Congratulations to our Odyssey of the Minds Teams! They will be heading to the World Championship!



Tim Gott –

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

Melissa McCants –

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 son Ben, running, eating her way around Charleston, and traveling. Her adventures prior to having her son 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