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Jimmy Hopper

Board Member

Mr. Hopper studied business administration at The University of Alabama and is now a retired manager from a public utility company. He previously served on the Board of Directors for Trinity Presbyterian School in Montgomery. Currently, Mr. Hopper serves as the Pastoral Administrator of Riverwood Presbyterian Church, as an Elder at the church, and as a member of the Riverwood Classical School Board. Mr. Hopper is married to Carolyn and they have four adult children and seven grandchildren.

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Clay Staggs

Board Member

Mr. Staggs is an attorney with Smith and Staggs. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from The University of Alabama and a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University. Mr. Staggs is married with two children and serves as an Elder at Riverwood Presbyterian Church and on the Riverwood Classical School Board.  Mr. Staggs also teaches the German classes at RCS.

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Tom Arnold

Board Member

Tom Arnold works in information technology and is a deacon at Riverwood Presbyterian Church.  His two children attend Riverwood Classical School, and his wife, Elena, volunteers regularly at both the church and the school.

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Gene Martin

Board Member

Mr. Martin has served on the Riverwood Classical School Board since 2012 and also serves as an Elder at Riverwood Presbyterian Church. Previously, Mr. Martin served on the school board of The King’s Academy in Florida. Professionally, Mr. Martin has worked as both a teacher and a pharmaceutical industry executive. 

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Bruce Brown

Board Member

Bruce has been a member of Riverwood Presbyterian Church for about 20 years. He is retired, and his first grandchild was born last year.

Omnia Classical School

Riverwood Classical School will become Omnia Classical School starting with the 2023-2024 school year!  Out new location will be at Covenant Church, 14611 Old Greensboro Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405.

Summer (June and July) Mail: Please send 2022-2023 payments to Riverwood (501 Rice Valley Rd. N., Tuscaloosa, AL 35406) and 2023-2024 correspondence and payments to the Covenant Church address.

Documents (applications, handbooks, etc.) for Riverwood Classical can be used for Omnia as well.

Contact the new administration at and teachers at their email addresses.