(325) 651-8363
518 Country Club Rd.
San Angelo, TX 76904

Staff & Faculty

Office Staff

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 was my school of choice for my own children. My husband and I are the proud parents of two SACA graduates. I believe wholeheartedly in the mission of San Angelo Christian Academy, providing a Christ-centered education that fosters excellence and God-given talents. Working with such a talented group of educators and our fantastic students makes every day a great day to be a Lion!





Amanda Groghan – Office Manager






Vivian Argueta – Accounts Manager





Marie Ledbetter – Nurse/ Registrar/ Administrative Assistant to Mrs. Rackley

I am excited to be a part of San Angelo Christian Academy. I have been passionate about private education since I was in school myself. I don’t know of a more loving environment where you could send your kids for school. I have 3 kids of my own and 3 grandchildren and I am honored and blessed to get to work with this caring and talented staff and to serve the amazing students here. 




Primary Building

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. 




Dena Porter – Kindergarten

I am excited to be the new kindergarten teacher for SACA. I graduated from ASU with my B.S, and Master's degrees in early childhood education. While I have taught all elementary grades through 8th grade, except for pre-k and 5th, my deep love for teaching is kindergarten. I believe God gives teachers a heart for specific ages and He has blessed me with 5-, 6- and 7-year olds. I find tremendous joy in being present when the "light bulb turns on" in these children to an excitement for letters, sounds, beginning reading, and a love for learning.

David and I have been tremendously blessed to teach in several different places, but mostly in Ozona, Texas. We are the proud parents of three children and 10 wonderful grandchildren. "Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them." Ps 127:5 We have been so richly blessed with many students, who will always be a part of us, through our teaching.



Dorie Lofton – 1st Grade








René Stroud – 2nd Grade

Aloha Ya’ll !
My name is René Stroud. My husband, Philip, and I have been working and ministering on the Big Island of Hawaii for the past 22 years.

I received my BA in Sociology from Lubbock Christian University and an elementary teaching certificate from California. I was privileged to teach 1st and 2nd grade at a
Public Charter school in Hawaii.

After teaching in the public school arena during my teaching career, I am looking forward to sharing in the love of Christ with the students, families, and staff at SACA in a Christ-centered, learning environment as the Second grade teacher!




Crystal Modawell – 3rd Grade

Hi, my name is Crystal Modawell! I am the 3rd grade teacher at San Angelo Christian Academy. This is my 8th year teaching at SACA!  I am excited to be working at such a great school with a wonderful Christian Atmosphere!




Dawna Scott – 4th Grade

My name is Dawna Scott. I have been teaching at San Angelo Christian Academy for the past 13 years. I currently teach 4th grade and coach our FIRST Tech Challenge program. 

My husband and I are blessed with 3 children, all of whom spent most of their school years at the academy and have recently graduated. As parents, we are confident that our children have been thoroughly equipped for their next steps, both academically and spiritually, in large part due to the dedicated teachers and staff of the academy, and we are eternally grateful! 

I hope you will consider being a part of our wonderful family here at SACA! 




Nicole Thornton – Athletic Director, PE, Geometry, English, & Volleyball, Basketball, & Track Coach

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!





Instructional Aides

Lucie Jenkins – Cross Country, Track & Field, Athletics, & Instructional Aide

Hi! My name is Lucie Jenkins and this is my sixth year as a teacher’s aide and as the cross country and track coach here at San Angelo Christian Academy. I love helping the teachers and our students in any way that I possibly can! The staff and students encourage me each and every day to strive to be better than the day before. Helping students find their inner athlete is a passion of mine that I take seriously and have so much fun with! I do not see running and working out as only getting in shape for an event. I see it as developing perseverance, strength and courage to take on this life that God has blessed us with. I am grateful for every single day that I get to serve this great school!




Jamie Thompson

Hello, my name is Jamie Thompson. I started at San Angelo Christian Academy as a sub about four years ago, which was the first year my children attended SACA. The next year, half way through, I started as a full-time kindergarten aide. I also subbed when needed, and filled in or helped out anywhere needed. I am currently enjoying my role as an Instructional Aide. I help in the pre-k & kindergarten classrooms by making copies, and helping with arts & crafts. I also get the opportunity to help individual students, outside the classroom. I still sub from time to time as needed. I have helped in the after school care program for the last three years.

Working at San Angelo Christian Academy has been such a blessing. Not only for myself, but for my children as well. I have learned so much from working at SACA and I continue to learn every year.





Lacey Jenkins-Cole

My name is Lacey Jenkins-Cole. I am an instructional aide at San Angelo Christian Academy. I am an alumnus of SACA and I know that my faith in Christ grew stronger while attending the academy. Students at SACA are given the amazing gift of education along with spiritual guidance from our Christian staff. But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14.







Secondary Building

Mindy Lusk – English, College Planner, and Oral Interpretation & Creative Writing

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

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 – Anatomy & Physiology/Christian Evidences, Biology, English, Chemistry, Financial Peace/Speech, and Photo-Journalism

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!




Shelly Burkett – Mathematics, Tennis Coach

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.




Martin Guinn – Science, Technology, Computer Programming, and Music Ensemble







Rob Ledbetter – Bible and Social Studies







Leah Valdez – Math and Math tutoring






 Fine Arts Building

David Porter – Instructional Support

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."

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. 




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.





Patsy Shero 

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 – Athletic Director, PE, Geometry, English, & Volleyball, Basketball, Golf & Track Coach





Tony Valdez – Swim Coach





Lucie Jenkins – Cross Country, Track & Field, Athletics, & Instructional Aide





Victoria Martinez – Weight Training Coach

Howdy! My name is Victoria Martinez! My wonderful husband Vincent and I have two beautiful children, Gavin and Vera, who attend San Angelo Christian Academy. We’ve been back and forth to San Angelo two different times due to my husband’s line of work. SACA has always had its doors open and ready to welcome us home. Luckily, now we’ve planted our roots and we’re HOME for good. I’ve wanted to coach strength and conditioning for years now. I am a strong believer that exercise is crucial to a positive mindset and healthy mental state. So serving SACA is a dream come true. Incorporating bible scripture and coaching students by challenging them with various skills and exercises to make them STRONG! Strong in faith AND their bodies. So, from the very bottom of my heart, I thank you all for trusting me with your children. “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another” — PROVERBS 27:17





Shelly Burkett – Mathematics, Tennis Coach








Rodney Clay – Morale Officer