- Headmaster / Pastor
In 2007, I joined CCA, and I was appointed headmaster in 2017. Prior to my current appointment, I served the school in several roles including the school’s principal, guidance counselor, and lead pastor. In addition to my role at CCA, I serve as the head of children’s ministry at Calvary Chapel of Boston. I am an alumnus of Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston where I was a CoSIDA 1st team Academic All-American and graduated Salutatorian. I hold a Masters of Arts in Christian Education from Calvary Chapel University.
I am passionate about further developing the scope of the school’s mission with the guidance of the Lord, and strive every day to serve the school in a way that is pleasing to Him. I pray every day for the Lord’s guidance, grace, and protection of our students and family.
It has been a blessing to coach several basketball teams at the junior and senior high level. I’ve enjoyed seeing our men’s varsity soccer and varsity basketball as well as our ladies’ volleyball move into the Massachusetts’s Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA).
My wife and I, as well as our three children, have attended Calvary Chapel of Boston for many years, and our children also attend CCA.
For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.
Meet the CCA Faculty and Staff
- Vice Principal
I have been blessed to be the vice principal at CCA since its inception in 2004. Every day is an honor to serve the Lord while working with our incredible staff and wonderful students. I love being involved in a Christian environment with the freedom to pray and help nurture our students as they grow in the knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Before coming to CCA, my husband and I met and worked together at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston where I gained experience in the accounting department. We then went on to start the New England Craft Exposition where we were show promoters of the Canterbury Crafts Festival. Then, God called us out of “show business” and placed us at CCA where we continue to enjoy working together.
I enjoy running marathons, biking, and walking as well as playing my guitar and singing. I am so thankful for my salvation and hope to serve God all of the days of my life.
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes. I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
- Assistant Vice Principal
- Drama Teacher
Since 2012, I’ve had the privilege of working at CCA. During this time, I have worked in the office as an assistant to the Vice Principal, assisted Mr. Hanley in the drama department directing the school plays, and for the past three years, I have directed the junior high Christmas play. I attended Zion Bible Institute.
Previous to CCA, I spent several years working in the banking industry. Growing up I was involved in music and theater. I participated in several productions including Annie and The Sound of Music. Through the years, I have sung at a variety of functions including a mini American Idol competition, the National Anthem at a Brockton Rox game, and I’ve been on the worship team at Calvary Chapel of Boston since 2000.
I have been married for over fifteen years to Kevin Hanlon, and our three children attend CCA. Several of my family members work here. I love my role at CCA because of the amazing people who share my love for the Lord, a love for the kids, and a desire to see them grow in Christ. I truly love each student and staff member at CCA as if they were a part of my family.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family. I also love yard sales, thrift stores, and DIY.
Therefore, if any man is in Christ he is a new creation. Old things are passed away: behold, all things have become new.
- Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
In 2019, I joined CCA as the Pre-Kindergarten Teacher. I have served in multiple capacities at CCA since the school began in 2004. My roles have included substitute teaching, recess monitor, lunchroom monitor, and the school’s administrative assistant. In addition to serving at CCA, I have attended Calvary Chapel of Boston and currently serve as a Sunday School Teacher.
My daughter attended CCA and I valued the time she had at the school. To me, CCA provides an environment for students to pursue their academics and grow in their relationship with Christ in a loving Christian environment.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
- Kindergarten Teacher
I started teaching the kindergarten at CCA in 2016. My background includes extensive work as a teacher assistant for special needs children, substituting in public schools, and working in the children’s ministry. Additionally, for fifteen years, I home schooled my six children. I graduated with honors from Cape Cod Community College with a concentration in elementary education and history. Afterwards, I transferred to Bridgewater State where I again focused on elementary education.
I have always loved teaching children. It is a great honor and joy to work at CCA teaching the most wonderful group of children ever and working side by side with such a great staff. I am truly a very blessed woman.
I gave my heart to the Lord Jesus in 1977 and walked faithfully with my Jesus ever since. I am a mother of six adult children and a grandmother of sixteen. I was married for thirty-six years to my husband, Pastor Tony Marinelli of Calvary Chapel Cape Cod. In 2014, my husband passed away after fighting for a long time with leukemia.
Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
- 1st Grade Teacher
- Aftercare Supervisor
I have been at CCA since 2007, and hold a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Eastern Nazarene College. I have served in a variety of capacities at CCA, such as being the first grade teacher and supervising in the school’s aftercare program. I enjoy working with students from all levels and abilities.
I love that I am able to teach academically and spiritually with my students. Being able to pray with my students and reinforce Christian character is so special. I am blessed by the friendships with the families and co-workers at this school.
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the presence behind the veil.
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
- 2nd Grade Teacher
In 2012, I started teaching the second grade at CCA. I have over twenty-one years’ experience working in all grades – kindergarten through high school. I graduated from Elms College with a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Elementary Education and Mathematics.
I love teaching and seeing the excitement in my students’ eyes when a concept becomes clear or they discover something for the first time. We have fun, learn, share, and pray for each other. I feel so blessed to be able to share my love of learning and my love of Christ with my students each day.
My husband and I will soon be celebrating our twentieth wedding anniversary, and we are blessed with four beautiful children (and a very cute dog). Currently, my three daughters attend CCA. My son graduated from CCA and is studying engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
- 3rd Grade Teacher
- 5th-6th Grade Art Teacher
I started teaching third-grade at CCA in 2016. Also, I teach 5th and 6th grade art classes. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English from Bridgewater State University.
The staff is incredible at CCA. I stand amazed at how the love of Christ just flows through the hallways of this school. In a world that is so broken, it’s wonderful to see students being trained to be a light and beacon in a very dark world.
My husband and I are truly blessed to be parents to three amazing little girls. It was a privilege to have homeschooled them for three years before starting at CCA. Now, the Lord has led us to CCA where I spend my days training up the 3rd grade and seeing my children being taught by the great staff.
For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
Ms. L. Burke
- 4th Grade Teacher
- High School Drama
In 2017, I started teaching the fourth-grade at CCA. Additionally, I am involved with the high-school drama department. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from North Greenville University where I graduated Suma Cum Laude and as an Honors Scholar.
I graduated high school from CCA. Throughout my years as a student, I got to experience firsthand the wonderful teaching of the staff here, not only in academic subjects but also in how to walk with the Lord. Now that I’m a staff member, I can see how much time, effort, and prayers each teacher puts into their work here at CCA. Not only are they determined to give each child the best instruction in each subject, but are just as concerned with each student’s walk with the Lord.
I play piano and sing on the Calvary Chapel of Boston’s worship team. In my spare time, I love reading and watching old TV shows like Dick Van Dyke and I Love Lucy.
To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.
I started teaching at CCA in 2007 and currently teach the 5th grade. I also teach Honors Physics, Drama, and junior-high Creation Science. When I am not teaching, I serve as the guidance counselor for our juniors and seniors. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Bridgewater State University.
There is nothing more that I enjoy than standing in front of a class, in a Christian environment, to share about things I have studied as well as watching the students grow in their academic and spiritual walk. Among my favorite activities at CCA, I enjoy coaching the elementary and junior high basketball teams as well as flag football.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two young daughters. I look forward to the day when they attend CCA. Also, I like to play the guitar and I am a die-hard Red Sox fan.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Ms. S. Burke
I started teaching at CCA in 2015. I teach 5th grade English and Reading, 6th and 7th grade English, the 9th and 10th grade College Prep, and the 11th and 12th grade Literature classes. I also have an active role as a faculty advisor to our student government and as an assistant teacher for drama. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from North Greenville University where I graduated as a summa cum laude honor’s scholar.
As a graduate of CCA, it is exciting to now view my former high school from a new perspective as a teacher. Changes have occurred over the years, but the care and consideration the staff has for all the students, as well as the school’s unswerving focus on developing strong spiritual and academic foundations, have remained. I am privileged to teach and influence these students, and my goal is to cultivate a lifelong love of learning that will enable them to be productive citizens in the future.
As could be expected, I love reading, especially classics, poetry, and historical fiction. I love to sing and play the guitar, and I lead worship at Calvary Chapel of Boston. I’m also a huge fan of thrifting, the outdoors, puns, and dogs!
Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.
- 6th Grade Reading and Science
- Athletics Director
- Physical Education Director
It has been a privilege to teach at CCA since 2004. Currently, I teach sixth-grade science and reading as well as kindergarten through twelfth-grade physical education. I am the school’s Athletic Director overseeing all physical education and the school’s involvement with MIAA as well as all extracurricular junior high and elementary offerings. I hold a Bachelor of Science from Bridgewater State University with a concentration in Exercise Physiology.
I am married with two adult children and two grandsons. One of my grandsons attends CCA. Also, I have taught physical education in two other schools where my children attended. With teaching physical education to so many grades, I am able to get to know almost all the students in the school. I really appreciate that aspect of the school, and enjoy seeing them grow and change from four and five-year-olds to eighteen and driving!
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
- Junior High Math
- 9th-12th Grade College Prep Math
In 2016, I started teaching middle and high school math classes at CCA. I graduated from Bridgewater State University summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education. I minored in secondary education and business management.
Teaching at CCA is such a blessing to me. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to teach and to guide my students both academically and spiritually. Also, I am inspired by the dedication of the teachers and faculty in making CCA not just a Christian school by name only- but truly a school that’s honoring and pleasing to our Lord.
My three children attend CCA. I am so grateful that I get to serve the Lord teaching in the same Christian environment as my children. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband and children. We especially love camping in the summertime. Point Sebago Campground in Maine is our favorite place to visit.
The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
- Jr High and High School History Teacher
- High School Creation Science Teacher
- High School Government Teacher
- A.P. History Teacher
- Varsity Boys Soccer Coach
I have been with CCA since the school opened in 2004. Throughout my time at CCA, I have taught Junior High and Senior High history courses including American History, World History, and American Government. I have also taught Junior High and Senior High Creation Science. I am the varsity boys’ soccer coach, and have coached at CCA in some capacity from soccer to basketball for over ten years. Also, I am a student government supervisor as well as a Chapel speaker. I graduated from Gordon College in 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and a minor in Secondary Education.
I love the opportunity teaching at CCA allows for true education, which can alone be found in an atmosphere that allows for God’s involvement. Students can hear about God and learn that it is by no means unreasonable to put their faith in His existence and the love He has for them. This can be said of very few schools today.
Outside of teaching I enjoy renovating and working on houses and am presently redoing my own. I started painting in the summer of my freshman year in college not knowing it would turn into what it is today, which is my side business as something I just enjoy doing.
I ran a marathon with Pastor Scott Greenberg (and he beat me).
Thus says the LORD: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; But let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the LORD.
- Honors High School English
- 8th Grade English
- Aftercare Director
I started teaching at CCA in 2008. Over the years I have taught junior high school English, C.P. English, Creative Writing, Drama, and overseen Student Government, but now I teach eighth grade English and the Honors English classes. I direct the CCA Spelling Bee as well as run the Aftercare Program with my husband, Matthew. I hold a Bachelor’ Degree from Bridgewater State College where I graduated summa cum laude with an English major and secondary education minor. I am a certified MA teacher.
I love teaching at CCA for so many reasons, but some include the awesome staff, the privilege to both be an educator and mentor to my students, the ability to work with my family, and the wonder of sharing my love of literature—and seeing the kids love literature, too!
I am a mom to two little girls with a little boy on the way, and I love being a mom! I cannot wait for them to experience CCA. My students know I will often start the class with a funny story about one of my kids or Mr. Hanley. I also love gardening, the beach, and Masterpiece shows.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
I came to CCA in 2004 teaching junior through high school science classes (life, physical, biology, chemistry, and health). Also, I teach high school art. I hold a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Massachusetts and I am a registered nurse. Prior to working at CCA, I held various nursing positions at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Boston.
Having been with the school since its start, I am amazed the work God has done in our school. Through the years, it has been rewarding to help the school evaluate and implement all the science programs at the upper school levels. The most rewarding part of my job is watching the students graduate and then return with updates as to where the Lord has led them after graduating CCA.
I have been married for over thirty years and both of our sons graduated from CCA. My oldest son graduated from Huntington University with a Bachelor of Science in Animation. My youngest has an Associate’s Degree in Theology from Calvary Chapel Bible College and is pursuing a nursing degree from Massasoit Community College.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
- High School Finance Teacher
- Previous CCA Headmaster
In 2003, the Lord led my wife and me to work with Calvary Chapel of Boston to establish CCA, and in the Fall of 2004 we opened the doors. Serving as headmaster for fourteen years, I witnessed God’s mighty hand and glorious power in building up the school. In the Spring of 2017, it was with a glad heart that I passed on that responsibility to Mr. Hanlon and his godly staff.
Today, I enjoy teaching Finance in the high school where I help the students become financially well-educated before graduating from the school. At CCA, we believe it is imperative that our students know how to manage their money from a biblical perspective.
Before CCA, I held several finance and accounting positions including President of Pioneer Realty Trust, President of New England Craft Exposition, Head Accounting Instructor for the Federal Reserve System and Senior Systems Analyst for Commercial Union. Also, I am a veteran of the Army where I was an auditor. I hold a Master of Science in Business Administration.
In my spare time, I enjoy running and playing golf. I also enjoy taking long walks with my wife.
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
- Spanish Teacher
In 2009, I started teaching Spanish at CCA. I hold two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Massachusetts – one in psychology and the other in sociology. I minored in Spanish.
I love being part of the CCA family and the supportive environment it provides. It’s a privilege and a joy to teach the students. It has been a privilege to have my three children attend the school.
When I was twelve years old, I moved to America from the Dominican Republic. I can remember one summer when I was younger and still living in the Dominican Republic I organized my own private school in my backyard. I had about five very young students that I taught the alphabet and numbers in Spanish. We even had recess where I sold my homemade ice cream. Throughout my adulthood, the Lord has continuously steered me towards a career in teaching. What a privilege!
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
- High School Honors Math and A.P. Calculus
- Computer Class (grades 5th-12th)
- Yearbook Advisor
I have been teaching at CCA since 2005. I’ve taught a variety of courses including junior high math, high school math, and computer. I have served as the yearbook adviser for the past eleven years. Also, I have experience as an adjunct professor at Curry College and Stonehill College. I hold a Master of Science in Training and Development from Lesley University.
I love being in God’s will. I felt led to teach at CCA and am blessed to work with other Christians to educate the next generation of God’s children. I consider it a privilege and a blessing that I hope to never take for granted.
I have been married for 27 years and our two children both graduated from CCA. Our son is a 2017 graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology, and our daughter is a graduate student at MCPHS University. I love to garden, read, and spend time with my family.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.
- 10th-12th Grade Bible Teacher
- CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS
- IT Support
I have been actively involved with CCA since 2009, and as the Assistant Pastor with Calvary Chapel of Boston since 1989. My greatest enjoyment is teaching the Bible to high school students and seeing their excitement as they uncover the various truths of the Word of God. It is a privilege to introduce them to the books of the Bible to help develop their relationship with the Lord and provide reasons for their faith so they can share with those who do not know Jesus. My secondary responsibility at CCA is IT support for PC’s and the computer network.
I have enjoyed Scuba diving since 1979, and my wife of 35 years also enjoys it. We try to get time each summer to explore the depths of the sea; a place where Gods marvelous and wondrous creation cannot be seen by all.
Pastor Mitchell’s Bible Curriculum: http://www.calvarychapelboston.com/Pastor-Mitchell.htm
This I recall to my mind; therefore, I have hope. Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly. For the salvation of the LORD.
- Junior High and High School Bible Teacher
I have been at CCA since 2007 where I have served as both the junior high and senior high school Bible teacher. Also, I serve as an Associate Pastor at Calvary Chapel of Boston working in a variety of roles including administration, youth groups, and missions. I enjoy supporting the CCA students as they grow in their walk with the Lord.
I have been married for over 35 years, and we have four children as well as two grand-daughters. I enjoy traveling, running (I have completed 3 marathons!), and especially spending time with my family.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct your paths.
- Music Teacher
In 2009, I started teaching music at the elementary level for CCA. My faith in Christ is embedded in the way I teach music. I view the opportunity to work with the children as a way to worship and grow the students’ character. Growing up, I learned to play the piano at an early age. By the age of fourteen, with no formal training, I was leading my church’s worship experience. I am self-taught and enjoy the time I have with the students to expose them to God’s love and grace through the avenue of music.
What I love most about CCA is the solid Bible teaching and love expressed by the faculty towards the students. It is a joy to see teachers praying with each other, the students caring for one another, and the headmaster reading his Bible.
My husband and I have been married for over 25 years and we have seven children. We consider it a blessing to send our children to CCA.
Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter anything before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore, let they words be few.
- School Secretary
- Home Economics Teacher
I have been with the school since 2013 serving as the school secretary, and the Home Economics teacher. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Vocal Performance.
It is a blessing to work with the office staff and witness the students grow year after year. I love to share my love of cooking with the students. Being surrounded by believers all day is a glimpse of heaven!
I have been married for 21 years and we are blessed with three wonderful children who attend CCA. My favorite activity is to hang out with my family, cook a delicious meal, and enjoy each other’s company.
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
- Communications and Technology Director
- High School Speech and Debate Instructor
I joined CCA in the Fall of 2017 serving as the school’s Communications and Technology Director. I also serve as the high school speech and debate instructor, and help coach the junior and senior high school running club. I hold a Master of Science in Communications with experience teaching at the community college level. My background includes creative writing, speech, and interactive communications.
What I love about CCA is seeing the students developing true friendships with their peers across the various grade levels. As a parent with two children attending the school, it is a gift to witness the teachers and administration praying with and for each of the students. It is evident that they are invested in the future of these children.
I enjoy anything that involves spending time with my family. Also, I am an avid runner and enjoy hiking in the summer.
For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”