Head of School
Mr. Dillon holds a B.A. in Natural Science with a concentration in Mathematics from Covenant College as well as a M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from Covenant College. He served for six years as a math and science teacher and Assistant Principal at Lake Worth Christian School in Lantana, Florida, and has spent nineteen years as the founding High School Principal at Covenant Day School in Matthews, NC. He became Head of School at WCCS in the summer of 2014 - and can now call Rock Hill home. He is married to Amy and they have four children, two daughters-in-law and one wonderful grandson – Stephen (and Kayla) had Jay Scott Dillon in June of 2018, James (and Marianne), Andrew and Rebecca. Stephen, Kayla and Jay live in St. Louis where Stephen is finishing up his MDiv at Covenant Seminary. James and Marianne married in January of 2018 and live in Chattanooga. Andrew is a junior at Covenant College. And, Rebecca is a senior at WCCS, looking to follow her brothers to Covenant College next year. The Dillons are active members of Westminster Presbyterian Church where Mr. Dillon serves as a Ruling Elder, Mrs. Dillon serves in the WPC Children’s Ministry as the Wednesday Morning Coordinator, and Rebecca is involved in youth group. Mr. Dillon's assistant is Karla Jollie.
High School Principal, 9th - 12th Grades
Dr. Furrow has a Ph. D. in Christian School Leadership and an M. Ed. in Administration from Columbia International University where he received the Roy W. Lowrie Jr. Educational Leadership Award. He received his undergraduate degrees in Bible and Music from Philadelphia Biblical University in Philadelphia, PA. Professional memberships include the National Association of Secondary School Principals, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Association for Music Education, South Carolina Band Director's Association, and the National Band Association. Dr. Furrow has also served as a lecturer at teacher’s conventions and accreditation visiting team member for AdvancEd and Association of Christian Schools International. Along with his wife Beverley, Dr. Furrow is the proud parent of three children. John's assistant is Katie Tassy.
Middle School Principal, 6th - 8th Grades
Michelle Embry has a MAT from Winthrop University and a BA in English from Wingate University. Michelle joined WCCS in 2018 with twenty years of Christian school experience. She has served in the roles of English/Language Arts Department Chair, Grade-level Team Leader, Leadership Team, Middle School Retreat Chair, and School Accreditation Chair. Professional memberships include Association of Middle Level and Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Michelle has been married to Darrick for twenty-seven years. The Embrys have two college-aged children. Michelle’s assistant is Katie Tassy.
Elementary School Principal, 1st-5th Grades
Joanna Swofford joined WCCS as the Exceptional Education Director in 2011, working alongside faculty and staff in meeting the specific needs of students supported by our Exceptional Education Program, EXCEL. She has also served as Assistant Principal at the Upper School, and is currently serving as Elementary Principal for grades 1st-5th. Mrs. Swofford has earned a Master of Education in Educational Leadership, a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision, and a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education. Joanna and her husband, Adam, have been raising their three boys in Rock Hill since 2007 and have been blessed with the opportunity to enroll them at WCCS for most of their schooling years. Joanna’s assistant is Amy Scott.
Early Childhood Principal, Infant - Kindergarten
Dr. Sandi Jolly and her family joined the WCCS community in 1990. Her career at WCCS began as a parent volunteer and teacher's assistant. She has also served WCCS as a pre-school teacher and director. In the summer of 2002, Dr. Jolly began serving as the Lower School principal. Graduating from Columbia International University (CIU), she holds a Ph.D in Christian School Leadership with an emphasis in Curriculum, a Master of Education in Educational Administration, a Master of Arts in Teaching with a focus on Early Childhood Education, and a Bachelor of Science in Bible/General Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. She is an adjunct professor in the graduate school of education at CIU. Dr. Jolly and her husband, Clete, have three grown children who all graduated from WCCS. They are also the proud grandparents of six grandchildren, Landon, Zoey, Aspen, Ruby, Henry, and Sadie, a student at WCCS. Sandi's assistant is Amy Scott.