Mrs. Margaret McCoy

I am extremely happy to be joining the staff of BCA as your new Principal.  I am very passionate about Christian education, and look forward to partnering with you in the continued academic and spiritual growth of your children. My undergraduate degree is in elementary education, and my Master’s from the University of Dayton is in education, with minors in music from both schools.

Before coming to BCA, I taught for eight years at the elementary level, and also served as Principal at two different Christian schools for eight more years.  I have four children, and have always loved the fall of the year.  Reading, outdoor education, travel, and family outings are what I love doing in my spare time.

My husband and I attend Grace Fellowship and meet regularly in a small group.  There are wonderful, Christian people everywhere, and I believe every person that God brings into our lives is a divine appointment.  I feel very blessed to be getting to know the staff and students at Brice Christian Academy, and look forward to the years ahead!

My life’s verse is Deuteronomy 33:27—-“The eternal God is our refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms…”  In these sometimes difficult times, we can all rest in this promise!!  I look forward to what God has planned for BCA this year, and pledge to do my best for His glory.

 

Mrs. Tina Gowins

I love working at BCA!  This is my 13th year working here.  I started out as a part time School Counselor, then to full time and am very happy to now be full time Dean of Students.  I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Miami University and a Master’s Degree in Education/Clinical Counseling from the University of Dayton.
I graduated from Pickerington High School and met my husband, Jerry, who is my best friend, while attending MU.  We have been married for 29 years and have three biological kids.  Andrew (32), who is married to Jaclynn, lives in Nebraska and they have given us 4 beautiful grandchildren–Andrew Jr. , Leland, Daivahnee, and Trevian.  Next is Max (26), who lives in Columbus.  Cori (21), also lives in Columbus and is a student at Columbus State.  We also adopted 2 awesome girls when they were teenagers.  Diamond (30) is married and lives in Blacklick.  She is the mother of our fifth beautiful grandchild, Taylor.  Karah (29) lives and works in Columbus as well.
My husband and I are members at the Columbus Vineyard and participate in a small group.  I accepted Christ in college after I met my husband.  His Dad was a Pentecostal pastor at a small Assemblies of God church.  We love missions work and have been on several international mission trips as well as many local missions trips.  One of our passions is working with the homeless population of Columbus.

 

Mrs. Sarah Ewashinka

I grew up in Cleveland and graduated from Avon Lake High School.  I met my husband while at Ohio State University.  I attended grad school at University of Cincinnati and came back to Columbus to start a family.

My family and I have been members in the  Methodist Church since 1998. Both of my daughters attended Brice Preschool and Brice Christian Academy.

Angela Wilson

I grew up in Huntington Beach, California and graduated from Florin High School in Sacramento, CA.  I graduated from Goldenwest College for Cosmetology in 1999, and from Miami Jacobs in 2013 with an AAS in Dental Science.

I came to Ohio in 2007 to help care for my mother, who passed away in 2009.  I have two beautiful daughters, ages 6 and 18.  I also am the caretaker for my youngest sister who has autism.

Our family attends Vineyard Christian Church in Westerville.  We have two spoiled cats and we love going on nature walks, taking trips to amusement parks and going to museums.

Senora’ Irisol Stepp

Years at BCA:   15 years
Qualifications:  I am a native Spanish speaker from Caracas-Venezuela, 3 years of Undergraduate study in Special Education at ” Colegio Universitario Monsenor de Talavera, 2 years of Modern languages at Universidad Central de Venezuela ( English, French and Spanish).
Christan Testimony: When I was 10 years old  I started to attend an Evangelical Church “Jezreel”with my mom. I accepted Christ to come into my heart during a Vacation bible school since then I have trust the Lord in everything I do. I got baptized when I was 16. While still living in Venezuela I participated in Awana Ministries, Youth camps, Christian theatre, Street ministries ” Mimes”. I currently attend Reynoldsburg Alliance Church we found this church family 16 years ago. I enjoy working with the kids there. Some off the things I have done there is Awana leader and commander, Sunday school classes for kids, lead VBS and serve at vbs, youth group, mission trip with the youth, deaconess and greeter. I am currently serving as the Childrens Ministry Leader. I will have to say is not an easy task and thats why i take it one day at the time so I dont go crazy,haha. So that will be an area where you can pray for me 🙂
Philosophy of Christian Education:  I just feel so bless to work in a Christian school. I believe that by showing love to the kids and families they can see Jesus through us. I enjoy singing Christian songs and praying with your kids in Spanish. We are not only learning the Spanish language but we are also learning about people and cultures. It is so much fun working at Brice. I get so excited when your kids help me with my English and teach me new words. They like that too ;).
Personal Life:  I live in Pataskala, My husband name is Trent, I have a princess and her name is Sammy (She loves acting, singing and playing with friends) and a little boy his name is Matthew ( He loves making his sister crazy). I have a Bunny Cinnamon and a fish ( Shadow). My favorite food is Pasta that’s why my new favorite place is Piada Street Food. I also like Chinese. Our whole family loves ice cream so we spend a lot of time in Orange leaf and DQ.

Mrs. Cathy Louketis

Mrs. Cara Shannon

Years at BCA: Mrs. Shannon began teaching at BCA in 2015.  She attended school at BCA as a student from kindergarten through sixth grade.

Qualifications: Mrs. Shannon earned her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Ohio University.  She is licensed to teach first through third grade.

Christian Testimony: I asked Jesus to come into my heart when I was in second grade at Brice Christian Academy as a student!  (In the very classroom I am teaching in!)  Ever since that day I have been on a constant walk with my LORD and Savior.  I am so thankful that God made me to be a teacher, and I am so blessed that I get the honor of sharing His Word with His children.

Philosophy of Christian Education:  I believe that each student is a miracle that God has created.  I believe that it is my job as a Christian educator to “plant a seed” in their heart, and help them find love for the LORD.  One of my favorite Bible verses is: “Teach a child to choose the right path, and when he is older, he will remain upon it.”  -Proverbs 22:6

Personal Life: I was married in May 2016 to my wonderful, loving husband, Austin.  We have lots of new changes we are making including searching for a new house!  We attend Brice United Methodist Church and Freewill Baptist Church.  We are enjoying newly married life, and working together as a team with God through all of our ups and downs!

 

Mrs. Nancy Neal

Years at BCA: This will be my second year at BCA.

Qualifications:  Master of Teaching degree from the University of Virginia—Go Wahoos!  I began my career by teaching 4th and 5th grade.  After staying home with my children, I gained even more experience through long-term substituting in preschool, a 3rd grade gifted program, and many other elementary classrooms.

Christian Testimony:  I am very thankful that I grew up with Christian parents and friends.  I asked Jesus to be my Savior at a young age.  He is very patient with me and continues to pull my heart toward missions and children’s education.  Ask me about my trip to Macedonia sometime.

Philosophy of Education:  My desire is to equip my students to read and understand their Bibles so they can know, love, and serve our great God.  In addition to this foundational goal, I strive to inspire students to love learning which will enable them to succeed with the gifts God has given them.

Personal Life:  I live in Granville with my family.  My husband teaches Math and my kids are both in high school this year.  We enjoy board games, video games, traveling, reading and participating in the life of our church, The Granville Chapel.

Mrs. Marlene Carney

Years at BCA:  Mrs. Carney began working at the BCA in 2001.

Qualifications:  Mrs. Carney earned her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education from The Ohio State University.  She is licensed to teach Kindergarten thru eighth grade, and has achieved the Master Teacher designation by the Ohio Department of Education.

Christian Testimony:  I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Savior in 1978.  By reaching to the Holy Spirit, He guides me daily and influences my direction in life.

Philosophy of Christian Education:  I believe that each and every child in our classroom is a miraculous gift from God.  It is our mission to instill Biblical teachings in all areas of the curriculum.  I believe we must reach each child and inspire him/her to maximize their potential as Jesus has taught us to do while we are His stewards on earth.

Personal Life:  Mrs. Carney is the proud mother of Brent, who is a college student.  Her son attended the BCA from Kindergarten through the 6th grade.  The Carneys are members of Peace United Methodist Church in Pickerington.

Mrs. Laurie Bruckner, K-8th Music and Band Teacher

I am delighted to join the faculty at BCA as music teacher!  The most important thing about me is that I am a child of God.  I became a member of God’s family when I accepted Christ as my Savior, having my sin forgiven and beginning a new and everlasting life in me, when I was a little girl.  The Lord has continued to direct my life, helping me grow in faith and joy in Him throughout the amazing course of life He has led me through.

As a music teacher I have taught in both public and private schools from Kindergarten to college, including schools in both the US and abroad. I have been blessed to be a part of church families rich in years of heritage and also new church plants, of churches with brothers and sisters in Christ of status and prosperity as well as refugees and those recovering from lives of addictions and struggle.

Our family has recently moved to the Columbus area and we love being a part of the New Life Community Church in Canal Winchester, where I have recently joined the musical worship team.

My most loved hobbies these days are watching my children in their activities. My husband of 21 years and I have three teenaged children, so our evenings are full of lessons, events and social gatherings.  A favorite way to contribute to the fun for me is cooking and baking.

I am a graduate of Nyack College with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, and The University of Akron, with a Master’s in Music Ed.  I look forward to teaching the students here at BCA to grow in knowledge, wisdom and faith through music!

Mr. Rick Ewing

Years at BCA: 20

Qualifications: 36 years with Columbus Recreation & Parks.  Liberal Arts degree from Capital University in Political Science/History; Physical Education minor. Certificate from the Department of Education to teach at BCA.

Personal info: Resides in Carroll with his wife, Lynn–married for 37 years. They have four children Keeley, Karli, Korry, Logan, and 5 grandchildren.

I Corinthians 12:4-6  “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.  There are different kinds of service, but the same LORD.  There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.”

Teaching Philosophy: “Teaching should cover the students spiritual, mental and physical growth and development.”

Mrs. Sharaun Thompson

Miss Alyssa Dearth

Mrs. Rachael DeLaTorre

Mrs. Theresa Lee

I am proud to have been associated in some capacity with Brice Christian Academy since 1995.  Both of my children went to Brice Preschool and the BCA for their elementary years.  I have been the church secretary, hospitality minister, the school janitor and finally the Lunchroom Supervisor.

I love spending time with the children at breakfast and lunch.  I have worked very hard to incorporate the government guidelines in school nutrition while also trying to prepare foods that I know the students will enjoy (or at least try once).  I look at the time during lunch as a continuation of their academic growth.  They learn what healthy portion sizes are and also experience a variety of good food choices.

Mrs. Staci Weimer

Mrs. Victoria Kamara