Upper School Principal
Robby Parker is the Upper School Principal at the Academy. He has a 31 year record in Madison City Schools, beginning as a history teacher and coach at Bob Jones High School. He later spent 15 years as assistant principal and principal at Bob Jones and as a principal at Discovery Middle School. In 2017, he became superintendent of Madison City Schools where he served before coming to the Academy. Madison City Schools earned an A on its state-issued report cards each year of Mr. Parker’s tenure and was the top producer of National Merit Semifinalists all three years.
Mr. Parker played baseball at LB Wallace and at Samford University, both on scholarship. He has a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in History from Samford and a Masters in Administration from UNA. He graduated from the University of Alabama’s Superintendents’ Academy. Mr. Parker is the recipient of the 2014 Alabama PTA Principal of the Year Award, The 2014 Alabama High School Athletic Associations “Making A Difference Award” and the 2019 PTA Alabama Outstanding Superintendent Award.
Mr. Parker and his wife Anita have been married for 35 years and they have two adult children, Tyson and Seth, and three grandchildren. An athlete and a strong believer in Christ, Mr. Parker feels he has found his home at the Academy. Since coming in 2020, he has implemented AP classes, ACT prep classes, health science electives, senior internships, world class athletics and more. With 100% college matriculation, Mr. Parker’s yearly goal is that each graduating senior take at least one college level class in high school.
Mr. Parker attended Madison Freewill Baptist Church for 30 years where he still teaches an early Sunday morning online class, and currently attends Whitesburg Baptist Church. His favorite Bible verses are Colossians 3:23 and 1st Corinthians 10:31.
I was at Bob Jones for 23 years and Discovery Middle for 3 years before I went to the Madison City Central Office for 5. For 26 years, I was with students every day and loved every second. The 5 years I spent as Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent of Education were fulfilling, but the joy of being with students every day was gone. I prayed that The Lord would restore my joy and he did tenfold by bringing me to Whitesburg Christian Academy. I so enjoy coming to school with all of our kids each day and I am so thankful all of you allow me to be here with the best kids in America. Robby Parker, Upper School Principal
Grammar School Principal
Lori Edgemon is the Grammar School Principal at the Academy. She began her career in education teaching twenty-four 3rd graders at East Limestone. Mrs. Edgemon taught 3rd grade for three years before moving to 2nd grade where she taught 12 years at East Limestone and Creekside Elementary. Mrs. Edgemon was recognized as Creekside Elementary Teacher of the Year and Limestone County Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Edgemon has bachelor’s degrees in Early Childhood Education (Grades P-3) and Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) from Athens State University. She also holds Master’s degrees in Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) and Educational Administration (Grades P-12) from the University of North Alabama. Mrs. Edgemon also holds an Administration certification from the Association of Christian Schools International.
Mrs. Edgemon felt God calling her into Christian Education and a strong nudge to apply for the principal position at a new Christian school that would be opening in her hometown of Athens, AL. Mrs. Edgemon was the first hire at Lindsay Lane Christian Academy. The school opened with 38 students K-6th grade the first year and grew to over 300 students on three campuses TK-12th grade during Mrs. Edgemon’s four years there. Mrs. Edgemon joined the Academy family in 2013 and has seen God do exceedingly more than she can imagine during her time at the Academy. The Academy has grown from 326 students in K-12th grade to almost 900 students. In 10 years, she has been a part of the Academy going from just a few grade levels that met at the church, to modulars, to a new brick building in 2020.
Mrs. Edgemon has been married to Jason Edgemon for 31 years, and they have one son, Grayson. They enjoy spending time at Smith Lake, traveling, hiking, and camping. She has many favorite Bible verses, but truly believes that a Bible study on Esther grabbed her heart and led her to answer God’s call on her life to step into Christian education. She is beyond thankful for that calling and loves coming to the Academy every day!
The Academy is my happy place! I love coming to work every day! We have the best students, staff, and parents! One of my favorite things to do throughout each school day is to peek into the classrooms. I love seeing our passionate teachers teaching their hearts out and seeing our students engaged and having fun while learning. Lori Edgemon, Grammar School Principal