Corrigan Rutherford – corrigan.rutherford@psaschool.org

 Corrigan’s passion for working with children/adolescents who learn differently was awakened immediately following her undergraduate studies.  What was originally planned to be a brief summer job in a high management group home led to a complete change in her career path.  She completed her graduate degree in special education with an emphasis in behavioral/emotional disorders.  Not long after, she started working in public schools.  In an effort to impact the educational outcomes of more students, Corrigan returned to graduate school to complete a degree in educational leadership and administration.  She remains active in the community through volunteer work and advocacy for those with disabilities.  On the weekends, Corrigan is often at the pool watching her daughters swim or at the baseball fields with her son.  Travel and camping remain two of her favorite pastimes.


Old Dominion University, BS, Psychology

College of Charleston, MAT, Special Education
University of South Carolina, M.Ed., Educational Administration
Highly Qualified and Certified in Special Education (PK-12)
Elementary Principal (K-8)

Elementary Supervisor (K-8)

Gifted and Talented Endorsement

LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) Alumni


Tim Gott – tim.gott@psaschool.org

Working with students has always been a driving force for Dr. Gott. Before coming to PSA, he served as the Director of the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Other career positions include serving as an Elementary School Principal in Elizabethtown Independent Schools in Elizabethtown, Kentucky; a Highly Skilled Educator for the Kentucky Department of Education, a District Resource Math teacher in Hardin County Schools, a High School Guidance Counselor, and High School Math teacher. Dr Gott has earned an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from the Department of Education Leadership, Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky.; Masters of Arts, Counseling Education, Western Kentucky University with a specialization in High School Counseling; and a Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, Western Kentucky University. Dr. Gott and his wife, Ellen, reside in Summerville. They have three grown children, a son-in- law and daughter-in- law: Andrew and Lauren, Emily and Jason, and Ryan. His hobbies include hiking, fishing, golfing, reading, and juggling.

Assistant Principal, High School

Melissa McCants – melissa.mccants@psaschool.org

Melissa McCants was the first teacher hired at PSA and was selected as the very first PSA Teacher of the Year. She has been at PSA since 2010 and has served in an administrative capacity since 2012. Mrs. McCants thoroughly enjoys her role because it allows her to help nurture the social and emotional needs of all of PSA’s students and gives her the opportunity to help with the academic advising of PSA’s high school students. When Ms. McCants is not working, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her sons Ben and Sam, running, eating her way around Charleston, and traveling. Her adventures prior to having her sons include Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, France, and Costa Rica.

College of Charleston, BA, History
Columbia University, MAT, Teaching Social Studies
University of South Carolina, M.Ed., Educational Administration
Highly Qualified and Certified in Social Studies Grades 6-12
Gifted and Talented Endorsement



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