Mrs. Jeanette Gillard

Principal / Grades 1-4



I am very excited to be in my 13th year at Adventist Christian Academy.  I grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida and moved to Charleston in 1990.  I graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.  When I am not teaching, I love to spend time with my husband and my two girls.  My favorite family outdoor activities are going for long walks and bike riding.  These activities have always been a wonderful opportunity for us to talk about our day and reconnect as a family.  Becoming a mother has definitely helped me to have more patience and understanding for my students.  I believe as an educator it is my responsibility to be fully committed in building a personal relationship with my students in order to understand their needs, create a passion for learning, and help them reach their fullest potential. When my students are grown, my hope is that they will have positive memories of their experience in my classroom.

     When I chose to become a teacher, I began to understand the great responsibility I would have in the lives of my students. God could use me as an instrument to guide and shape young minds and I am honored to share this sacred opportunity. I encourage students to share their thoughts and ideas in a way that develops their ability to express themselves with the assurance that they will be respected as they will respect the views of others.  It is part of my goal to prepare my students to be citizens who will reflect God's character to the unbeliever. I want them to contribute in making their community a better a place through a Christ like attitude.

     I consider myself blessed to be a teacher who can share the Word of God daily with my students. It is vital for them to know that God is the center of every aspect of learning.  My desire is to help them discover and strengthen the talents the Lord has given them as they learn to trust and seek His plan for their lives.  


Mrs. April Pillsbury Lloyd

Grades 5-8






Ms. April has been teaching for 25 years. Her Master's degree is in multi-grade teaching and that is what she has always done. She has taught in schools around the South, from Texas to Tennessee. Her first year of teaching, however, was as a student missionary on the island of Majuro in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Math is her favorite subject, but she also enjoys reading, art, and music. She loves the ocean and is so excited to be living near it again. The quiet, curly-headed guy you’ll usually see with her is her husband, Mr. Tom. You’ll probably see him driving the bus and helping her grade papers after school. If you see them, say hello! Their passions include Jesus, learning, and people - young and old.





Mr. Andrew Rellora

Physical Education


Physical Education








Mrs. Delores Qualls

Communication and Writing












Wendy McCants




Wendy grew up West Ashley and moved to Ravenel 26 years ago. She has 3 sons, 2 have graduated from ACA and 1 is still attending. She has been married to Dale McCants for 26 years and counting and he is also an alumni of ACA. She graduated from St. Andrews High School, attended Trident Technical College and has 30 years experience in book keeping.




Melissa Azevedo & Erin Wheatley 






The goals of the Home and School Association are to promote Christian education and foster a cooperative relationship between the home and the school. The Home and School Association sponsors events that afford opportunity for parents, students and teachers to mingle informally and better gain an appreciation for and understanding of one another.

Home and School Committee is made up of parents, relatives and/or friends of children in the school. They are a core group of volunteers who plan and organize the year's activities. All parents are encouraged to be a part of this committee.

Home and School sponsors many functions throughout the year. Parental participation is essential to its success and the more people participating in Home and School the stronger our school will be.

Visit our calendar to see what programs and events are scheduled.      




Carrie Watford

Piano & Voice







Mrs. Watford has a BA in Music Education from Charleston Southern University.  She owns Watford Music Studio where she has taught piano & voice lessons for over 10 years.  She is a music teacher with K-5th Dorchester District, is the Choir and Musical Theater Teacher at East Cooper Homeschool Academy and will be offering piano and voice lessons for ACA throughout  the 2022-2023 school year.  




Related Information

MRS. GILLARD'S Lower Grade  Classroom MRS. LLOYD'S Upper Grade Classroom