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Welcome From Interim Head of School


I am honored and delighted to serve as the interim Head of School for the upcoming 2024-2025 academic year at SouthLake Christian. As the school embarks on a nationwide search for a new permanent Head of School, I am privileged to have been entrusted with this important responsibility. With my extensive experience in educational leadership and a deep commitment and love for the SouthLake Christian community, I am confident in my ability to lead the school through this transitional period.

During my tenure as interim Head of School, I am eager to collaborate with the dedicated faculty, staff, students, and parents of SouthLake Christian. Together, we will continue to uphold the school's mission of academic excellence and personal growth. I am particularly excited to meet and get to know more of you, as well as your children, as we embark on this new academic year.

I invite you to join me in this journey as we work together to provide the best possible educational experience for our students. Your support and involvement are integral to our collective success. I eagerly anticipate the start of the school year and look forward to meeting each one of you as we embark on this exciting chapter in SouthLake Christian's history.

Rebekah Pittman Leonard
Interim Head of School


After 34 years in education, Mrs. Rebekah Leonard semi-retired in June to launch NorthState Education Group. She has served as a business owner, public and Christian education classroom teacher, upper school principal, and most recently, Associate Head of School for SouthLake Christian Academy. She founded the Academic Development Center at SouthLake Christian, which serves the needs of students with diagnosed learning issues. 

Mrs. Leonard graduated from Appalachian State University, Lenoir-Rhyne University, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education/Harvard Business School post-graduate certificate program for professionals. She earned a Certificate in School Management and Leadership.   

Mrs. Leonard is currently serving as SouthLake Christian's Interim Head of School, which began June 1, 2024.

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