The difference is our people.
At High Point Classical Academy, our passionate faculty and staff are committed to shaping the hearts and minds of our students, helping them to become well-rounded individuals who are ready to face the world with confidence. We offer a rigorous, classical Christian education that emphasizes critical thinking, creativity, and a love of learning.
I am a committed educator with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary and Kindergarten Education from Pennsylvania State University. My passion for education has been nurtured through a variety of roles over my career, providing me with a unique blend of experience. From serving as a daily and long-term substitute teacher for grades K-6 at Dallas Area School District and Lake Lehman Area School District, to working as a homebound instructor, student tutor, and autistic student aide, I've honed my skills in diverse educational settings. My most fulfilling role, however, has been as a homeschooling mom to my own children. Beyond the classroom, I've been an active member of the Fellowship Church in Dallas, Pennsylvania for over 33 years and, in 2020, undertook the role of Kids Church Coordinator. Leading a team of more than 75 volunteers to serve the needs of our church families and their children has been a rewarding experience. My core belief and mission is training children in the truth of God's word.
I'm a seasoned educator with diverse teaching experience, spanning public schools, preschools, and homeschooling. My professional journey began at Indiana University where I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I have had the privilege of nurturing young minds in multiple roles, including a 7th grade English teacher, a facilitator for 7th and 8th grade gifted classes, and an instructional assistant in a middle school. Currently, I hold certifications to teach middle level Science and Social Studies, English for grades seven through twelve, and also work as a Library-Media Specialist. Teaching is more than a career to me, it's a passion, a commitment to shaping future generations. I'm excited to be teaching at HPCA where I can continue making a meaningful impact.
I am a graduate of Baptist Bible College, where I earned a Bachelor's degree in Health and Physical Education. Following my graduation, I took up a teaching position at Grace Community School in California, where I spent a couple of enriching years before stepping away to focus on raising my family. Outside of my professional life, I am an avid outdoors enthusiast. I take great pleasure in activities such as hiking and canoeing, as well as playing sports with my four boys. My commitment to nurturing and education extends beyond the classroom, as evidenced by my involvement in various children's ministries at High Point Baptist Church over the years.