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"We Invite you to Discover the Difference
at Christ Church Academy"
Bruce Gammell, Head of School
The vision for Christ Church Academy is to make disciples who follow Jesus Christ with an emphasis on faith, scholarship, service, and civics. As the parish school of Christ Church Vero Beach, we provide a distinctively Christian education that forms students to be champions of truth living lives transformed by the love and power of God. Our rigorous academics are framed within a safe and nurturing environment that serves to develop the whole child. In addition to imparting knowledge and skills to their minds, we integrate Biblical principles into every subject in order to provide opportunities for spiritual formation to shape their hearts, minds, and souls. Our teachers are state certified by the Florida Department of Education. Also, we are now fully accredited by Christian Schools of Florida (CSF). Additionally, we offer a dynamic social structure that allows extended family members to participate in our school community because we recognize the importance of family enrichment. We build in special opportunities throughout the school year that bring families together to celebrate learning and love, such as the family Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas Eve family service, bonfires and picnics, donuts with dads, and brunches with moms, to name the most popular events. We know many families are involved in other area churches and we applaud your commitment to spiritual growth. For any who do not already have a church home, please know you are always welcome to worship with us on Sundays at 10:30 am, Thursdays at 8:45 am or for the brief CCA Chapel service each Wednesday at 9:30 am. Furthermore, the clergy of Christ Church are available to you should you ever have a pastoral or prayer need. Our staff is committed to academic excellence and the application of the truth of God’s Word to every aspect of life. If you agree with the teachings of God’s Word, this school will complement the beliefs and ideals you teach at home. We look forward to partnering with you to educate your child in God’s truth so they, too, may follow Him. Bruce Gammell Head of School MA, Biblical & Theological Foundations 772.562.8670
Bruce Gammell, Head of School
MA, Biblical & Theological Foundations
Asbury Theological Seminary
Christ Church Academy Staff
Members of our 2022-23 Christ Church Academy Staff are excited to spend their days teaching kids and showing them the heart of Jesus! Faculty Photo left to right: Laura Augustine, Audra Reeder, Katheryn Smith, Ann Mathis, Tami Jones, Chrissy Evans, Courtney Thompson, Melissa Blum, Desire Johnson, Macayla Mondragon, Debra Watkins, Theresa DiSisto
Mrs. Mondragon is entering her second year as the kindergarten teacher at Christ Church Academy. Mrs. Mondragon graduated from Flagler College in St. Augustine, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education / ESOL. and holds a Florida Department of Education Certification in Elementary Education, Grades K-6. Mrs. Mondragon spent four years teaching kindergarten in a Christian Bilingual school in Honduras (all English instruction to non-English speaking children). Mrs. Mondragon has also taught first and second grade and has been teaching for 16 years. Macayla and her husband, Melvin have two boys, Elias and Mateo.
Melissa Blum, First Grade Teacher
Mrs. Blum is our first grade teacher entering her third year at Christ Church Academy. Mrs. Blum has previously taught first and second grade and most recently, kindergarten readiness at CCA. She is originally from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northeastern State University and a Florida Department of Education Certification in Early Education, Ages 3 to Third Grade. Melissa and her husband Jordan have twin daughters, Ava & Emma.