hearts for Christ
2101 Owego Rd. Vestal, Ny 13850
Jr. High & High School- Grades 7th-12th
Equipping and Empowering Students to Change the World
Preparation for the Future
At RCCA, our Jr. High & High School program provides rigorous academics that prepare students for both college and career. With small class sizes and a low teacher-student ratio, we are able to provide an education that is both challenging and motivating to our students. Our graduates consistently indicate that their education at RCCA was essential in their personal development and preparation for success after graduation.
We aim to provide a well-rounded educational experience for our high school students. In addition to core classes and electives, high schoolers have the option of taking part in various clubs, organizations, and athletic programs. Our teachers implement a variety of strategies to be sure that all students, no matter their learning style, are able to master the high-level academics.
With Bible class, scripture memorization, and weekly Chapel, our Jr. High & High schoolers learn in an environment that facilitates spiritual growth. RCCA students graduate with a strong knowledge of God’s Word, starting their adult lives with a foundation of solid truth. Rich in community involvement and service, our high school program focuses on developing a generation of leaders who will make a difference for Christ in their neighborhoods.
Jr. High & High School Teachers
Mrs. LuAnne Ferrill
7th-12th History, Debate & Speech, Class of 2025 Advisor
BS Social Studies & Secondary Education, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
Mrs. LuAnne Ferrill and her husband Mitch have been married for 32 years. They are the parents of son, Will (architecture student) and daughter, Anne (RCCA Class of 2019).
Mrs. Ferrill studied Secondary Education/Social Studies at Lock Haven State College, Binghamton University, and Penn State University. Her teaching career began at North Schuylkill High School where she taught Social Studies for two years. She moved back to the local area and worked at IBM for 15 years as a technical writer and editor of manuals and online documentation for an IBM software product. As part of this job, Mrs. Ferrill both designed and taught courses related to this software. After a few years as a stay-at-home-mom, Mrs. Ferrill resumed her career at Chestnut Rehabilitation Services, where she where she worked with clients to determine job skills, write resumes, and develop career possibilities.
Mrs. Ferrill currently teaches Sunday School in her local church, and also served as a Youth Group leader. She is a member of Community Independent Bible Church in Little Meadows, PA.
Mrs. Christine Lane
7th-12th English, Creative Writing, Student Council Advisor
BA English & Elementary Education, Houghton College
Mrs. Lane joined the RCCA faculty in 2002 as a sixth grade teacher. This was a return to full-time teaching for her, as she had taken several years away from teaching to be at home with her children. Her prior teaching experience included a year at Northstar Christian Academy in Rochester, NY and two years at Christian Central Academy in Williamsville, NY. After moving back to this area in 1989, Mrs. Lane taught Junior High English and Spanish at RCCA. During the years that she was at home with her children, Mrs. Lane served as a substitute teacher at RCCA and volunteered at Zion Lutheran School in Owego, NY. After her return to RCCA in 2002, she taught sixth grade for four years before moving to her current role as 7th-12th grade English teacher.
Mrs. Lane and her husband, Stephen, have three children who are all graduates of RCCA. They are active members of Straits Corners Baptist Church in Candor, NY. She is passionate about her faith, family, and sharing her love of the written word every day in the classroom.
Miss Denise Maassen
Math 7, Pre-Algebra, Spanish I - V
MS Education Administration, Bob Jones University
BA German, Bob Jones University
Miss Maassen grew up in the Owego, New York area and attended Tioga Center Baptist Church. The Lord led her to Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, where she received her BA and MS degrees.
After college, Miss Maassen taught at West Side Christian Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida for three years before God led her back to New York to take care of her mother. She taught at Tioga Center Christian School and was considered it a privilege to serve in her home church. During these thirty plus years, Miss Maassen was also caregiver for both parents in their latter years.
When Tioga Center Christian School closed in 2012, the Lord directed Miss Maassen to Ross Corners Christian Academy, where she has joyfully taught for the last 10 years.
Mrs. Leslie Meyers
9th-12th Math, Girls' Health, School Guidance Counselor, Class of 2024 Advisor
MS Education / Curriculum Development, SUNY Cortland
MA Counseling, Clarks Summit University
BS Education / Math, SUNY Cortland
Mrs. Meyers lives in Binghamton and has two grown sons, a daughter in law, and one grand baby. Her husband, Mark, is also an educator (public school ESL teacher). Mrs Meyers holds a Bachelor of Science in Education (Math) from SUNY Cortland, a Master of Science in Education (Curriculum Development) from SUNY Cortland, and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Clark Summit University. Mrs. Meyers brings decades of teaching experience K-12 in mathematics and reading. Since 2008, she has also served as an educational advocate for Parents Instructing Challenged Children (PICC) with NYS LEAH. Mrs. Meyers has worked with students in special education, and has experience teaching students in gifted programs. She works part time in private practice as a Biblical Counselor with Foundations Christian Counseling in Johnson City, NY. Mr and Mrs Meyers attend Grace Point Church in Vestal, NY.
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
Mr. Platz has a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Life Sciences and Biochemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He has taught 6th-12th grade science at Cortland Christian Academy and worked as a substitute teacher in Newark Valley High School.
Mr. Platz served for six years as the Lead Pastor at First Congregational Church in Berkshire, NY, and helped to lead the college and young adult ministries as well as evangelism and discipleship training, worship leading, and coordinating discipleship and missions conferences at Park Street Church in Boston, MA (for 15 years).
Mr. Platz has been married to Mrs. Kathy Platz for over 33 years and they have two grown children, Elizabeth and David. He enjoys handyman projects and studying church history.
Mrs. Kathy Platz
7th- 12th Grade Science, Class of 2023 Advisor
MS Occupational Therapy, Boston University
BA Chemistry/Science, Gordon College
Mrs. Kathy Platz has been teaching multiple grades for the last 18 years. Prior to that, she worked as an Occupational Therapist. She also spent 12 years working as a Research Technician at Boston University Medical School. She ha also taught at Clear Vision Connection (Vestal) in the high school science department. She has been a pastor's wife for 24 years. She has a passion for learning and teaching science from a biblical worldview. She and her husband, Jerry, are active members at Grace Point Church in Vestal, NY.