Jennifer Rackley – Administrator
Hello, I am Jennifer Rackley and I became the Administrator of San Angelo Christian Academy in January of 2012. Having served on the SACA Board of Directors for the past 8 years has given me a strong background with the Academy. I have 14 years of teaching experience in Public Education. A strong background in Special Education has taught me to be creative with learning styles. I am so excited about working with such a talented group of educators and these fantastic children.
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.
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!
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.
Becky Osbourn – Kindergarten and Band Director
My name is Becky Osbourn. I am the Kindergarten teacher and Band director. I grew up in Stephenville and graduated from Stephenville High School and Tarleton State University. I am married and have a daughter that attends SACA. For many years, I have had the privilege to teach Bible classes for different ages, including Bible Bowl. I have been extremely blessed to be given the opportunity to become a part of the wonderful staff at SACA.
Carol Guzmán – 1st Grade
Hi, my name is Carol Guzmán. I graduated from Lubbock Christian University in 2013. I was honored to be chosen to give the undergraduate speech at LCU’s graduation ceremony. I received my teacher’s certification through LCU in 2016. I am happily married, and I have three children, and 4 grandchildren. I am a new first grade teacher, but I have years of experience with children. I have taught Bible classes for various ages. I have past experience as a foster parent, and as a relief house parent. I love children, and I believe God has brought me to this school. I am blessed to have your children in my class. I believe we have much to learn from each other.
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 second year teaching at SACA! I have been a stay at home mom the past several years, but prior to having children I taught for Judson ISD in San Antonio and San Angelo ISD. I am excited to be back in the classroom and to be working at such a great school with a wonderful Christian atmosphere!
Carrie Gartman – 4th Grade
My name is Carrie Gartman. I have taught Special Education students in the San Angelo ISD for 12 years. This is my 8th year to teach at SACA. I enjoy teaching at SACA with fellow Christians. I love watching my students grow during the year both spiritually and academically. I am proud to be a part of the SACA family.
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.
Natalee Clugy – also teaches Art
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Rich Stein – Coaching Assistant
Noah Zapata – Coaching Assistant
Rodney Clay is also the Morale Officer for the Academy.