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; 32.5 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, 2 years in Administration

Miss Sarah Telepakx313, MS Principal, BS, Secondary Education, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio;  11 years experience, first year in Administration 

Mr. Chris Zerull, x311, Business Manager;

Our Faculty:

 , x308

Miss Jennifer Andrews, x309, BS, Kindergarten, Elementary Education, Grove City; 1 year

>Grade One
Mrs. Tracy Villers,
x336, BS, Elementary  Education, Messiah College; MEd. Curriculum and Instruction, Ashland University; 16 years of experience  

>Grade Two
Ms Lindsay Ortega, x335, B.A., Psychology, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH; MEd. John Carroll University; 18 years of experience

>Grade Three
Mrs. Denise Stevenson, x334,  BS, Elementary Education, Ohio University; 20 years of experience

>Grade Four
Mrs. Alison Haggertyx347, BS, Elementary Education, Messiah College; 7 years experience

>Grade Five
Mrs. Lisa Stewart, x346B.S.,Finance, Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio; M.B.A. Management, Lake Forest Graduate School, IL; 3 years of experience 

Mrs. Julie Andrews, x 344, 

>Teacher's Aides
Mrs. Amber Davidson Grade K, 1.5 years experience at VCA
Mrs. Diane Roberson, Grades 2,  8 years experience at VCA
Mrs. Kristy Aiken, Grade 1 years experience at VCA

>Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Mrs. Tricia Chantnicki, x323, Middle School Math, 1 year 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; 18 years experience
Miss Sarah Telepak, x324, Middle School English, English BS, Secondary Education, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio;  11 years experience 
, x322,
Mr. John Lookabaughx326, Middle School, Chaplain, M.Ed. Middle School Education, Kent State University; BS Education, Lee University: 10 years experience

>Our "Specials"
Mrs. Suellen DeMattia, x307, EL Vocal Music BME, Music Education, Kent State University; 17 years of experience
Miss Christa Moore, x354, Art, Education PK-12, Music minor, The University of Akron, 7 years experience.
Mrs. Maren Morgan, x314, Physical Education BA, Recreation, Kent State University; M.Ed. Special Education, Kent State University; 11 years of experience
Miss Kara Catt, x332, Librarian,  
Mr. Erik Sundet, x325, Instrumental Music (3-8) BME, Music Education, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA; MFA, Fine Arts, The University of Iowa; 31 years of experience
, 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; 20 years of experience
Mrs. Jennifer Holdren, x338,
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; 27 years experience at VCA
Mrs. Jackie Wendl, x301, Administrator's Assistant; 15 years experience at VCA
Mrs. Jamie Berdella, x304, Development Coordinator; first year at VCA
Mrs. Lesley Gatten, x317, Business Manager's Assistant; 3 years experience at VCA
Mr. Sam Gilmer, x318, Custodian, 9.5 years experience at VCA
Mrs. Kyra Barnes, x328, Kitchen Coordinator, 1 year of experience at VCA
Mrs. Lisa Slechtax328, Kitchen assistant, first year at VCA
Mrs. Trasie Schaffner, x342, School Nurse,  4 years at VCA
Mrs. Renee Strausser, x341, Recess/Transportation Coordinator, 3 years at VCA

Mrs. Dawn Marie Hilton, x341, Recess Aide, 14 years experience at VCA
Mrs. Becky Heginbotham x332, Library Assistant, 19 years experience at VCA
Mrs. Erin Gabel x 316, Marketing Director, First year at VCA



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