At every level of leadership at Columbia Academy, we are blessed to have men and women who love the Lord and consider their individual roles as ministries in God’s service. While we are fortunate that Christian leadership governs our school, we are also blessed that our administrators and support staff are skilled professionals in their given roles.

President – Dr. James Thomas (President’s Office – 931-380-8509)

Director of Academics – Dr. Clint Pulse (Office – 931-398-5349)

Upper School Principal – Jon Bennett (Office – 931-388-5369)

Lower School Principal – Trent Hill (Office – 931-388-4518)

Spring Hill Campus Principal – Nathan Hixson (Office – 931-486-1002)

Preschool Director – Mandy Scott (Office – 931-388-4373)

Director of Admissions – Cindy Zientak (Office – 931-490-4302)

Director of Marketing and Communications – Ashley Gilles

Vice President for Development – Lisa Bennett

Chief Financial Officer – Andrew Williams (Office – 931-398-5360)

Chief Technology Officer – Eric Karkau (Office: 931-398-5333)

Director of Spiritual Development – Ben Diles(Office: 931-388-5369)

Athletic Director – Pernell Knox (Office: 931-388-5369)

Director of Security – Ben Jones


Columbia Academy Board of Directors

Seth Lasater, Chairman

Beth Foster, Vice-Chairman

Tim Garrison, Secretary

Jacob Love, Treasurer

Dr. Cason Shirley

Joy McDonald

Vickie Cofer

Amy Greene

David Morris

Alan Thomason

Warren Robinson

Landon Loveall

Adrienne Law