Reid Temple Christian Academy receives computers from One Illuminate

Mr. Michael A. Wilson, Executive Director of Reid Temple Christian Academy (RTCA) is all smiles under his mask as he receives donated Intel laptops from Mrs. Tameika Hollis, COO of One Illuminate. Director Wilson launched a S.T.E.M. writing contest for 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to win the computers. Students must write a 250-word essay on "How winning a laptop/chrome book will help you in securing a STEM career?" See the STEM Writing Contest post for more details. If your organization would like to partner with RTCA or make a donation, please contact Ms. Pamela Waters at or call on 301-860-6570 x111.

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RTCA Picture Day

Say "Cheese!" Lifetouch will be at Reid Temple Christian Academy on October 18th to capture all of the wonderful smiles of our students and staff. Please wear your full dress uniform and bring your best smile. Order forms will be sent home as soon as they arrive or Lifetouch has already sent you the information if you are registered with their organization. We can't wait to see your pictures. Please address your questions to Ms. Waters at

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New Executive Director of School Announced

The Reid Temple Christian Academy (RTCA) announces Mr. Michael A. Wilson as the Executive Director of School.

Mr. Wilson's selection by the Board of Directors of the Academy comes after an exhaustive and competitive search. The Board has stated that he is the right person to move RTCA forward during a time of global uncertainty and a transitional time of new leadership. The Board believes he is well prepared for this position and brings a wealth of "hands on" experience, proven leadership capability and a broad knowledge in educational leadership and partnership development gained while successfully serving in senior leadership positions in both the public and charter school sectors.

Chairman of the Board, Dr. Mark E. Whitlock Jr. states, "Mr. Wilson was sent by God for such a time as this to inspire children to achieve academic excellence. We will miss Dr. Donnette Echols, founder of the Reid Temple Christian Academy."

Mr. Wilson is responsible for continuing and furthering the enhancement of RTCA's reputation for excellence, giving its students a world class academic and innovative education in a nurturing Christian environment as well as ensuring the continued success, achievements and legacy created and directed by former Head of School, Dr. Donnette Echols, sole person to serve as Head of School since RTCA was established over 18 years ago and prior to Mr. Wilson's appointment.

The Board and the community expresses their gratitude to Dr. Echols as she embarks on a new career in educational leadership and thanks her for her vision and unparalleled work at RTCA. The Board views Mr. Wilson as a powerful and persuasive communicator who is eager to begin what he excitedly considers his "dream job" as RTCA's next leader.

About Michael A. Wilson

Michael A. Wilson earned his B.S. degree at Liberty University, M.Ed. from Regent University, and a post Master's Graduate Certificate in K-12 Administration from George Washington University. He also has certifications in Urban School Leadership from Harvard University and K-12 Administration from the District of Columbia Office of Education. He and his wife, Rachel, are proud parents of 2 young adult daughters, Jordan and Jayda. Mr. Wilson is a US Army veteran and proudly describes himself as a "servant leader with a strong personal relationship with God".

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