About Schools United

Our Story

If you’re a Christian educator who’s passionate about the Great Commission, expanding your professional knowledge, and seeing your school reach its potential, you’ve come to the right place!

Schools United began in 3 year with just a few head of Christian schools in South Florida getting together over a meal to talk, build relationships, learn from each other, and pray for one another. These gatherings then grew into more regular meetings with dozens of school administrators. In 2019, God blessed us with the opportunity to program our first-ever Professional Development Day Conference with over 700 attendees from our area and beyond.

More than a dozen Christian schools have joined Schools United in the past few years, and we look forward to welcoming more schools in the years to come.

Our members gather periodically in a number of ways:

  • Free Quarterly Meetings
    Designed to create connections and open conversations between school leaders. Breakout sessions are also offered for those who are interested in specific topics. Due to COVID-19, these meetings are taking place virtually. Learn More

  • Yearly Conference
    A one-day professional development conference (open to all Christian education professionals) that include guest speakers, breakout sessions, sponsorship opportunities, giveaways, and time to connect with colleagues. Learn More

  • Private Facebook Group
    Open to all Christian education professionals to share encouragement, generate ideas, and spur other connections. Learn More

Developing disciples of Jesus Christ is a calling you don’t have to walk out alone. We believe that, by working together and sharing ideas, we can grow as educational leaders and dream about the future of Christian schools within our communities. Join us on this journey as we aim to glorify God through the power of unity!

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” –John 17:20-23


Participating Schools

Schools United Leadership

Calvary Christian Academy

Jason Rachels has served in Christian education for 25 years with 20 of those years being at Calvary Christian Academy. Jason’s roles at CCA have included Elementary Principal, High School Principal, and this is his sixth year serving as Head of School. Jason received his B.A. from Mercer University with a double-major in Greek and Sociology, he received his master’s degree in Religion and later his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University. Jason has been a part of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale for 26 years, formerly leading the college and career group and teaching adult education classes. Jason has been married to Jennifer for 28 years, and they have three children: Willow (a junior at the University of Florida), Maya (a senior at CCA), and Remi (2nd grade at CCA).

Abundant Life Christian Academy

Stacy Angier began her educational career as a substitute teacher and is currently in her twenty-ninth year in the field of education. She serves as the principal of Abundant Life Christian Academy and has held roles in preschool, elementary and middle school. Stacy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Bible from Miami Christian College and was awarded her master's degree in Christian School Administration from Oral Roberts University. She is a board member of The League of Christian Schools and has volunteered on several AdvancEd national and international accreditation teams. Additionally, Stacy served as the Faith-based Provider Representative to the Early Learning Coalition of Broward County for over eight years and currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the North Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners.

Weston Christian Academy

Jerry Noonan serves as the Head of School at Weston Christian Academy. He has been part of the WCA faculty for nine years, having served as the Middle School Bible Teacher, Dean of Faculty, Assistant Principal and Assistant Headmaster before his current role. He has a B.A. in Christian Ministry from Trinity International University and a Masters degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Knox Theological Seminary. Before coming to WCA, Mr. Noonan served in full-time ministry for over 16 years, working with children, youth and adults.

Mr. Noonan and his wife, Christen (a first grade teacher at WCA), have three kids. Mr. Noonan loves spending time with his family, reading, playing volleyball and keeping up with technology.

Potential Christian Academy

Julia Elliott is currently serving as Head of School at Potential Christian Academy (PCA). In addition to serving in Christian school administration, her other roles have included classroom teacher and technology/library media specialist. She serves on the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Accreditation Commission for the State of Florida. She has also served as District Representative for ACSI in Dade and Broward Counties, chaired numerous Cognia and ACSI accreditation teams, and served as Vice President for the Foreign Language Council in Jacksonville. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida, as well as a Specialist degree in Information Studies from Florida State University. She later earned her doctoral degree from Liberty University in Educational Leadership.

Born to missionaries, Julia spent her early years in Tours, France; Ivory Coast, West Africa; and French Guiana, South America. She came to the US when she started college. She is married to her husband, Kevin, for 31 years. Together, they have one child, Christopher, who is in 4th grade at PCA.

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