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About SDCA


Eric + Sharla Boatright are the founders of Sons & Daughters, Inc. which is a non-denominational ministry. Sons + Daughters Academy (birth-pre-k) and Sons + Daughters Christian Academy (K-6th) are the schools for which they operate under Sons & Daughters, Inc. Sharla Boatright has been serving families in early education for over 15 years. She has provided care for families through her home and public childcare centers. "My passion is children! Shaping their minds and hearts is something I love to do." Eric Boatright, has been serving families and children with her, off and on for the past 10 years. Eric is a wonderful leader and has a passion for children and teaching them who they are. "We have to pull the gold out of every child and show them their worth!" 


A word from the principals: Roughly 10 or so years ago our son Zach was in 2nd grade at a public school. He began getting bullied and we spoke to the principals multiple times. The administration did absolutely nothing. After that year, we decided to bite the bullet and pay for private education for both him and our daughter who would soon be entering pre-k. We knew private education was going to be more of a quality setting for both our children, and we knew without a doubt they would get the quality education they deserved.


It wasn’t long after that, we noticed our son excelling in academics. We knew then we had made the right choice. During our time at this school, we went to a grand opening for their new location, and that night God clearly spoke to my husband and I, that we would one day open a private school.  We had no clue what it meant, how it would happen, what to do, or where the funds would come from. We gave it to God and waited for His time and direction.


In 2016 we were called to VA for ministry, still with the love of children and youth on our hearts, and still with the prayer that one day God would somehow open the door for private school. Slowly He began to show us things. The how to’s and the know how’s of what it would take to embark upon such an amazing journey. At the end of 2019, after 3 years of home daycare in Shenandoah County, He opened the door for us to publicly open a daycare facility in Woodstock. In less than 3 years we opened the private school God had placed on our hearts so many years ago. God is good and has a path for each and every one of us!


We know the unfortunate direction that public school is heading, and while we can’t change that, we can provide a quality safe space for children to learn and grow. We don’t just mean learning academics, but also teaching character building, identity, and learning how to walk in faith and confidence. Our goal isn't just to teach these students how to be amazing adults, but we want to build a lifelong relationship with each and every student that walks through our doors. Leaving a positive mark on their hearts and minds is paramount to us!


Do you have questions? Would you like to set up a time to meet with us? Would you like to see the space where your child could possibly be attending school? Give us at call at 540-848-6845 or call the Academy at 540-459-4100. We would be more than happy to assist you. Your support means the world to us and we hope that if you have not done so already, you will decide to join the SDCA family.

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Eric Boatright, Principal

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Sharla Boatright, Assistant Principal

Meet Our Staff

Eric Boatright


Elise Morrell

1st + 2nd Grade Teacher

Zach Boatright

Music/Arts/Piano Instructor

Sharla Boatright

Assistant Principal

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Katelyn Lusby

K4 + K5 Teacher


Kirsten Harley

3rd + 4th Grade Teacher


5th + 6th Grade Teacher


Janet Barillas

Foreign Language Instructor

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