Jamie Leach ~ Head of School, High School Principal
Jamie leads Covenant Life School in its mission of producing graduates who engage their world with hearts and minds forged by God's Word. Jamie graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1981, where he earned his B.S. degree in Economics. In 1986 he earned his teaching certification and taught science at a public high school in Philadelphia. The following year he accepted a position as a science teacher at Delaware County Christian School (DCCS), one of the most respected Christian schools in the country. Jamie earned his Masters in Education from Temple University in 1993 and served on the DCCS faculty for 18 years. In addition to teaching chemistry, math, and Bible, Jamie oversaw Student Activities, led the chapel committee, served on the Principal's leadership team, and coached varsity wrestling.
In 2005 Jamie resigned from his teaching position and returned to the classroom as a student at the Sovereign Grace Ministries Pastors College. After completing his studies, Jamie entered a new phase of Christian ministry as a pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church near Philadelphia, leading the youth ministry. After two years of fruitful ministry, Jamie felt called back to the environment he loves dearly, a vibrant Christian school community. The families of Covenant Life School are grateful for the joyful, passionate leadership Jamie brings to our community.
Jamie and his wife Cindy have three adult children and one daughter in high school at Covenant Life School.
Bob Schickler came to Covenant Life School from a small Christian school in Western Pennsylvania 28 years ago, in 1985. After graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1981 with a B.S. in Natural Sciences and Mathematics, he went on to earn a Masters in Education Administration and Supervision from Regent University in 1988. He serves primarily as our Elementary Principal and school Business Administrator, but has the great joy of teaching Systematic Theology to our high school juniors.
"It is hard to describe the thrill and joy of laboring for decades to build the kind of school community and program that I wish I could have particpated in as a student. At Covenant Life School, we enjoy a strong community experience that is uncommon. The spiritual formation of students is a distinctive quality at Covenant Life School. I particularly love to help students lay a foundation of sound theology in their lives through chapel instruction and the Bible class I teach. Many former students have told me how much our study of Systematic Theology has helped them later in life when talking to unbelievers and when facing the challenges that we all face in life."
Bob and his wife Alicia have six children and fourteen grandchildren. Their youngest graduated from Covenant Life School in June, 2010, and they currently have four grandchildren attending Covenant Life School.
Kris graduated from the University of Maryland in 2001 with a B. A. in English. His first teaching assignment was at Covenant Life School in the fall of 2001 where he taught English and Bible in the middle school. In addition to teaching English, Kris has taught survey courses in both the Old and New Testament, Biblical Theology, and Hermeneutics.
After serving with excellence in the classroom for several years, in 2005 Kris was hired to serve as the Middle School Principal and Athletic Director, where he leads students in academic and spiritual growth in the classroom, chapel, middle school retreats, and through athletics.
Kris is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership, and lives in the Gaithersburg area with his wife, Jessica, and their four children: Jack, Emma-Kate, Samuel and Henry. Jack is a Kindergarten student at Covenant Life School.