School Leadership

Senior Leadership

List of 6 items.

  • David Padilla

    David Padilla became the ninth Head of School for Christ Church Episcopal School in the summer of 2020. David came to CCES from the Baylor School, where he served as Head of the Upper School for seven years. David began his career in education as a teaching fellow at Phillips-Exeter Academy and served on the English Faculty at St. Alban’s School in Washington, DC. David spent one year on the McCallie School faculty before joining the Baylor English department in 2001, serving as English Department Chair from 2008-2010, and subsequently Dean of Students from 2010-2014. In his early years at Baylor, David ventured back to Exeter over several summers teaching English and writing courses. David has a B.A. in English from Sewanee: The University of the South (1995), an M.A. in English from the University of Virginia (2000) and an Ed.m in Private School Leadership from the Klingenstein Center, at Columbia University, in New York City (2013). David and his wife Karen have two daughters Haley and Kate.
  • Dr. Angela Allen

    Dr. Angela Allen serves as the Associate Head of School and has been with CCES since 2019. She has held several roles during her short time here at CCES from the Director of the Achievement Center to the coordinator of the CCES strategic planning efforts to Assistant Head for Curriculum and Instruction and the Assistant Head for Academics. Dr. Allen’s resume includes an impressive stint in Richmond, Virginia as a teacher, an instructional coach, an assistant principal and a principal. Dr. Allen has also served as the Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the Diocese of Richmond. Angela holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Masters in Teaching from the University of Richmond, and a Doctorate in Education from the College of William and Mary. She and her husband Scott have one daughter, Emory, a current CCES student.
  • Wallace Adams-Riley

    Wallace Adams-Riley was appointed Senior Chaplain at CCES in 2018.  He has experience as a parish priest, a lay chaplain, and a member of an Upper School faculty.  A South Carolina native, Wallace grew up in Columbia and graduated from Hammond School.  He earned a degree in English from Sewanee and completed divinity training at Virginia Theological Seminary, in 2001. Wallace provides pastoral care to the entire CCES community.  A dual priest family, Wallace met his wife Gena at seminary. Gena serves as the Mindfulness teacher for CCES and they have two sons, Fin and Nelson, both current students at CCES.
  • Jamie Inman

    Jamie Inman joined CCES in the spring of 2018 as the Assistant Head for Advancement, coordinating all aspects of philanthropy and marketing. Jamie brings over twenty years of experience in philanthropy, team building, marketing, strategic planning, and community partnerships. Prior to joining CCES, Jamie served the YMCA of Greenville for 22 years most recently as Chief Mission Advancement Officer where she led multiple capital campaigns ranging from $1.5M - $8.8M, led annual giving initiatives ranging from $300K - $1.2M, co-launched local Y community programs including TOGETHERHOOD volunteers as well the Global Center of Excellence and Diversity, and coordinated marketing efforts with eight  Y branches. Jamie and her husband Sam reside in Greenville and have two adult children.
  • Doug Qualls

    Doug Qualls is the Assistant Head for Finance and Operations. Prior to this role, Doug served as the CFO of Christ Church Episcopal School for 9 years. He earned a degree in Economics from University of Georgia, Athens and an MBA in Finance and Management from Rockhurst University. Prior to joining CCES, Doug served as CFO for three other companies both in Upstate SC and in Georgia. Doug enjoys traveling and snow skiing. He and his wife, Donna, also on faculty at CCES, have two children, both CCES graduates. 
  • Ana Roye

    Ana Roye joined the CCES administrative leadership team in 2022 as the Director of Enrollment Management. For nearly two decades, Ana served as the Director of Admission, Financial Aid, and Marketing at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Miami, FL. While at Sacred Heart, Ana served as a member of their Administrative Team, Advancement Team, Strategic Planning Committee, Florida Council of Independent Schools Evaluation Committee, and International Baccalaureate Liaison Committee. Ana holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in Business Administration. She and her husband Henry have two boys, Jack, CCES Class of ’24, and William, CCES Class of ’27.

Administrative Leadership

List of 13 items.

  • Lane Abrams

    Achievement Center Director, Lane Abrams came to CCES in 2004. Lane has had several roles at CCES as a learning specialist, AP coordinator, and Dean of Students in the Upper School. Lane graduated from Erskine College with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Special Education and earned a Master’s of Education with an emphasis in Community and Elementary School Counseling from Clemson University. Additionally, she has completed coursework through Purdue University’s Gifted Education Resource Institute. Lane and her husband Todd have two Cavaliers, Hollis and Jacob.
  • Amanda Beckrich

    Assistant Head of Upper School and International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Coordinator Amanda Beckrich arrived at CCES in 2011 after ten years at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, VA. She holds an undergraduate degree in Biology from Williams College in Massachusetts and a M.S. in Marine Environmental Science from Stony Brook University in New York. She began her educational career teaching environmental science and chemistry, coaching soccer and softball, and coordinating environmental sustainability efforts. In addition to her duties as Assistant Head of Upper School and IB Coordinator at CCES, Amanda also teaches environmental science. She and her husband Brian have one daughter, Isabel, CCES Class of '23.
  • Wes Clarke

    Head of Upper School, Wes Clarke arrived at CCES in 2007 after seven years at Holy Innocents' School in Atlanta, GA where he taught Mathematics, Spanish and also coached a variety of high school sports. Wes served initially as Dean of Students at CCES and as Assistant Director and Director of Studies from 2013-2017. He holds undergraduate degrees from the University of North Carolina in Mathematical Sciences and Spanish and a masters’ in Education Leadership. He and his wife Christy have two young sons, Holden and Bennett, both students at CCES.
  • Melissa Hughes

    With a master's degree from Furman University, Melissa Hughes began her teaching career in technology. She came to CCES in 2000 where she developed the technology curriculum for grades 5-8. In her role as Director of Instructional Technology, she has been instrumental in the implementation and maintenance of the one to one Chromebook program and digital learning via Schoology, our learning management system. Melissa is married to Ross and they have two children: Hampton, CCES Class of '23 and Holden, CCES Class of '27.
  • Elizabeth Jarrett

    A 1982 CCES graduate, Elizabeth Jarrett earned her elementary education degree from USC.  Following her first teaching stint in Kingstree, SC, she returned to CCES in 1999 as a 2nd grade teacher.  Six years later, Elizabeth took on the role of Director of Service Learning serving all three divisions.  2014 marked her first year as Director of Service and Experiential Learning.  Elizabeth has three children who are all CCES alumni, Blakely, Sterling, and Elliott in the classes of 2008, 2010, and 2013 respectively.  
  • David Johnstone

    David Johnstone became the Head of Lower School at the start of the 2017-18 school year. He began his principalships at Fork Shoals Elementary School, where he served from 1997-2005, and moved subsequently into his most recent position as principal of Sterling School-Charles Townes Center, a community of 850 students in K-4 through 8th grade. David developed the Charles Townes Center, an innovative, accelerated program for 450 gifted students in 3rd grade through 8th grade. Collaterally, he instituted the Sterling Program, a project/inquiry based instructional program of choice for 420 students from the Nicholtown community and Greenville County. David took his undergraduate education at the College of Charleston and completed a Master’s of Education in Administration and Supervision at Clemson University. David is married to Mary Beth and they have two children, Cary and Mason, CCES Class of '22.
  • Leigh Johnstone

    Leigh Johnstone assumed the position of Director of Admission in 2017 after 20 years of classroom instruction at the elementary level, fifteen of which were spent in the Lower School. Leigh’s experience as a teacher and parent of two graduates lends huge credibility to her advocacy of CCES. She holds an undergraduate degree from Presbyterian College, a Master’s from Georgia State University, and an Ed. Specialist from Converse College in Administration and Supervision.
  • Alex Kameen

    Alex Kameen joined CCES as the Assistant Head of Middle School in 2022. An independent school alumnus of the Gilman School in Baltimore, Sewanee (B.A.), The University of Texas (M.Ed.), and Lipscomb University (Ed.S.), Alex spent the early part of his career teaching middle school and high school English and Language Arts before serving as a grade level chair, and most recently, an Assistant Principal in Greenville. Alex has extensive experience across grade levels in curriculum development, professional growth, communication, collaboration, and instructional leadership. Alex and his wife Ellie have two young children, James and Hayes.
  • Leon Katsaros

    Leon Katsaros joined the faculty at CCES in 2005, serving in a variety of roles including Technology Support Specialist and Network Administrator, prior to becoming the Director of IT and Networking in 2016. Leon leads and implements IT initiatives that support all students, faculty and staff. He has a Computer Engineering Degree from Clemson University and a minor in Mathematics. Leon and his wife Amanda have two children, Thomas, CCES Class of '33 and Alexia, CCES Class of '30.
  • Katie Leckenbusch

    Katie Leckenbusch joined CCES as the Director of the Arts at the start of the 2022-23 school year. Well known in the Greenville community through her work as Director of Development at the Warehouse Theatre, Katie graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in Theater and earned a Master of Arts Administration from Winthrop University. Katie’s passion for her work stems from the belief that skills and experiences gained through participation in the arts are fundamental to the development of critical thinking and social-emotional intelligence for all students. This unique perspective, coupled with Katie’s diligent work within her craft, landed her on Greenville Magazine’s “Best and Brightest under 35” (2017).
  • Molly Miller

    Molly Miller, Director of Athletics, came to CCES in 2011 as the girls varsity lacrosse coach and began her full time career here in 2013 teaching 6th grade math. In 2015, she transitioned to Upper School Dean of Students. She has been an educator since 1999. Molly earned South Carolina Coach of the Year in 2009, 2012, and 2013. Molly is a native of Canandaigua, New York, and earned her B.S. in Education from Plymouth State College in New Hampshire. Molly and her husband Butch have two children, both students at CCES.
  • Stephanie Morgan

    Since her arrival in 2014, Stephanie Morgan has served our students and families as a substitute teacher, third grade teacher, and now serves as the Assistant Head of Lower School. Stephanie graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and earned a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Georgia College and State University. Stephanie’s career has provided her the opportunity to share her talents both in and out of the classroom. In addition to her work as a classroom teacher, she has served as an instructional coach, a founding partner of an organization to support first year teachers, a contributing writer for several publications, a resident artist, and an accomplished author. Stephanie and her husband, Rob, are the parents of two current Cavaliers, Laura (‘25) and Molly (‘23).
  • Hamilton Parks

    Head of Middle School, Hamilton Parks, arrived at CCES in 2019. He served as the Assistant Head of the Middle School for three years and was named Head of Middle School in 2022. Hamilton spent fourteen years in The Greenville County School system as a teacher, math coach, instructional coach, and administrator. Hamilton has also served as Vice President of the South Carolina Conference of Teachers of Mathematics, and has been nominated for Teacher of the Year on two different occasions. Hamilton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Clemson University, a Masters of Education from Southern Wesleyan University, and a second Masters of Education in Administration and Supervision from Southern Wesleyan University.

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