About/Faculty & Staff

Committed to living out our faith.

Investing in our students

Here at Granville Christian Academy, we see our teachers as one of our most valuable resources. Our teachers are committed servants who love the Lord and have the desire to lead our students to grow in their knowledge and in their love of Christ. Our faculty sees their position at GCA as a divine calling from the Lord and they mentor our students by modeling a Christian lifestyle and cultivating their character both inside and outside the classroom.

A deep passion for Christian education.

We believe in preparing students to become who they are called to be. Our goal is to provide students a clear path toward spiritual growth so they may develop into mature, compassionate spiritual leaders. We do this by living out our own faith, partnering with parents and students, and providing the most tools and resources for students to get the most out of their biblically based education.

Administration

Josh Sexton

Head of School

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[email protected]
740-587-4423

Josh Sexton

Head of School

Jason Stump

Director of Operations

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[email protected]
740-587-4423 Ext.404

Jason Stump

Director of Operations

April Dusthimer

Director of Development

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[email protected]
(740) 587-4423 Ext. 403

April Dusthimer

Director of Development

Mark Labutis

Enrollment

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[email protected]
740-587-4423 Ext.140

Mark Labutis

Enrollment

Rachael Hernandez

Instructional Coach

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[email protected]
(740) 587-4423 Ext.242

Rachael Hernandez

Instructional Coach

Phil Hubbard

Athletic Director

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[email protected]
740-587-4423 Ext.215

Phil Hubbard

Athletic Director

Esther Thacker

Office Manager

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[email protected]
740-587-4423 Ext.401

Esther Thacker

Office Manager

Elementary

Michelle Chetnik

Kindergarten

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[email protected]
740-587-4423

Michelle Chetnik

Kindergarten

Lynn Waterer

1st Grade

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[email protected]
740-587-4423

Lynn Waterer

1st Grade

Ginger Lowery

1st Grade

Mrs. Lowery is our first grade teacher. She has a Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education from Florida Christian College and earned her Masters degree through Ashland University and Marygrove College. Mrs. Lowery has been teaching for 31 years, 23 of which have been in Christian Education. She loves traveling, spending time with her family, and being a Mimi! She has one daughter, Jordan, who graduated from GCA, a son-in-law, Mark, who is a police officer, and two amazing grandsons, Benson and Bodhi. GCA is Mrs. Lowery’s second family! She loves her colleagues, her amazing students, and our wonderful community feel! She also loves that she can stop and pray with her students at any time of the day and can worship with her co-workers and students throughout the week! Friday chapels are her favorite!

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740-587-4423

Ginger Lowery

1st Grade

Sabrina Poling

2nd Grade

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(740) 587-4423

Sabrina Poling

2nd Grade

Kelly Rosinski

3rd Grade

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740-587-4423

Kelly Rosinski

3rd Grade

Julie Hubbard

4th Grade

Catherine Exline

5th Grade

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[email protected]
740-587-4423

Catherine Exline

5th Grade

Tracy Pound

Reading Intervention

Mrs. Pound is our reading intervention specialist at GCA. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Ohio University and is licensed as a K-12 Intervention specialist and she has her K-12 Reading Endorsement. She has been teaching in Christian Education for 10 years having a total of 20 years of education experience. Mrs. Pound loves to read! She has been married to her husband, Tom, who is the lead pastor at Spring Hills Baptist Church, for 24 years. They have three beautiful girls, Elizabeth and Olivia, who are both GCA graduates, and Ella, who will be a senior this year. Their family also has a 2-year-old, very large, golden doodle named Charlie. Mrs. Pound loves helping our GCA students grow in their reading skills and their confidence!

[email protected]
740-587-4423

Tracy Pound

Reading Intervention

Angel Stoolfire

Intervention Coordinator

Mrs. Stoolfire is our second grade teacher. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from The Ohio State University and a Master of Arts degree in Education from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Mrs. Stoolfire also has her K-12 Reading Endorsement. She has been teaching for four years and has been at GCA for the past two years. She enjoys watching her kids in their sports and activities, gardening, camping and riding side-by-sides! Mrs. Stoolfire and her husband, Brian, have two children: Camden, who will be in third grade this year at GCA, and Delanie, who will be in second grade. Mrs. Stoolfire loves teaching at GCA and loves that her students become family and feel like her own kids!

[email protected]
740-587-4423

Angel Stoolfire

Intervention Coordinator

Middle School/High School

Jennifer Haga

Math

Mrs. Haga teaches Middle School Math and High School Algebra 1. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Mathematics and English from Lipscomb University. She has been teaching for 10 years, all of which has been  in Christian Education. Mrs. Haga enjoys spending time with her family, walking with friends and trying out new restaurants. She has been married to her husband Gary for 25 years and they have three children who have all attended GCA since kindergarten. Their oldest son, Reed, is attending medical school at Ohio University. Their oldest daughter, Perri, is a senior at Lipscomb University, majoring in molecular biology, and their youngest daughter, Addie, is a junior at GCA this year. Mrs. Haga loves teaching math, especially to our GCA students–they are amazing!

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740-587-4423

Jennifer Haga

Math

John Smith

Math/Science

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(740) 587-4423

John Smith

Math/Science

Angie Miller

Science/Spanish

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(740) 587-4423

Angie Miller

Science/Spanish

Nicole DeVito

English/Spanish

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(740) 587-4423

Nicole DeVito

English/Spanish

Carly Sumption

English/Math

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(740) 587-4423

Carly Sumption

English/Math

Pat Johnson

Student Services Coordinator, Electives

Mrs. Johnson is our Student Services Coordinator, our High School Student Council Advisor and also teaches elective courses at GCA. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Indiana University. She has been teaching for 21 years, with 19 of those years being in Christian Education. She enjoys spending time with her family, visiting friends and family in other states, watching sports matches, doing Sudoku puzzles, planning trips, and watching movies/tv series with my daughters. Mrs. Johnson is the youngest of 11 children and has two grown daughters of her own, Marisah and Peyton. Marisah has been married to her son-in-love, Cameron, for 5 years and they have her grandson, Hudson who is 4. They are expecting her second grandson in September! Mrs. Johnson’s favorite part about teaching at GCA is the students. They keep her young, accountable, and they encourage her to keep guiding them towards Jesus. She is so blessed to be a part of this wonderful staff!

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740-587-4423

Pat Johnson

Student Services Coordinator, Electives

Jamie Marzulli

History

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740-587-4423

Jamie Marzulli

History

Annette Parker

History, Electives

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740-587-4423

Annette Parker

History, Electives

Bill Simpson

Bible

Mr. Simpson teaches High School Bible Classes at GCA. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comprehensive Bible from Cedarville University and a Master of Arts degree in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Mr. Simpson has been teaching for six years, four of which have been in Christian Education. Mr. Simpson enjoys running, attending the gym, reading, and playing sports in his spare time. He is the older brother to four younger sisters with three brothers-in-law, two nieces and a nephew. Mr. Simpson loves teaching at GCA and has particularly enjoyed the community that the faculty and staff share together in their mission to teach our students.

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740-587-4423

Bill Simpson

Bible

Laura Tidball

English

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740-587-4423

Laura Tidball

English

Specials

Beth Gosiewski

Art

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(740) 587-4423

Beth Gosiewski

Art

Beth Chaconas

PE

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(740) 587-4423

Beth Chaconas

PE

Donna Dufresne

Technology

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740-587-4423

Donna Dufresne

Technology

Jennifer Hill

Library

Mrs. Hill is our librarian at GCA and spends most of her time with our elementary students. She has a Bachelor of Education degree in Early Childhood Education from The Ohio State University. She has been at GCA for 15 years and has taught in schools for 22 years altogether. Reading is her favorite hobby, but she also enjoys gardening and sewing. Mrs. Hill has been married to her husband Don for 31 years and they have a daughter, Olivia, who is getting married this year and will be graduating in the spring with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Teaching in a Christian school gives our staff the freedom to integrate faith and Biblical values every day! She loves to discuss the true reason we celebrate Christmas and Easter– our Savior! She is so blessed to be the GCA Librarian and to have the opportunity to invest in the next generation of God’s Kingdom! 

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740-587-4423

Jennifer Hill

Library

Brad Pilkington

Choir

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(740) 587-4423

Brad Pilkington

Choir

Mark Elliott

Chapel

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Mark Elliott

Chapel

Gary Kirkpatrick

Bible and Family Groups

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[email protected]
740-587-4423

Gary Kirkpatrick

Bible and Family Groups

Support Staff

Tami Austin

Finance

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[email protected]
740-587-4423 Ext.231

Tami Austin

Finance

Kim Hansen

Auxiliary Services Clerk

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[email protected]
740-587-4423

Kim Hansen

Auxiliary Services Clerk

Alayna Lewis

Receptionist

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[email protected]
740-587-4423

Alayna Lewis

Receptionist

Charis Mechling

Administrative Assistant

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[email protected]
(740) 587-4423 Ext.263

Charis Mechling

Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Stefanovski

Administrative Assistant

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[email protected]
(740) 587-4423 Ext.400

Jennifer Stefanovski

Administrative Assistant

Esther Villinger

Nurse

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[email protected]
740-587-4423

Esther Villinger

Nurse

Kirsten Santos

Teacher’s Aide/After School Care Worker

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[email protected]
(740) 587-4423

Kirsten Santos

Teacher’s Aide/After School Care Worker

Becky Orr

After School Care Worker

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[email protected]
(740) 587-4423

Becky Orr

After School Care Worker