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.
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.
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!
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!
Mrs. Stoolfire is our Intervention Coordinator. 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 five years and has been at GCA for the past three 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 and Delanie. Mrs. Stoolfire loves serving at GCA and loves that her students become family and feel like her own kids!
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!
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!
Student Services Coordinator, Electives
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.
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!