Here We Grow Again

On behalf of the Leadership Team of The King's Academy, it is my honor to inform all stakeholders of two exciting new additions to our team. I am genuinely excited to have these two gentlemen join our team as I believe they are called to serve at TKA for such a time as this. Our Lord has made His direction clear to us as we have sought His will and discernment in filling our Director of Residence Life and Academic Advancement position as well as creating the position of Chief Operating Officer to best maximize what we do here at the Academy. I am greatly looking forward to seeing how the Lord uses Mr. Tyler Rhoton and Mr. Kendedrick Jones to advance the mission of The King's Academy. Please join me in welcoming these two gentlemen to our team here at TKA.

In Christ Alone,

Jeremy Sandefur


Mr. Tyler Rhoton, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Tyler Rhoton will be joining the TKA leadership team as the Chief Operating Officer and is a
graduate of Tusculum University with a business degree in organizational management. He has served in part-time and full-time ministry for over 24 years. Tyler and his wife Emily are long-time residents of Knoxville, Tennessee. They have been married for 22 years and have four children, Caroline, Will, Grant, and Kate. Tyler loves spending time with his family and
also the outdoors, whether it’s golfing, hunting, or fishing. Tyler is looking forward to developing relationships that will further the mission of The King’s Academy and developing leaders who will change the world for Jesus Christ.

Mr. Rhoton will serve the stakeholders of The King's Academy by providing leadership for the day-to-day operations of the Academy. He will oversee the following departments in order to maximize our efforts throughout all we do; Development, Food Services, Housekeeping/Maintenance, Marketing/Communications, and Security. By overseeing these strategic departments, Mr. Rhoton will help us provide the best experience possible for our students, faculty, staff, and guests while also working to seek partnerships that will protect the legacy of TKA for years to come.

Mr. Rhoton's first day will be May 2nd. He will continue his role as Varsity Golf Coach in addition to his new role and responsiblities. Please join me in welcoming Mr. Tyler Rhoton to our team.

Kendedrick Jones

Mr. Kendedrick Jones, Director of Residence Life and Academic Advancement

Mr. Kendedrick Jones will be joining The King's Academy from Oxford Intermediate School in Oxford, MS. Mr. Jones has served Oxford School District for the past nine years as an assistant principal and biology teacher. Mr. Jones earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Science Education from The University of Mississippi in May 2013. He then went to Louisiana State University, where he earned his Master’s in Education Leadership in 2016.

Mr. Jones loves everything about education, especially serving students and families. He has received numerous awards and recognitions. Most recently, he was recognized as one of Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 50 Under 40 for the state of Mississippi for 2021. A native of Terry, MS, a small town 20 miles south of Jackson, Mr. Jones is the proud uncle of five adorable nieces. He is greatly looking forward to partnering with and serving the students and families of The King's Academy.

Mr. Jones will be responsible for the day-to-day activities and management of our Residence Life Department. His desire to provide engaging activities, meaningful academic support to dorm students, and a genuine desire to live out the gospel daily among our students will be a strong asset to our community. Along with his duties in Residence Life, Mr. Jones will also serve our students as the Director of Academic Advancement. Under the guidance of departmental principals, Mr. Jones will work to provide instructional coaching for teachers, curriculum development, assistance with classroom discipline, and provide support for our academic programs and leaders. We are grateful for his years of experience in top-notch schools in Mississippi and are looking forward to the assistance and ideas he will bring to our team.

Mr. Jones' first day will be June 1st. Please join me in welcoming Mr. Kendedrick Jones to our TKA family.

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