Hello, my name is Linda Harris. I taught 2nd grade in the public school system before discovering the Academy. What a blessing it has been! I encourage anyone looking for a superior education to check out our school. Our smaller numbers allow us to nurture each child as an individual. God is very much alive and active at our school and in the lives of our teachers.
Marsha Tharp teaches Science. The focus for the science department is to develop an understanding that God is the Creator and sustainer of the universe while establishing foundational science facts and skills. We hope to inspire a curiosity, wonder, and appreciation of God's creation as we show how science integrates into the student's everyday life. We incorporate problemsolving techniques and scientific inquiry in life, earth, physical, chemical, space, and environmental sciences. Teaching technology concepts and robotics engineering classes are part of our fun-filled day.
My name is Nicole Thornton. I am blessed to be teaching PE, Geometry, and 6th & 7th grade English at SACA. I am the Athletic Director and coach volleyball. I have a degree in Elementary Education from Lubbock Christian University and a Masters in Special Education from Abilene Christian University. I worked in public schools in Lubbock, TX, and in Hawley, TX. In between those two jobs, I was blessed to be able to stay at home with my two children. They both attend SACA and have grown academically and spiritually every year. My goal is to get the kids to work hard and have fun while doing it!
Hello! My name is Christy Kemp. I have been teaching at SACA for about 17 years. I teach a variety of subjects in the secondary building. My husband and I were blessed with one child who is a SACA alumni. I feel very fortunate and blessed to be teaching a Christian-based curriculum in a like-minded environment!
Hello! My name is Christie Bird. I teach 5th and 6th grade Bible and 5th grade study skills. My husband and I have three children that have or are currently attending San Angelo Christian Academy. I am a registered nurse by trade, but I have taken a break from nursing in order to be a part of the ministry at SACA. It is an honor and blessing to be part of this school! I truly believe SACA offers the best education and environment in town. I encourage you to give your child the gift of Christian education.
My name is David Porter and I received my teaching and Master's degree at Angelo State University. In a public school setting, I have coached basketball, football, and track for twenty years. I have taught math, science, social studies, history, driver's education and elementary physical education. I have a passion for teaching American history and patriotism, especially in these troublesome times. I believe, as Patrick Henry eloquently stated, "This great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ."
I feel blessed to be teaching 5th, 6th, and 8th grade social studies, as well as 5th and 6th grade math, 5th grade p.e., and one high school athletics class. My goal is to let students see Jesus in my life, instill within our students a love for our Lord Jesus, a love for learning, a love for patriotism, and for this great country God has so richly blessed upon us.
My name is Mindy Lusk. I have been teaching secondary English at San Angelo Christian Academy since 2016. In addition to teaching ELA, I teach theater and assist with the SACA Sea Lions swim team. Whether we find ourselves on the stage; in the pool; or between the pages of great literature, it is my endeavor to instill a desire to learn and excel in each of my students. “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” – I Corinthians 10:31
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Hello, my name is Shelly Burkett. I teach secondary mathematics and coach tennis. After teaching for over 13 years in the public school system, God blessed me with the opportunity to teach here at SACA. I love teaching in a Christian environment and sharing my love for math with the students. The students and staff are amazing. I pray that I can encourage and challenge them each day to be the best versions of themselves.
Hello, my name is David Hettick. I have taught History and coached in the public school system for 30 years. I am very excited that God has given me the opportunity to be the Bible teacher for grades 6-12. I am looking forward to the blessings I know God has in store for us and I am thankful for the opportunity to teach at SACA.