The Board

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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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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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. 

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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Recent News

Riverwood Classical Dance Program
Thank you so much to all who participated in and helped with the Spring Dance Performance to make it such ... read more
2021-2022 Applications Available
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Tuition and Fees Rates
2021-2022 Fees and Tuition Rates (approved 1/19/2021) Application/Registration Fees Paid in Full by May 31 Payment Completed in any Part ... read more
RCS Drama Club
The RCS Drama Club will start up in January 2021. Please see the Articles page of this site to download ... read more
School Calendars
To see this calendar in context, go to the Calendar section of our website. 2021 Spring Semester Monday, January 4 ... read more

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