Dr. Brian Allred


Dr. Brian Allred was selected as the school’s director in November 2013. He has more than 15 years experience in education and was principal of Clarksville High School from 2009-2014. He was named Principal of the Year for District 12 of the Indiana Association of School Principals and led his school in the TAP initiative and the school’s achievement from an “F” rating to an “A” rating by the Indiana DOE for three consecutive years. Get to know more about Brian in this video. 

CLICK HERE to read Dr. Allred’s 2016-17 Principal’s Message!


Erin Lewis

Secretary and Treasurer

Mrs. Lewis is the Secretary and Treasurer at Renaissance Academy.  She finished her Associates Degree in Health Care at Hopkinsville Community College.  This is the first time she has worked in a school setting and enjoys the atmosphere and the learners and facilitators.  She has been married for 12 years and has four children and a grandson. Mrs. Lewis is the person to call or email when you have a question! She is also the smiling face greeting you at the door!


Anne Bird


Anne Bird has been in the field of education for 39 years. She was a double major in biology and art and earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Louisville. She also holds a master’s degree in teaching and creative arts from the University of Louisville. She has been with Clarksville Community Schools since 1982 and also teaches art at Clarksville High School. Check out Anne’s introduction video and get to know her.


Pam Cooper

Master Teacher

Pam Cooper has 36 years experience in education, including with 12 years in school administration. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Evansville and a master’s degree in school administration from Indiana University Southeast.  Ms. Cooper is the master teacher for Renaissance Academy and Clarksville High School. View Ms. Cooper’s introduction video here. 


David Gardner


David joined Renaissance Academy as a first-year teacher three years ago! He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Indiana University Southeast and earned his teaching certification through Indiana Wesleyan University’s Transition to Teaching program. Learn more about David in this video. 


Heather Gianfagna

English and College Career Readiness Facilitator

Dr. Heather Gianfagna is currently the English and College Career Readiness Facilitator. She comes to Renaissance Academy with more than 15 years of experience. She began her teaching career in 1999 at Corydon High School for five years, and 10 years at Floyd Central High School. Gianfagna has earned a Ph.D in Philosophy (Education Leadership) from Indiana State University, as well as her Master’s Degree in secondary education and three undergraduate degrees!


Shanda-Lyn Webb

Special Education Facilitator

Shanda-Lyn Webb is currently the special education facilitator at Renaissance Academy! She graduated from Eastern High School. After graduation, she went to Indiana University Southeast and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Education. In the future, she would like to go back to school to specialize in ABA therapy.” Ms. Webb is dedicated to all of our RA learners and enjoys seeing them succeed!


Joshua Whicker

Social Studies

Josh Whicker has been an educator since 1999. He earned his bachelor’s degree in social science teaching from the University of Southern Indiana and his master’s degree in liberal studies with an emphasis in political science IUS. Whicker taught U.S. Government at Clarksville High School before becoming a facilitator at Renaissance Academy. Learn more about Josh in this video. 


Don Whitehouse

Mathematics Facilitator

Don Whitehouse is currently the Mathematics Facilitator at Renaissance Academy! Mr. Whitehouse was born in Louisville and graduated from the University of Louisville majoring in Industrial Engineering! After graduating, he worked for the United Parcel Service for 28 years. He enjoys spending time with his wife Michelle and their two daughters and one son! This is Mr. Whitehouse’s first year of teaching and he hopes to make a positive difference in the lives of his learners!