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Shawn Minks
Head of School
Shawn Minks

Head of School

Mr. Shawn Minks joined Cambridge Christian School after serving for six years as Headmaster at Foundation Academy in Winter Garden, FL. He arrived at Foundation in the summer of 2007 after serving for two years as the Upper School Principal at Bridgeway Christian Academy in Alpharetta, GA. This followed three years at the same school as Middle School Principal. Before migrating to Bridgeway, Mr. Minks was the Dean of Students for five years for grades 7-12 at Warner Christian Academy in Daytona Beach, FL. In addition to his administrative duties there, Mr. Minks taught Health, Bible, and Leadership classes to middle and high school students.

Furthermore, he coached the high school varsity girls’ basketball and tennis teams and coordinated all chapel programs. Prior to becoming the Dean of Students, Mr. Minks taught sixth grade (in the elementary) for four years at the same school. While doing this, he also implemented and supervised an intramural athletics program for the upper elementary students.

Mr. Minks received his Masters in Educational Administration from Columbia International University in 2001. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education and Bible from Northwestern College in 1993. Mr. Minks holds a Lifetime ACSI All Levels Principal Certificate. He sits on the ACSI Regional Commission, and he has served on five accreditation teams to other schools.

Mr. Minks is happily married to his wife of 23 years, Carol, who is also on staff at Cambridge. Mr. and Mrs. Minks have three children. Tal attends UCF, Tiana attends Florida Southern, and Tate is a 10th grader at CCS.

Jonathan Valdez
Lower School Principal
Jonathan Valdez

Lower School Principal

Mr. Valdez has been in the field of education for over ten years.  During this time, he taught a variety of elementary school grades, coached numerous sports at the elementary and middle school level including softball, basketball and swimming.  He has also served as a reading and math tutor, and led various educational groups and committees.  Most recently, he served fourth grade as the Team Leader, math and bible instructor. 

Mr. Valdez has been married to his wife Karen for over seventeen years and together have three children: Arianna, Alex, and Anthony, who are all students here at CCS.  

Tracy Moss
Lower School Assistant Principal and Early Childhood Director
Tracy Moss

Lower School Assistant Principal and Early Childhood Director

Mrs. Moss is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Masters in Educational Leadership. For the past 18 years, she has taught grades first, second, and fourth. She has also worked as an Intern Supervisor for The University of Tampa. On a personal note, Mrs. Moss has been happily married to her husband, Evan, for over 18 years. Their two children also attend Cambridge.

Cari Gibson
Upper School Principal
Cari Gibson

Upper School Principal

Mrs. Gibson has been in education for 17 years and earned her Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from American College of Education. She and her husband, Gary, are parents to three daughters and one son. Her oldest recently graduated from CCS. She says, "I believe “learning” is a godly principle and it should be celebrated!  Learning has not always come easy to me, so  I understand how important its process is in our lives.  As a result, I became an educator to serve as an instrument which would guide others towards learning.  Everyone has a God- given curiosity to learn and explore knowledge. This desire is, as an educator, what I am committed to developing  in my students.  I became an educator to encourage others to learn and to achieve their highest potential.  I became a Christian educator to encourage young Christians to fulfill God’s will for their lives,  as they discover the fullness and depth of God’s great love for us.  I believe it is a privilege to be an educator!"

Anthony Campbell
Upper School Assistant Principal/Director of Institutional Technology
Anthony Campbell

Upper School Assistant Principal/Director of Institutional Technology

This is Mr. Campbell’s third year at CCS. He is celebrating his 23rd year in education and his 22nd year in Christian education. Mr. Campbell has a Master’s of Education degree in Curriculum and Instructional Technology from the University of South Florida. Prior to coming to Cambridge, he served as a Computer Science teacher for 17 years, a middle school History teacher, a middle school Science and Math teacher, and worked as an instructional coach on a math research study for Southern Methodist University. He is married to Laurie Campbell, who is an education professor at the University of Central Florida and together they have one son, Stephen Campbell, who is a middle school teacher at CCS. Mr. Campbell loves Cambridge because of its focus on Christian values.  “Administrators, faculty, staff, and students alike, all demonstrate Christ’s love towards each other. It is great to be at a place where Christ is seen on every face and demonstrated in all that is done.”

Melody Shiver
Director of Guidance and College Placement
Melody Shiver

Director of Guidance and College Placement

Mrs. Shiver is a graduate from Samford University from where she obtained her BS in Business Management & Marketing. She went on to the University of Scranton to pursue her Masters in Educational Leadership and just recently completed the High School College Placement Counselor Certification with NACCAP at Anderson University. She has over nine years experience in Guidance & College Placement. Mrs. Shiver has been married to her husband, Brent, for 14 years and together they have two sons, Asa and Kade. Asa will be going to third grade and Kade will be in first grade.

Liana Turk
Business Administrator
Liana Turk

Business Administrator

Mrs. Turk has been with CCS for 9 years and has worked in the business office as the Payroll and Benefits Coordinator and at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Tax Process Specialist.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of South Florida and recently attained her CPA license. She has been married to her husband, Robert for 5 years and loves Cambridge because of the “close family environment and the wonderful people I get to work with every day.”

Marty Hillier
Director of Marketing and Communications
Marty Hillier

Director of Marketing and Communications

Mrs. Hillier has been working at CCS for over 10 years. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.A. in Mass Communications and a major in Advertising. She was in sales and sales management for over 10 years before joining our team and is mother to two boys, Ethan and Tyler.  Ethan is currently in middle school at Cambridge, and Tyler '14, is a senior at Florida Southern College; both boys started Cambridge in K-3. Mrs. Hillier loves CCS because of the strong foundation it offers students. “It is the perfect combination of rigorous academics and faith in action. It allows your student to be involved, lead, and be mentored by an incredibly talented and godly faculty and staff. On top of that, it’s a wonderful place to work. CCS has been a blessing to our family in so many ways.”

Lisa Brennan Abbazia
Director of Admissions
Lisa Brennan Abbazia

Director of Admissions

Lisa has worked at CCS for ten years and graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.A in Mass Communications. She worked in sales at USF and has been a parent here for 14 years. Her son Ethan graduated from Cambridge Christian and is a junior in college. She loves Cambridge because of the close atmosphere and the opportunity she has to introduce others to Cambridge. “The best part of my job is meeting new families and welcoming them to be part of Cambridge Christian School.”

Mark Butler
Director of Athletics
Mark Butler

Director of Athletics

Mark Butler has a 27-year history in Christian Education with 18 years specifically being a Director of Athletics. Over the years, Mr. Butler has gained experience in coaching, teaching, and being a Principal. Mr. Butler brings to CCS a vast knowledge in Florida High School Athletics and in all aspects of building championship programs. Mr. Butler’s former school has won the 2A Private School Sunshine Cup in Florida for being the best overall athletic program in the state of Florida each of the last two school years. Mr. Butler has been a Director of Athletics in schools serving 1,000 students or more and in schools the same size as Cambridge. Cambridge is blessed to have been able to hire a leader with Mr. Butler’s résumé, success, and diversity in leadership experience.  Mr. Butler will be joined at Cambridge by his wife, Karen.

Rick Shears
Director of Operations
Rick Shears

Director of Operations

Mr. Shears has been working at CCS for 10 years and has an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Mott Community College. He is a retired Detective from the City of Tampa Police Department and has been married to his wife, Shelley, for 33 years. They have two children, Tabatha and Erik ‘08 and two grandchildren. Mr. Shears loves Cambridge because this is where he accepted the Lord into his life. He says, “This school will always have a special place in my heart.  I feel God’s presence every day that I am here.  I am so grateful for the opportunity to disciple your children.”

Heather Agee
Fifth Grade
Heather Agee

Fifth Grade

Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.  I will proclaim the name of the Lord. Oh, praise the greatness of our God!

Sandy Diaz
Lower School Administrative Assistant
Sandy Diaz

Lower School Administrative Assistant

Pat Humenansky
Administrative Assistant to the Lower School Principal
Pat Humenansky

Administrative Assistant to the Lower School Principal

Elizabeth Myers
Assistant Director of Advancement and Alumni Coordinator
Elizabeth Myers

Assistant Director of Advancement and Alumni Coordinator

John Peter
Print Media Manager
John Peter

Print Media Manager

Darleen Block
Print Shop Administrative Assistant
Darleen Block

Print Shop Administrative Assistant

Chef Russell Carr
Food Service Manager
Chef Russell Carr

Food Service Manager

Anne Burdge
Campus Store and Fine Arts Assistant
Anne Burdge

Campus Store and Fine Arts Assistant

Steve Ater
Math Department Head, Economics, Personal Finance, Pre-Calculus
Steve Ater

Math Department Head, Economics, Personal Finance, Pre-Calculus

I love to teach and I love working with kids – a great combination for education.  I believe I am called to be in education to build relationships with my students in order to challenge them to think logically and strategically.  I feel that by teaching kids to be thoughtful, and at the same time infusing Truth into their thinking, they will make choices that will help them to become Godly leaders in our society.

Master's in Teaching - University Of South Florida
Anna Eicholtz
Assistant to the Upper School Principal
Anna Eicholtz

Assistant to the Upper School Principal

Emily Binder
Sixth Grade
Emily Binder

Sixth Grade

Mary Jo Blackmon
Third Grade
Mary Jo Blackmon

Third Grade

Kellie Bryant
Technology/Yearbook
Kellie Bryant

Technology/Yearbook

The Lord has called me to education and has blessed me with the privilege of teaching.

Bachelor's in Information Systems and Decision Sciences - University of South Florida
Monica Busarello
11th and 12th English
Monica Busarello

11th and 12th English

Stephen Campbell
History Department Head, AP World History, US History and Speech
Stephen Campbell

History Department Head, AP World History, US History and Speech

Master's in Social Science Education - University of Central Florida
Kelly Carlson
International Students Coordinator
Kelly Carlson

International Students Coordinator

I love people and being a part of the learning process.  I am blessed to have the opportunity and honor of teaching how history is God’s story and how His character can be seen throughout time. Witnessing the impact that this truth has on the students is an absolute joy!

Bachelor's in Child and Adolescent Psychology
Leigh Carson
Physics, AP Physics, Algebra 2
Leigh Carson

Physics, AP Physics, Algebra 2

Erica Cortner
Fourth Grade
Erica Cortner

Fourth Grade

Mrs. Cortner received a Bachelor's degree in Health Science Education from the University of Florida and a Master's degree in Education from Mercy College in New York. Mrs. Cortner also received training at Columbia Teacher's College and has seven years of classroom teaching experience. She has three children who attend Cambridge Christian School - Chase, Olivia, and William.

Master of Education - Mercy College
Mandy Cromer
NILD Educational Therapist
Mandy Cromer

NILD Educational Therapist

Master's in Education - University Of South Florida
Holly Curbow
Preschool
Holly Curbow

Preschool

Bob Dare
Varisty Football Head Coach, Weight Training
Bob Dare

Varisty Football Head Coach, Weight Training

Amy Dayton
Upper School Art Teacher
Amy Dayton

Upper School Art Teacher

Jane Elliott
Pre-K Assistant
Jane Elliott

Pre-K Assistant

Laura Fabian
Preschool
Laura Fabian

Preschool

Mrs. Fabian has been part of the Cambridge Christian faculty for six years and has had children here for 13 years.

Bachelor of Science in Communication from USF
Janice Fisher
First Grade
Janice Fisher

First Grade

In middle school, I always loved helping kids in my neighborhood with their homework. When I had a baby sitting job, I would plan some sort of activity related to stories. In high school, I volunteered at a school for children with special needs. By senior year, I realized God was calling me to help educate children. I am still energized today when I am able to assist children toward success!

Bachelor's Elementary Education/K-6 Special Eduication - Clearwater Christian College
Julinda Gallogly
Physical Education Assistant
Julinda Gallogly

Physical Education Assistant

Lori Gartner
NILD Educational Therapist
Lori Gartner

NILD Educational Therapist

Mrs. Gartner's undergraduate degree is from Bryan College in Dayton,Tennessee in Elementary Education. She then went on to receive further training to be a Professionally Certified Educational Therapist through the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD). For the last 18 years, she has served in a variety of roles—classroom teacher, educational therapist, and administration. She has two married children, one here in Florida and another in Virginia, and her youngest will be a senior at Liberty University this school year. She just celebrated the birth of a granddaughter and says,

I am excited to be joining the Cambridge Christian team, which will allow me to continue my journey as an educational therapist!

Bachelor's - Bryan College
Brad Grabill
Bible Department Head, Bible 11, 12
Brad Grabill

Bible Department Head, Bible 11, 12

I am confident that God directed me to CCS many years ago, as my role as a local pastor was coming to a close. It gives me great joy to utilize the abilities I believe He has invested in me for the purpose of helping young men and women grow to know and love His Word more and more, and to see His world from a truly Biblical point of view.

Master's in Christian Education - Talbot Theological Seminary
Evin Graham
World History, Geography, Bible 11, Head Basketball Coach
Evin Graham

World History, Geography, Bible 11, Head Basketball Coach

Kathy Harrison
Kindergarten Assistant and Extended Day Supervisor
Kathy Harrison

Kindergarten Assistant and Extended Day Supervisor

Janet Holk
Bible 9, Intro to Bible
Janet Holk

Bible 9, Intro to Bible

Rebekah Holk
AP Statistics, Algebra 1 and Geometry Honors
Rebekah Holk

AP Statistics, Algebra 1 and Geometry Honors

Emilia Ivy
Preschool Assistant
Emilia Ivy

Preschool Assistant

Sharon Jordan
Music
Sharon Jordan

Music

I feel like God has given me a gift and a desire to serve Him by shaping the minds and lives of my students both academically and spiritually.

Bachelor's English Education - Clearwater Christian College
Jenni Layman
Physical Education Department Head, HOPE, Team Sports, Middle School PE
Jenni Layman

Physical Education Department Head, HOPE, Team Sports, Middle School PE

I am in education because I felt and still feel the Lord has called me into this field.  I love teaching and mentoring kids and watching them grow and develop into the people God intends for them to be.  It is a special privilege and honor to be a small part of my students' lives.

Bachelor of Science, USF
Arielle LeBoulicaut
Foreign Language Department Head, French
Arielle LeBoulicaut

Foreign Language Department Head, French

Master's in Intercultural Studies - Université Catholique de l'Ouest
Annika Lewis
Preschool
Annika Lewis

Preschool

I am in education because this is where the Lord led me!  Starting a family took me out of the business world and opened the door to teaching.

Bachelor's in Business Administration - Bucknell University
Nathan Lewis
AP Psychology, Bible 10
Nathan Lewis

AP Psychology, Bible 10

Sharon Lutz
Art
Sharon Lutz

Art

I love art, children and Christ, not always in that order!

Bachelor's - The University of Michigan, School of Art
Alexis Martin
First Grade
Alexis Martin

First Grade

I believe that I was called at an early age to serve as an educator.  I can remember from childhood, how I loved the feeling of helping someone learn something new.  I know now that this is my calling from the Lord, and what a blessing it is to me to come to a job that I love each day. It is humbling to know the impact I have on these children on a spiritual, emotional,  and academic level.  Teaching truly is a gift!

Bachelor's in Physical Education - University of South Florida
Fidelia Mas-Beazel
Spanish 1 and 2
Fidelia Mas-Beazel

Spanish 1 and 2

Mrs. Mas-Beazel has been teaching in Hillsborough County for 6 years. Her experience relates to teaching Reading, ESOL, and Intensive - Intensive Reading (Block Class), which involves teaching Language Arts with a strong focus on understanding difficult text. Students in a block class must write essays in the main modes of writing supporting their claim with heavy textual evidence.

Reading has been one of my favorite past times from a very young age. Therefore, I do believe the Lord has blessed me with the opportunity to teach and help others overcome reading challenges. As any teacher, the brightest part of my day involves seeing students smile because they have grasped a new concept! Teaching a Foreign Language multiplies those bright moments as student figure out how to navigate this “new world” daily. I pray for the opportunity to use my love of teaching for the Glory of the Almighty.

Mandy Matthews
Technology
Mandy Matthews

Technology

I am blessed to have the honor of teaching at CCS. My goal is to share the gifts God has given me with my students.

Education - Manchester University, UK
Marie Miller
Fifth Grade
Marie Miller

Fifth Grade

I’m in education because I love working with kids.  I love it when they are learning something new, and we get to see things click into place.  I love being involved in Kingdom Education so we can share Christ with our students daily!

Master's in Education - University of Tampa
Carol Minks
Educational Services Director/Think Tank
Carol Minks

Educational Services Director/Think Tank

My passion is teaching students to think about his/her learning. When a child’s eyes light up with understanding, I feel accomplished; especially when the comprehension includes Biblical truth that will help shape the character of the child.

Bachelor's in Bible - PBU
Janelle Morgan
Sixth Grade
Janelle Morgan

Sixth Grade

It is truly a blessing to work in a profession that gives me the daily ability to shape bodies, minds and spirits to impact the world.

Bachelor's in Psychology - Florida State University
Meagan Morgan
Kindergarten
Meagan Morgan

Kindergarten

What a joy it is to love, encourage, and teach students about the world around them through a biblical perspective, especially since our culture is teaching something completely contrary.  As a student at Cambridge for 15 years of my life, my teachers shared this gift with me and I love having the privilege to now share it with my students. One of the greatest rewards of being an educator is helping to build my students’ confidence and then watching what the Lord does through them.

Bachelor's in Elementary Education, FSU
Mary Jo Mournighan
Spanish 3, 4, AP Spanish
Mary Jo Mournighan

Spanish 3, 4, AP Spanish

Master's in Spanish Language and Culture - University of Salananca}
Cindy Nelms
2nd Grade
Cindy Nelms

2nd Grade

I love being a teacher, especially at Cambridge Christian. It’s exciting to be a part of  the student's spiritual and academic growth. I have been blessed to see many of the younger children I have taught grow up to be strong Christian men and women.

Bachelor's - University of South Florida
Connie Ngu
Chinese Instructor and International Program Assistant
Connie Ngu

Chinese Instructor and International Program Assistant

Bachelor's in Hospitality - Lincoln University
Daniel Nusekabel
US Robotics, AP Calculus, AP Computer Science
Daniel Nusekabel

US Robotics, AP Calculus, AP Computer Science

Lisa Peake
Chemistry, AP Chemistry
Lisa Peake

Chemistry, AP Chemistry

Kimberly Phinney
English Department Head, AP Language, AP Literature
Kimberly Phinney

English Department Head, AP Language, AP Literature

Mrs. Phinney has been teaching English and journalism for nine years in the public school system as a five-star educator. She is passionate about the arts and has a Secondary English Education degree cum laude from The University of South Florida. Currently, she is working on her M.Ed in English from Liberty University. She is a professional fine-art and family photographer and loves capturing God's masterpieces with her lens. She and her husband are high school sweethearts and have been married for ten years. They have three rescued pit bull terriers: Grace, Caesar, and Harper Lee.

I look forward to growing with the CCS family, both as a teacher and as a woman of faith. As a teacher, I believe in the power of building respectful, nurturing relationships with my students and their families, and I believe in serving the whole student. We are on the same team, and together we can accomplish God's best for our lives.

Bachelor's in Secondary Education, USF
Kimberly Purvis
Pre-Kindergarten
Kimberly Purvis

Pre-Kindergarten

I love my job!! I get to spend my day with the most honest and fun loving people on earth- 4 year olds.  My job includes dancing, reading, painting hands and feet for art, playing with blocks, creating slimy science projects, snack time, playground, and nap. It is a humbling and wonderful job where you get to teach children to write their names and learn to read.  But it is most fulfilling to teach them God’s word and how much our great big God loves and cares about them.

Bachelor's - Baylor University
Lori Raffa
Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry
Lori Raffa

Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry

Mrs. Raffa will be teaching Algebra 1, Algebra 1 Honors and Geometry in the Upper School this year. She received her M.Ed. from the University of South Florida and her BA from the University of Florida. This will be her 24th year of teaching. She has taught middle and high school, public and private schools in Tampa and rural Idaho. She has three adult daughters, three grandchildren and loves the outdoors, especially hiking and kayaking. She is excited and feels blessed to be teaching at Cambridge Christian School this year.

Master's in Education, USF
Melissa Rawls
Choir Director, Upper School Choirs
Melissa Rawls

Choir Director, Upper School Choirs

Chris Resa
Bible and Middle School Disciplinary Mentor
Chris Resa

Bible and Middle School Disciplinary Mentor

My passion is to share God's word with young adults. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve at a school that allows me to share His teachings and inspire future leaders.

Bachelor's in Physical Education - Auburn University
Christine Rowland
Sixth Grade
Christine Rowland

Sixth Grade

Mrs. Rowland graduated from Southeastern University with a BA in Elementary Education and will be teaching 6th grade Language Arts at CCS. She has over 25 years of teaching experience in kindergarten through 9th grade. Her love for literature and language arts prompted her to enroll in summer symposiums that focused on this area, and she has spent the past 14 years teaching middle school language arts. Mrs. Rowland has been married for 30 years and has 3 children who all graduated from a Christian school very similar to Cambridge. She has also been blessed with 3 beautiful granddaughters. Her family recently located to the Tampa area from Orlando, and she knows that God has placed her here at Cambridge. Many of her students pursue careers in education and writing. A few of them have gone on to become published authors, and she has had the privilege of helping edit one of their books. She hopes to continue inspiring young minds for many more years.

Her favorite quote is from William Butler Yeats, "Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire." She says,

Many years ago God lit a passion within me to become a teacher, and I am privileged to continue God’s calling on my life here at Cambridge.

Bachelor's in Elementary Education - Southeastern University
Pam Ruiz
Assistant to the Head of School
Pam Ruiz

Assistant to the Head of School

Mrs. Ruiz has been working at CCS for over 19 years as an Executive Assistant and in various other responsibilities throughout campus including Summer Camp Director. She has three children, Nathan, Sarah ’09 and Aaron '15. She also has a grandchild, Zane. Mrs. Ruiz loves Cambridge because her children have learned so much academically and spiritually. She says, “The faculty invests their knowledge and time into your child. This school is truly unique. Our sacrifices have been rewarded in the confidence we see in our children. The values we teach at home have been reinforced at school on a daily basis.”

Candace Rydell
Third Grade
Candace Rydell

Third Grade

Bachelor of Science from University of Florida, Master of Exceptional Education from USF, Certified SLD and Elementary Education
Dave Saville
English 10
Dave Saville

English 10

Lisa Saviola
Middle School Coordinator, Science and Civics
Lisa Saviola

Middle School Coordinator, Science and Civics

I am in education because this is where I know God has called me to serve Him.  There is nothing that compares to the moment when a child looks at you and says, "you helped me."  Whether it is helping a child learn to read, helping a child learn how to think creatively, or helping a child realize that he/she is special in the eyes of God, being a part of a child's life is the closest I feel I will ever come to experiencing the true satisfaction that comes from knowing you are serving God exactly as He desires.

Master's in Elementary Education - Nova Southeastern University
Chris Schmidt
STEM Director
Chris Schmidt

STEM Director

Natalie Shindore
Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1
Natalie Shindore

Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1

Bachelor's in Biology - University Of Central Florida
Jasmin Solano
Spanish
Jasmin Solano

Spanish

Jamie Staudinger
English 9, 10
Jamie Staudinger

English 9, 10

Kylie Steed
English and Writing Lab
Kylie Steed

English and Writing Lab

The Lord directed my path to education.  I knew I needed to be doing something where a strong opportunity for ministry and service was present; God had given me a heart for youth.  Admittedly, I have always been a nerd to the core, who loves to learn, read, and write.  Thus… teaching!

Bachelor's In English - Miami University of Ohio
William Steinle
Physical Education
William Steinle

Physical Education

Shaun Stimson
Fine Arts Department Head, Fine Arts and Band Director
Shaun Stimson

Fine Arts Department Head, Fine Arts and Band Director

Bachelor's in Music Education - Clearwater Christian College
Grant Stone
I.T. Administrator
Grant Stone

I.T. Administrator

Karina Stone
Science Department Head, AP Biology, Biology, Marine and Environmental Science
Karina Stone

Science Department Head, AP Biology, Biology, Marine and Environmental Science

Mrs. Stone is a native of South Africa. She has 7 years' experience in teaching and 4 years of medical research expertise. She received her B.S. in Biology from the College of Charleston and was the Science Department Chair and Teacher of the Year at her previous school. She and her husband met on the mission field and they have two beautiful daughters.

Bachelor of Science in Biology, College of Charleston
Lori Swigart
2nd Grade
Lori Swigart

2nd Grade

I’m in education because I have a love for art and music and education is a wonderful way to combine the two.  I also have a desire to work with children and have felt called to teach them the gospel.

Bachelor's - Pensacola Christian College
Michelle Uzzillia
Kindergarten
Michelle Uzzillia

Kindergarten

Master of Special Education
Teresa Vath
MS English, MS Writing Lab, HS/MS Drama
Teresa Vath

MS English, MS Writing Lab, HS/MS Drama

I am a teacher because that’s what God has called me to do. As I teach Drama and English, He gives me the amazing opportunity every day to educate, guide, and shape the minds and lives of middle and upper school students. It is a blessing to use my gifts, talents and experience to make a difference in students’ lives . . . to teach them the importance of Christ in every aspect of their lives and to model the rewards of working for “an audience of One."

Bachelor's in English - Sacred Heart University
Hilda Waid
Enrichment, Science Lab Assistant and Library Media Specialist
Hilda Waid

Enrichment, Science Lab Assistant and Library Media Specialist

I love my job because I love seeing the look on a child’s face when they struggle with something and then they finally get to that point of understanding. It makes everything we do worthwhile.  

Dave Watson
AP European, AP United States History, Media Specialist
Dave Watson

AP European, AP United States History, Media Specialist

It is a joy and a privilege to teach from a Christian perspective to so many wonderful students, to get to know my students’ families, and to work with so many extraordinary colleagues.

Master's in Library Science - University of South Florida
Judy Watson
Registrar
Judy Watson

Registrar

Bachelor's in Computer Science - Saginaw Valley State University
Tiesha Watson
Biology, Anatomy
Tiesha Watson

Biology, Anatomy

Tiesha Watson is a California native, but has been living in Tampa for over a decade. She was called into teaching during the last eighteen months of pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Biology at St. Petersburg Junior College. Tiesha and her husband have two young children, Zoe and Andrew, and love taking road trips together.

I believe that God called me to be an educator and specifically called me to Cambridge Christian School. I am thrilled to be at a Christ-honoring school implementing Kingdom Education principles, and working with a God-fearing faculty and administration.

Brian Willeke
Science and History
Brian Willeke

Science and History

Mr. Willeke has been teaching for 10 years in Hillsborough County schools, and has volunteered with the middle school children of his church for over 20 years.  He has taken students on mission trips to feed the homeless in Chicago, South Carolina and Washington DC.  He has also served on mission trips to Italy and Fiji. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida where he received a BA in History, and is an avid Bulls football fan.

Mr. Willeke will also be the Offensive Coordinator for the CCS Middle School Football Team where he hopes to develop players who will not only be leaders, but followers of God.

Bachelor of Arts in History from USF