Stacie Greene, Principal

Ms. Greene previously taught Honors English 2 and the AP/Dual-Enrollment Teacher Cadet class at May River High School in Bluffton. She also served as a Teacher Mentor and Evaluator. Ms. Greene is in her sixteenth year of education in which she has served grades 6-12 as a teacher, Literacy Instructional Coach, English Department Chair and Team Leader. Ms. Greene is highly-qualified in Secondary English Education with a Bachelor of Arts in English from The University of Georgia (‘01) and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Piedmont College (‘04).

Previously, she taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade English in her hometown of Gainesville, Georgia, as well as Charlotte, North Carolina and at Bluffton’s H.E. McCracken Middle School. In her ten years at H.E. McCracken Middle School, she also served as Literacy Instructional Coach, English Department Chair, Team Leader, Teacher Mentor, ADEPT/SAFE-T Evaluator, and the School Literary & Art Magazine Advisor/Editor.  In addition, Ms. Greene has served as an editor for NCATE (National Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) and has presented at district, state, and national educational conferences.

Aside from her professional accomplishments, Ms. Greene feels “Being an educator has been one of the greatest honors in my life. As an educator, my hope has always been to empower students with finding his or her authentic voice so they can affect change in the broken systems they see around them.” Ms. Greene is excited for her new journey with Cross Schools. “I am looking forward to utilizing all of my experiences as an educator, teacher, and most importantly, a Christian as we build onto the existing K-8 program and develop a plan to continue a purpose-filled education for all students that ultimately serves our Lord and Savior.”

Ms. Greene is excited about her role as Principal and the opportunities that Cross Schools offers students and the Bluffton community in regards to academics, emotional and social support and growth, and authentic mission opportunities. She is a member of Lowcountry Community Church. In addition, her son, Logan Greene, is also a 4th grader at Cross Schools this year.   Contact Ms. Greene at  

DeLeon Johnson, Athletic Director

DeLeon has an extensive background as both an Athletic Director and Coach having worked for the Parks and Recreations department in both Orangeburg and Beaufort Counties along with serving as a coach for the last 10 years at the collegiate, high school, and middle school levels.  Coach Johnson makes the move to Cross from just up the road at H.E. McCracken Middle School where he has served as a Behavior Management Specialist in addition to his coaching duties at several levels with several sports programs here locally.

DeLeon and his wife, Tremelia, have three kids including a son, DeLeon Jr., a daughter, Ayana Denver, and their youngest son, Dakota. In describing his philosophy as a coach he states, “I understand athletic success goes hand in hand with academic success. As such, I encourage all my athletes to apply determination and hard work to their lives, both on and off the court/field.” He’s excited about the opportunity to build an elite athletics program not only in the Lowcountry but in the state of South Carolina. Contact Coach Johnson at

Christine Richard, Lower School Principal

Christine Richard grew up in the Hilton Head/Bluffton area since the age of five.  She went through the Hilton Head schools, graduating from Hilton Head High School in 2000.  After living abroad in Argentina and Spain, she completed her undergraduate studies at Winthrop University.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, and a minor in Spanish. Mrs. Richard has recently completed the Master Naturalist Program offered through the Lowcountry Institute in conjunction with Clemson Extension. 


After being a teacher since 2006, she is excited to join the Administration team. She brings with her a desire to come alongside students, parents, and staff in order to continue making Cross the place to be! Her years of being a classroom teacher have allowed her to obtain a well-rounded understanding of what makes a successful school experience. In her time at Cross, she has displayed dedication and hard work in establishing the Environmental Learning Class program. Mrs. Richard believes that each child is a gift from God and our school has a great responsibility in being part of their academic, spiritual, and emotional journey.Mrs. Richard and her husband have three children who attend Cross Schools.  Contact Mrs. Richard at  

Alison Ross, Academic Counselor

Alison Ross holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Middle Childhood Education and Masters of Education in School Counseling from Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, Ohio).

Mrs. Ross has served as a Lead Middle and High School Counselor in Savannah, Georgia. During her tenure in Savannah, Mrs. Ross held several leadership and advisory positions within the school and district-all with the purpose to prepare students to be college and career ready. In 2018, she was named the Teacher Advisor of Excellence by Gulfstream’s Student Leadership Program, offering an opportunity to attend the National Mentoring Summit in Washington, D.C. In 2019, Mrs. Ross has served as a mentor with YoungLives Bluffton/Hilton Head Island, sharing the love of Christ with amazing teen moms.

Having attended a small Christian private Pre-K thru 12th-grade school, Mrs. Ross is honored to serve in a faith-based learning community. She is conscientious and dedicated to develop programs that are aligned with the Cross School’s Mission Statement and the students’ individual post-secondary goals. Mrs. Ross believes that students’ spiritual, emotional, and social well-being are what drives academic success. 

Mrs. Ross and her husband Jordan are active members of the Church of the Cross and have three children: Jackson, Charlotte, and Miles.  Contact Mrs. Ross at