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    Philip Abode, Executive Director

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Pastor Philip Abode and his wife Rondalyn, have been passionate about helping people grow in their relationship with the Lord ever since they committed their lives to Him during their college years at the University of Tulsa. Shortly after graduating with a degree in Applied Mathematics, Philip moved to Dallas, TX with Rondalyn to attend Dallas Theological Seminary in preparation for helping start Crossover Bible Church where he has served as lead pastor since 2009.

After Philip completed a Masters in Christian Education, he and Rondalyn moved to north Tulsa to start the work that God had called them to. Philip always wanted to serve at a church whose impact in the community went beyond Sunday mornings. Philip began to see how that might become a reality the first season he coached a 3rd grade tackle football team in 2008. Being able to connect with the families and help the kids deal with areas of need in their lives opened Philip’s eyes to the huge access that youth sports gave him into families’ lives in his community. This eye-opening experience transformed Philip’s perspective on what it would take to truly make an impact in his community.

That experience led to the formation of Crossover Community Impact, Inc. (CCI). CCI serves its community through youth sports (Crossover Sports Association), health care (Crossover Health Services), and economic development (Crossover Development Company). Philip and Rondalyn are both excited to be a part of CCI’s effort to serve its community educationally through Crossover Preparatory Academy.

Dr. John Lepine Sr., Principal

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Dr. John Lepine Sr. is Crossover Preparatory Academy's founding principal. After graduating from the University of Tulsa with a degree in economics, he joined the Teach For America program and has worked in north Tulsa ever since. While serving as an English teacher and department chair at McLain Jr./Sr. High School, he earned degrees from the University of Oklahoma in Educational Administration, Curriculum, and Supervision (M.Ed. 2016) and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (Ph.D. 2017). He lives in north Tulsa with his wife, Katie, and their three children.
Patrice Henry
Assistant Principal
Patrice Henry Assistant Principal
Jaron Shaw,
Counselor
Jaron Shaw, Counselor
London Malveaux, 
Office Manager
London Malveaux, Office Manager
Chasten Hendricks, 
Director of Student Leadership
Chasten Hendricks, Director of Student Leadership
Isaac Bennett, 
MS Physical Education
Isaac Bennett, MS Physical Education
Hayes Lewis, 
Chef
Hayes Lewis, Chef
David Connolly, MS English, HS Art &  Humanities
David Connolly, MS English, HS Art & Humanities
Paul Ingram, MS Social Studies, HS Humanities
Paul Ingram, MS Social Studies, HS Humanities
Steve Levon, MS Math, HS Computer Science
Steve Levon, MS Math, HS Computer Science
Matthew Whiteford, MS and HS Mathematics
Matthew Whiteford, MS and HS Mathematics
James Jackson, MS and HS Science
James Jackson, MS and HS Science
Demarco Taylor, MS Social Studies and Bible
Demarco Taylor, MS Social Studies and Bible
Kelly Stocksen, MS Science
Kelly Stocksen, MS Science
Katie Long, MS Science
Katie Long, MS Science
Rye Donohue, MS English
Rye Donohue, MS English
Edward Shelton, MS Speech and Debate
Edward Shelton, MS Speech and Debate
Laura Acker, MS Mathematics
Laura Acker, MS Mathematics
Lamont George, Academic Coach
Lamont George, Academic Coach
Tomika Gray, Academic Coach
Tomika Gray, Academic Coach
Janet Hendricks, Academic Coach
Janet Hendricks, Academic Coach
Karlin Brooks, Academic Coach
Karlin Brooks, Academic Coach
Marlon Jackson, Academic Coach
Marlon Jackson, Academic Coach
Leon Skillens, Academic Coach
Leon Skillens, Academic Coach
Avarice Holman, Academic Coach
Avarice Holman, Academic Coach
Keanna Sells, Academic Coach
Keanna Sells, Academic Coach
Natalie Clements, Academic Coach
Natalie Clements, Academic Coach