This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the upper school in relation to:

  • Mission and Vision
  • Core Values
  • Teacher Efficacy
  • School Improvement
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Professional Learning Communities

Leading the Upper School will focus on several characteristics of high performing schools: clear and shared focus; high standards and expectations for ALL students; high levels of collaboration and communication; standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment; frequent monitoring of learning and teaching; and focused professional development. This session will provide a detailed description of how these characteristics are used to build a culture of excellence that enhances all aspects of Kingdom Education and promotes continuous school improvement. Instructional leadership and frameworks for success will be shared to assist the Upper School to grow and nurture students both spiritually and academically.



Denise Martin
Denise Martin
Denise Martin completed her Bachelor of Education degree at Kennesaw State University after completing her first two years at Liberty University. She received her Masters of Education degree at Mercer University and has an endorsement for Student Support. Denise has been at Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (ELCA) for 15 years, teaching in elementary, middle grades, and high school. She serves as the Instructional Focus Coordinator for the high school, the Classroom Intervention Specialist for the entire school, and teaches high school science.
Chuck Gilliam, Ed.S.
Chuck Gilliam, Ed.S.
Chuck Gilliam received a Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Ed. from Clearwater Christian College; Masters of Science in Teaching from Piedmont College and Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University Taught at Elementary, Middle and High School levels; served as Middle and High School Principal at Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy in McDonough, Georgia. Chuck is currently serving at Eagle’s Landing in McDonough, Georgia as the Head of School.