Valley Christian Academy is a blend of the God-given gifts and talents of many wonderful people. All born-again Christians, each one fulfills his or her role in a caring environment where Christ is always honored. Our students are blessed by the years of experience and levels of education of these
caring professionals. 

Our Administration:
Mr. Dale Moncrief, x305, Administrator BS, Secondary Education, University of Akron; MEd. Instructional Technology, University of Akron; 33.5 years of experience

Judy Seiple, x306, EL Principal BS, Elementary Education, Slippery Rock University; MEd, Masters of Education, Pennsylvania State University; 15 years teaching experience, 3 years in Administration

Miss Sarah Telepakx313, MS Principal, BS, Secondary Education, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio;  12 years experience, 1 year in Administration 

Mr. Chris Zerull, x311, Business Manager; CPA, BS Business Administration, Bowling Green State University, 38 years of experience

Our Faculty:

Mrs. Lisa Johnson, x308B.A, Elementary Education, Cedarville University; M.S.  Intervention Specialist, Learning Disabilities, Northern Illinois University; 16 years of experience

Miss Jen Andrews, x309, BS, Kindergarten, Elementary Education, Grove City; 2 years of experience

>Grade One
Mrs. Tracy Villers,
x336, BS, Elementary  Education, Messiah College; MEd. Curriculum and Instruction, Ashland University; 17 years of experience  

>Grade Two
Ms Lindsay Ortega, x335, B.A., Psychology, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH; MEd. John Carroll University; 19 years of experience

>Grade Three
Mrs. Denise Stevenson, x334,  BS, Elementary Education, Ohio University; 21 years of experience

>Grade Four
Mrs. Alison Haggertyx347, BS, Elementary Education, Messiah College; 8 years experience

>Grade Five
Mrs. Lisa Stewart, x346B.S.,Finance, Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio; M.B.A. Management, Lake Forest Graduate School, IL; 4 years of experience 

Mrs. Julie Andrews, x 344,  BS, Elementary Education, Miami University; MEd Special Populations:Gifted, Kent State University; 14 years of experience

>Teacher's Aides

Mrs. Diane Roberson, Grade 2,  9 years experience at VCA
Mrs. Kristy Aiken, Grade 1, 4 years experience at VCA

>Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Mrs. Tricia Chantnicki, x323, Middle School Math, 16 years experience
Mrs. Stephanie Sondej, x322, Middle School Social Studies, BS, Elementary Education, Nyack College, Nyack, NY; MAT, Masters in the Art of Teaching, Marygrove College; 19 years experience
Miss Sarah Telepak, x324, Middle School English, English BS, Secondary Education, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio;  12 years experience 
Mrs. Tracy Nedelka, x321, Middle School Science,  BA, English, Secondary Education, Career-Based Intervention Endorsement, Kent State University; 21 years of experience

Mrs. Shannon Strausserx326, Middle School Educational Assistant, BS, Secondary Education, Kent State University; 6 years experience


>Our "Specials"
Mrs. Suellen DeMattia, x307, EL Vocal Music BME, Music Education, Kent State University; 18 years of experience
Mrs. Kris Loughley, x307, MS Choir, BS in Music Therapy, Slippery Rock University of PA,  17 years experience with adult church choir

Miss Christa Moore, x354, Art, Education PK-12, Music minor, The University of Akron, 8 years experience.
Mrs. Maren Morgan, x314, Physical Education BA, Recreation, Kent State University; M.Ed. Special Education, Kent State University; 12 years of experience
Miss Kara Catt, x332, Librarian,  BS, School Media Services, Indiana State University, 13 years experience 

Mr. Erik Sundet, x325, Instrumental Music (3-8) BME, Music Education, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA; MFA, Fine Arts, The University of Iowa; 32 years of experience
Mrs. Hannah Lake, x327, Middle School Spanish 

>Our Pupil Services Personnel

Mrs. Debbie Buss, x333, Assistant Director BA, Education and Speech and Language Therapy, Edinboro State University, PA; 21 years of experience
Mrs. Amber Davidson x333, 2.5 years experience at VCA
Mrs. Jennifer Holdren, x338,  
BS, Business Marketing, University of Akron; MEd, Early Childhood Education, Kent State University; 8 years experience
Mrs. Jill Semancik, x337, Teacher BA, Elementary Ed., John Carroll University; Johns Hopkins University, Master of Science in Education  

Our Office and Support Staff
Mrs. Kathleen Horak, x303, Registrar; 28 years experience at VCA
Mrs. Jackie Wendl, x301, Administrator's Assistant; 16 years experience at VCA
Mrs. Jamie Berdella, x304, Development Coordinator; first year at VCA
Mrs. Lesley Gatten, x317, Business Manager's Assistant; 4 years experience at VCA
Mr. Sam Gilmer, x318, Custodian, 10.5 years experience at VCA
Mrs. Kyra Barnes, x328, Kitchen Coordinator, 2 year of experience at VCA
Mrs. Lisa Slechtax328, Kitchen assistant, 1 year at VCA
Mrs. Trasie Schaffner, x342, School Nurse,  5 years at VCA
Mrs. Renee Strausser, x341, Recess/Transportation Coordinator, 4 years at VCA

Mrs. Dawn Marie Hilton, x341, Recess Aide, 17 years experience at VCA
Mrs. Becky Heginbotham x332, Library Assistant, 20 years experience at VCA
Mrs. Erin Gabel x 316, Marketing Director, 1 year at VCA



Valley Christian Academy - 1037 East Boulevard - Aurora, OH 44202
Phone: 330-562-8191 - Fax: 330-562-9257