Alumni Spotlight: Tommy Rohrlack

I graduated from The First Academy in 2014, and then went on to receive my B.S. degree from Florida State University in 2018. I am the youngest of three brothers, all of which graduated from TFA. My oldest brother, Bobby, age 28, graduated from TFA in 2010 and went on to receive his B.S. degree from...

Alumni Spotlight: Matt Ruta

My beautiful wife, Natalie, and I have been married for eleven years now. We actually met thirteen years ago while both teaching/coaching at TFA. She was teaching Geometry and coaching Cheerleading, and I was teaching Algebra and coaching Basketball. I appreciate TFA very much for introducing me to...

Alumni Spotlight: Abby (Mixner) Romani

I graduated from TFA in 2011 and went on to Florida State University where I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Social Sciences with a Teaching Certificate and minor in Education and Psychology. I was blessed to have found a great church and campus ministry at FSU called Christian Campus Fellowship. I...

Alumni Spotlight: Vic Thomas

I attended The First Academy for 13 years, graduating in 2015. God used TFA in a mighty way when I was young in order to support my family in a time of need. My mom, Natalie Thomas, battled through the challenge of raising five kids and fighting breast cancer from 2000 until she died in 2006. But...

Alumni Spotlight: Luke Ebbesmeyer

I attended The First Academy from Kindergarten through Senior Year (Class of 2013). I loved every second of it and was positively impacted by so many phenomenal people. Teachers that I had in Lower School like Mrs. Lamp, Mrs. Savage, Mrs. Combs, Mrs. Stokes, Ms. Bacon, and many others all...

Alumni Spotlight: Mary Margaret (Collingsworth) West

From the time I started at TFA in Kindergarten until I graduated in 2002, I experienced some of the most formative time of my life. Often when I think back on the most influential people in my life, many of the teachers from that season come to mind. Some of my favorite memories include serving as...

Alumni Spotlight: Jenny (Baker) Blount

TFA prepared me for life-long work in Christian education. I graduated from TFA in 2005 and headed off to Mississippi College in Clinton, MS. With a passion for business, I pursued a degree in Marketing and graduated at the top of my class in 2009. That same summer, I married my husband, Tyler...

Alumni Spotlight: Bethany Williams

I started at TFA in 3rd grade, when my mom started teaching in the Lower School. I graduated in 2011 and went on to Florida State University where I pursued a biology degree. During my time at TFA, I was well known for my love of the ocean. While I was in college, I found out that I could turn that...

Alumni Spotlight: Christopher Miller

I attended the First Academy for 13 years, graduating in 2014. I then went on to Florida International University on a football scholarship and finished out my career playing for the greatest coach of all time, Butch Davis. I graduated with a degree in Communications in May of 2018. I have since...

Alumni Spotlight: Whitney (Gebben) Henneman

I graduated from TFA in 2004 and proceeded to the University of Florida where I was an ADPi and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture. Post College, I started my own medical sales distributorship selling cardiovascular products to Thoracic Surgeons and hospitals all...

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