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; 31.5 years of experience

Judy Seiple, x306, EL Principal BS, Elementary Education, Slippery Rock University; MEd, Masters of Education, Pennsylvania State University; 15 years experience, first year Admin

Mr. Ted Meurer, x311, Business Manager; BS in Business Administration, Bowling Green State University; 5 years at VCA

Our Faculty:

> PreK
Mrs. Donna Zerull, x308,


Miss Jennifer Andrews, x309, BS, Kindergarten, Elementary Education, Grove City; first year
Mrs. Amber Davidson, Teacher's Aide

>Grade One
Mrs. Tracy Villers, x336, BS, Elementary  Education, Messiah College; MEd. Curriculum and Instruction, Ashland University; 15 years of experience  

>Grade Two
Ms Lindsay Ortega, x335, B.A., Psychology, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH; MEd. John Carroll University;17 years of experience

Mrs. Diane Roberson, x327 Teacher's Aide and ESS Coordinator, 7 years experience

>Grade Three
Mrs. Denise Stevenson, x334,  BS, Elementary Education, Ohio University; 19 years of experience

>Grade Four
Mrs. Alison Haggertyx347, BS, Elementary Education, Messiah College; 6 years experience

>Grade Five

Mrs. Lisa Stewart, x346

Mrs. Kristy Aiken, Teacher's Aide, 5 years experience

>Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Mrs. Tricia Chantnicki, x323, Middle School Math, 
Mrs. Stephanie Sondej, x322, Middle School Social Studies, BS, Elementary Education, Nyack College, Nyack, NY; MAT, Masters in the Art of Teaching, Marygrove College; 17 years experience
Miss Sarah Telepak, x324, Middle School English, English BS, Secondary Education, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio;  10 years experience 
Miss Kaitlin Mack, x322, Middle School Math 6, Science 6, Music BS Middle Level Education concentrations in Science and History, Grove City College, 3 year experience  
Mrs. Sonia Sturgis, x326, Middle School Spanish 

>Our "Specials"
Mrs. Suellen DeMattia, x307, EL Vocal Music BME, Music Education, Kent State University; 16 years of experience
Miss Christa Moore, x354, Art, Education PK-12, Music minor, The University of Akron, 6 years experience.
Mrs. Maren Morgan, x314, Physical Education BA, Recreation, Kent State University; M.Ed. Special Education, Kent State University; 10 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; 30 years of experience

>Our Pupil Services Personnel

Mrs. Debbie Buss, x333, Assistant Director BA, Education and Speech and Language Therapy, Edinboro State University, PA; 19 years of experience
Mrs. Susan Rettig-Drufke, x333, Teacher BA, Sociology/Social Work, Miami University; MA in teaching, Kent State University; MBA in Human Resources, University of Chicago, 33 years experience
Mrs. Holly Rankin, x338, Teacher BS, Elementary Ed., University of Pittsburgh; Reading Endorsement, Ursuline College; Masters in the Art of Education with a Specialization in Literacy, Ursuline College; 17 years of 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; 26 years experience at VCA
Mrs. Jackie Wendl, x301, Administrator's Assistant; 14 years experience at VCA
Mrs. Darlene Robinson, x304, Development Coordinator; 16 years experience at VCA
Mrs. Lesley Gatten, x317, Business Manager's Assistant; 2 years experience at VCA
Mr. Sam Gilmer, x318, Custodian, 8.5 years experience at VCA
Mrs. Kyra Barnes, x328, Kitchen Coordinator, first year of experience at VCA
Mrs. Trasie Schaffner, x342, School Nurse,  3 years at VCA

Mrs. Renee Strausser, x341, Recess/Transportation Coordinator, 2 years at VCA

Mrs. Dawn Marie Hilton, x341, Recess Aide, 13 years experience at VCA
Mrs. Becky Heginbotham x332, Library Assistant, 18 years experience at VCA
Miss Sydney Redmon x 316, Marketing Directory, first year at VCA


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