Our Leaders

Director – Ashlee Vickery
Ashlee has served as the Director of Excelsior Academy since 2012. Ashlee earned an Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the the Education Department from the University of South Carolina in 1994.  Ashlee has been married to Kevin Vickery for 23 years. Ashlee has over 18 years of home school experience, and all three of their daughters have attend Excelsior.  Ashlee also teaches 3rd Grade Sunday school at First Presbyterian Church, and started and lead a Good News Club through Child Evangelism Fellowship, at Irmo Elementary. She also participates in Vacation Bible School at First Presbyterian Church of Columbia.


IMG_0098 copy 224 x 300Assistant Director – Gail Lingerfelt
Gail  has served as the Assistant Director of Excelsior Academy since 2016. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible from The Master’s College, now The Master’s University, in 1992.  Gail has been married to Jeff Lingerfelt, State Director for Capitol Commission, for 23 years.  Their 3 children started attending Excelsior Academy in 2005, the year they began homeschooling. Gail loves Excelsior and has been serving there in various roles for the past 13 years.


Excelsior Board
We  have an active board who helps make decisions for the school. Our current board members are: Zan and Joe Tyler (founders of both Excelsior and SCAIHS), Andy and Tricia Heen, Katie and Kevin Raines, Becki and Jeremy Miller, Gale and Jeff Lingerfelt, and Kevin Vickery.

Romans 11:36: “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen”