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Faculty and Staff

Office Staff



Academy Principal 

Heather Gibbons

Heather Gibbons is our school's Principal. She has a bachelor's degree in Family Consumer Sciences Education from Morehead State University and a master's degree in Educational Leadership from Eastern Kentucky University.  With nearly two decades of experience in education, including a position as a lead pre-school teacher, teaching 4th grade, and then teaching in both middle school and high school, Mrs. Gibbons has a well rounded background in education.  These experiences give her a unique perspective that benefit all areas of our preschool and K-12 academy. Mrs. Gibbons has a long history on this campus.  She has been a member of Lexington First Assembly of God since 2001.  Both of Mrs. Gibbons' children attended Summit Christian Academy through 8th grade.  Mrs. Gibbons was also a teacher at SCA for five years.  Because of her passion for Summit Christian Academy, Mrs. Gibbons joined the SCA School Board in 2019 and has served as the secretary of the School Board since that time.


Assistant Principal & H.S. Bible Teacher

Sarah Beth Floyd

This is  Sara Beth Floyd 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. 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.


Guidance Counselor & Middle School Grammar 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. 


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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."



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"





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 family. Rachel has worked with children in various settings for the past 30 years including being a Children's Pastor for over a decade. 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. I love to see 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.



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 joined the team at Summit in March 2011.  



Preschool Assistant

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.



Preschool Teacher (3yo)

Gabby Erwin

Gabby Erwin has been teaching at Summit since 2021. 


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Preschool Teacher (4yo)

Kimberly White

Mrs. Kimberly White became part of SCA in 2021 but has nearly a decade of experience in the preschool setting. She received her Certification and Master in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education through the University of Kentucky.  Her Bachelors 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.  


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Preschool Teacher (4yo)

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. 



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.



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.


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Preschool Assistant

Lindsay Bliss

Mrs. Lindsay Bliss is one of Summit’s preschool assistants. 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.


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Preschool Assistant & PM Care

Sarah Sellards

Sarah join Summit Christian Academy staff in 2023. 

Elementary School



First Grade Teacher

Hannah Halbert

Ms. Hannah Halbert has taught at Summit Christian Academy since 2021, 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. 


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. 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. 


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  for 17 years before returning back to KY. She earned her Masters in Education from University of the Cumberlands graduating Summa Cum Laude. 


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 over a decade.  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.  

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Fifth Grade Teacher

Katelin Austin

New to SCA, but with over 5 years of teaching, Mrs. Austin 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 graduated from Concordia University, Nebraska with a degree in Education.


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Math and Science Teacher

Marie White

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Middle School Bible

Fontez Hill




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High School Math

Steve Hill 



High School Science 

Sarah Hoke



Music and Art Teacher

Becky Stewart

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Gym Teacher

Aaron Lawson


Drama Sponsor & I.T. Liaison

Frankie Henry

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