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Kinder – 4th Grade Teachers

(ordered alphabetically by last name)


Music Teacher
Private Music Instructor

Angel has a bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a minor in Bible from Tennessee Temple University. She and her husband John have 2 daughters. Their oldest has graduated from CCA and is now attending college. Their youngest daughter is a senior at CCA. Angel has been teaching for 25 years with 11 of those years being at CCA. She has taught music to ages 2 through high school. She has also directed choirs. When she is not teaching, she has served as a musical director for children and adult community theater. She has been involved in musical theater for 15 years.


3rd Grade Teacher

Jesse Chase received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Texas Tech University in 2019 and is currently working on her masters in Child Life through TWU. Her teaching experience includes 3 years of public education in Lubbock, TX teaching 4th and 2nd grade and is excited to be teaching 3rd grade math and science for a second year here at CCA. Jesse is passionate about helping students thrive in their individual ways and building meaningful relationships with each of them like her teachers did for her, all in the name of Jesus Christ.


Kindergarten Teacher

Bria knew from a young age that she wanted to be a teacher. As a young girl, her dream was always to be a Kindergarten teacher. After college, she became a 4th grade teacher though. It was perfect for that season of life, and she loved it very much. Her husband and she started a family, and she left the classroom to be home with my 3 children. After 11 years, God called her back to the classroom. Her childhood dream of becoming a Kindergarten teacher came true.


3rd Grade Teacher

Tammy Davis has been at CCA for 1 year, but 2 years as a CCA parent. Her husband is in full time ministry, and together they have 3 children – a first year Baylor student (son), a 10th grader (son attends CCA), and an 8th grader (daughter).  She has 8 years experience in elementary education, 4 years in 3rd grade and 4 years in 4th grade, while the majority of her experience is in Reading and Language Arts. She subbed several years while her children began getting older, and then started her own tutoring business with a focus on systematic and individualized instruction in Reading. She loves to read, complete puzzles, walk her dogs with her husband, spend time with her family, connect with friends, travel and serve on mission sharing Jesus. Her heart is to meet students right where they are so they feel loved and valued, safe to make mistakes and learn at their fullest potential. She also makes it a priority to help students grow in their relationship with Christ. She loves to have fun in the classroom, but also work hard! The students quickly learn she has high expectations of them. They also learn that their parents and her are a team, helping them be most successful and have the best year possible!


Spanish Teacher

Julie has the opportunity to combine two of her favorite things in the world – her passion for Jesus and her love of teaching. She graduated from Ambassador College with a B.A. and soon after moved to Mexico and then Costa Rica with her husband. Being immersed day-to-day and living in these countries for a total of five years, she developed a deep fondness of the Spanish language and the Mexican and Costa Rican cultures. After moving back to the U.S., she taught bilingual Kindergarten for two years and then they started their family. In 2007, they enrolled our their children in CCA (and they graduated 2020 and 2021) and she started teaching elementary Spanish at CCA in 2009. CCA has been a tremendous blessing to her family. She loves sharing Jesus and the joy of learning a second language with her students.


Kindergarten Teacher

Melissa Gage has been teaching the youngest of our CCA Warriors since 2014. Watching her kindergarteners grow in Christ over the past decade has brought her so much joy. Mrs. Gage began teaching kindergarten 29 years ago and has also taught children in pre-school as well as first grade. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, is certified to teach pre-kindergarten through 8th grade, and is ESL certified. Melissa and her husband Paul have one daughter, Mollie, who is a CCA graduate. Mrs. Gage’s creative style of teaching makes learning fun while keeping kindergarteners engaged in well-structured lessons.


Art Teacher

Wonda Gerrild joined the CCA staff in 2009. She loves working with her students & coworkers where her days are filled with creative exploration & beautiful smiles. She believes learning should be fun! She incorporates literature & art history to facilitate student learning & creativity while introducing a variety of mediums, learning styles, & inspirations. Originally from a small farming community in Nebraska, she also lived in Kansas for 18 years after graduating from Central Christian College. Her family moved to McKinney, TX in 2001. She has 4 amazing adult children with families of their own.  She enjoys time with family & friends, her grandchildren, hiking & living life with her best friend & husband.


4th Grade Teacher

Jessica Gresham has been married to my sweet husband, Bryson Gresham for 15 years. Together they have 4 kids Brylee (6th), Brooklyn (5th), Brenna (4th) and Brady (1st). She graduated from DBU and has been teaching at CCA for 2 years. She loves this school, the people she works with and the kids. She loves watching the students grow in knowledge and most importantly in their relationship with Jesus.


1st Grade Teacher

Ashley Gurski is so blessed to be part of the CCA family! She has been at CCA for 4 years, and is  beginning her 17th year overall. She is excited to begin serving in a K-5 literacy curriculum support role as well! She graduated from the University of North Texas and lives in Gunter with her husband and 2 boys. She enjoys cooking, watching hockey, golf, traveling, and being with her family.


4th Grade Teacher

Maggie is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University, and certified in early childhood through 4th grade. She also holds certifications in ESL and Gifted & Talented in grades k-12. She has over 15 years of service in education, and this is her 5th year at CCA. She has been married to her husband, Doug, for 19 years, and they have 3 children. She loves being a part of the Warrior community!


1st Grade Teacher


2nd Grade Teacher

Allison is excited to start her 8th year at CCA! She graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She loves helping second graders develop a love of learning and a heart for Jesus.


2nd Grade Teacher

Heather was born and raised in North Texas. She has been teaching second grade at CCA for 10 years. She is currently pursing a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University Commerce. She enjoys baking cookies, reading, watching sports, and spending time with family.


5th Grade – 12th Teachers

(ordered alphabetically by last name)


History Teacher

Katie has been teaching at CCA since January 2022. She has a BA in History and a Masters in Education. She has been in education in some form for over 22 years. This has included public school, homeschool, co-op teaching and CCA. Teaching History has always been her passion, starting in elementary school when she was a docent at a local historical home in her hometown in Washington. Katie and her husband, Lance, have 4 kids and a dog. They love road trips and traveling in general. In her free time, she listens to history podcasts and reads historical fiction.


Jr. High English Teacher
Praise & Production

Becky is very excited to join the English department at CCA. Graduating from CSULB in 2003 on a Business path, God quickly detoured Becky to education in 2008, when her 2 year old entered preschool. She has since served as a teacher and administrator at multiple preschools, gaining her Certification in 2020 to teach K-12. Most recently, Becky taught 3rd grade Reading in MISD. She is happily married to her husband Mike and is Momma to 4 sweet kiddos. The 2 youngest will be CCA Warriors with her!


English, World Languages, Speech & Debate Teacher


Dyslexia Therapist

The Brown family has been a part of the CCA family since 2016. Jessica joined the staff in 2020 as a Dyslexia Therapist. She has a bachelor’s degree in Education from Texas State University and a master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Texas at Austin. She taught for 12 years in public schools as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and special education resource/inclusion teacher. She truly enjoys helping students advance their reading and writing skills through our dyslexia program.


5th Grade Teacher

Cheryl Castile has been apart of the of the CCA family since it was founded in 2004 and has taught 5th grade here for 20 years. She currently is the 5th grade Math and Science teacher and serves as the Elementary Math and Science Department Chair. She taught in public schools for 8 years prior to joining CCA’s faculty. Cheryl and her husband, Joel, also serve as the Elementary Children’s Pastors at City Point Church in Allen, TX. Both of their children, Emily – Class of 2022, and Nathan – Class of 2024, have attended CCA since the beginning of their school careers.

“I am so grateful that the Lord brought our family to CCA all those years ago. The impact of godly teachers and the spiritual foundation developed in my children have been priceless. We have truly found a family here at CCA!” – Cheryl


Geography, Civics,
Speech & Debate Teacher

This is Victoria’s first year at CCA and she is excited to learn and grow with you and your student(s)! She has taught several subjects, including AP US History, W. Geography, Texas History, and ELAR. She graduated from UT Dallas with a B.A. in Historical Studies and am currently working towards a paralegal certification through Collin College. She is certified in Social Studies 4-12, Core Subjects EC-6, Special Education EC-12, and ESL Supplemental. She loves reading history and historical fiction, travelling with her family, and volunteering. Her and her husband have two girls (5th and 8th) who will also begin their CCA journey this year. Her favorite verses are Colossians 3:23 and Micah 6:8.


P.E. Teacher

Mrs. Dyer graduated from Texas State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration. Since graduating, She directed several camps and after school programs and also spent several years working in a children’s ministry at a local church and was a teacher in various classroom settings. She is grateful she can share her love of fitness with the students and loves when students discovery a new sport that they enjoy. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being outside, working out, and helping the children’s ministry at their church. She has 3 children, Ellie, Andie and Hank who also attend the school (well, Hank will eventually). She is married to Blake Dyer, who also works at the school. They feel very thankful that God has led them to CCA and that they get to do ministry together.


5th Grade Teacher

Jacqueline is excited to begin her second year at CCA. Her experience includes public school special education, general education- grades 4,5 and 6 as well as school counseling. Many years ago, she attended the University of North Texas where she earned her BS in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education. Shortly thereafter, she worked toward earning her Master’s Degree and graduated from Texas A&M Commerce with a MS in School Counseling. She has recently worked in the preschool world 9 years, allowing her to work part time and tend to her family. She will be married 25 years this summer to her wonderful husband and together they have four beautiful children, ages 9-21. Life is busy for them. They enjoy occasional vacations, visiting extended family and spend many hours engaged in activities with their church family. She enjoys the outdoors, playing the piano, swimming, and reading when she can grab a few minutes to unwind. She looks forward to the journey ahead as we kick off the new school year in August.


Secondary Math Learning Lab Teacher

Margaret Frueh graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Reading and Mathematics. She is also a certified Dyslexia Therapist (Orton-Gillingham Approach). She began teaching at CCA in 2018 as a Dyslexia Therapist and currently teaches Secondary Learning Lab Math. Margaret and her husband, Paul, have three kids that currently attend CCA.


Spanish 1 Teacher

As of 2023, Christy has been teaching Spanish for 12 years. She began at the pre-school level and worked her way up to teaching Spanish 2. For the past 3 years, she has taught Spanish 1 at CCA to 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students. During the summer of 2022, her youngest daughter, Priscilla, and her traveled with the CCA Immersion Program throughout Costa Rica for 3 weeks, which was an incredible opportunity to practice their Spanish. Her parents are both South American. Her mom is from Colombia, and her dad is from Venezuela. Until she was 3 years old, Spanish was my first language. Unfortunately, she did not continue to speak Spanish while she was growing up. which caused her to lose much of what she had once known. During her college years at Texas A&M, where she graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Engineering Technology, she studied abroad for a semester in Spain. At the University of Salamanca (located northwest of Madrid), she learned to speak Spanish once again. For anyone truly wanting to learn a language, she highly recommends immersion! Also, from her experience, it is important to continue practicing a language or it can be easily forgotten. She has enjoyed teaching Spanish and sharing her love for the language and culture with her students! As they say in Costa Rica, ¡Pura Vida!


English and Electives Teacher

Jennifer grew up in Austin, Texas. Despite her burnt orange upbringing, she graduated from Texas A&M, which is where she met her amazing husband of 28 years. They have two “adult” children – a son and a daughter, both currently in college. She started teaching in 1994 and has taught every grade level from 4th through 12th at some point in her career. I have been at CCA since 2012, and she is currently teaching 10th grade English, 8th-grade Microsoft Applications, Creative Writing, and Entrepreneurship. Her favorite part of working at CCA is the close relationships built with students and other staff, which is a direct result of the CCA discipleship model. She also loves that she has the opportunity to weave biblical truth and wisdom into her lessons and that our focus is on creating critical thinkers. Outside of school, she is very active in prison ministry and spends her Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gainesville Juvenile Detention Center or the Collin County Jail.


Spanish Teacher

Katie has been teaching at CCA since January 2022. She has a BA in History and a Masters in Education. She has been in education in some form for over 22 years. This has included public school, homeschool, co-op teaching and CCA. Teaching History has always been her passion, starting in elementary school when she was a docent at a local historical home in her hometown in Washington. Katie and her husband, Lance, have 4 kids and a dog. They love road trips and traveling in general. In her free time, she listens to history podcasts and reads historical fiction.


Physics, Algebra 2, and Sailing Teacher

Les is grateful that the Lord called him to be a teacher 43 years ago. He enjoys helping young students prepare for a wonderful future: spiritually by having an intimate relationship with the Lord; academically by offering challenging courses; physically by encouraging them to take good care of themselves and staying pure before God. He feels blessed to be a part of CCA.


Secondary Math Teacher

Ashley obtained a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Oklahoma and a Master’s degree in education from the University of North Texas.  She started teaching at CCA in 2016.  She coached volleyball at CCA for 5 years.  She enjoys traveling with her husband during the summer.


Dyslexia Therapist

Brenda graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She specialized in reading and also focused on history while in school. She has been married to James Headley for 35 years. Together, they have three boys, who all graduated from CCA. She’s been at CCA since the 2009 school year. First, she was the third grade classroom teacher. Then, she worked hard for her certificate from the Dyslexia Therapy Institute to become a dyslexia therapist. She has also taught sixth grade world history. She loves the Lord and her prayer is to help disciple His children while they are in her classroom.


High School Dual Credit Math Teacher

God has given Angela a love for math and for teenagers. Hence, she teaches high school and college math classes. She has been teaching for 25+ years. She received her undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University and her master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University.  She is blessed with a loving husband and amazing children. She cherishes spending time with family and friends.  She enjoys her puppies, picnics, shade trees, flowers, springtime, cruising back roads with the windows down, dancing, playing games, puzzles, and kayaking. She also finds joy in sunsets, hugs, a cool breeze, and spending quiet time with God.


History Department Chair, Teacher
and Bible Teacher

Philip Ledbetter has been involved in UMS since he attended Grace Prep in Arlington, TX in high school. He came to CCA after graduating from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, OK with a degree in history in 2008, and has been here ever since. His fascination with history has been lifelong and he loves sharing stories of the first recorded coin flip, and of lions trapped in Mesopotamian attics. In addition to teaching history, he also coaches Fencing and Archery, and is the director of the Historical Simulation Conference.


Science Department Chair
and Teacher

Shannon Mathis has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a Master of Science degree in clinical physiology. Prior to entering the education field, Shannon worked in medical research and patient care in the fields of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Feeling like the Lord was guiding her to educate future scientists, Shannon began teaching at Collin College in 2004 and CCA in 2016. Shannon seeks to educate students where faith and science meet so they can defend their faith in the culture today. Shannon’s oldest child graduated from CCA in 2023 and her youngest will graduate in 2026. She loves animals, travel, nature, and spending time with family.


Praise and Worship Teacher
Chapel Director, Private Music Instructor

Matthew McAnally graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music with an emphasis in Vocal Performance and Worship Studies. His passion is serving the Lord and singing His praise through worship. He has served as a worship leader in local churches since the age of seventeen. Matthew joined the faculty at CCA in 2012. He currently serves as the Praise and Worship teacher and chapel director, private music instructor, drumline coach, and teaches music theory. He plays a large variety of instruments and enjoys teaching students how to use their musical gifts for the Lord. Matthew and his wife, who also teaches at CCA, have two children who also attend the school. They love being a Warrior family!


5th & 6th Learning Lab & Computer Science Teacher

Stefan McAnally graduated from Texas Woman’s University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Education. She holds her Texas teaching certification as well as ESL certification. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Special Education and Diagnostician certification. Before coming to CCA, she taught for ten years in local public and private schools. Stefan believes teaching is a calling and is passionate about helping students recognize their full potential and become confident in their unique and God-given abilities. She feels blessed to be a part of the CCA family, as CCA is such a huge part of her personal family’s life. Her husband, Matthew, also teaches at the school, and their two children are current students.


Jr. High Art Teacher
Praise & Production

Monica received her degree in K-12 Art Education from UNT and taught various ages and grades in public school as well as private studio settings before staying home after their first child was born. She and her husband, Andrew, have three children who all attend CCA. Monica served with middle and high school youth for 7 years and is excited to teach art at CCA where students can grow in their creativity, skills and most importantly their Biblical faith.

“My prayer and hope is that over the next decade we see a movement of strong Christians creating excellent art in a world that is desperate for Truth.” -Monica


Jr. High Science Teacher

Jenny Merwin was born in Mexico but has been in the United States for 29 years. She’s been married to Emmett Merwin for 25 years and together, they have two amazing kids, Erland 21 and Grace 19. She speaks 5 languages and loves to travel and meet people from around the world. She is a very social person, and loves having fun with her students and coworkers.  She has a very “Bubbly” personality, but when she means business, she becomes very engage.  Jenny has a BS degree in Science in Chemistry and Biology with specialization on Microbiology. Her masters degree is in Public Health. She is a former space camp alumni where her team “Destiny” graduated with honors from the US space and rocket center 07/2022.  She has experience in the medical field as well as clinical laboratory training and teaching.  She started teaching Microbiology in 2001 at a University level and fell in love with the idea of sharing science with others. From 2004-2010, she worked in clinical labs and enjoyed it very much, but missed the interaction with students.  From 2010-2015, she stayed home and volunteered at her kids’ schools, where she was asked to start substituting.  She enjoyed teaching younger generations.  In 2015, God called me to work in a Christian school as a Spanish teacher. It was a beautiful experience, she was teaching wonderful young brothers and sisters in Christ, but it wasn’t science. In 2021, God called her to work in what has been the best job of her life.  CCA has been a blessing for her and she prays that God allows her to continue growing and sharing her knowledge with our brothers and sisters in Christ.  She loves her students and she wants to help them develop a love for science, so they can see the love of God within it.


High School English and
Bible Teacher

Cynthia began her story in Africa, a continent as diverse in culture and traditions as the United States. Like many of her students, she has lived many years in places other than Texas. Extended periods of time have been in Kenya, South Africa, England, and California and most recently in Texas. Traveling to many other places in Asia, Europe, and Africa has broadened her understanding of the needs existing in the world.
She spent her childhood and young adulthood in Africa as her parents were missionaries and after completing university, she later returned to marry her childhood sweetheart.  In Africa, she attended both public schools and a missionary boarding school in Kenya (Rift Valley Academy) from which she graduated. She attended both public and Christian universities in Minnesota and California and earned degrees in English and counseling.  She has taught for more than 35 years which includes posts in California, South Africa, and most recently in Texas where I decided to leave public education (Plano West H.S.) to teach at CCA.  Her concentration during these years has included 9th – 12th grades.  In the classroom, she values order which allows students the freedom to read, discuss, and write. Lecturing is secondary in her teaching method and used for introducing material. Discussion is an important method used to prompt thinking and to develop confidence when expressing ideas.  Her academic focus is directed by a Biblical perspective. Within this frame, one quote by Francis Bacon, a 16th Century writer sums up her teaching objective. Bacon said:“Reading maketh a full man, discourse a ready man, and writing a precise man.”  She attempts to engage students by demonstrating how any written argument without knowledge from reading and discussion will lack credibility. So, reading leads students to recognize and develop a Biblical world view. Discourse that is founded on knowledge from reading helps them develop effective written and oral communication skills.  She and her husband, who have been married for 35 years, have two married children and five grandchildren (all under 9 years old), all residing in Texas.  As much as possible we travel to see them.  They are active in their church through worship, Bible Studies, and commitment to living life with their small group which they host in their home. This is one of their favorite moments in their week.  Anything that includes mystery and travel will engage her in reading or watching television programs.  She enjoys “antiquing” with friends just for fun.  She thrives on taking breaks to enjoy cups of English Breakfast tea steeped the British way and served with milk. As she spent many years in British influenced cultures, this tradition is part of her. No Dr. Pepper for her!


English Department Chair
and Teacher
Student Life Director

Casey received her bachelors degree from Texas A&M University in 2009. Since graduating, she has worked with students from as young as 3 years old up to high school seniors. She has been at CCA since 2011, and is thankful that the Lord brought me to this school. “It is a joy and a blessing to work with these students – to discuss literature, study the Bible, and help them organize student and community events.” Although she and her husband are both from Houston, McKinney has easily become home, and they look forward to continuing to raise their baby boy here.


Personal Finance
IPC Teacher

Sarah is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Some of her past work experience includes working for Florida Power & Light in their environmental lab. She was hands on with testing different environmental samples for many different reasons. It was a lot of fun!! She has about 4 years of substitute teaching (K-12) where she felt called to pursue a career in teaching. She loves seeing what kids can do and is excited to hopefully pass on her love for science to them. Also, she loves corny science jokes!! Science Rocks!


Graphic Arts
Bible Teacher

Denise Saltz has been a part of the CCA community since 2005 and has been employed as the graphic arts teacher since 2014. Her classes include yearbook, Photoshop, junior high Bible, and assorted duties. She has a BA from McMurry University in English, Communication, and Public Relations. Denise enjoys reading, swimming, and taking long nature walks when not in school.


Jr High Math &
History Teacher

Katie has over 8 years teaching experience in a wide variety of schools and grade levels. She is apart of a military family that has allowed her travel and teach in many places, most recently Japan. Katie has her Masters of Arts in teaching from University of North Carolina Wilmington. Katie focuses on engaging all learning styles. You will frequently see students up and out of their seats in her classroom! She is joined at CCA with her son and mom, who is a teacher at CCA also.


Math Department Chair
High School Math/Jr. High Math & Science Teacher

This will be Kathleen’s 34th year of teaching and she still loves teaching students! Her favorite sound is “AAAH! (I get now!)” Every one of those years have been teaching math and science (mostly all math). In the past, she has taught every grade from 2nd through Algebra. In Goose Creek school district, she served as the campus/district math specialist for 13 elementary schools where she taught teachers to teach Kinder through 5th grade. The desire to be close to her daughter and grandchildren brought her to Mckinney and Melissa ISD where she went back to the classroom and taught 6th grade until she retired from public school and came to CCA. The last few years, she has been teaching 6th through 8th grade math and this year she is expanding to high school math and 8th grade science. She attends First Melissa church. She loves spending time with her grandkids, loves cruising, sea turtles, and seeing other parts of the world. Interesting fact, she was born in Taiwan and lived in Japan for almost five years.


Jr. High English, Learning Lab & Computer Science Teacher

Kristen fell in love with the CCA community, structure and values while going through the new family interview process for her daughter’s kindergarten year. Being a teacher, she quickly applied and was lucky enough to be hired that same year for a middle school position.  Kristen graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas Summa Cum Laude and with Major Honors for INDS Public Relations and Psychology. She continued to get her teaching certificate, beginning her career in McKinney ISD.

“I have a habit of thinking of each child as if they were my own and enjoy partnering with parents to help students succeed. I believe learning should be fun and engaging while providing structure and working to high expectations.” -Kristen


P.E. Teacher

Aaron Stiefer has been a part of the CCA community for the last four years and has used his twelve years of coaching, his passion for sports, and his love for the Lord in every position he has served in. He currently serves as the Jr High Athletic Coordinator,
Jr High/Elementary PE teacher and coaches Jr High Boys Football, Basketball, Track, and Jr High Girls Softball.

He’s a proud Texas native who cheers for Oklahoma Sooners and loves eating Tex-Mex & Whataburger, and Dr. Pepper is his drink of choice. When Stiefer is not coaching at CCA, you can find him coaching and volunteering his time at PSA or First McKinney.


Coordinator of
Special Programs
Dyslexia Therapist

23-24 will be Tammie’s eighth year at CCA. Before coming to CCA, she was retired for two years but before that she was a speech therapist and teacher of students with special needs for 33 years in several school districts throughout Northeast Texas. She retired from Frisco ISD where she taught for 11 years. She enjoys working with students who need just a little more individual help in a smaller setting. They may have a learning difference but are very capable of succeeding with the extra help. Seeing each one of them improve and become more confident learners is truly a blessing.  She lives in Princeton Texas with her husband, Donnie. Together, they have five children and six grandchildren. She loves cooking, reading, and shopping for bargains!!  CCA is a great school and she is blessed to be a part of the staff here.


Fine Arts Chair
Secondary Art Teacher

After graduating with Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Cyndi held several graphic design positions for various ad agencies before having children and staying home with them for awhile. Honestly, it was never in her plan to teach. Once she learned of the secondary art teacher opening through a friend at her church, she couldn’t stop thinking about it. So, she dusted off her portfolio, updated her resumé and went to the interview. She remembers leaving that interview energized at the opportunity to build a curriculum and expand the department. That was in 2009. Since then, she has personally developed 5 different secondary art classes and assisted her 5 team members in developing theirs. She can’t imagine her life without this community of people and she looks forward to what God has planned for the Art Department and CCA in the years to come.