Senior Leadership

Ascension Leadership Academy is part of the accredited Presbyterian Home for Children Education System. The school opened to meet the educational needs of the community in 1997. Ascension Leadership Academy is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Presbyteries in Alabama and operated by a Director of Education and the PHFC President and CEO.

  • Linda Harris
    Linda Harris Director of Education
  • Doug Marshall
    Doug Marshall President and CEO
  • Jeremy Hardy
    Jeremy Hardy Director of Housing & Facilities
  • Susan Nicastro
    Susan Nicastro Director of Finance & Administrative Services

Linda Harris, Director of Education
Bachelor of Science from Jacksonville State University
Master of Arts in Education from The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Master of Arts in Education, Certification in Administration from The University of Alabama
Phone: (256) 362-4314
Cell: (256) 589-8350

Becky Deeth, Teacher
Master of Arts in Education from The University of Alabama

Elaine Keener, Teacher


Doug Marshall, President
(256) 362-2114 x 1201

Amanda Scott, Donor Relations Manager
(256) 362-8284

Jeremy Hardy, Director of Housing and Facilities
(256) 362-2114 x 1220

Susan Nicastro, Director of Finance
(256) 362-2114 x 1202

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