Mrs. Lacey Oettel
My favorite aspect of my current role is watching the teachers and students grow in their love for their Savior. I am amazed at what God is doing at CCA and how he continues to bless and grow the school over the last seven years. It has been a joy to watch a dream and a desire of mine turn into a reality-only because of Jesus.
Mrs. Theresa Hafstad
What I love most about CCA is that the class sizes are small. This makes it easier for teachers to really know their students and help them in areas they struggle and push them in areas they excel. The favorite part of my day is first thing in the morning when the day is new and fresh and the anticipation of the amazing things that could happen today! I love books!!! I don't want to hurt other books' feelings by choosing just one!
Mrs. Cathy Williamson
Teaching at CCA affords teacher and curriculum accountability, encourages like mindedness among staff, and insures doctrinal safety. Did I mention that the class size encourages learning, joy, and a personal touch for students? And did I say we all laugh a lot? Teaching at CCA is the greatest gig of my many years. My favorite part of the day is Bible class, and every time I see an “ah-ha” moment in any subject. My favorite book-that’s a hard one. Being married to a pastor, and having taught for quite a number of years, I’d have to pick favorites from categories: Children’s Humor: “Hank the Cow dog” or “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Dialectic level motivation: “Carry on, Mr. Bowditch “ Theology: (After the Bible): “Delighting in the Trinity”
Mrs. Emily Nelson
Second Grade Teacher
I am looking forward to creating relationships with my peers as well as my students, refining my teaching skills, and learning more about the classical model.
Mrs. Krystin Sutherland
3rd and 4th Grade
I am looking forward to building community within the school and being with other Christians and like-minded families. I am also looking forward to planning creative lessons to bring learning to life.
Mr. Caleb Quernemoen
5th & 6th GradeS
I am looking forward to having my own group of kids to work with throughout the course of a whole school year, and the opportunity to be a positive influence in their lives as I watch and walk with them as they grow and develop academically and spiritually.
Mrs. Abby Vollmer
I love the students and staff of CCA. I especially like how we encourage each other to glorify God and enjoy Him forever! My favorite part of the day is when I get to work one on one with students or when students are collaborating with each other. I love to see students encourage and support one another. Two of my favorite books are "This Side of Paradise" by F. Scott Fitzgerald and "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck.
Mrs. Grace Kvanvig
UPPER SCHOOL SCIENCE, MATH, LOGIC
I enjoy learning about the history of each subject as well as its content, and I cannot wait to share some of my favorite mathematicians and scientists with my students. I am also looking forward to building relationships with my students and understanding their unique perspectives on the world and on each subject.
Mrs. Olivia Langley
UPPER SCHOOL Latin, Writing & Rhetoric
It is very hard to choose just one thing I like about CCA, but I love the "light-bulb" moments in the classroom when students "get it" and want to explore more and ask more questions. I love being a lead learner. My favorite part of my day is standing in front of my Latin class and seeing the effects of training another generation of young minds to see the world through a language that shaped Western culture. My favorite book is "Emma" by Jane Austen. Emma Woodhouse is a witty, inquisitive, refreshingly-imperfect heroine, and I see much of myself in her.
Mrs. Christy Freeman
Grammar School Music & Chapel Worship Leader
A fresh new year! I love the energy that comes at the start of each year, new faces, and the excitement of the returning students. Also, seeing and hearing the students learn and grow in their love for music.
Mr. Mark Pelham
Upper School Science & Math
I am excited to help students understand and appreciate more about God's creation. I want them to see more of who God is by studying what He has made. I'm looking forward to seeing God transform each student in wisdom, stature and favor with God and others.
Mrs. Melba Ratliff
Students are interesting to interact with and younger students are great with their enthusiasm and spontaneity hence I enjoy teaching. Favorite part of day: hearing the kindergarten students sing plus observing the artistic talents of 3rd and 4th graders. I have many favorite books. I read the Bible in Spanish "Dios Habla Hoy" and I just finished reading for the second time a book entitled The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
Mr. Roger Gillson
Grammar School Gym, Upper School Civics