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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 68 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, 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.

Connie Chambers, Director of Teaching and Learning

Mrs. Connie Chambers began her career at SCPS in 2006, teaching first grade.  She graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 2010 with a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education. As her teaching career flourished in the Lower School, Mrs. Chambers developed an interest in curriculum development, integration, and alignment.  Her love for learning, willingness to think outside the box and ability to embrace change led her to her current position, Director of Teaching and Learning. Mrs. Chambers is dedicated to supporting teachers’ professional growth, providing SCPS students with a 21st century curriculum rooted in Christian worldview, and transforming SCPS into a school of the future.

Megan Jurick, Director of Finance

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.

Julie Jones, Athletic Director

Mrs. Julie Jones graduated from Savannah Christian in 1993.  After graduating from Georgia College & State University with a major in Health & Physical Education, Mrs. Jones returned to begin her career at Savannah Christian. Over the past 22 years, Mrs. Jones has held numerous positions including, teaching, Assistant Athletic Director, Dean of Students, Head Soccer Coach, Assistant Basketball, Assistant track and will begin her 22nd year as the Head Volleyball Coach.

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
CFO-L. Energy International & Buckhead Midstream

Mr. J. Daniel Falligant
Partner—Bouhan 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—Sterling 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