Preschool Academy Staff
Andrea and her husband John have three children and have lived in Greenville since 1994. She had been a stay-at-home mom until 2002, when she had a vision for a Christ-centered weekday preschool ministry at Rocky Creek. When she shared this vision with the pastor, she didn’t realize that she was the one God had chosen to start and lead this ministry. In the Fall of 2002, Rocky Creek Academy started with an enrollment of 44 students. God has grown this ministry…
Lesley was born and raised in Greenville and grew up attending Rocky Creek Church. She has been married to her husband Daniel for 17 years and they have 4 children. Lesley has taught related arts at Rocky Creek since 2008. After a brief 2 year move to Texas, Lesley rejoined the Academy family in November 2016. Lesley graduated from Clemson with a BA in Speech and Communications. “I love spending my days with our preschool students! Every day is a…
Tracy has been with Rocky Creek since 2014. She has worked in childcare for over 15 years and has loved every minute of it. She has lived in Greenville all her life. Tracy loves working with infants because everything is a learning experience and every day is a new adventure for her babies. In her free time, Tracy enjoys spending time outdoors. Tracy’s favorite Bible verse is Psalm 18:32.
Marie is has been married to her husband Richard for 30 years. They have two sons. Marie has been teaching in the toddler room at Rocky Creek since 2005. “I have always loved children and view my time in the classroom as a ministry and my way of giving back to the community.” Marie’s favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13.
Three-Year Old Teacher
Melissa and her husband Kevin are the parents to three wonderful children. God called her to teach at RCA in 2002 when the preschool first opened. “I love the Lord, I love children, I love teaching, and most of all I love teaching children about Jesus.” My favorite Bible verse is Joshua 1:9: Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Suzanne has been on staff at Rocky Creek since 2008, and has worked with children for the last 28 years. She is married to her high school sweetheart Charles and they have 3 children. Suzanne is also “Grandma” to 5 precious granddaughters. “I have a heart and love for children and feel God has led me to Rocky Creek to share His love with them.” Suzanne’s favorite Bible verse is Romans 12:2.
Karie is originally from Greensboro, NC and has lived in Greenville for 11 years. Karie and her husband have three children, all of who attended Rocky Creek Academy. Karie has been teaching at Rocky Creek since 2013. “Caregiving is my passion!” Her favorite verse is Psalm 118:24.
Sally joined the RCA family as a K4 teacher in 2006. Sally and her husband Ron are members of Five Forks Baptist Church and are currently serving as children’s ministers at Vietnamese Blessing Baptist Church in Greenville. Their daughter Addy attends Eastside High and son Austin is at North Greenville University. “I am blessed each year by the children, parents, and staff at Rocky Creek Academy!” Sally’s favorite Bible verse is Psalm 3:3.
Gwyn’s been married for more than 30 years to her husband, Donald (Worship Pastor at Rocky Creek). They have one daughter, Haley, who is married. Gwyn has a BA in Social Work. She has been a teacher’s aide since 2007 at the Academy. Children are a special gift from God and so very precious. Their sweet smiling faces bring so much joy to me each and every day. Gwyn’s favorite Bible verse is Ephesians 2:12-13.
Molly joined the Academy family in 2017. Molly grew up Rocky Creek, met her husband Eric here, and are the parents of two little girls that attend Rocky Creek Academy. Molly is a graduate of Clemson University. She has experience working with children with special needs as well as additional experience in the preschool classroom. “I love working with young children, sharing with them at an early age of God’s love and how we are to show love to others.”…
Rhonda Watson is a K4 teacher that has been with Rocky Creek Academy for 12 years. In her time with us she has taught K3, K4 and related arts. Her love for children, art, and education, combined with her faith in God, makes teaching her passion. She received a BS in Marketing from USC Spartanburg and a certificate in Early Education from Greenville Tech. Rhonda and her husband have two children, a 15-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old son. Besides teaching…