Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Starner Named New GCA Head of School

The Board of Directors are pleased to announce the selection of Rob Starner as the new Headmaster of Grace Christian Academy.  Rob comes to us with 23 years of experience in Christian education where he has served schools in Florida and Georgia as Elementary Principal, Director of Schools, and Head of School.  He has a Psychology from Clearwater Christian College and a M.S. ED. in Counselor Education from the University of Southern Maine  He is a certified ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Administrator and serves as an ACSI District Representative. Rob is married to Joella and they have two grown children and four children that are of middle and high school age. 

Rob will join the rest of the GCA administrative team in early July.  Joan Shiver, who has graciously held GCA together this past year as the Interim Head of School and Guidance Counselor, will now be able to focus on Guidance and Accreditation.  Dr. Carol Widner will continue doing an amazing job as our Lower School Principal and Mrs. Warr will remain our Director of Development. 

Grace Christian Academy continues the tradition of providing an excellent education grounded in traditional Christian principles!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Smith and Barber Join GCA Faculty

Kathy Smith
The GCA Board of Directors and Administrators are excited to announce the addition of two new faculty members for the 2016-2017 school year. Kathy Smith will be joining the GCA team as our new first grade teacher and Lisa Barber will be coming on as our new fourth grade teacher.

Kathy Smith has 24 years of experience in 1st grade and 4th grade and comes to us from West Bainbridge Elementary.  She has an A.A. in Pyschology from Bainbridge State College, a B.S. degree in Elementary Education from Valdosta State University, and a M.A. degree in Reaching Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University.  She is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bainbridge.

Lisa Barber
Lisa Barber has 28 years of experience in numerous grades and comes to us from John Johnson Elementary.  She has a B.S. Degree and a M.A. Degree in Early Childhood from Troy University.  She also has a Gifted Endorsement. She is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bainbridge.

We are so excited to have these fine ladies joining the GCA Team!!!


Five GCA Faculty and Staff Members Retire.

The GCA Faculty and Staff honored and celebrated each of these wonderful ladies during the year-end luncheon on May 27th.  They have all given so much of their time, love, and hard work to our school over the years and they will be greatly missed.  

Many, many thanks to Joyce McCook, Kelley Harrell, Rachel Worsley, Sherry Morgan and Delrose Betts!

Class of 2016...Sweet 16

Grace Christian Academy Class of 2016
Salutatorian Ansley Stuart & Valedictorian Jack McRae
Ansley Stuart passes the Benaiah Medallion to rising
Senior Class President, Sarah Castoro
Graduation Address - Mr. Charles Kelly
 Florida State University Football Defensive Coordinator
Special Music - "Proof of Your Love"
Special Music - "For Good"
Kelsey, Perra and Hannah getting ready to receive their diploma's
Ryan and Blake Holley in line to receive their diploma's
Michael, Ansley, Brad, Grace and
 Annabelle are ready for their diplomas
Last but not least..........
 Dakota and Noah are ready to walk across the stage!
It's Official!!
Excited and ready to celebrate!!