Jennifer Rackley – Administrator
I am proud to serve as the Administrator of San Angelo Christian Academy. Having been deeply involved with San Angelo Christian Academy for many years, serving on the Board of Directors for eight years prior to accepting the position as Administrator in 2012, I am tremendously proud of how our school has grown and continues to develop. My background in Special Education and years of teaching experience help me support our teachers and students with creativity and practical guidance. SACA is my school of choice for my own children; I am the proud parent of a SACA alumnus and current SACA Lion. I believe wholeheartedly in the mission of San Angelo Christian Academy, creating academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment. Working with such a talented group of educators and our fantastic students makes every day a great day to be a Lion!
Tessie Yarbrough – Office Manager
Hello, I am Tessie Yarbrough. I am very excited to be part of the SACA Lion family! I will be putting my years of experience working with children and managing a small business to use in the SACA office. I am thankful for this opportunity to work in such a Christ-centered, positive and loving environment.
Jodi Carnes – Nurse and Administrative Assistant
Hello my name is Jodi Carnes. I have the honor and privilege of being the school nurse at San Angelo Christian Academy, as well as being Mrs. Rackley’s Administrative Assistant. I am so proud to be a part of this fantastic school. I have loved nursing for many years and I am enjoying the new skills I am learning on a daily basis as an Admin. Asst. I am happily married and I have one child. My son, Bradley, has attended SACA since the first grade and he is now in high school. My husband and I feel so blessed that our son can attend a school that excels in both academics and nurturing, in a Christian environment.
Grace Marlatt – Pre-kindergarten and After School Care Coordinator
My name is Grace Marlatt. I am the Pre-kindergarten and After School Care Coordinator here at San Angelo Christian Academy. I am married and have 3 children of my own. I love being a part of the SACA Lion team! I have a great love for children. I am not only honored to teach these sweet children, but I am also blessed.
Briana Sparks – Kindergarten
It is an honor to be working with such bright tender hearts. My name is Mrs. Briana Sparks. I am originally from San Antonio, Texas. I have a lovely husband who is a brave soldier for our Army and a great friend to me. My focus was psychology at the University of Houston-Victoria and working with children has always been a passion of mine. I hope to inspire and be inspired by all the tender minds that walk through my classroom everyday. Shine your light.
Rosalinda Castillo – 1st Grade
Hi, my name is Rosalinda Castillo! I am the 1st grade teacher at San Angelo Christian Academy. Before coming to SACA, I taught for San Angelo Independent School District (ISD), San Felipe-Del Rio Consolidated ISD, La Porte ISD, and Royse City ISD in the Dallas area. This is such a wonderful and exciting year for me! It is truly a blessing to be teaching a Christian-based curriculum, along with 1st grade level academics in the kind and caring community at San Angelo Christian Academy!
Ann Ellis – 2nd Grade
Hello, I am Ann Ellis, the 2nd grade teacher at SACA this year. This is my second year at SACA and I feel very blessed to be here. I taught Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade in public schools for many years. I am thankful for the opportunity to back at home in San Angelo and to be a part of the SACA Lions team!
Crystal Modawell – 3rd Grade
Hi, my name is Crystal Modawell! I am the 3rd grade teacher at San Angelo Christian Academy. This is my 4th year teaching at SACA! Before coming to SACA I taught for San Angelo ISD and Judson ISD in San Antonio. I am excited to be working at such a great school with a wonderful Christian Atmosphere!
Sara Stewart – 4th Grade
HI! My name is Sara Stewart. I am married to Justin Stewart and have 3 kids, Parker, Paydon, and Tinnley. We are originally from Arkansas.
My husband’s work led us here to San Angelo and we have truly been blessed by living here. We enjoy spending time with our church family at Southgate Church of Christ. We also enjoy spending time with our martial arts family as we all train in Taekwondo. We love baseball games, hiking, and camping. Adventure always calls us in our free time.
I obtained a Bachelors in Science at Southern Arkansas University, in Magnolia, Arkansas, with a degree in Inclusive Early Childhood Education. I spent many years substitute teaching, Pre-K-12th, while I worked my way through college. I taught for 2 years in public school before deciding to spend my time at home with my children and homeschooling them. We are blessed to now be at S.A.C.A. and I cannot wait to see what wonderful things unfold for us here!
Hi, I am Lucie Jenkins and this is my second year at SACA as an instructional aide. I feel unbelievably blessed to work with your children and such a wonderful staff. I am looking forward to an amazing year!
Mindy Lusk – English, College Planner, and Oral Interpretation & Creative Writing
My name is Mindy Lusk. This is my third year teaching at San Angelo Christian Academy and my second year teaching Secondary English. I am so excited for the opportunity to teach what I love! This is going to be a great year filled with adventure, treasure, mystery, and excitement. I look forward to fostering a love of literature and grammar in the minds of the great students at SACA.
To view Mindy Lusk's external website, click on the following link: http://mindylusk.weebly.com/
Linda Harris – Texas History, World Geography, World History, U.S. History, Spanish, and Government & Economics
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.
Christy Kemp – Math, Science, Financial Peace, Biology, Chemistry, and Photo-Journalism
Hello! My name is Christy Kemp. I am a teacher in the secondary building. I teach Biology, Chemistry, 6th grade Science, and 5th grade Math along with Financial Peace, Speech, and Photojournalism. My husband and I have one child who is a student here at the Academy. I feel very fortunate and blessed to be teaching a Christian-based curriculum in a like-minded environment!
To view Christy Kemp’s external website, click on the following link: https://christyksaca.weebly.com/
Marsha Tharp – Science, Science & Technology, Introduction to Natural History, and Independent Study
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.
Shelly Burkett – Mathematics
Hello, my name is Shelly Burkett. I teach secondary mathematics. I have been a teacher for over 13 years in the public school system. I am looking forward to teaching in a Christian environment and sharing my love for math with the students. The students and staff are a blessing to me and my prayer is that I can be a blessing to them as well.
David Hettick – Bible
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.
Fine Arts Building
Luke Perkins – Choir
Hello! My name is Luke Perkins. I am proud to be the Choir instructor at SACA. From a very young age, I have always enjoyed music. My musical aptitude has been acknowledged in the past with such awards as the UIL Superior Rating/Vocal Solo (2008-2010), 2009 Outstanding Soloist/State UIL, and 2nd Alternate to the 2010 Texas All-State Men’s Choir. As I work towards finishing my Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, I spend my spare time studying French and composing music. As a native to San Angelo, I am dedicated to spreading the joy of singing to its community. As Paul declares in Ephesians 5:19, we are to speak “to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in [our] heart to the Lord.” As such, it is my goal to not only teach my students how to properly sing, but also to inspire them to sing praise from the heart.
Dan Sherbon – Instrumental Music
I’ve been teaching instrumental music in secondary and college since 1974. I’ve taught music theory, appreciation, history, applied woodwinds, band and jazz studies. I’m excited to share my love of making music with the students at SACA. I received my Bachelor of Music Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Master of Science from Kansas State University and administrative hours from Oklahoma State University. I’m looking forward to an exciting year working with the Lion Band.
James “LaMont” Allen – Band Teacher
Hello, this is my first year as a Lion and it is a blessing and honor to serve. I have taught music 20+ years. I am retired from the U.S. Air Force where I instructed for the Community College of the Air Force and performed in 30+ countries and almost all 50 states with the Air Force Tops in Blue. I have taught three years with the ASU summer band program and perform with the ASU Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Jazz, and Symphonic Bands. I am excited to serve and look forward to an awesome year full of great music!
Christie Bird – Bible and Theatre Arts
Hello! My name is Christie Bird. I teach Bible for secondary students and I assist Mrs. Lusk with the Theatre Arts program. 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.
Dawna Scott – English, Social Studies, Study Skills, and Robotics
My name is Dawna Scott. I am truly blessed to be a part of this incredible staff at San Angelo Christian Academy. I teach multiple grade levels of English and Social Studies for grades 5th-8th along with Robotics and Study Skills.
My husband and I have 3 children attending the academy. We consider our children’s spiritual welfare to be our top priority and look for the best education to fit right in line with those beliefs. SACA helps us meet both of those goals, and we are so pleased with all that SACA has to offer.
I hope that you will consider being a part of our wonderful family here at SACA!
Natalee Clugy – Art and Instructional Aide
My name is Natalee Clugy and I love working at SACA as an instructional aide and Art teacher. I believe every child has their own unique talents and gifts to offer and I enjoy getting to see these gifts develop and become evident as I get to know them and watch them grow. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, art, crafts, being outdoors, traveling and seeing new places - locally and especially globally.
Leah Mayben – Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator
My name is Leah Mayben. I began my teaching career in the public school system in 1996 and taught for five years. In the fall of 2008, I began teaching at SACA, and spent 10 years in the first and second grades. In 2018, I accepted the position as Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator. I am also a Certified Academic Language Therapist having received training through the Texas Scottish Rite Dyslexia Program. My husband and I have two children. God has blessed us with a wonderful Christian environment to educate our children academically and spiritually. I encourage you to give SACA the opportunity to do the same for your children!
Thanks for checking out our webpage! I work as the Library Lady for the Primary grades. This lets me still be involved with the children, even though I am not at school every day. We have a lot of fun during library. Our goal is to help these children learn to love to read. When you come by to visit SACA, please check out the library.
Nicole Thornton – Physical Education, English, Geometry, and Athletics
My name is Nicole Thornton. I am blessed to be teaching PE, Geometry, and 6th grade English this year at SACA. I am the Athletic Director and coach volleyball, basketball, and track. I have a degree in Elementary Education from Lubbock Christian University and a Masters in Special Education from Abilene Christian University. I worked in the 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 get to come to school with me every day. My goal for this year is to get the kids to work hard and have fun while doing it!
Noah Zapata – Golf Coach, Track & Field Coaching Assistant
Rodney Clay is also the Morale Officer for the Academy.