Rev. Rick Calloway joined the MCA community in 1998 as the head of school. Rev. Calloway’s passion is to provide families an authentic Biblical worldview. He has committed his life to impacting students and families with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. Under his leadership Metrolina has achieved full accreditation status with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Rick is the author of Follow The Leader: A Biblical Plan for Raising Godly Children and Undivided: The Way God Intended Christians to Live. He is also an ordained minister. He received his BA degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his CMBA in Leadership. Rev. Calloway and his wife, Karen, have three daughters, Lindsay (MCA Alumnus), Katie (MCA Alumnus), and Madison (MCA Alumnus).
Mr. Danny McDowell joined the MCA community in 2007 as the upper school principal of grades six through twelve. Prior to joining Metrolina, Mr. McDowell served for seven years as the head of school at Brazosport Christian School in Texas. He has more than twenty years of experience in Christian Education. Mr. McDowell received his BS in Mathematics from the University of Houston and his MEd in Educational Leadership from Covenant College. Mr. Mac, as he is often called, is an ordained minister who has served as pastor in several churches. Danny and his wife, Sarah, have two children, Elizabeth and John Daniel.
Mr. Dan Wooten joined the MCA community in 2012 as the dean of students after serving four years as head of school at South Pointe Christian School in South Carolina. He brings experience in administration, teaching and coaching. Prior to joining the MCA staff, Mr. Wooten served on Metrolina Christian Academy’s School Board and as a Deacon for First Baptist of Indian Trail. He earned his BS in Secondary Education from Appalachian State University and his MA in Educational Leadership from Queens University. Dan has six sons, Jake (MCA Alumnus), Will (MCA Alumnus), Ben (MCA Alumnus), Jon (MCA Class of '18), Jed (MCA Class of '20), and Grey (MCA Class of '21).
Mrs. Lisa LiVigni joined the MCA community in 2010. Prior to her role as the Lower School Principal, Mrs. LiVigni served as Lower School Assistant Principal, a teacher on the fifth and seventh grade teams, and also taught in the Academic Services Program at Metrolina. She earned her MS of Ed in Counseling from Hofstra University and her BS in Elementary and Special Education from Molloy College. Lisa and her husband, Paul, have two daughters, Jessica and Jenna, who both attend Metrolina Christian Academy.
Mr. Ronnie Plyler joined the MCA community in 1997 to implement and develop an athletic program in the Upper School. Mr. Plyler was also instrumental in the development of MCA's High School Program. Ronnie has over 20 years of experience in the field of education, that includes service as a teacher and a high school principal. He earned his BA in History from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his MEd in Education Administration from Columbia International University. Ronnie and his wife, Michele, have two children, Cassidy (MCA Alumnus), and Brett (MCA Alumnus).
Ms. Dana Bostic joined the MCA community in 2002 as the Director of Advancement. Dana graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Education and a Masters of Arts in Teaching. Prior to joining MCA, Dana was an assistant professor and head women’s basketball coach at Montreat College then gained valuable business experience with Bostic Packaging and Color Ad Packaging. Along with leading the fundraising efforts for MCA, Dana also provides direction to the school’s volunteer program, Project Serve.
Mrs. Mika Edwards joined the MCA community in 1998. Prior to her role with curriculum she served as an upper school math teacher, Bible teacher, and high school guidance counselor. She earned her MEd in Instructional Effectiveness from Tennessee Temple University, her K-12 AIG graduate certificate from Wingate University, and her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Mrs. Edwards is currently pursuing her PhD in educational leadership from Piedmont International University. Mika and her husband, Dion, are the parents of Billy (MCA alumnus) and Rebecca (MCA class of ’18 senior).
Mrs. Ginny Woodmansee joined the MCA community in 2006. Prior to her role as Lower School Academics and Parent Relations Coordinator, Mrs. Woodmansee served as a first grade teacher and grade level chair. She earned her BS in Elementary Education from the University of Florida and is pursuing her M Ed. in Educational Leadership from Piedmont International University. Ginny and her husband, Woody, have two daughters, Campbell (MCA class of ’18) and Ainsleigh (MCA class of ’20).