Teacher Spotlight: Melvin Duckenfield

Melvin Duckenfield has talent few may realize. If you’ve been in the halls or attended the Senior Play this past winter, you may have heard it for yourself? He has an amazing singing voice and has a passion for sharing it with others. Our boys’ High School History and Bible teacher has been singing in […]

WCA Student Receives National Recognition in Piano

In the life of a musician, spring is a time for concerts, recitals, and performances. One WCA student has earned recognition on a national level in piano. Mitchell Moody won first place in the Free Will Baptist Christian Training Service competition this past year. He and his family went to Grand Rapids, Michigan last summer […]

Teacher Spotlight: Lauren Chriscoe

By Evie Fordham Foreign Language Department Chair Lauren Chriscoe teaches Wake Christian Academy’s upper level Spanish courses. She found her calling after teaching English to schoolchildren in Costa Rica during her junior year at Wheaton College. “For them, English was not just another subject, it was a way to perhaps leave a cycle of poverty,” […]

Faculty Spotlight: Kristine Dement

By Evie Fordham   Media center specialist Kristine Dement is naturally curious. She wanted to learn more “about people and how the human mind thinks,” so she earned her bachelor’s in psychology from Michigan State University in 1998. That same year, she married her husband Glen, and a year after that they moved to Raleigh. […]

Teacher Spotlight: Malcolm Deans

By Evie Fordham   Spanish I teacher Malcolm Deans knows teaching is what he is meant to do. “What greater calling than to help mold the lives of individuals to serve God,” he said, “It’s a career that I do for life because God has called me to teach.” Mr. Deans, or as his students […]

Teacher Spotlight: Eric Lee

By Evie Fordham   Boys’ Physical Education teacher Eric Lee loves that he gets paid to play sports and be active. What he loves most, however, is getting to know his students. “I get to build relationships with [students] every single day, and that is very exciting,” he said, “Relationships result in impact, and I […]

Teacher Spotlight: Catherine Bizieff

By Evie Fordham   High school social studies teacher Catherine Bizieff has teaching in her blood. “My family is full of teachers,” she explained, listing off relatives who share her occupation, from her great grandfather to her adult son, and adding, “It’s just what we do.” Mrs. Bizieff teaches tenth grade Government/Economics as well as […]

Teacher Spotlight: Barbara Williams

By Evie Fordham   Psychology/sociology teacher Barbara Williams has a passion for both her profession and the subject she teaches. “I had a beloved teacher in high school that dearly loved teaching and loved her students. She impressed me so much that I developed that same loving desire to teach,” recounted Mrs. Williams. She also […]

Faculty Spotlight: Patricia Mooney

By Evie Fordham   Media Center specialist Patricia Mooney has served the middle and high school students of Wake Christian Academy for what will be seven years now, helping them grow into ravenous readers and lifelong learners.Mrs. Mooney earned a degree in Speech/Elementary Education from the State University of New York in New Paltz, New […]

Teacher Spotlight: Victoria Weinner

by Rebecca Baker Victoria Weinner, Girls’ Physical Education and Health Teacher, grew up in a Christian school and was greatly impacted by the teachers she had. She remembers, “It was my desire to be able to impact others the way my teachers had influenced me.” As a seventh grader she felt God calling her to […]

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