Administration & Faculty

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Anthony Brock, Founder and Head of School

Anthony Brock is a native of Montgomery, Alabama and a graduate of Sidney Lanier and Alabama State University (ASU). He was employed by the Autauga County school system for 13 years. During that time, he served as a Head Football Coach at Prattville Junior High, At-Risk Specialist for the Autauga County Board of Education, Assistant Principal at Prattville Elementary School, and Principal of the Second Chance Alternative School. Mr. Brock was also the last Principal at St. Jude Educational Institute in Montgomery. He is the Founder of the Brother2Brother and Sister2Sister Mentoring Program that still meets regularly in Autauga and Montgomery counties.

Mr. Brock also serves on the Alabama Leadership Council for the Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund, the Board of Directors at the Southeast Y.M.C.A. in Montgomery and Prattville Y.M.C.A, and he is also a former Board Member of the Autauga County Character Coalition. Brock was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award for Central Alabama by the Montgomery Advertiser. Additionally, his mentoring program was recognized as the Autauga County Service Organization of the Year. The Montgomery alumni chapters of Delta Sigma Theta and Kappa Alpha Psi recognized him as the 2016 Citizen of the Year, and the First Congregational Church in Montgomery recognized him and his brother with the “2016 Daring to Make a Difference Award.”

He was selected at the Alabama Black Achievers Gala sponsored by Regions Bank in Birmingham as the Entrepreneur of the Year. Most recently, he was selected by the Alabama Power Company as an Alabama Bright Light, the Troy University and the ASU “Martin Luther King Jr. Beloved Community” Award and he was also selected to ASU’s “50 under 50” Inaugural Alumni Class. Currently, he is currently the Head of School at Valiant Cross Academy. Since opening in 2015, Valiant Cross Academy has been showcased in local print publications, WSFA 12’s “Making a Difference” report, WAKA 8’s “What Right With Our Schools” report, and recognized by USA Today as a 50K grant winner in the “A Community That Thrives Program.” Valiant Cross also received the 2017 Community Service Award from Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. 

Mr. Brock is an active member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Montgomery, where he serves as a Steward, Men’s Usher, Men’s Chorus Member, and Young Adult Sunday School Teacher. He is also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He is married to D’Tanja Brock and the couple has two beautiful daughters, Noah and Jonah.

Frederick Brock, Founder and Director of Operations, Athletic Director

Frederick Brock is a native of Montgomery, Alabama. He is a graduate of Jefferson Davis High School and the University of Southern Mississippi. While attending Southern Mississippi, Frederick earned letters in football and track. After college Frederick was blessed to play four years in the National Football League with the Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns. The next eight years Frederick worked in private business in the panhandle of Florida. During that time he started CrossTraining Way with the purpose of using the influence of athletes to impact the world for Jesus Christ. After coaching football at Huntingdon College for one year, Frederick was most recently employed as the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at St. Jude Educational Institute in Montgomery. He is married to Shannon Brock and has two beautiful daughters, Gianna and Allene.

Kimberly Baker, Director of Development and Marketing

Kimberly has over 17 years of experience with the non-profit community in leadership, marketing, and public relations. The majority of her career was in the healthcare industry as a Director of Brand Management. She has served and volunteered with numerous non-profits in Montgomery and the River Region and was recently the President of The Junior League of Montgomery.

Kimberly currently serves on multiple community boards such as Children's First Foundation, Trustmark Bank, Red Tail Scholarship Foundation, Montgomery Rotary Club, Mercy House, and Hospice of Montgomery. Kimberly has also served on the Montgomery Christian School, ClefWorks, Hands On River Region, Montgomery Music Project, Medical Advocacy and Outreach, Garrett Elementary School, and The Junior League of Montgomery Board of Directors. She also volunteered for Impact America, Common Ground Montgomery, Hope Inspired Ministries, Brantwood Children’s Home, Medical Outreach Ministries, United Way, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Montgomery Cancer Center. She is an active member of the Montgomery Rotary Club and is a Paul Harris Fellow.

Angel Garrett, Middle/High School Principal

Angel earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Masters Degree in English (7-12) and a Masters Degree in Administration and Supervision.

Her work experience includes teaching Middle School English Language Arts (Grades 6-8) at Opelika Middle School, serving as Assistant Principal at Prattville High School, Principal at Prattville Intermediate School, as well as, Senior Director of Personnel and Secondary curriculum in the Autauga County School System.

Tyrone Boleware, Scholar Affairs Director, Assistant Football Coach, Head Track Coach

Tyrone earned a Bachelor in Science in Sports Administration from The University of Southern Mississippi.

Mr. Boleware has been in education for over 20 years. Before joining Valiant Cross Academy, he was with Escambia High School in Pensacola, FL, and St. Jude High School in Montgomery.


Laural Harrelson, Science Teacher, 9th and 10th grades

Brandon Holmes, Edgenuity Teacher

Jada Davis, ELA Teacher, 6th and 7th grades

Oscar Berry, Dean of Culture at the High School, and he is involved with the Athletics Department

Joseph Brewton, Edgenuity Teacher at the High School, and he is involved with the Athletics Department

Jamie Cromblin, History Teacher for the High School, and he is involved with the Athletics Department

Shawntay Gray, Science Teacher, 7th and 8th grades

Amanda Powell, Social Studies and ELA Teacher, 6th and 8th grades

Tricette Savage, Math Teacher, 9th and 10th grades

Semetria Smith, Math/Science Teacher, 6th and 7th grades

Tyneshia Turman, Math Teacher, 7th and 8th grades

Desmond Willis, Dean of Culture, Middle School

Daniel Davis, Social Studies Teacher, 7th and 8th grades

Donald Johnson, Physical Education, Middle School

Adeyela Bennett, Instructional Coach

Dr. Joy Darley, Math Specialist/Instructional Coach

Avery Berry, Counselor