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OFFICE STAFF

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Dean of Students and Guidance Counselor

Nathan Sharp

Mr. Nathan Sharp is Summit's Dean of Students and Guidance Counselor.  He also teaches our high school Bible classes. This is his third year as a teacher at Summit.  He graduated from Asbury University and Asbury Theological Seminary. His favorite part of teaching is making connections between the class material and life, gaining a greater appreciation for the beauty of creation and the skills God has give each student, and encouraging life-long learning and growth. When he's not spending time with his wife, who is also a teacher, some of Mr. Sharp's favorite things to do are reading non-fiction books, trying new foods, and spending time outdoors.  He also likes to write. Mr. Sharp hopes his students remember that the opportunity to learn and grow in knowledge and character is a gift, one we can receive daily for the rest of our lives.  And that a relationship with God is the primary source of joy and satisfaction.

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Office Manager

Brittany Ogata

Brittany Ogata started working for Summit in June but has been a part of SCA for 4 yrs as a parent. Previous to working here she has worked in real estate, property management, business management, and bookkeeping. She says her favorite part of this job is, "Getting to be a part of the SCA family. The character and integrity of our students and staff amazes me and I am humbled and honored to be here! She has 4 children that attend Summit and she has been married for 18 yrs. Some fun facts about Mrs Ogata are, that she can juggle, she has a parrot named Keiki and she participated in gymnastics and swimming competitively growing up. When we asked her what she hopes the students of Summit remember most about her, she said,"God calls us to care for people and be in fellowship and I hope that the students feel that they are seen, known, and truly cared for and that they are able to go out and care for others in the same way."

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Receptionist

Kristin Hobbs

Kristin Hobbs has been working Summit's receptionist since June of 2020.  She is a graduate of  the University of Kentucky and enjoys working at Summit because it is a faith-based environment.  A fun-fact about Kristin is that she is a black belt in Aikido and has been trying since 2005.  She says, "I hope the students of SCA know that I care about them and want to help them succeed in school and in life"

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Office Assistant and Yearbook Editor

Jane Margaret Aguhob Childress

Jane Margaret has been working and volunteering as office support staff for 3 years at Summit. Before becoming a mother, she worked for University of Kentucky Medical Center for 16 years as a Patient Relations Assistant in several departments throughout the years.  She attended Baylor University and University of Kentucky.  She enjoys working in office work, answering phones, making copies, scheduling events, customer service, creating documents and spreadsheets, etc.  She is married to our athletic director, Jason Childress, and they have 3 children, Rick, Eulalia and Declan.  She has been the Handbell Director at her church for the last 8 years and played handbell's since she was 10 years old with her family.  She enjoys cooking, baking, crafting and sports in general.  When we asked her what she hopes the students remember about her, she said, "I hope students know that they can come to ask me anything and hope I am able to accommodate them.  I want to be helpful, in general, to all the students, parents and their families."

Preschool

PRESCHOOL STAFF

PRESCHOOL STAFF

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Preschool Director

Rachel Osborne

Mrs. Rachel Osborne is in her third year at Summit Christian Academy. She has a bachelor's degree from Western Governors University in Business Management and she worked for Jefferson Country Public Schools for 12 years. She is also an Ordained Minister in the Assembly of God. She loves spending time with her husband, Scott and their two adult sons, Chris and Justin, and Cortney their daughter-in-love. Some of her favorite things are: spending time outside gardening, being around water (lakes and beaches are my favorite), traveling, and scrapbooking. 
 
Rachel has worked with children in various setting for the past 30 years including being a Children's Pastor for 7 years. She has a passion to see children learn and thrive. She says, "Children are like little sponges that soak in all the information their teachers are teaching them. I love seeing their faces light up when they learn something new. My favorite thing I love to see is when a child realizes the need to ask Jesus into their heart. Children are world changers. Jesus even said, 'Anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.' My hope and prayer for every child at Summit Christian Preschool is that they will grow mentally, physically, and spiritually."
 
Rachel hopes that each child will remember their time in Summit Christian Preschool as a time they were loved, felt safe, had a lot of fun, but most of all they learned about Jesus.
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Preschool Assistant Director and Teacher

Kelley Wheeler

Mrs. Kelley Murphy Wheeler is the transitional kindergarten teacher and the SCA Preschool Assistant Director.  Mrs. Wheeler was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky and attended the University of Kentucky where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social work.  She has worked in the area of Social Work for many years prior to coming to Summit in March 2011.  She believes all children are a gift from God and each one has special gifts and talents.  Her love for children and her desire to serve the Lord led her to the teaching profession.  "There is no other place on earth like Summit Christian Academy.  I feel truly blessed to be part of such an amazing Christian-based school".

To see more about Mrs.Wheeler's classroom and curriculum please watch her video by clicking on the following link: https://youtu.be/bzIRIiOr7us

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Preschool 2s Teacher

Haley Yeaples

Haley Yeaples is a Preschool Teaching assistant. She is usually working with the 3 year olds.This is her first year teaching at SCA. She graduated from West Jessamine High School.  Her favorite part about teaching and assisting is seeing the kid's face light up when they understand something or when she has just made them really happy about something. She says, "I hope that the kids see how patient I was in teaching them and they see that is something they deserve in their educational career. Kids learn at their own pace and it’s important to understand that and help them achieve it."

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Preschool 3's Teacher

Kimberly White

Mrs. Kimberly White is in her fifth year as a preschool teacher but this is her second year at Summit. She recieved her certification and master in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education through the University of Kentucky.  Her bachelors degree is from Asbury University in Elementary Education.  As a student at Asbury she received the Roy L. Lauter Servant Leadership award for her work with the children at Nathaniel United Methodist Mission.  Mrs. White says she enjoys being creative and seeing her students creativity come out as well.  She really enjoys the outdoors, especially hiking and camping.  She used to play soccer and basketball and her favorite food is fish tacos. When asked what is the one thing she hopes her students remember about her, she said, "I hope to instill in my students a love for books."

To see more about Mrs. White's classroom and curriculum please watch her video by clicking on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEOwHG4tl7U&t=8s

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Preschool 3's Teacher

Gabby Erwin

Gabby Erwin is in her second year teaching at Summit.  She says she loves teaching in preschool because, "To the preschoolers, everything is new and fascinating! Watching them discover and learn about the world around them is one of my favorite parts of the day. I hope my students will remember how much they are loved and that I love their hugs everyday!"

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Preschool 4's Teacher

Cassandra Fox

Cassandra Fox has been working in education for 20 years. From babies in daycares to subbing in the 11th grade classroom. Her degree is focused on Pre-K through 5th grade. She has her bachelor degree in Elementary Education from Asbury University. This is her first year at Summit! She says her favorite part of teaching is watching the children figure something out. "Watching the learning take place right in front of me!!! That’s exciting!" She has 3 children: her daughter is 20, her son is 16 and she has a 3-year-old daughter. She says, "They are my happy, my hobbies, my life!"

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PRESCHOOL STAFF

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Preschool 4's Teacher

Crystal Ball

Ms. Crystal Ball is one of the preschool teachers at Summit Christian Academy.  She has spent many years teaching and coaching young children.  This adventure started back in 2001 as an assistant teacher at a local art museum in Huntington, West Virginia.  After college, she moved to Lexington, Kentucky, in 2006 and began a career in Graphic Design. She then came back to teaching in 2011 as a lead preschool teacher.  She realized her love for children and the desire to see them excel in every aspect of their lives.  Recently, she went back to school and completed her early childhood training.  "I do not take what I do every day lightly.  I believe that every day here at Summit Christian Academy we are impacting young lives in a positive way.  As those young lives grow and mature they can go out and be world changers for Christ."

To see more about MS. Ball's classroom and curriculum please watch her video by clicking on the following link: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0DsMwEyAjQ&t=1s

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Preschool Assistant

Jennifer Ogata

Jennifer Ogata has worked in education since graduating in 2001. She graduated Indiana University (Bloomington) with a B.S. in Art Education K-12. She worked as a substitute and volunteered in the public school for many years and she has also worked with challenged teens in a Christian recovery program.

Jennifer was trained in Montessori and taught for several years in a Montessori school. She has also been trained in disability ministry and wrote a kids book to encourage every child, sharing Christ's truth and love.

Jennifer and her husband became Foster/adoptive Parents in 2019 and are in the process of adopting their son who will be attending preschool in January 2023. She loves teaching young minds about Jesus and His love for them. She says, "I hope children see the joy Jesus has given me and has in store for them as they follow HIM."

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Preschool Assistant

Alicia Michel

Alicia Michel is a preschool assistant and she visits each classroom for at least a few minutes each day.

She graduated from Asbury College in 2001 with a bachelor degree in Accounting. In 2006, she left the workplace to stay home with her children and that led into 10 years of homeschooling, which she says she absolutely loved. She is married and has 2 children in high school this year at Summit. She enjoys hiking, reading, board games, and drinking tea with friends. She says she is excited to be working with preschoolers because they are full of excitement and it is so contagious! When we asked her what she hopes her students remember about her she said, "I hope they remember me as someone who loves Jesus and loves them and makes them each feel valuable."

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Preschool Assistant

Lindsay Bliss

Mrs. Lindsay Bliss is one of Summit’s preschool assistants. She has been happily married to her childhood friend, Steven, for 7 years and together they have two sons, Lincoln and Watson. She is also the stepmother to Steven’s teenage daughter, Marley. This is her first year working for Summit, but her children’s third year attending here. Lindsay graduated from Elizabethtown Community & Technical College in 2013 with an Associate Degree in Applied Science - Culinary Arts, Food & Beverage Management, Professional Catering and Personal Chef. She earned a spot on the Dean’s List and President’s Honor Roll all three years of attendance. Lindsay has several years of experience working as a summer camp counselor for foster care children and has even ran a small child care business out of her home. She says her favorite thing about being surrounded by young minds is their innocence and how funny they can be! Their laughter is food for the soul. Lindsay is most excited about this new role at Summit because she says, “It gives me the chance to guide these babies to Christ and teach them about how great he truly is! God has blessed me with a servants heart and I believe he has placed me in this position to serve his children and spread his word. I hope they all remember me as someone who loved them, was fun and inviting, and who always provided them with comfort and security while their parents were away.” 

 

“Start children off on the right path. And even when they are old, they will not turn away from it.”

Proverbs 22:6 

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Preschool Assistant

Heather  Widaman

This is Heather Widaman's first year at Summit. She is coming to us after running a daycare out of her home for the past two years. She went to BCTC here in Lexington and she says her favorite part about teaching is, "being able to see the young minds of children grow and learn everyday. Watching children learn new things and getting excited about their accomplishments is so rewarding to experience." Some fun facts about Mrs. Widaman are that she is in the process of being a surrogate to a family in China, she loves playing board games or working on puzzles, and her favorite food is mexican food. Her family is small but mighty! Her husband Nicholas works as a teacher in Scott county and her son Jackson will be attending his first year of preschool here at Summit Christian Academy. They have a pet cat named Simba. She says the one thing that she hopes her students remember about her is, "my gentle and fun personality and that I took the time to work with them on things they struggled with."

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Preschool Assistant

Jenalee Lashbrook

Jenalee Lashbrook is one of Summit's preschool assistants.  This is her first year working at Summit and she says her favorite part is, "The children! They brighten my day and make me laugh everyday." She has been married for 13 years and her two children, Stella and Lincoln, also attend Summit as students. Jenalee said one of her favorite pass times is to read! When we asked her what she hopes her students remember about her, she said, "I hope they know I love them and care deeply and that they (children and staff) make my life better." 

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Preschool Assistant & PM Care

Sarah Sellards

This is Sarah Sellards first year at Summit Christian Academy.  What she loves most about working with children is seeing their faces light up when they learn something new. Some fun facts about Ms. Sellards is that she writes lyrics, poems and stories. She enjoys crocheting, arts and crafts. She also loves to sing. Her favorite meal is pot roast and she has a son name Noah. She hopes that the children leave the school year knowing how much God loves them and that she loves them too.

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Preschool Assistant & PM Care

Ramona Mendez

Ramona Mendez has been teaching for 13 years. She has been teaching at Summit for one year. She went to Liberty University to further her education and study Biblical studies and theology.  She belongs to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and her favorite part of teaching is inspiring students with the word of God. Her favorite hobby is spending time in nature and her favorite food is beef stew with white rice. She has been married to Ivan Mercado for 26 years and they have a mini puddle named Perla that they love so much. She says, "One thing I hope students remember about my teaching is how I encourage them to accept and care for one another."

Elementary School

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (K-5)

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Kindergarten Teacher

Shannon Cox

Mrs. Shannon Cox has been teaching in a christian school setting for 13 years and this is her 7th year at Summit. Shannon attended Moorhead State University where she obtained her Bachelors Degree in Education.  She says her favorite part of teaching is, "the new family I gain each year. I love my students and enjoy getting to know them and their precious families." Mrs. Cox has a dog named Molly and two turtles named, Orlando and Flash.  She is the youngest of 6 children. There were 3 girls and 3 boys. She has now been married to her husband, Brad, for 22 years and they have 3 sons and a daughter in law.  Shannon says, "One thing I hope my students learn while in my classroom is to know they are loved by me and by our Father in Heaven! I also would like them to learn to live out Colossians 3:23. ' Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters'"

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First Grade Teacher

Hannah Halbert

Ms. Hannah Halbert is in her second year of teaching at Summit Christian Academy, but before teaching at Summit, she worked as a Kindergarten Assistant and Preschool Assistant in the public school system. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2017, Cum Laude. Her degree is in Family Sciences with a minor in Education. Her favorite part about teaching is watching the children soak up all the knowledge. She says, "I love being able to be part of their education journey!" When Hannah is not teaching, she is either walking her dog, watching a movie, or spending time with her family. She is also very involved in her church. When we asked her what she hopes her students remember about her, she said, "I hope my students remember how encouraging I was to them!"

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Second Grade Teacher

Nora Cardona

Mrs. Nora Cardona is the second grade teacher and loves working with Summit Christian Academy's elementary students in reading to explore what God wants them to know about Him and who He wants them to be.  Mrs. Cardona believes that reading is the gateway to being educated in other subjects and encourages her students to love reading.  She began her teaching career in her early 20's as a preschool assistant and she returned to college to earn her teaching certificate in Early Childhood Education to continue in a career in education. Nora earned her B.A. in Physical Education, emphasis on Athletic Training, from Whittier College, CA, and her ECE Certificate from Cerritos College, CA.  She is currently re-certified in elementary education through ACSI. Mrs. Cardona has been married to her husband, Jehoshaphat, for 24 years and they have two children, Elianna and Elijah.  She also has a Pomeranian Chihuahua named Honey.  Mrs. Cardona says her favorite part of teaching is witnessing a child's progress in their learning throughout the school year, seeing those "light bulb" moments, but most of all "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth." 3 John 1:4.  Mrs. Cardona hopes that her students will remember that she loves them in the love of Christ and that she cared deeply about every facet of their education, especially that God should permeate every aspect of their lives and thoughts."

To see more about Mrs. Cardona's classroom and curriculum please watch her video by clicking the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0poueQHPdbQ

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Third Grade Teacher

Elizabeth Brunetti

Ms. Elizabeth Brunetti is the third-grade teacher at Summit Christian Academy. She was born and raised in Lexington, Ky and attended Western Ky University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree. Upon graduating from WKU Ms. Brunetti moved to Atlanta, Ga. and lived there 17 years. While in Atlanta, she worked in Property Management, and with the 94th Airwing of the USAF. She taught Sunday school and was a Bible Study Fellowship Children’s teacher. She moved back to Lexington in 2011 with her son , Noah, to be closer to her family. Ms. Brunetti has worked with children at her church, VBS, and in SCA preschool. She earned her Masters in Education from University of the Cumberlands graduating Summa Cum Laude. When not at work Ms. Brunetti can be found at the pool, reading, attending her son’s sports events, or in her garden.

When asked what she hopes students remember most she said, “I hope my students remember that our loving and perfect God created them on purpose with a divine purpose. His plan for them is perfect “

( Jeremiah 29:11)

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Fourth Grade Teacher

Kara Watkins

Mrs. Kara Watkins is the fourth grade teacher at Summit Christian Academy.  She has been educating hearts and minds in Christian schools for the past 11 years.  She graduated from Georgetown College in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  She also received her Master's degree in  2017 from Georgetown College in Teacher Leadership with an endorsement in literacy.  Mrs. Watkins believes teaching in a Christian school prepares the students to be lifelong learners of God's Word and academics.  She believes teaching students to search out God's will for their lives is of utmost importance and guides them in this search.  Mrs.  Watkins is married and has a daughter and a son. She loves to cook and really enjoys teaching her preschool aged daughter how to cook.  It's one of their favorite things to do together.  Mrs. Watkins says, "I pray that upon leaving my classroom the thing they remember the most is that I love them and, even more, I pray they know that God loves them."

To see more about Mrs. Watkins classroom and curriculum please watch her video by clicking on the following link: https;//www. you've.com/watch?v=iVul4MO

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Fifth Grade Teacher

Katelin Austin

This is Mrs. Austin’s first year at SCA but her sixth year teaching overall. She just moved here from Omaha, NE where she was a stay at home mother to her two children. Mrs. Austin is from Eugene, OR but has lived all over the United States. She student taught in Nebraska and Maryland and has lived with her husband in Idaho, Utah, Nebraska and now the beautiful state of Kentucky. She graduated from Concordia University, Nebraska. She loves teaching in a Christian School setting because it allows her to openly share the love of Jesus with all her students and see them discover a personal relationship with Him. In her spare time she loves traveling with her family and going on adventures to new places. When she isn’t traveling she is probably watching sports with her husband cheering on the Colorado pro teams or her Oregon Ducks.

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Elementary Assistant

Melissa Brewer

Melissa Brewer has been teaching a little over 28 years ​but this is her first year at Summit. Her Master's Degree was completed at EKU and her Bachelor's degree is from UK.  She was National Board certified in K-12 Library Science and also holds certification in technology and distributive education. Her favorite part about teaching is that she loves to see the growth in students. Mrs. Brewer has been happily married for 29 years. They have two daughters.  Her oldest is 19 and a sophomore at UK and her youngest is 10 and in 5th grade. When we asked her what she hopes her students remember about her most, she said, "I hope they know it was a pleasure for me to work with them and see them grow."

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Middle School

MIDDLE SCHOOL

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Math and Science Teacher

Marie White

Marie White received a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Math and Science from Northen Kentucky University. Her teaching experience includes 25+ years in the state of Kentucky. She retired from public school teaching and has been at Summit Christian Academy since 2013. She believes teaching middle school math and science at SCA is a great joy and wonderful experience with it's small community atmosphere. Ms. White is a strong advocate for inquiry-based and hands-on-learning as students at Summit Christian Academy are intensely curious. A primary focus of Ms. White's is integrating biblical truth with the latest scientific findings.

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Language Arts Teacher

Jamie Masters

Mrs. Masters is excited to be teaching middle school English and high school Creative Writing.  She has taught high school English for over ten years and graduated from Morehead State University with a B.A. in English and Secondary Education.  She earned a M.A. in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University and she is also a Children's Ministry Director for her home church here in Lexington.  She is married to her amazing husband Scott, and they have one son, Ethan, who is also a student here at SCA. She also has three spoiled rotten kitties who she says runs their household more than they do! Her favorite part about working with young people is helping them see the potential in who they can become. She says,  "If I help in strengthening their writing skills so they can better express themselves or honing reading skills so that literature can take them to amazing places through imagination and craft, then I am so blessed to be part of that journey in helping them grow.  Because we are Christians, being able to teach all of this from a Biblical worldview, reminding them of who they are and who they are called to be - even in an academic setting - is so very special! I pray that my students always remember that they are loved and protected in my classroom.  I hope they know that while I always have high expectations, their success is my goal and I'm willing to help push and encourage them every step of the way. "

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Bible and History

Desiree Wilson

This is Desirée Wilson’s first year at Summit. She is excited to teach both middle school Bible classes and high school Science, as Scripture and the study of the physical world were designed to teach us the character of God. Ms. Wilson has been educating and ministering to children for the last twenty plus years in both traditional and non-traditional settings around central Kentucky and abroad, including homeschooling her children, Gianna, Jacob, Josiah, and Georja. Ms. Wilson’s education includes a Secondary Social Studies Education degree from the University of Kentucky, a Master of Education with a concentration in Discipleship, and a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in missiology, in which she was an A. Wallace Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship recipient. She is currently completing a Ph.D. in Renewal Theology from the Regent School of Divinity. Ms. Wilson is eager to build relationships with her students as she holds the ministry of teaching and learning as a natural extension of our call to be and make disciples, where everything from phonics to physics cultivates increasing faithfulness in our relations with God, self, and others. She is most looking forward to the discoveries that lie ahead, as together, with her students, they pursue truth, beauty, and goodness through knowing God and being known by Him in all they hope and do.

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High School

HIGH SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

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Math and Chemistry Teacher

Kristina King

Mrs. Kristina King is a happily married mother of 4 and Nana of 2.  Her youngest is currently attending elementary school at Summit.  Her formal education includes an Associates degree in Computer Electronics Technology and a Bachelor's degree in general education with an emphasis on engineering Physics.  Both degrees were earned at EKU where she served as Student Body President/Student Regent.  While a student she completed a NASA training program at Kennedy Space Center and was 1 of 2 U.S. student delegates to the International Astronautical Congress.  Following graduation she worked for the Common wealth of Kentucky for 6-7 years where she earned a national certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional.  She was also recognized with an Award for Continuing Excellence by the Cabinet for Economic Development; and was later named Kentucky Admiral by the Energy and Environment Cabinet while working as the Program Manager for the division of Biofuels.  God planted the seed in her heart to teach years ago when she worked with a grant program through the Science & Technology Corp. to increase Math and Science aptitude in the Appalachian area.  She says, "I am blessed to have had our Father lead me to teach at Summit and hope my students will remember that God has the solution for every problem, mathematical or otherwise.
 

To see more about Mrs. King's classroom and curriculum please watch her video by clicking on the following link:  https://youtu.be/A7uERrOFpHg

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HIGH SCHOOL

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English and History

Sara Beth Floyd

This is  Sara Beth Floyd's first year at Summit.  She is coming to us from Sayre Christian Village, a non-profit retirement community, here in Lexington.  She worked there as the Activity Director for Housing. She loved her job but felt the Lord calling her away from that position and to Summit. Her bachelor’s degree is in Secondary Education English. She received that degree from Tennessee Technological University in 2009 where she graduated Cum Laude. She was hesitant to enter the teaching field at that time and after having a radical salvation experience, she felt the call to ministry and began school at Asbury Theological Seminary where she later received a Master of Divinity degree. She went on to become Ordained in the Assemblies of God and is now the  Children’s Pastor at Nicholasville First Assembly of God. She received a "Making the Difference" award at Sayre for working the entire pandemic in long-term care. She spent a month working on the COVID ward keeping families connected through virtual visits and comforting the sick and dying. It was the most challenging ministry she has ever experienced. Sara Beth has been married for seven years. They have sweet little dog named Sophie Mae and they are currently in the foster to adopt process and cannot wait to expand their family! ​We asked Sara Beth what her favorite part of teaching was and she said, "The big picture. I love when students can grasp how everything they learn works together and even more importantly the meaning it has in their world. Knowledge is meant to be transformational. My favorite moments are when I see students transformed by the knowledge they have acquired. I want them to remember I love them enough to challenge them. Christ’s love for us is challenging and redemptive. I have not loved my students well if I have not challenged them academically and spiritually. I hope when they think back on Mrs. Floyd, they remember they were loved."

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HIGH SCHOOL

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Science and History

Dr. Cheryl Erwin

Dr. Cheryl J. DeBrot-Erwin says she is thrilled to be teaching full-time at SCA!  She has been a substitute for five years and is thankful to now be able to be with our SCA family every day! She is a retired Registered Respiratory Therapist with over 35 years of experience. She and her husband Garry, live on their farm The Huntley Haven of Hope, several miles NW of Perryville, KY with their two dogs Lady and Princess. They enjoy watching all the wildlife, especially the deer wander into their front yard. They are the proud parents of 2 grown sons and 2 grandsons.  Dr. Erwin is so thankful to be able to share about Jesus Christ in the class and to utilize biblical integration with the subjects she is teaching. She is currently teaching High School Cultural Geography, Biology, Physical Science and 8th Grade History. She graduated in 1976 from Friends University with BS in Biology. Her Master of Arts in Religion degree is from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary was earned in May 2009. Her Doctorate is in Education Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in December of 2015. She enjoys teaching piano lessons and has formed a choir at her church in Danville. Our Lord called her to minister to widows and other grieving people in 2009 and has established 2 widow ministries that are still ongoing today. She loves teaching Generation Z and influencing them for Christ! Ephesians 3:20

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ENRICHMENT

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Athletics Director

Jason Childress

Jason Childress is Summit's Athletic Director and Gym teacher.  He has been teaching for 4 years and graduated from Brescia University in Owensboro, KY.  He was selected to officiate 2 boys Lacrosse State Championship games for 2019 and Girls Lacrosse State Championship in 2017.  His favorite part of teaching is encouraging students to meet their potential.  He is married to his beautiful wife, Jane Margaret, and he has two boys and a girl, ages 23, 8, and 3 years.  He spent 8 years in the Navy as a Radio Man.  And he has officiated and coached several sports teams over the last 30 years. He is an umpire with the Bluegrass Barons in the 1869 Vintage Baseball League under the alias of "Chilly".  They have played on two major league baseball fields and on local TV Broadcasts.  When asked what he hopes his students remember about him, Mr. Childress says, "I want my students to remember me for being fair and helpful to them in their education."

To see more about Mr. Childress classroom and curriculum please watch his video by clicking on the following link: https://youtu.be/bGMMEi_i2Y

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Music and Art Teacher

Becky Stewart

This is Becky Stewart’s first year at Summit Christian Academy as the Art and Music teacher. She began educating hearts and minds in 2000, where she taught Art in Fayette County. She then taught in the PreK, Elementary, and in High School for 7 years in various areas, including Art and Music in Christian Schools. She has been a sub and teacher’s aide for the past five years at a Christian School. She graduated from Marshall University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art Education K-12 cum laude, where she ran cross country and track on a full scholarship. She began her love for music at five years old learning to play the piano. She believes music and art are gifts from God that should be used to glorify Him and that all students can learn that God has designed them for a purpose and are to use that purpose to Glorify Him. Mrs. Stewart has been married to her husband Donovan for 22 years and they have two wonderful children ages 14 and 17, and a fur baby, Pacer, who will be 5 in November. She and her husband planted The Mission Church of Lexington over 4 years ago where she happily serves as the Pastor’s Wife, Sings for Worship, and teaches the Wednesday Night K-5th Grade class. She loves serving the Lord, spending time with her family, camping, and watching her children compete in their athletic competitions. Her favorite part about teaching is the students, being with them and showing them that they can do so much more than they think they are capable of! She knows God created her for them. She says, “They become my family, and each get a special place in my heart.” When asked what she hopes her students remember about her, Mrs. Stewart says, “I want my students to remember how much I love the Lord and how much I love them and have very much enjoyed teaching them about God’s gifts and spending time with them as part of their journey in education.”

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Spanish and Drama Teacher

Frankie Henry

Mrs. Frankie Henry is in her third year of teaching. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berea College in May of 2020 where she received her degree in Spanish. While at Berea, she worked as a high school peer mentor and as an editorial assistant for a literary quarterly. She also co-wrote and co-directed a theatre performance in conjunction with Berea College and her home high school. She says her favorite part of teaching is, "when students are able to make larger connections between what they are learning and the greater world. It is very meaningful for me when I see that students are able to relate their earning with what is happening in their own lives." Some interesting facts about Mrs. Henry is that she loves telenovelas (Spanish soap operas). She also loves to craft -- knit, sew, paint, build, create! Traveling is one of her favorite hobbies, and she has been to nine countries so far! When we asked her to choose one thing that she hopes her students remember about her, she said, "I would hope that they would remember that I made them each feel special, unique, and valuable."

To see more about Mrs. Henry's classroom please click on the following link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNbMJc9RHD8&t=5s

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