FINE ARTS STAFF BIOS
As a graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Shorter College, David W. Floyd has been teaching elementary music for over 25 years. In the public school system, he was named Teacher of the Year in 2010. He joined the Strong Rock family in 2014 and continues to give God the glory in every endeavor. He currently teaches elementary general music and directs the SRCS Elementary Chorus. He has also served as a worship leader at various churches over many years. As a choral musician, he has performed with traveling choirs in Spain and Russia. He has also done short-term mission work in Australia. Mr. Floyd enjoys singing, playing guitar, photography, videography, and is also an accomplished magician. He uses all these skills to help students learn and enjoy music in the classroom.
Steven Davis was born in Atlanta and has resided in Henry County for over seventeen years. For over twenty years, He has served in ministry as a pastor, music minister, youth minister, an educator, administrator and eventually the Director of Fine Arts and Worship at SRCS. Mr. Davis has an extensive background in both the choral and theater arts. He has been a Theater director for more than 100 shows. Has been on and off stage throughout his tenure and has a passion for theater technology. His favorite productions include, the Music Man and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Mr. Davis received his Bachelor of Theology from Atlanta Bible College and has a Master of Education from Liberty University. He enjoys working in the arts with his wife of over 20 years, Mrs. Miranda Davis and gets the privilege of seeing his son Grant Davis every day while at school. His hobbies include: music, playing guitar, watching movies, and spending quality time with the family. His life verse is Ephesians 2:10, For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Erin has been the choreographer for Strong Rock’s Fine Arts Dept for 6 years. Erin began her dance career at a very early age in Atlanta, Georgia. She is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, hip hop and acrobatics and contortion. Erin had many local and National choreography awards and was given the amazing opportunity to choreograph for the Peace on Earth tour for the Grammy Award winning artist, Casting Crowns. She currently teaches and choreographs at Tumble N Dance in the Atlanta area, where she has been on staff for 20 years. Erin judges for dance competitions regionally, nationally and internationally. She currently resides in Hampton, GA with her sons, Will and Ben.
The High School Theatre Director is Mary-Susan Moore, Strong Rock Christian School Class of 2013 Alumna. While at Strong Rock, Mrs. Moore was an art, chorus and theater student. She was a cheerleader in her time at SRCS. She comes to Strong Rock with a Bachelor’s degree from Valdosta State with a Major in Psychology and Minor in Theater Arts.
Academy Music Director
I am a Georgia native and was raised in the city of Forest Park, GA in a Christian home. My parents and extended family went to church at First Baptist Church of Forest Park where I heard the Gospel from the time I was born. At the age of 9, I accepted Christ as my Savior and was baptized. I later became a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church in Morrow, GA. I feel blessed to have been a part of two Bible-believing, missions-oriented, people-loving churches. After several years in college I went to Russia with an educational missions group and taught English for a summer in Novgorod, Russia. God used that trip to show me that I should be a teacher, so I came home and changed my major from nursing to education. I graduated with my Bachelor’s in Middle Grades Education and a minor in English Literature and have been teaching language arts in Henry County ever since. In 2013, I received my Master’s in Applied Linguistics from Georgia State University. I am single with no children and spend any free time I can traveling, reading, and hanging out with my close friends and family. Travel is a true passion of mine as I have been to over 30 countries and much of the United States. Missions, music, travel, and literature are all important to me and I look forward to incorporating them into my language arts curriculum and middle school Drama Music. Fine Arts have been a part of my life since high school including chorus, drama, and band. This year will be my 14th year teaching English, 3rd year teaching middle school Drama Music, and my 8th year at Strong Rock. I am pleased and honored to be part of the Strong Rock Christian School faculty and cannot wait to see how God is going to work in my life and in the lives of my students and their families.
Jackie Davis received her Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Music Education and Piano Performance from Tift College and Master of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy from Georgia State University. 2021 is her fifteenth year at Class Piano Instructor at Strong Rock Christian School. Mrs. Davis has taught private and class piano for 40 years. Before coming to Strong Rock, she taught at Georgia State University Preparatory School, Clayton State University Continuing Education Department, Harmonies Music Studios, Griffin Christian Academy, and Woodward Academy . She was the National Curriculum Specialist and Clinician for the Technics Music Education Division of the Panasonic Company and the Roland Corporation where she trained public and private school music teachers across the USA and developed curriculum support materials. Many of her students have won numerous local and state Georgia Music Teachers Association “Outstanding Performer” awards and competitions, as well as College Scholarships.
Mrs. Davis resides in McDonough, Georgia with her husband and their two children and granddaughter.
Elementary Visual Arts
I grew up in south-metro Atlanta and graduated from Morrow High School. From an early age I had a love for art and was recognized in school as being visually gifted. I earned my undergraduate degree in Art Education from the University of Georgia in 1991. Furthering my education, I completed my Masters degree from Georgia State University in 1995. I have enjoyed sharing my love of art with my students and have 27 years experience teaching art on the elementary and middle school levels. I presently reside in Locust Grove with my husband of 30 years, Kelly, and our two children. Our family enjoys learning and sharing about our savior Jesus Christ with others. I have been a part of the Strong Rock family for the past fourteen years both as a parent and a faculty member. Thank you for allowing me to partner with you and share in the vision of Strong Rock as I strive to glorify God on a daily basis through art at our school.
Life Verse : Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Cindy Ellis has worked in education since January of 2017 after earning her B.F.A in Art Education. She taught Pre-K through fifth grade art for three years before coming to Strong Rock Christian School where she now teaches High School and Academy visual art courses. Her favorite medium to work with is charcoal and her favorite medium to teach is clay. Her art students enjoy using a variety of mediums and art processes in class such as: paper-mache, clay, weaving, watercolor, oil pastel, painting, etc. She enjoys to camp, hike, and spend time on trips with her family and German shepherd.