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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740-587-4423

Jason Stump

Director of Operations

Jonathan Priest

High School/Middle School Principal

Jayme Diener

Elementary Principal/4th Grade

Mrs. Diener plays a dual role as our 4th grade teacher and our Elementary Principal. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Olivet Nazarene University and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana Wesleyan University. She also holds an ACSI Professional Elementary Principal License. Mrs. Diener has been teaching in Christian Education for 18 years. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and cheering on her kids while they play sports. She has been married to her husband, Adam, for 16 years. They have three children, Nevaeh, who will be in sixth grade at GCA this year, Elliott, who will be in third grade, and Cate who will be in first grade. Her family loves Disney, eating Whit’s, and having fun playing games together! Mrs. Diener loves that she gets to share her faith with students and parents daily. The students bring her such joy and the teachers are family to her!

[email protected]
740-587-4423

Jayme Diener

Elementary Principal/4th Grade

Crystal Goehring

Director of Curriculum and Teacher Development/English

Mrs. Goehring plays a dual role as a high school English teacher and our Dean of Academics. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Bible and an emphasis in Technical Writing from Cedarville University. She has been teaching in Christian education for 19 years. Mrs. Goehring enjoys reading, playing board games, playing racquetball and doing puzzles in her spare time. Mrs. Goehring has been married to her husband for 30 years and they have four daughters, Rachelle, Kaitlin, Ashley, and Alyssa and to son-in-laws, Joshua and Josiah. Mrs. Goehring loves encouraging students to develop and use a Biblical worldview. Being able to not only share her faith but to challenge others in theirs is a daily blessing!

[email protected]
740-587-4423 ext.222

Crystal Goehring

Director of Curriculum and Teacher Development/English

Phil Hubbard

Athletic Director

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740-587-4423 ext.245

Phil Hubbard

Athletic Director

Mark Labutis

Enrollment

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[email protected]
740-587-4423 ext.239

Mark Labutis

Enrollment

Melody Cox

Marketing

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Melody Cox

Marketing

Elementary

Lynn Waterer

Kindergarten

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740-587-4423

Lynn Waterer

Kindergarten

Michelle Chetnik

Kindergarten

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740-587-4423

Michelle Chetnik

Kindergarten

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

Angel Stoolfire

2nd Grade

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!

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740-587-4423

Angel Stoolfire

2nd Grade

Kelly Rosinski

3rd Grade

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740-587-4423

Kelly Rosinski

3rd Grade

Jayme Diener

Elementary Principal/4th Grade

Mrs. Diener plays a dual role as our 4th grade teacher and our Elementary Principal. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Olivet Nazarene University and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana Wesleyan University. She also holds an ACSI Professional Elementary Principal License. Mrs. Diener has been teaching in Christian Education for 18 years. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and cheering on her kids while they play sports. She has been married to her husband, Adam, for 16 years. They have three children, Nevaeh, who will be in sixth grade at GCA this year, Elliott, who will be in third grade, and Cate who will be in first grade. Her family loves Disney, eating Whit’s, and having fun playing games together! Mrs. Diener loves that she gets to share her faith with students and parents daily. The students bring her such joy and the teachers are family to her!

[email protected]
740-587-4423

Jayme Diener

Elementary Principal/4th Grade

Catherine Exline

5th Grade

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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

Middle School/High School

Crystal Goehring

Director of Curriculum and Teacher Development/English

Mrs. Goehring plays a dual role as a high school English teacher and our Dean of Academics. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Bible and an emphasis in Technical Writing from Cedarville University. She has been teaching in Christian education for 19 years. Mrs. Goehring enjoys reading, playing board games, playing racquetball and doing puzzles in her spare time. Mrs. Goehring has been married to her husband for 30 years and they have four daughters, Rachelle, Kaitlin, Ashley, and Alyssa and to son-in-laws, Joshua and Josiah. Mrs. Goehring loves encouraging students to develop and use a Biblical worldview. Being able to not only share her faith but to challenge others in theirs is a daily blessing!

[email protected]
740-587-4423 ext.222

Crystal Goehring

Director of Curriculum and Teacher Development/English

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

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

Sue Laing

Science

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740-587-4423

Sue Laing

Science

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

Breanna Potts

MS Science

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Breanna Potts

MS Science

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

Bob Snedeker

Science

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740-587-4423

Bob Snedeker

Science

Laura Tidball

English

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740-587-4423

Laura Tidball

English

Specials

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

Linda Mason

Music, Bible

Mrs. Mason teaches Music for grades K-12 at GCA. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Denison University. She has been teaching for a total of 25 years with 17 of them being in Christian education. Mrs. Mason enjoys playing the piano, giving piano lessons, reading, and crafting in her spare time. Her husband, Dave, has been on staff at the Heath Church of Christ for 33 years where their family is very active. Mrs. Mason has one daughter, Makenna, who just graduated this spring from Cedarville University with a degree in Nursing. Mrs. Mason loves teaching our GCA students and spending time with her colleagues!

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740-587-4423

Linda Mason

Music, Bible

Jennifer Rizor

Art

Mrs. Rizor teaches our art classes for grades K-12. She has a Bachelor of Art Education degree from Otterbein University. This year will be her 20th year of teaching at GCA! She has taught in education for 29 years. She enjoys photography, decorating, hiking, boating, and swimming in her spare time. Mrs. Rizor has been married for 28 years to her husband, Frits, who works for the Ohio Department of Education. She has two daughters, Mallory and Hailey. Mallory attended Miami University where she majored in Education, and is now teaching in Kentucky. Hailey also attended Miami University and now lives in Aurora, Ohio where she works as a mechanical engineer. Mrs. Rizor’s favorite part about teaching at GCA is the kids….they are why she is there everyday–they are her family! The other teachers and staff are also amazing and her support squad in all that she does!

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740-587-4423

Jennifer Rizor

Art

Emily Spangler

P.E.

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740-587-4423

Emily Spangler

P.E.

Mark Elliott

Chapel

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Mark Elliott

Chapel

Gary Kirkpatrick

Bible and Family Groups

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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

Esther Thacker

Executive Assistant

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[email protected]
740-587-4423 ext.242

Esther Thacker

Executive Assistant

Rhonda Malone

MS/HS Principal’s Administrative Assistant

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[email protected]
740-587-4423 ext.217

Rhonda Malone

MS/HS Principal’s Administrative Assistant