The teacher is at the heart of Calvary Christian Academy Hollywood's pursuit of excellence.

In addition to educational certification, we ensure that our teachers are spiritually mature believers, called and equipped by God with hearts for shepherding and instructing our most precious gifts: our children. This is especially important because the character of our teachers will be mirrored in their students.

For this reason, CCAH does not compromise on a stringent faculty selection process — our goal is to build a faculty that reflects the character of Christ.

Our faculty bring a wealth of expertise and spiritual maturity to our school. More than 65% of our faculty have been on a missions trip, and nearly 60% attended a Christian primary school, college, or university as a student. 100% of our teachers have a bachelor's degree and 60% have been teaching for 10 years or more.

Because CCAH is a ministry of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, we benefit from the support of the church's pastoral leadership, administrative staff, and integration with other ministries in our endeavor to make disciples and prepare our students spiritually, academically, and socially.
"Everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher." —Luke 6:40

CCAH Faculty

Administration: Title Degree Achieved Major Graduate Degree Achieved Major
Tarsis Martinez Lower School Principal BA Early Education
Ana Torres Lower School Assistant Principal BS Preschool Education M. Ed. Administration Education
Chris Mitchell Secondary Principal BS General Studies M. Ed. Educational Leadership
Stefanie Chadee Secondary Assistant Principal BS Psychology MS Counseling/Family Therapy
Reshma Mulchen Special Education Coordinator BS Exceptional Student Education MS Special Education
Donna Anderson Guidance Counselor BA Psychology M. Ed. Educational Leadership
Doreen Mercer Assistant Athletic Director BS Physical Education & Health MS Sports Administration
Office Staff: Title Degree Achieved Major Graduate Degree Achieved Major
Frances Smith Front Desk AA Sociology/Business
Charlene Sapp School Nurse RN
Laurie Metcalf Financial Coordinator
Lezly Williams Admissions for Lower School & Spanish Speakers
Christa Biddle Operations/Admissions for Upper School BS General Business & Marketing
Preschool: Title Degree Achieved Major Graduate Degree Achieved Major
Candice Prieto PreK3 Teacher CDA
Farlonne Delbeau PreK4 Teacher BS Criminology
Jennifer Vasquez PreK4 Teacher CDA
Jessica Hayes PreK4 Teacher CDA
Gay Pfrogner Preschool Floater
Marisa Miranda PreK4 Teacher's Aide
Angie Guevarra PreK3 Teacher's Aide
Diana Figuera PreK4 Teacher's Aide
Elementary: Title Degree Achieved Major Graduate Degree Achieved Major
Onesis De La Cruz Kindergarten Teacher BS Prekindergarten/Primary Education M. Ed Prekindergarten/Primary Ed. MS
Katherin Santana Kindergarten Teacher BS Early Childhood Education
Sylvia Garcia Kindergarten Teacher BA Psychology
Tara Hahr-Azhar Kindergarten Teacher BA Early Childhood Education/Business MS by Spring 23
Sara Isma 1st Grade BA Psychology
Shennae Brown 1st Grade BA Elementary Education
Tracy Reeder 1st Grade BS Special Ed./Elem Ed MS Special Ed/Elem Ed/Primary Ed
Erica Smith 2nd Grade BA Psychology
Leisa Needs 2nd Grade BA Elementary Educations
Meaghan Hinchie 3rd Grade BA Elementary Education K-6 with ESOL and Reading Endorsement
Nikkisha Lawrence 3rd Grade BA Elementary ED
Edwin Barreto 4th Grade BA Elementary Education M. Ed Educational Leadership
Silfida Jean Baptist 5th Grade BS Healthcare Management MBA, EdD (currently enrolled) Masters of Business Administration & Currently Enrolled in Doctor of Education
Julia Croake 5th Grade BS Elementary Education
Upper School: Title Degree Achieved Major Graduate Degree Achieved Major
Tyler Fahey Middle School Bible BA Pastoral Ministry
Malari Edwards Middle School English BA Philosophy
Lisa Furio Middle School History BA Exceptional Student Education K-12 w/ESOL
Tiffany Young Middle School Math BA Business Administration/ Interdisciplinary Studies
Sabrina Furio Middle School Science BS Neuroscience
Vinicius Furio High School Bible BS Economics MA completing MA in Christian Studies in Spring '22
Liz Mena High School English BA English
Lorna Ambroise High School History/Yearbook BS English
AnnMarie Hamilton High School Math BS Accounting & Management M.Ed Education
Rachel Cloos High School Science BS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Stefanie Chadee High School Spanish BS Psychology MS Counseling/Mental Health Therapy
Specials: Title Degree Achieved Major Graduate Degree Achieved Major
Ruth Arroyo Music/Per. Art Bachelors Early Childhood
Barbara Rendo Media Center BS Liberal Studies MA Elementary Education
Renel Troutman Technology BS Criminal Justice
Jerome Tracey IT Specialist BS Business Management MA - Divinity
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