The staff and faculty at Emmanuel Christian Academy are devoted, mature Christians, with a love for children and God. They put Christ at the center of their lives and do not put ambition for success above God’s will for Emmanuel Christian Academy or the students.

Barb Thofson

“Anything we do in education should always manifest the glory of the Lord”

Assistant Principal  

“Children are great imitators, so give them something great to imitate.”  Anonymous

Mary Krabbe
Finance Manager

“Jesus said “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for such is the kingdom of heaven.”  Matthew 19:14  ECA provides an avenue to bring children to Jesus, one of the main reasons I love working at ECA!

 Elisha Blickenstaff
Administrative Assistant/School Nurse

“I love to pray and it would be my honor if I could pray for you and your student.”

 Sue Sawicki
Junior Kindergarten Teacher

“Except you become as little children, you shall not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.  An who receives one such little child in My name receives Me.”  Matthew 18:3-5   “This is why I love to be with little children and why I am at ECA.”

 Andy Crawford
Junior Kindergarten Teacher

“Jesus loves the little children.”

 AmySue Crawford
Kindergarten Teacher

“Impossible is an opinion when God is in control.”            “Nothing is impossible with God.” Luke 1:37


Kasie Fjeld
Kindergarten Teacher

“You are a child of God.  You are wonderfully made, dearly loved, and precious in his sight.”  Psalm 139

Desiree Goldberg
Kindergarten Teacher

“You are a child of God.  You are wonderfully made, dearly loved, and precious in his sight.”  Psalm 139

Barbara Ricketts
Kindergarten Assistant

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”  John 3:16

Lori Snow
1st Grade Teacher

“A good teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, & touches a heart.”

Crystal Rivera
1st Grade Teacher

“Every Student can learn, just not on the same day or in the same way.”   George Evans (edited)

Gina Lovell
1st Grade Teacher

“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.”   Psalm 127:3

Sarah Jo Hill
2nd Grade Teacher

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”  Aristotle

Teddi Elder
2nd Grade Teacher

“Let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto JESUS the author and finisher of our faith.”  Hebrews 12: 1-2


Grace Succo
3rd Grade Teacher

“All your children will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace.”  Isaiah 54:13

3rd Grade Teacher

“May the Lord richly bless you and your children”  Psalm 115:14

Rebecca Williford
4th Grade Teacher

“Whatever you do work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”   Colossians 3:23

Diana Daniels
5th Grade Teacher

“Teach us to make the most of our time, so that we may grow in wisdom.” Psalm 90:12

Katiana Henderson
6th-8th Grade Teacher

“Education is discipleship.  Whoever is educating our children, is discipling them.”  Dr. Voddie Baucham

Jason Gannon
6th-8th Grade Teacher

“Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing.  You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while…winning is a habit.”   Vince Lombardi

Laura Gannon
6th-8th Grade Teacher

“I teach because I want to give students the tools and passion to know God and make Him known.”

Tom Rowan
Athletic Director and PE Instructor

“An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backwards.  When life is dragging you back with difficulties it means its going to launch you into something great.  So just focus and keep aiming.”

Kathleen Redick
Teacher’s Aide

“I love ECA and working here because I see the mission statement carried out every day in the staff; children receiving a quality academic education from people who know and love Christ, love the students and teach faith through their words and actions.”

Sylvia Saucedo
Teacher’s Aide and Computers

“Be like a sunflower be STRONG, STAND TALL, and follow the SON!

Hanna Glenn
Art & Music Instructor

“Sing a new song to the Lord!  Let the whole earth sing to the Lord.”  Psalm 96:1

Tiffany Woodside
Aftercare and Programs Facilitator

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another with love.”  Ephesians 4:2