Leadership Team

Administrative Team and School Committee

Meet the Leading Team

The school leadership at SCA is made up of an administrative team and a School Committee. The administration works with a dedicated faculty and staff every day seeing to the needs of students on a personal level. The School Committee consists of appointed members of Sherwood Baptist Church and a chair who have a passion to see SCA succeed on every level. With every meeting opening in prayer, these individuals seek God's guidance on every decision to be made. Ultimately, this team has one goal in mind – to see Christ honored in every facet of this ministry.

Mr. Kenny Roberts


Mr. Kenny Roberts serves as the Headmaster of SCA, and has been part of SCA’s leadership team since 2019 in roles as Campus Pastor, Secondary Principal, and part of the SCA coaching staff in basketball and football. He led the varsity football team in their 2022 GAPPS AA State Championship season as the Interim Head Football Coach. Mr. Roberts earned his master’s and educational specialist degrees in Educational Leadership from Walden University and Valdosta State University respectfully. Mr. Roberts has 25 years of teaching and administration experience and has served twice as a headmaster of Christian schools. He is married to Christy, and they have two SCA graduates as well as four children currently enrolled. 

Mr. Jonathan Dyal

Secondary Principal

Mr. Dyal joined the SCA leadership team as Middle/High School Principal in July 2023. He has 11 years of teaching and administrative experience in education where he strives to follow Titus 2:7 “In everything, set them an example by doing what is good” by living out his faith daily. Mr. Dyal earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from Northwest Missouri State University in 2018 and will complete his educational specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Valdosta State University in December 2023. He is married to Claire, and they have five children: Iris, David, Camille, Adah, and Reynolds. Their ages range from 9-1.

Mrs. Sylvia Hager

Elementary 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 Neal, and they have four children and 12 grandchildren. They have served in church ministry together for 45 years.

Mr. James Byrd

Guidance Counselor
229.883.5677 ext. 4022

Mr. Byrd has been on staff at SCA since 2011. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Mobile, and a master’s degree in Secondary Education from Georgia Southern University. After 10 years of teaching high school history, he assumed the role of Guidance Counselor. Mr. Byrd 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.” Mr. Byrd and his wife, Stacie, together coach cross country and track and field at SCA and have two children, Joshua and Rebecca.

Mr. Jay Flynt

Athletic Director
229.883.5677 ext. 1361

Mr. Jay Flynt was named Athletic Director at Sherwood Christian Academy for the 2022-2023 academic year. Over the last 20 years, Coach Flynt has worked in sports ministry in churches, schools, and local teams and helped coach many sports at the high school, college, and travel ranks. He has been the Varsity Baseball Coach at SCA since 2019. Coach Flynt was a multi-sport athlete in high school. He went on to be named all-state in baseball and played his college ball at Delta State University and Mississippi College where he earned his bachelor’s degree in History. He earned a master’s degree in Christian Education with a concentration in Recreation from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. Jay and his wife, Emily, have five children: Avery (’20), Allyson (’22), Annalyse, Ashley, and Asher, all of whom have or are attending Sherwood Christian Academy. The Flynts are members of Sherwood Baptist Church.

Mrs. Sherie Baker

Admissions Director
229.883.5677 ext. 4010

Mrs. Sherie Baker has been a part of the SCA family since 2016. With her passion for people and the advancement of our school, she transitioned in 2019 to become the Admissions Director. Sherie is responsible for guiding families through the admission process, while developing relationships with new and existing families. She and her husband Andy have a daughter, Emma, who attends SCA and is currently in the ninth grade. Sherie and her family are members of Sherwood Baptist Church, where Sherie enjoys serving in the children’s ministry.

Mr. Roger Russell

Operations Director
229.883.5677 ext. 4012

Mr. Roger Russell began working at SCA in 2020 and has served SCA as a community coach since 2018. Roger’s business background includes management in many different fields. Some of those include Olive Garden, Steak and Ale, Bowl-A-Rama, Ashley Lanes, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and multiple radio stations with Cumulus Broadcasting. Roger was also part of a team that ventured out in opening and operating a local escape room in Albany. He has been a member of Sherwood Baptist Church since 2008 where he continues to serve in various capacities including teaching seniors weekly in Connect Groups. Coach Russell is married to Kimberly and they have four children – son Cameron (’19), son Malachi, son Elim (’26), and son Nati (’27). The focus and purpose of all ministry and business for Roger is based off of John 15:5: “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” In business, sports, and life the focal point should always be to abide in Christ. If your aim is anywhere else you will miss the mark. If you want to grow in business, sports, or your walk with Jesus you must know your roots and who you abide in. Apart from Christ, you can do nothing.

School Committee

Pastor Jim McBride (chair)
David Glow
Amy Hemmings
Gisselle Kendrick
Michael Kirby
Ricardo Ruiz-Garcia
Patrick Sebesta