Faculty, Staff & Volunteers

RCCA has experienced faculty, dedicated staff, and faithful volunteers
who are dedicated to the mission of Ross Corners.


Mrs. Jennifer Chase

School Administrator

  • MS Non-Profit Administration & Social Work, University of Kansas

  • BS Social Work, Kansas State University


Mrs. Chase brings over 25 years of Christian ministry and educational leadership, and carries a contagious enthusiasm and authentic passion for Christian worldview education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Kansas State University and a Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Administration and Social Work from the University of Kansas.  Mrs. Chase served as the Director of the Braided Cord Cooperative, which provides educational opportunities and community for home school families in the Greater Binghamton, NY region. Mrs. Chase has taught as an adjunct professor at Davis College in Johnson City, NY, and served on the Board of Trustees at Davis College. She previously worked as a professional counselor for the Christian Counseling Center in Johnson City, NY and served as the Executive Director of the Pregnancy Crisis Center in Wichita, KS.  Mrs. Chase has traveled nationally to speak at Christian education conventions, women’s conferences, marriage retreats, fundraising banquets, Christian colleges and churches. 

Mrs Chase has been married to her husband, David, for 27 years. They are active members of Gracepoint Church in Vestal, NY.  Two of the Chase's daughters have graduated from RCCA, and their two other daughters attend RCCA.  Mrs. Chase's favorite things are: God's Word, laughter, a really good book, basketball, and leading others in encouragement to find their passions and gifts from God - to discover ways they can be the very best in all that they endeavor - on this side of heaven - especially while parenting and teaching children. 


Mrs. Tammy Buck

Assistant to School Administrator


Mrs. Barbie Smith

School Secretary 



Mrs. Lisabeth Colton

6th Grade Teacher

M.Ed. Curriculum Design and Mathematics, Concordia University

BS Early Secondary Math Education, Faith Baptist Bible College, SUNY Cortland


Mrs. LuAnne Ferrill

7th-12th History; Debate; Speech; Senior Class Advisor

BS Social Studies & Secondary Education, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania


Mrs. Melanie Hovancik

1st Grade Teacher

BS Elementary Education, SUNY Cortland

Mrs. Christine Lane

7th-12th English; Creative Writing; Student Council Advisor

​BA English & Elementary Education, Houghton College

Ms. Denise Maassen

Middle School Math; Spanish I-III;

8th Grade Class Advisor

MS Education Administration,

Bob Jones University

BA German, Bob Jones University

Mrs. Kathy Platz

7th-12th Grade Science

10th Grade Class Advisor

MS Occupational Therapy, Boston University

BA Chemistry/Science, Gordon College

Miss Mariah Smales

K-12th Grade Art Teacher

AMC Pastoral Ministry, Elim Bible Institute & College

AAS Applied Biblical Theology, Elim Bible Institute & College

Miss Marie Sorenson

ESL Teacher & Coordinator

JD Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, MA

MA Intercultural studies, Biola University, LaMirada, CA

BA Political Science, Messiah College, Grantham , PA

Mr. Zachary Willis

7th-12th Bible; Head Coach-Varsity Boys Basketball;

11th Grade Class Advisor

Master of Arts in Ministry

Lancaster Bible College - Capital Seminary

​BRE, Pastoral Concentration, Davis College


Mrs. Stacy Ernst

3rd Grade Teacher

BS, Elementary Education and Theater, Elmira College


Miss Ashley Lane

Preschool Teacher

BRE Counseling Concentration,

Davis College


Mrs. Alyssa Leonard

K-12 PE, K-8 Music, 7-8 Typing

EdD (in process), MEd, Liberty University

BS Human Development & Minor in Music, Binghamton University


Mrs. Leslie Meyers

High School Math Teacher

School Guidance Counselor

MS Education / Curriculum Development, SUNY Cortland

MA Counseling, Clarks Summit University

BS Education / Math, SUNY Cortland


Mrs. Sandra Rising

Kindergarten Teacher

BS in Elementary Education & Bible,

Clarks Summit University


Mrs. Jill Smith

4th Grade Teacher

MS Elementary Education

BS Music Education

Pensicola Christian College

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Mrs. Kathleen White

5th Grade Teacher

​BS Elementary Education,

Lock Haven State College

1 Year Bible Certificate, Davis College


Andrew & Nancy Crane

General Business and Life Skills

​Kingdom Air Corps


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Mr. James Head

Athletic Director



Mrs. Holly Besser

Cafeteria, Library


Mrs. Knickerbocker



Randy & Sherry Hessler

Maintenance, Cafeteria


Terri Sanders



Mrs. Sandy Griffis

Office Aide, Substitute Teacher, Cafeteria


Mr. Tom Slawta

Substitute Teacher, Coach, Cafeteria

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Mrs. Beth Leonard


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