Meet the New ACA Faculty: 2016-2017

Choosing the right school for your child can be a challenging decision for any parent. There are a multitude of important things to consider from environment to test scores to reputation to facilities etc. But by far the most important criteria involves the quality of teachers.  True teaching is a high and noble calling and nothing is more important than the quality and integrity of your child’s teachers.  Each year, Annapolis does extensive searching, interviewing, and vetting of new teachers to find the best and brightest candidates.  This year is no exception and we are very proud to introduce you to the latest members of the Warrior Faculty!

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Laura Callihan is Annapolis’ newest PK- 3 teacher.  Laura has been very involved at Annapolis Christian Academy for all six years her children have attended the school, having assisted and substituted in a number of lower grades over the years. She and husband Michael have two children enrolled at the school and a total of four older children and two grandchildren! She enjoys working with young children and guiding them as they grow physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

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Katherine Wolter has joined the Early Childhood Department and will teach Pre-K 4 in the morning and supervise the aftercare program in the School of Grammar. She was born and raised in Corpus Christi and graduated from Ray High School before going on to The University of Texas at Austin where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Learning and Development with a concentration in Early Childhood Development. She has previously worked with pre-school children in another local school. Katherine is also a member and elder of Parkway Presbyterian Church.

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Marcia Glasson is the Pre-K 4 (3 day) teacher.  She comes to Annapolis with over 15 years of experience teaching Pre-K students and firmly believes teaching 4-year olds students is her true calling.  She also has earned a degree in Nursing and has worked many years in Pediatric care and ADD/ADHD programs for children.   She thanks God for leading her to ACA to teach in a truly classical and Christian school. Mrs. Glasson has been married for 26 years and has 2 children—one who is a senior in high school and one who happens to be a first generation Texas A&M Aggie Senior! Whoop!

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Nicole Arnold has joined our Kindergarten faculty at Annapolis Christian Academy.  She was born and raised in South Texas.  She and her husband have two children.  Her daughter is currently teaching in Thailand and her son is in the sixth grade here at ACA.  Mrs. Arnold has 11 years of teaching experience including Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and First grade.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies for Early Childhood Education, as well as, the following Educator certificates: Elementary Education (Grades K-6), Pre-Kindergarten/Primary Education (Grades PK-3) and English to Speakers of other Languages (ESOL).  Her goal is to find where each child is at academically and move them forward while having fun along the way.
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Nanette DeGaish is the new Early Childhood Director in the Grammar
School. Nanette comes to Annapolis with extensive experience teaching in
grades Pre-K through 6th grade as well as having served as a Children’s
Minister. She has assumed responsibility for overseeing our programs for
our littlest Warriors–our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students. A
native of Ohio, Nanette moved to Texas at the age of 15 and graduated with
a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education from Texas State
University. She is excited to be serving the Lord at ACA. She loves our
motto “Warriors Fear Only God!” Go Warriors!

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Liesl McClintock was born in Waco, TX but grew up in Maryland outside Washington D.C. where she attended a classical Christian school. A recent graduate of Grove City College, she got her degree in Communication Studies and Spanish.  She loves the arts and has participated in everything from choir to theater to dancing and loves to make wedding cakes.  She will be teaching grammar and high school Latin and high school Spanish.  She is very excited to start her teaching career here at Annapolis and looks forward to becoming a part of the community.

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Shelby Hawkins is a math and science teacher in the Schools of Logic and Rhetoric. She was born and raised in North Carolina, but recently moved to Corpus Christi after getting married in March of this year. She graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina with a Bachelor’s degree in Religion and Education. She is thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful school and community. The commitment to Christian ideals and the pursuit of wisdom shared at Annapolis inspires her to challenge her students and herself in hopes of cultivating virtue with which we can glorify God.  Mrs. Hawkins will be teaching Physics, Algebra, Algebra II, and SAT Math.

Be sure to give a BIG WARRIOR WELCOME to all of our newest Warrior Faculty!