Jerry Reeder is in his ninth year as headmaster of the Academy. Mr. Reeder grew up in Morgan County. After graduation from Falkville High School in 1967, he farmed in a partnership with his father for 16 years and served in Vietnam in 1969-70. He went back to college and received a BGS degree in Biblical Studies. He was a homebuilder for three years, pastored a church for eight years, taught in a Bible college, coached high school softball for 13 years, and owned an insurance agency for 16 years. Mr. Reeder came to the Academy to head the Bible department in 2009 and became the headmaster in January of 2010. He and his wife Sonya have four grown daughters and eight grandsons. They are active members of Whitesburg Baptist Church. In his spare time, he loves to do woodwork and any kind of DIY project. His favorite Bible verse is John 4:50.