Michael Mosley, PhD
Dr. Mosley has taught at Rocky Bayou Christian Academy for 33 years, with subjects including Advanced Placement Calculus, Advanced Placement Literature, Philosophy, History, and Foreign Language. He served from 1997 - 2009 as Academy Principal. Dr. Mosley earned his B.A. at New College of the University of South Florida in 1980 with a degree in Religion and Humanities and a Bachelor's Thesis on The Relation of Ideas of John Calvin and St. Augustine. He earned his M.A. (1992) and Ph.D. in Modern European History and Modern German History at Florida State University. He is a frequent speaker at educator conferences and has also coached Varsity Baseball and Academic Team at RBCS for years. He has been honored several times by local organizations as Teacher of the Year. Dr. Mosley is married to the former Juliana Poulsen. Together, they have six children and nine grandchildren.
Denise Bowers is a lifelong Okaloosa County resident who began teaching at RBCS in 2004 as a fifth grade teacher. She spent five years in the classroom before moving into the position if Elementary Principal. She received her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Florida State University in 1989. She earned her master's degree in Educational Leadership from Pensacola Christian College in 2012. Denise married her high school sweetheart, Dan Bowers, and has been married for twenty four years. She has four sons: two are RBCS graduates and are currently attending Liberty University and two who are attending RBCS. Her family lives in Crestview where they are active members of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Marilyn began working at RBCS as a teacher assistant in 1983 and became a teacher the following year. After teaching 1st - 4th grades, she became principal of the Elementary and Kindergarten in 2003. Marilyn assumed the position of Academy principal in 2009. Besides being a member of the faculty, Marilyn also serves on the Board of Directors of RBCS. She received her BA in Elementary Education from the University of West Florida. She completed a Master's degree program in Educational Administration from Pensacola Christian College in 2005. Marilyn is married to her husband of forty years, Ben, and has three daughters: all graduates of RBCS in '93, '94, and '97. They are the proud grandparents to seven precious grandchildren, two of which attend RBCS.
Lisa graduated from Southeastern Bible College (B'ham, AL) in 1986 with a major in Bible and a minor in Physical Education. She was hired by Mr. Grete in 1986 and has been serving at Rocky Bayou ever since. Her career has taken her from the gymnasium teaching Physical Education, to the classroom teaching Bible, and now serving as the athletic director. In 2007, she earned her Masters in Christian Counseling from Luther Rice Seminary. As a result she has been actively serving in our discipleship department as a counselor and mentor to our students.
Toby Ann K. Williams
Toby, a Kentucky native, previously worked for the Dept. of Health and Human Resources in Louisiana. Toby started her career at RBCS in 1988 teaching in the Kindergarten and Elementary programs. She became principal of Special Services in 1998. Toby is a graduate of Okaloosa Walton College (now Northwest Florida State College) with an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration. She received her BA in Primary Education/Elementary Education from the University of West Florida. In 2008, she earned a Masters in Special Education from Grand Canyon University. Modeling a life-long learner, Toby participated in Leadership Okaloosa, 2009 and Leadership Walton, Dale Carnegie Institute, Class of 2010. She is an Educational Therapist, licensure with the National Institute for Learning Development, and is trained in all five levels of Dr. Feurstein's Instruments of Cognitive Enrichment, endorsing Southeastern Center for Learning Enhancement. Serving on the McKay Coalition Board, Toby chairs the Membership Committee. Serving other Christian schools, from coast to coast, Toby enjoys consulting, sharing her God-given gifts and talents. Married for 32 years to James, God has blessed her with eight children: all graduates of RBCS. Her greatest joy, other than Jesus, is her six grandchildren.
John has been with RBCS since March 2006 after retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). His 30 years of service included duty as Chief, Personnel, Ass't Professor of Military Studies at Michigan State University and Division Chief for Joint SOF Education for all branches of the military. His military schools include the Senior Warfighting School at the National Defense University, Air War College and Air Command and Staff College. He holds a BA in Philosophy from Our Lady of the Lake, Texas; MPA in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma; and an MA in Practical Theology from Regent University, Virginia. He is currently finishing the project phase for a Doctorate in Ministry (DMIN) from the Assembly of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Mo. His core study area is Servant Leadership. John also serves RBCS as Elementary Chaplain and Academy Apologetics/Worldview teacher. He has been married 26 years to Kelly and has seven children and four grandchildren.
Tanya is originally from the Chicago, Illinois area where she successfully operated her own child care business meeting the needs of children from birth to12 years of age. Tanya joined the RBCS team as a teacher assistant in 1997, eventually teaching language arts and math recovery in the Elementary 5th and 6th grade classrooms. In 2000, she began teaching in several areas of the Special Services Department - English, Literature, Study Skills, and Bible. For the past 8 years Tanya has continued teaching and serving in Special Services as Principal Assist in the Track 3 program, Dean of Women, and English head. She is also the sponsor for the RBCS Teacher Cadet Program. She is former graduate of Northwest Florida State University, University of West Florida English Major, and Regent University English Major with a minor in Psychology. Tanya assumed Directorship of Therapy Services and attained licensure as an NILD Educational Therapist in 2010. She is certified in the following therapies: Search & Teach, Discovery, and FIE Standards 1, 2,3, and Basic 2. Tanya is married to Gary, her husband of twenty-eight years. Together they have four children, three of which are graduates of RBCS ('03, '07,'10) while her youngest is currently attending 5th grade here at RBCS.
Adam is a Hoosier by birth, a Texan at heart, and a Floridian by the will of God. He joined the United States Air Force immediately upon completion of High School. His first duty station was Hurlburt Field, Florida where he maintained avionic systems on MH-53M Pave Low Helicopters. It was while stationed at Hurlburt Field Adam began to walk with his Beloved Savior Jesus Christ. Approximately 6 months later he also met an alumna of Rocky Bayou Christian School, Hannah Joy Parr. They were married in 2006 and moved to Texas where Adam was an instructor for the United States Air Force. In Texas Adam felt God's calling on His life to enter ministry. Thus, Adam separated from Active Duty Air Force after approximately 7 years of service. He and Hannah then moved back to Niceville, FL. Adam began teaching at RBCS in 2011, graduated from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 2012, and accepted God's call to be the Discipleship Director at Rocky Bayou Christian School prior to the 2012-2013 school year. Adam and Hannah have been active members at Rocky Bayou Baptist Church where they have served faithfully in the youth group since 2008. They received their truly perfect gift from the Father, Josephine Joy in July 2011. He also continues to serve in the United States Air Force Reserves at Keesler AFB, MS.
Jayne retired from the USAF as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2006. Her 20 years of service included duty as Chief, Personnel, Squadron Commander and Assistant Chief, Wing Inspections. She holds a BS in Behavioral Science from the USAF Academy, an MA in Human Resource Development from The George Washington University and a Master of Military Operational Art and Science from Air University. Jayne came to RBCS in 2007 as an Elementary teacher assistant. In 2009 she assumed duties as Human Resources Director. She is an active member of Niceville United Methodist Church and has 2 children.
Amy Shaw serves as the Director of Development. She is an alumna of Crestview High School and a graduate from the University of West Florida with a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice. Amy resides in Santa Rosa Beach, Fl. with her husband Lincoln and twin boys. Amy and her family are members of Seagrove Baptist Church.
Kayla Williams serves as the Administrative Assistant to Superintendent Dr. Michael Mosley. She joined the RBCS staff in 2010.In the short time Kayla has been at RBCS, she has also served as Business Office Secretary and Scholarship Coordinator. Kayla graduated with her B.S. in 2010 from the University of Central Florida and married David in 2011. They are members of Trinity Presbyterian Church of Valparaiso.
Debi has served in the Home Study Assistance Program since 2002. Debi holds a Master's Degree in Management from Webster University and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from James Madison University. Prior to joining the RBCS staff, she worked in several capacities including Director of the Big Brother/Big Sister Program in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Deputy Director for the Dept. of Navy Family Service Center, and the Director of the United Services Organization (USO) in Keflavik, Iceland. There she met her husband, Kevin, who served in the USAF as a test pilot for 28 years. They have two children, Kathryn and Ryan both graduates of RBCS.
Joe serves as the Principal of RBCS Destin Campus. His teaching background is varied having taught at the Air Force Judge Advocate General School, during his active duty days, and most recently nearly five years at our Niceville campus serving as a special needs instructor. He has a B.S. Degree in Workforce Education and Training from Southern Illinois University, and is currently pursuing a Master's of Education degree from Liberty University. He is married to the former Rebecca Emholtz. They have five children, of which the two youngest attend Rocky Bayou Christian School. They attend First Assembly of God Church, in Niceville.
Rachel Furlong joined the school leadership team in 2012 as the Vice-Principal for Talent Development. She taught in the Special Services elementary program, Talent Development, from 2007-2012. She retired from federal civil service with the Department of the Navy in 2005. Rachel received her bachelor's degree in Economics from Mary Washington College in 1981, and she is pursuing her master's degree in special education from Liberty University. Rachel has two children that have recently graduated from RBCS (Emily Wilson, 2010, and Joey Wilson, 2012). She married Clark Furlong in 2003 and has two adult stepsons. Clark and Rachel attend First Presbyterian Church, Niceville.