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Our staff

mr. russ smith
Administrator/Principal

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2012. B.A. in Ministry and M.A. in Biblical Studies. Has been serving in full-time ministry for over nine years. Pastor Smith is also the senior pastor at Meriden Hills Baptist Church.
 

Miss Liz Melillo
Assistant Principal

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2011. B.S. in Elementary Education and M.A. in Educational Administration. Classroom teacher for over eight years.
         

mrs. Dawn Foss
School Nurse/Fine Arts Coordinator

Joined MidState Chrisitan Academy in 2007. Registered Nurse for thirteen years. Mrs. Foss also offers private piano lessons.
 

Miss Nancy rosado
Secretary

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2012.
         

Mrs. Lopes
School Accountant/Librarian

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2014.
 

Mrs. kristen Poulin
Extended Day Care Director

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2015.
         
 

 

   

 

         
   

Elementary Teachers 

   

Mrs. Amy Smith
Pre-K Director/Head Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2012. B.S. in Elementary Education. Day care director/classroom teacher for over seven years.
 

Mrs. Rhonda Bates
Assistant Pre-K Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2014. Oversees afternoon activities.
         

Miss lucy diaz
Assistant Pre-K Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2016.
 

Mrs. lyndsey faciane
K5 Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2016. B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies. Beginning first year as a classroom teacher.
         

Mrs. Carla palmer
1st Grade Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2016. B.S. in Education and a M.S. in Elementary Education. Classroom teacher for over ten years.
 

Mrs. cheryl Stewart
2nd Grade Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2011. Classroom teacher for over nine years.
         

miss rachel bortz
3rd Grade Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2016. B.S. in Elementary Education. Beginning first year as a classroom teacher.
 

Miss rebekah eades
4th Grade Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2012. B.S. in Elementary Education. Classroom teacher for over seven years.
         

Miss liz melillo
5th Grade Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2011. B.S. in Elementary Education and M.A. in Educational Administration. Classroom teacher for over eight years.
   

 

         
   

Secondary Teachers

   

miss Jessi Mcelyea
English/Elective Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2014. B.A. in English with a minor in Education. Beginning third year as a classroom teacher.
 

mr. scott palmer
Science/Elective Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2016. B.S. in Biology. Classroom teacher for over fifteen years.
         

miss lura palmer
Math/Spanish Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2015. B.S. in Math Education with a minor in Spanish. Beginning second year as a classroom teacher.
 

mr. Ryan faciane
Bible/Speech/Elective Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2016. B.A. in Youth Ministry. Beginning first year as a classroom teacher. Pastor Ryan is also the youth pastor at Meriden Hills Baptist Church.
         

Mrs. Ashley Goins
History/P.E. Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2014. B.S. in Secondary Education with a concentration in Physical Education and History. Beginning third year as a classroom teacher.
 

Mrs. Dawn Foss
Music Teacher

Joined MidState Chrisitan Academy in 2007. Beginning third year as fine arts coordinator & music teacher.
         

mr. russ smith
Bible/Elective Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2012. B.A. in Ministry and M.A. in Biblical Studies. Beginning fifth year as a classroom teacher.