Faculty and Staff

Greetings RTCA Family!

During the inaugural year of Reid Temple Christian Academy, I asked students, parents, teachers, and staff to join us on an awesome journey of learning. Along this journey, we symbolically asked our students the soul searching question posed by Marianne Williamson, "Who [are you] to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?" and our students triumphantly demonstrated Ms. Williamson's answer "...who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same."

From those early days to now, Reid Temple Christian Academy is thankful to God for all that has been done to accomplish the mission of providing an engaging holistic Christian education to our children, that not only helps them shine, but also teaches them to SOAR! We believe that RTCA is continuing to fulfill the biblical mandate that if you "train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." (Proverbs 22:6, NIV). We also believe that the foundation that is provided at RTCA will prepare our students to reach their full, God-given potential and make a positive impact on the world.

We have taught our students to expect the best, to do their best, and to see the best in others. They are taking their rightful positions as predestined by God and are truly God's "chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that others may proclaim the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light." RTCA has worked tirelessly to provide our students with not just an exceptional educational curriculum, but also a broad range of opportunities, and the blessings of being taught lasting values and moral fortitude. We have been blessed by the tremendous support of our parents, PTSA, faculty and staff, and Reid Temple AME Church community.

As we continue on our journey together, the best is yet to come! We will continue to reflect and transform ourselves into exactly what our students need to be productive citizens in a an ever-changing world. I encourage you, to join us on this awesome journey of learning as we forge upward and onward to follow our vision of academic excellence.

Dr. Donnette T. Dais
Head of School

Staff Directory

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Dorothy Adams

Titles: Teacher, ELA
Roles: Faculty & Staff
Locations: Lower School
Departments: Fourth Grade

Brenda Bethea

Titles: Head of Early Childhood
Roles: Faculty & Staff
Locations: Administration
Departments: Bethlehem Preschool

LaToya Cawthon

Titles: Teacher, STEM
Roles: Faculty & Staff
Locations: Lower School
Departments: Fourth Grade

Cynthia Cheatham

Titles: Teacher
Roles: Faculty & Staff
Locations: Bethlehem Preschool
Departments: Pre- Kindergarten 3

Chiara Coleman

Titles: Teacher
Roles: Faculty & Staff
Locations: Bethlehem Preschool
Departments: Pre- Kindergarten 2

Marquelle Dais

Titles: Teacher, Technology
Roles: Faculty & Staff
Locations: Solomon Study
Departments: Kindergarten-Eighth Grade

Robina DeLoatch

Titles: Teacher, Science Lab
Roles: Faculty & Staff
Locations: Lower School
Departments: Pre-K2-Fifth Grade

Laura Dennis

Titles: Teacher, STEM
Roles: Faculty & Staff
Locations: Lower School
Departments: First Grade

Ping Ding

Titles: Teacher, Mandarin
Roles: Faculty & Staff
Locations: Solomon Study
Departments: Pre-K2-Kindergarten

Ms. Du Huang

Titles: Teacher, Mandarin
Roles: Faculty & Staff
Locations: Solomon Study
Departments: First & Second Grade