Faculty and Staff

Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully. Matthew 22:16

The Hebrew word “Rabbi” is translated “teacher” in many reliable translations, so as we read through the New Testament Gospels, we hear Jesus being called, “Teacher” often. It is from His example that we know how to teach and bring glory to God; it is by His example that we seek to understand how God leads us to teach, to interact with our students, to impart knowledge and wisdom, and to draw others to a relationship with the Lord Jesus.

The teaching faculty of FCA are committed disciples of Jesus Christ, called and gifted as teachers. Each has affirmed their own confession of faith in Jesus and have agreed with the Statement of Faith of First Christian Academy. In addition to these most important credentials, all of our Elementary and Middle School teachers have Bachelors Degrees and are certified through ACSI and/or the state of Florida. Our Preschool faculty maintain the required state coursework and certifications.

The support staff of FCA are also committed disciples of Jesus Christ, called and gifted in their areas of service. We are grateful for all of the individuals who have committed to serve in ministry at FCA.


Shoran Potter

Head Administrator
Administration

Carol Combs

Preschool Director
Administration

Molly Ashraf

Lead Three Year Old
Pre-school

Megan Brown

Lead Teacher/First Grade
Elementary
Clearwater Christian College Eighteen Years of Teaching Experience
Four Years at FCA

Laura Bugg

First Grade
Elementary
University of Florida Ten Years Teaching Experience.
Three Years Teaching at FCA

Aixa Caro

Third Grade
Elementary
Our Lady of Holy Cross College 22 Years of Teaching Experience
4 Years at FCA

Lori Clark

Second Grade
Elementary
University of Florida Eighteen Years of Teaching Experience
Eight Years at FCA

Ellen Cloud

Second Grade
Elementary
University of Nevada Four Years Teaching Experience
Four Years at FCA

Jessica Boyette

VPK Teacher
Pre-school

Cindy Collins

Fourth Grade
Elementary
Southeastern University Nine Years Teaching Experience
Nine Years at FCA

Tonya Davis

Kindergarten
Elementary
Florida Gateway One Year Teaching Experience

Karen Dye

Third Grade
Elementary
University of Florida Three Years Teaching Experience
Three Years at FCA

Vicki Johnson

Fourth Grade
Elementary
University of North Florida Sixteen Years of Teaching Experience
Eight Years at FCA

Angie Moon

Fifth Grade
Elementary
Bob Jones University 23 Years Teaching Experience
One Year at FCA

Jennifer Smith

Lead Teacher Grades 3-5 Fifth Grade
Elementary
Saint Leo University Thirteen Years Teaching Experience
Two Years at FCA

Paige Wooten

Kindergarten
Elementary
Santa Fe College Three Years Teaching Experience
Six Years at FCA

Jennifer Evans

Lead Three Year Old
Pre-school

Ashley Harrison

Middle/High School Lead Teacher History
Middle/High School
Saint Leo University Twelve Years Teaching Experience
Four Years at FCA

Melody Petteway

Math
Middle/High School
Samford University Seventeen Years Teaching Experience
Eleven Years at FCA

Suzanne Preston

English
Middle School
University of Florida One Year Teaching Experience
One Year at FCA

Ashley Golike

Lead Two Year Olds
Pre-school

Nicole Buker

Science
High School
University of Florida One Year Teaching Experience

Cindee Bumpus

English
High School
Liberty University Two Years Teaching Experience
One Year at FCA

Pete Collins

Bible and History
High School
Southeastern University Eleven Years Teaching Experience
Eleven Years at FCA

Amanda Hall

Math
High School
University of Florida Western Governors University.
One Year Teaching Experience
Computer Lab
High School

Tricia Koon

Pre-K
Pre-school
Florida State University Five Years Teaching Experience
Five Years at FCA

Pam Radder

Lead One Year Olds
Pre-school

Debbie Reid

VPK Assistant
Pre-school

Deborah Rose

One Year Olds
Pre-school
Santa Fe College Three Years Teaching Experience
Three Years at FCA

Brittnie Taylor

VPK Teacher
Pre-school

Dee Taylor

VPK Assistant
Pre-school

Hayley Thornton

Two Year Olds
Pre-school