Head of School
Dr. Powell began his path to education at Florida State University, where he graduated with a B.S. in mathematics education. He continued his education at FSU and completed a masters in educational administration and leadership. In 2003, he received a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Central Florida.
Dr. Powell has more than 20 years of professional educational leadership experience. He started his career as a math teacher and experienced many leadership roles including principal, assistant principal, dean of students, and coach. He served as the Head of The Christ School in Orlando, FL for over 11 years before coming to St. Paul Christian Academy.
Dr. Powell is committed to protecting the mission of St. Paul Christian Academy. In his words, “We have a duty and privilege to lead children and point them to truth through the rigorous pursuit of academics and the formation of a Biblical worldview—a lens to interpret meaning and purpose for all parts of life. This foundation prepares children to perform with distinction as scholars and leaders when they move on to their secondary school years, and to flourish for the rest of their lives.”
He and his wife, Amy, are the parents of three girls, Caroline, Elizabeth, and Mary Virginia (St. Paul '19). When he is not rooting for the Florida State Seminoles, you might find him running, spending time with his family, hunting, or reading on his porch while enjoying the view of the woods.