Jerry Reeder has served as Academy Headmaster since 2010. He grew up in Morgan County, and 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.
Mr. Reeder 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.
Mark McCrory is excited to join the Academy's leadership team for the 2019-20 school year. Born and raised in Huntsville, Mr. McCrory graduated from Grissom High School. He retired last year after 25 years in education. His wife, Elena, is also a native of Huntsville and a graduate of Grissom. They have four children: Jake, Josh, Hill and Laura. Mark’s parents, Mack and Judy McCrory, are long term members of Whitesburg Baptist Church. Mark and Elena both love the outdoors, reading, and traveling, but most of all working with young people.
For eleven years, Mr. McCrory has served as a principal/vice principal and he has nine years of high school teaching experience. In addition to these years, he served as assistant Superintendent of Enterprise City Schools as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction. He also worked as the Director of Elementary and Federal Programs in the superintendent’s office in the Autauga County School System, supervising curriculum, federal programs, assessment accountability and professional development.
Mr. McCrory earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education in Biology and History, a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership, and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership, all from Auburn University in Montgomery.
Lori Edgemon is the Grammar School Principal at the Academy. She grew up in Athens, Alabama. Mrs. Edgemon has bachelor’s degrees in Early Childhood Education (Grades P-3) & Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) from Athens State University. She also holds Master’s degrees in Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) & Educational Administration (Grades P-12) from the University of North Alabama.
Prior to joining the Academy in 2013, Mrs. Edgemon was the Elementary School Principal at Lindsay Lane Christian Academy in Athens. Before that, she taught 3rd Grade for three years and 2nd Grade for twelve years in Limestone County.
Lori and her husband Jason have one son, Grayson. Her family is active in Sunday school, discipleship, and other church groups at Lindsay Lane Baptist Church. Her favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11-12. A few fun facts about Mrs. Edgemon include the fact that she is an Alabama fan, likes Diet Sun Drop, and loves the colors pink & green.