Christina Deppen – Head of School

Karen Powell – Assistant Principal K – 8

George Lovegrove – Director of Spiritual Formation & Technology

Rich Landis – Athletic Director/Physical Education Teacher Grades 3 – 8

Julie Black – Director of Student Services


Jamie DeMartino – Assistant to Head of School

Laurie Zeringue – Office Manager

Brooke Sanderson – Director of Admissions

Leslie Moore – Student Billing Coordinator

Early Education

Debbie McCall – 5 Day Pre-K Teacher

Susan Clark – 3 Year-Old Teacher/Extended Care Coordinator

Jodi Chambers – 3 Day Pre-K

Joy McDaniels – 3 Year-Old Teacher

Jackie Bourke – 3 Year-Old Teacher

Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Kimberly Dyer – Kindergarten Teacher

Rachel Auten – Kindergarten Teacher

Christina Lewis – First Grade Teacher

Tricia Hagler – First Grade Teacher

Valerie Hlavacek – Second Grade Teacher

Marie Schmid – Second Grade Teacher

Sandra Mercer – Student Services Grades K – 3

LaShay Conley – Third Grade Teacher

Caroline Roache – Third Grade Teacher

Sarah Howe – Fourth Grade Teacher

TBA – Fifth Grade Teacher

Mary Blaul – Fifth Grade Teacher

LeAnna Childers – Student Services Grades 4 – 8

Christina Brinkley – Kindergarten Assistant / Extended Care

Janice Conley – Kindergarten Assistant / Before Care

Middle School

Keven Christy – Middle School Social Studies & Bible Teacher

Teri McCallum – Middle School ELA Teacher

Nick Wilson – Middle School Science & Bible Teacher

Kris Voy – Middle School ELA Teacher

Mark Miedema – Middle School Math Teacher


Stephania Smith – STEM & Technology Teacher

Jessie Brewer – Physical Education Teacher K – 3

Jan Bostic – Elementary Art Teacher Grades K – 8 / Resource Teacher

Laura Philipp – Library Resource Coordinator

Holly Stone – Elementary Spanish Teacher

Katie Kaylor – Elementary Music Teacher

Kiersten Edwards – Middle School Music Teacher

Kathy Herrera – Middle School Spanish

Advisory Council

At Grace Covenant Academy, we are supported by the Advisory Council. This is a group of individuals whose role is to provide advisement to the Head of School regarding issues of policy, practice, or other unique challenges that face the school. The council is made up of individuals from the Grace Covenant Church Council, the GCA family and/or the community.  The Advisory Council can be reached at

Council Members:

  • Christina Deppen, Head of School
  • Michael Carter, Grace Covenant Church Administrator
  • Mark Smithey, GCA Parent
  • Albert Wong, GCC Church Council Member
  • Christi Ratcliff, GCC Church Council Member
  • Amy Drayton, GCA Parent, Legal Counsel
  • George Bell, GCA Parent, Legal Counsel
  • Tanya Paxton, GCC Church Council Member