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Faculty, Staff & Volunteers

RCCA has experienced faculty, dedicated staff, and faithful volunteers
who are dedicated to the mission of Ross Corners.


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Mrs. Jennifer Chase

School Administrator

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

  • BS Social Work, Kansas State University


Mrs. Chase 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.  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. Mrs. Chase has taught as an adjunct professor at Davis College in Johnson City, NY, and 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, fundraising banquets, Christian colleges and churches. 


Mrs. Chase has been married to her husband, David, for 29 years. They are active members of Gracepoint Church in Vestal, NY.  Two of the Chase's daughters have graduated from RCCA and attend Cairn University and Clarks Summit University respectively.  Mr. and Mrs. Chase's two younger daughters attend RCCA.  Mrs. Chase's favorite things are God's Word, laughter, a really good book, basketball, and leading others in encouragement to find their passions and gifts from God - to discover ways they can be the very best in all that they endeavor on this side of heaven - especially while parenting and teaching children.

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Mrs. Tammy Buck

Assistant to School Administrator

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Mrs. Barbie Smith

School Secretary 


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Mrs. Melissa Brink

2nd Grade Teacher

BS Elementary Education & Bible, Clarks Summit University

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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

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Mrs. LuAnne Ferrill

7th-12th History; Debate; Speech 

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

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Mrs. Melanie Hovancik

1st Grade Teacher

BS Elementary Education, SUNY Cortland

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Mrs. Christine Lane

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

​BA English & Elementary Education, Houghton College

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Ms. Denise Maassen

Middle School Math; Spanish I-IV

MS Education Administration,

Bob Jones University

BA German, Bob Jones University

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Mrs. Kathy Platz

7th-12th Grade Science
Class of 2023 Advisor

MS Occupational Therapy, Boston University

BA Chemistry/Science, Gordon College


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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Mrs. Stacy Ernst

3rd Grade Teacher

BS, Elementary Education and Theater, Elmira College

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Miss Ashley Lane

Preschool Teacher

BRE Counseling Concentration,

Davis College


Mrs. Kristie Kreis

K-12 Art Teacher

B.S. in Physical Therapy

B.A. in Psychology from the University of Buffalo.

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Mrs. Leslie Meyers

High School 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

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Mrs. Sandra Rising

Kindergarten Teacher

BS in Elementary Education & Bible,

Clarks Summit University

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Mrs. Jill Smith

4th Grade Teacher

MS Elementary Education

BS Music Education

Pensicola Christian College


Mrs. Judy Hermanovitch

5th Grade Teacher

M.Ed, Cabrini College 

B.S. Education, Temple University


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Mr. James Head

Athletic Director


Mrs. Ginny Shea

PreK Teacher Aide

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Ms. Jody Stephens

School Custodian,                Lunchroom Supervisor

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Mrs. Domenica Woolsey Rising

PreK Teacher Aide

Aftercare Coordinator



Mrs. Knickerbocker



Randy & Sherry Hessler

Maintenance, Cafeteria

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