Chuck Leslie

Head of Schools

Mr. Leslie believes that there are few things more important than providing young people with a strong foundation that prepares them to scholastically and spiritually succeed. In 8th grade, his parents “forced” him to attend a Christian school and it changed him for the better. The caring teachers and consistent Christian message led him away from destructive behaviors and into a life dedicated to following Christ. Beyond just offering strong college prep academics, he believes that Christian schools help students see the world through the lens of God’s love, while helping them internalize Godly wisdom and Christian character.

Prior to joining the Rock Academy as Head of Schools, Chuck Leslie served as the Superintendent of Christian Unified Schools in El Cajon, and before that the Director of Development at Santa Fe Christian Schools in Solana Beach. He has 24 years of Christian school administrative experience including a consulting practice that has provided strategic planning services to a variety of schools and other non-profits around the country.

Married to Carolyn since 1989, the couple has four sons who have all graduated from Christian schools. He received a B.A. in Political Science with Honors of High Distinction from the University of California, San Diego, and his Masters in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. He also received a Van Lunen Fellowship in Executive Management in Christian Schools from Calvin College.