Elementary Staff

Elementary Staff

Elementary Staff

Adkins, David
Elementary Teacher
Elementary Staff
Mr. Adkins is a graduate of Circleville Bible College, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Missions. He received an Associates Degree in Accounting and Finance from Stark State College and his Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University.  He attends Oakthorpe Church and enjoys sports and spending time with his nephews and niece.  His Life Verse is Philippians 4:13.  
David Albert
Albert, David
Chaplain/Technology
Elementary Staff
Secondary Staff
Mr. Albert earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts at the University of Steubenville, and his Master of Ministry at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. He has been in pastoral ministry since 1997, and began his tenure at FCA in 2007. Two of his daughters are FCA graduates, and the youngest will be joining them all too soon.
Amanda (Mandi) Albright
Albright, Amanda (Mandi)
Kindergarten Teacher
Elementary Staff
Mandi Albright graduated from Ohio Christian University in Early Childhood Education.  She attends Together Ministries Church of the Nazarene, serving in childrens' church, nursery and coffee shop.  Her life verse is Phillipians 4:6 and is married to her best friend, Eric.  Mandi loves coffee, the Columbus Blue Jackets and Llamas.  
Dannelle Ashley
Ashley, Dannelle
Elementary Teacher
Elementary Staff

Dannelle Ashley graduated from Ohio University in 1989 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education, with a Math concentration.  She taught first grade at Berne Union before taking time off to have 2 children and returned to teaching in 1999.  Dannelle has taught in the FCA Elementary since 1999.

Mark Bowers
Bowers, Mark
Elementary Chaplain/Elementary Teacher
Elementary Staff
Mark Bowers is a 1985 graduate of Ohio University.  Mark grew up in the Sugar Grove area.  He attended and graduated from Berne Union.  He and his wife, Corinna, live in Pickerington, Ohio.  Mark has taught at several Christian schools in the central Ohio area.
Craig Carpenter
Carpenter, Craig
Superintendent
Administration
Athletics
Elementary Staff
Secondary Staff
Superintendent Craig Carpenter previously served as Middle School and High School Principal (2006 -2013) and prior to his employment at FCA, he taught in Lancaster City Schools for six-years. After college, he worked ten years as an Operations Manager at a Fortune 500 company in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Carpenter obtained his graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Ashland University and earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. He and his wife, Shelly, have a son who graduated from FCA and two daughters currently in high school at FCA. They reside in Lancaster and are members of Fairfield Christian Church. Mr. Carpenter’s leadership, education and business experience have helped to bring about successful programs and curriculum changes and he has a clear vision for moving FCA forward.
Cly, Kari
Elementary Staff
Ms. Cly is a 1992 graduate of Lancaster High School and received her M. Ed. in Elementary Education in 1997 from The Ohio State University. 
 
She previously taught middle school as well as Title I tutoring.  She enjoys reading, gardening, exercising and refurnishing furniture.  She has 4 children who ride and show quarter horses and play basketball. 
 
Ms. Cly attends Calvary Lutheran Church as has served in Sunday School, Social Gatherings, and as church Treasurer.  Her life verse is 2 Corinthians 5:7. 
 
 
Rachael Davis
Davis, Rachael
Elementary Teacher
Elementary Staff

Rachael graduated from Canal Winchester High School and attended Ohio University where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education.  She has 2 daughters who attend FCA.

Rachael enjoys walking and spending time with family.

She is very involved and active in her church, Church of Christ.

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Downing, Kiara
Elementary Teacher
Elementary Staff
Ms. Downing is a graduate of Shekinah Christian School and Ohio Christian University.  She attends Agape Community Fellowship where she helps lead youth group.  She loves to play sports, write, read and drink coffee with friends.  Her life verse is I Thessalonians 5:16-18. 
Frost, Lexi
Elementary Teacher
Elementary Staff
Mrs. Frost received her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ohio Christian University. She enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, hiking, traveling, and spending time with family. She attends Sycamore Creek Church where her husband serves as Student Pastor for grades 5-12.  Mrs. Frost has a passion for teaching and impacting children's lives.  She is excited to teach in a Christ-Centered environment.  Her life verse is Matthew 6:25-34. 
Kelli Frye
Frye, Kelli
Elementary Teacher
Elementary Staff
Kelli was born and grew up in Columbus, Ohio.  She attended Capital University where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education along with her K-12 Reading Endorsement.  Kelli, her husband Joel, their daughter Alyssa, and their son Christian reside Lancaster, Ohio and are active church members of Lighthouse Baptist Church.  She loves working at FCA and enjoys watching the children grow each year. 
Sarah Harper
Harper, Sarah
Elementary Office Assistant
Elementary Staff
Support Staff
Sarah is a member of Zanesville Bible Methodist Church, previously serving as their Secretary and serving in Sunday School & Junior Church ministries.  Her son, Sam, attends FCA.  She enjoys singing, gardening, volunteering and spending time with family.   Her life verse is Psalm 139.  
Roger Hooper
Hooper, Roger
Physical Education
Athletics
Elementary Staff
Secondary Staff
Mr. Hooper graduated from Ohio University in 1972 with a BS degree in Education.  He furthered his education and received his Master's degree at Union College, Kentucky in 1987.
Mr. Hooper is married to Debbie and has 2 children, Clay & Nan.
He has been in Physical Education for 43 years and also serves as Head Basketball Coach.
Lucas, Madison
Elementary Teacher (Primary)
Elementary Staff
Miss Lucas is a 2016 graduate of Fairfield Christian Academy and a 2020 graduate of Shawnee State University. Her degree is in Early Childhood Special Education.  She has previously worked in FCA's Childcare Department.
 
Miss Lucas enjoys the outdoors, photography, reading and spending time with family and friends.  She serves in Children's Ministries and attends Fairfield Christian Church.  Her Life Verse is Jeremiah 29:11.  
 
Cheri Noland
Noland, Cheri
Elementary Teacher
Elementary Staff
Cheri Noland graduated from Bluffton University in 1990 with a degree in elementary education.   She served as a substitute teacher at FCA for six years before joining our elementary staff in 2014.  She is married to Dennis Noland and has three daughters, Lyndsay, Sarah, and Lauren.  She currently resides in Canal Winchester.
Noland, Sarah
Elementary Teacher
Elementary Staff
Ms. Noland is a graduate of FCA.  She received her degree in Early Childhood Education from Mount Vernon Nazarene University.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as baking.  Her life verse is 2 Timothy 1:7.  
Pell, Amanda
Elementary Teacher
Elementary Staff
Secondary Staff
Mrs. Pell graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, traveling and running.  She attends C3 Church in Canal Winchester.  Mrs. Pell's life verse is Jeremiah 29:11.  
Kristen Powell
Powell, Kristen
Nurse
Elementary Staff
Secondary Staff
Kristen has worked as a nurse for 4 years in Intensive Care and Progressive Care at Fairfield Medical Center.  She has also worked as a school nurse at Lancaster City School and Berne Union. 
 
Kristen hearned her BS in Nursing from Capital University and also holds a MA in Management from Webster University.  Additionally Kristen has a BA in Elementary Education from UNC Charlotte.
 
She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, walking their dog and traveling.  Kristen and her husband have a daughter who attends FCA.
 
They are very involved in their church and serve in the nursery, assist with outreach projects and teach Sunday School.
 
Kristen's Life Verse is: Lamentations 3:22-23 - The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 
Laura Putinski
Putinski, Laura
Assistant Superintendent
Administration
Elementary Staff
Secondary Staff
Laura Putinski was born in Lakewood, Ohio and grew up in the Cleveland area. She and her husband Mark have three grown children who all graduated from FCA. She graduated high school in 1982 and attended Cleveland State University. Laura holds a Bachelor of Specialized Studies degree and a Bachelor of Science in Education degree, both from Ohio University. Her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree is from Ohio Valley University in Vienna, WV. Laura’s passion for education is best seen by her desire to assist teachers with learning new and innovative ways to engage students in the classroom.
Stacey Rauch
Rauch, Stacey
Elementary Assistant
Elementary Staff
Support Staff
Stacey Rauch was raised in the Akron, Ohio area and graduated from Ohio University in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She is married to Steve Rauch, pastor of Pleasant Chapel in Lancaster. Two of Stacey’s four children are Fairfield Christian Academy graduates and the other two are currently enrolled at FCA. Stacey has been an FCA employee since 2002.
Robert Reid
Reid, Robert
Art Teacher
Elementary Staff
Secondary Staff
 Rob attended Amanda-Clearcreek High School and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio University, and his Resident Educator (P-12 Visual Art) License from Ashland University.
He enjoys drawing, painting, reading, golf, fishing, photography, and hiking! 
Becky Schulz
Schulz, Becky
Elementary Principal
Administration
Elementary Staff
Becky Schulz grew up as a missionary kid in Guatemala and graduated from the Christian Academy of Guatemala in 1994. Becky earned her Associate of Arts Degree from Bethany Lutheran College in 1996 and her Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Spanish in 1999 from Minnesota State University.  She graduated from Miami University with her Master's Degree in Special Education in 2017 and serves as the Intervention Specialist for the elementary and preschool department at FCA.  Becky is married to Anthony and they have 3 sons currently attending FCA.  Their oldest son is a graduate of FCA. They live in Lancaster and are active members of Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Janis Smeltzer
Smeltzer, Janis
Co op Director
Elementary Staff
Secondary Staff
Janis Smeltzer is a native of Lancaster Ohio and completed her undergraduate in Elementary Education and Master of Social Science degrees at Ohio University. Mrs. Smeltzer and her husband Andy are members of First Baptist Church of Lancaster with their three daughters and are active in the couples ministry, youth ministry and AWANA programs. Mrs. Smeltzer previously taught in the Fairfield Union School district and at Ohio University – Lancaster before joining FCA in 2010.
Lori Thompson
Thompson, Lori
Elementary Teacher
Elementary Staff
Lori Thompson graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education.  She lives in Lancaster with her husband, Jeff and three children, Mikayla, Micah, and Megan.  Mrs. Thompson has taught at Fairfield Christian Academy since 2006.  Her children attend here as well. The Thompson family attends the Logan Church of the Nazarene.
Diana West
West, Diana
Library Media Specialist
Elementary Staff

Diana West is a native of Lancaster. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1989 with a degree in Elementary Education. She has taught in Ohio, Texas, and Russia. She has been at FCA since the school started in 1998.

White, Maliyah
Elementary Teacher
Elementary Staff
Ms. White graduated from Ohio Christian University with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education.  She completed her student teaching at FCA.  She enjoys traveling, mainly to the beach!  She also enjoys trying cute new coffee shops.  Ms. White currently attends X Church and her life verse is Jeremiah 29:11.  
Mrs. Molly White
White, Mrs. Molly
Preschool Assistant
Elementary Staff

Year of Hire: 2016

Current Position: Elementary Intervention Assistant

Experience in Field: Molly was a Kindergarten Teach from 1999-2007.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education K-8 with a Reading Validation from John Carroll University and a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning from Nova Southeastern University.

Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my family; hiking with my dog Stella; playing sports; gardening,decorating and antiquing.

Favorite Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not own your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your path strait."

Beth Wilkinson
Wilkinson, Beth
Elementary Gym Teacher
Athletics
Elementary Staff
Beth Wilkinson has lived in the Fairfield County area her entire life. She graduated from Bloom Carroll High School and received her Bachelor’s degree in Business from Franklin University in 1998. She has coached junior high girls basketball since 2009 at FCA and has been FCA’s cross country coach since 2010. Beth is married to Kevin Wilkinson and has 3 children who attend FCA. 
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