Welcome to Savannah Christian Prep!
Savannah Christian Preparatory School’s rich tradition of success has made us an educational leader in Savannah for the past 67 years. Our success is built upon the remarkable dedication of those that work at SCPS because they are passionate about Christian education and shaping young lives. Everyone at SCPS is committed to the success of our students. Our teachers love our students, develop a relationship with them, and actively engage them in rigorous academic preparation. Beyond the classroom, our students have the opportunity to excel on the artistic stage or athletic field of competition with the express mission to, develop the whole person for the glory of God.
While our website will give you an overview of our school, nothing compares to the real thing. If you have not had an opportunity to visit our campus, I encourage you to do so. Nothing compares to the warmth and care we provide to our school community. I am confident you will enjoy visiting us as you witness each of us striving for what is best for our students.
Chris Harmon, Ed.D.
Rich Tradition and
an Exciting Future
Meet the School Leadership
Debbie Fairbanks, Director of Admissions
Mrs. Debbie Thomas Fairbanks graduated from SCPS in 1981. After graduating from the University of Georgia in Fashion Merchandising, she returned to college at Armstrong University to receive her teaching certificate in Middle Grades. Mrs. Fairbanks began her career at SCPS in 1994 as a middle school teacher and cheer coach. She moved into her role as Director of Admissions in 2003. Mrs. Fairbanks has been involved with SCPS for the past 45 years as a student, an employee, a parent, and now a grandparent at SCPS.
Becky Knight, Lower School Principal
Ms. Knight is the Principal of the Lower School at SCPS. The Lower School is the front door of the school where many of our graduates started their school career. Ms. Knight has been in education in several capacities for 15 years, rising through the administrative ranks due to her strong academic leadership. Ms. Knight has a BA in elementary education and MEd in school leadership with an emphasis on curriculum from Elon University. She is finishing her doctoral work at Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina, her home state.
Jamie Bopp, Middle School Principal
Originally from Fort Wayne, IN, Mr. Bopp is a 2003 graduate of Wabash College, where he was a two-time captain of the Wabash College Football Team. Mr. Bopp has served in various roles (teacher, coach, and principal) at Merritt Island Christian School since 2005. Earning his master’s degree in educational leadership from the American College of Education in 2013, Mr. Bopp shared that “being a principal has been so rewarding. The opportunity to lead others has been inspiring.” He was honored to be named the 2017 Brevard County Breakfast of Champions Administrator of the Year.
Beth Straight, Interim Upper School Principal
Mrs. Straight is a native of Savannah, Georgia. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Duke University (1993), an M.S. in Educational Psychology from Florida State University (1996), and an M.Ed in Counseling Education from Georgia Southern University (2005). Since she began working at SCPS in 2005, Mrs. Straight has held multiple positions, including School Counselor, Dean of Academics, and Girls’ Golf Coach.
Ashley Barnwell, Chief Operating Officer
Ashley Barnwell is the Chief Operating Officer at SCPS. Mr. Barnwell has been a part of SCPS since 1996. During his tenure, he has served in multiple capacities including teacher, coach, assistant principal, athletic director and principal of the Upper School. Mr. Barnwell has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Armstrong State College, a Masters of Education in Social Sciences from Georgia Southern University, and a Juris Doctor from the Mercer University School of Law.
Megan Jurick, Comptroller
Megan grew up in Savannah and attended Savannah Christian Prep for High School, from which she graduated in 2005. From there, she attended Georgia Southern University and earned her Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting (2009) and Master of Accounting (2011). After graduate school, she worked for a regional public accounting firm with a focus in financial statement audits. In 2017, she came home to SCPS and joined the administrative team.
Becky Thomason, Director of Institutional Advancement
Becky Thomason is an alumna of the class of 2005 and one of 9 extended family members to graduate from SCPS. She has a BBA in Managerial Science with a focus in Human Resources from Georgia State University and a Graduate Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Management from Georgia Southern University. Becky comes from a background in nonprofit leadership and has a strong history of volunteerism and community involvement. She returned to SCPS as an employee in 2017.
Erik Krotz, Interim Athletic Director
Mr. Krotz serves as the Athletic Director at SCPS. The Athletic Department is responsible for 15 different disciplines covering three divisions of the school. Mr. Krotz enters his 22nd year in education, having served as a History teacher, department chair, Educational Program Director and Assistant Athletic Director. He also coached Baseball, Basketball and Soccer throughout his career. Mr. Krotz obtained a BS in History/English education and MEd in Educational Administration with an emphasis on the secondary level from Pensacola Christian College.
Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees exists to approve plans, policies and make decisions that glorify God and best ensure the viability of the school’s mission for future generations. The Board meets monthly throughout the year, usually the fourth Thursday of each month.
Board of Trustees
Mr. William T. Daniel, Jr. (Bill)
Vice President—Vaden Automotive Group
Mr. Barry W. Deal
Vice President—Colonial Oil
Mr. J. Daniel Falligant
Mr. Carl G. Kleeman III
Vice President, District Manager—TIC – The Industrial Company
Mr. Donald Martin, Jr.—Chairman
Director of Environmental Services—Whitaker Laboratory, Inc.
Lt. Col. Joan H. McLeod (U.S. Air Force, retired)
Executive Director—5 Linx
Mr. James C. McCurry, Jr.
Director of Administration—Georgia Ports Authority
Mr. Raymond B. Padgett
Retired Vice President—SunTrust Bank
Mr. Daniel W. Pinyan, Jr.
President—The Pinyan Company
Mrs. Cindy P. Robinett
Managing Director—Seacrest Partners, Inc.
Mr. Richard L. Schooley, Jr.
Managing Partner—Dogwood Investments
Mr. Edward S. Wilson III
Manager—Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company
Mr. S. Elmo Weeks (Deceased)
Board Member Emeritus—Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors