Diane Powers



Mrs. Powers graduated in engineering from The University of Alabama and worked for N.A.S.A. in Huntsville for several years. As her own three children were growing up, Mrs. Powers homeschooled from time to time. Now that her children are grown, Mrs. Powers teaches Math, Science, and Logic classes to the Upper School students at Riverwood Classical. Mrs. Powers is married to Allen Powers, who serves on the Riverwood Classical School Board.

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Merriam Cash


Merriam Cash received her B.S. from the University of Alabama in 2014, majoring in Early Childhood Education.  Mrs. Cash started at RCS in 2015 when she began teaching the Ballroom Dance class to the Upper School and serving as a substitute.  In 2016, Mrs. Cash also began teaching Spelling, Grammar, Writing, and Literature in the Grammar School.

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Vielyana Kim



Mrs. Kim has two children who attend RCS, and she teaches at RCS part-time.  Mrs. Kim teaches math and science in both the Upper and Grammar Schools and teaches the Introductory Logic class to the Dialectic Class in the Upper School.

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Cortney Tang



Ms. Tang received a degree in Music, majoring in piano and minoring in flute, while growing up in Taiwan. She later moved to the United States and attended Oklahoma State University earning a B.S. in Interior Design. She has been teaching private piano lessons, and teaching at the Tuscaloosa Chinese School while homeschooling her two children who currently attend RCS. Ms. Tang started at RCS in 2021 teaching Music, Math, and Science in the Grammar School. 

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Mary Kate McLaurine



Mary Kate McLaurine is a graduate of the University of Montevallo with a BFA in Musical Theatre and is currently pursuing a Masters in Education from the University of West Alabama. She has been teaching music and theatre professionally for just under a decade, and has worked with students all across the US, as well as in Canada, Japan, and South Korea. She currently serves as the Grammar and Music teacher for RCS, and she also leads the RCS Drama Club. 


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