Dr. Brian Dougherty: Headmaster
Dr. Dougherty has been at SCA since 2011. He has been a career Christian school educator having served in four Christian schools in Indiana before moving to Albany. Dr. Dougherty holds bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Purdue University and a doctorate in educational leadership from Ball State University. He is an ordained member of the pastoral staff at Sherwood Baptist Church. His heart is to see the truth of 3 John 4 lived out in his students: "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth." Dr. Dougherty is married to his wife Rachel and he is the proud father of two SCA Eagles, Colin ('20) and Caroline ('22).
Mrs. Sylvia Hager: Principal
229.883.5677 ext. 4001
Mrs. Hager has been a part of SCA since 1988. She taught nine years at SCA before becoming an administrator. Mrs. Hager holds a bachelor's degree in education from Mercer University and a master's degree in educational administration and supervision from Albany State University. Her heart is for our faculty and students to take the time to “be still and know God” (Psalm 46:10) in such a way that it impacts their daily walk with Christ. Mrs. Hager is married to her husband Neal, and they have four children and twelve grandchildren. They have served in church ministry together for 45 years.
Mr. Chris McSwain: Business Manager
229.883.5677 ext. 4012
Mr. McSwain has been at SCA since 2000. He entered Christian school ministry after stints in the management programs of Kmart and Coca-Cola as well as being self-employed for two years. Mr. McSwain obtained a bachelor's degree in business administration from Georgia Southwestern State University. He has been a member of Sherwood Baptist Church since 1976 and enjoys serving in his areas of calling. Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it,” is the charge he has lived by since starting a family and greatly influenced his decision to join SCA and be a part of impacting future generations for Christ. Mr. McSwain and his wife, Joy, are the proud parents of two SCA graduates, Pete ('10) and Melody ('16).
Mr. Chad Evans: Athletic Director
229.883.5677 ext. 4031
Chad Evans is a 1993 graduate of Sherwood Christian Academy and has served SCA as a community coach since 2008. After an 18-year career in physical therapy, Coach Evans followed God’s call to the role of athletic director and varsity football coach in 2015, and was named the varsity boys' basketball coach in 2016. He has been a member of Sherwood Baptist Church since 1988 where he continues to serve in various capacities. Coach Evans and his wife Pam have three children – son Dylan graduated from SCA in 2016, and his daughters Ivey and Maddie are members of the Class of 2020. Coach Evans’ mission for Sherwood Athletics is to develop athletes into godly leaders who will make a difference in their homes, churches and communities. As we are unified in the body of Christ, he desires to see our athletic programs unified with one common purpose: to glorify God and make His name known. “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope at your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.” Ephesians 4:4-6
Mrs. Brenda Keefe: Guidance Counselor
229.883.5677 ext. 4021
Mrs. Keefe has been at SCA since 1993. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Valdosta State University. After seven years of teaching, she served as media specialist before assuming the role of guidance counselor. Mrs. Keefe uses the words from Joshua 1:9 when talking with students about college decisions and their plans after graduation: “Be strong and courageous…for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Mrs. Keefe and her husband, Mike, have two daughters, Marie ('03) and April ('06), both SCA graduates.