Preschool Academy Staff

Preschool Academy Staff

Academy Director

Andrea Benson

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…
Related Arts

Lesley Bell

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…
Infant Room

Tracy Brown

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.
Toddler Teacher

Marie Corbin

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 Crawford

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.
2-Year-Old Teacher

Suzanne Johnson

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.
3-Year-Old Teacher

Karie Maness

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.
K4 Teacher

Sally Marshbanks

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.
Academy Assistant

Gwyn Shockley

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.
Academy Teacher

Haley Jefson

Haley has been with the Academy since 2019 but has attended Rocky Creek Church since 2001. She is married to her husband Nick since 2015 and they have a son who attends RCA.  Haley graduated from Anderson University with a BA in Christian Studies. She has worked in both children’s and women’s ministry. Haley enjoys event planning, crafting, baking, and spending time outside with her family. Her favorite verse is Psalm 118:24
K2 Teacher

Ginger Mages

Ginger Mages is a K2 Teacher for her first year at Rocky Creek.  She has taught preschool for the past five years and is so excited to be joining the preschool team at RC. She has been married to her husband Roy for 23 years and has a teenage daughter and son. Ginger has a BS in marketing from Sanford University.  After 10 years in the corporate world she became a stay at home mom and fell in love with…
Academy Teacher

Wanda McClintock

Wanda is originally from Longwood, Fl. and has lived in Greer  for two years.  Wanda has three sons and six grandchildren.  She has a Masters in education and has taught many years in Christian schools.  This is her first year at the Academy. “I love children and teaching them.  I know this is where the Lord wants me.” Wanda’s favorite Bible verse is Psalm 126:3.