Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.” Daniel 2:20-21
Life has many seasons. As the school year comes to a close, we are making plans for next fall. Two of our teachers, Mrs. Acuña and Mrs. Lloyd (high school math), are retiring to spend more time with their grandchildren and families. Mrs. Larsen, our Admissions Director, is cutting back her time for the same reason. Grandbabies have a way of changing plans, and I know that all three of these ladies are looking forward to being more available to their families. While we will miss them, we also celebrate with them and plan to honor them at our last chapel on June 9 at 8:40 a.m. You are welcome to attend chapel to be with your students and say goodbye – although we know that Lutheran teachers never really retire. We will see them from time to time, maybe even as substitutes next year.
Our K-8 teaching staff is taking shape as follows:
Grade K – Miss Kamrath
Grade 1 – Mrs. Rodenbeck
Grade 2 – Mrs. Still
Grade 3 – Mrs. Dressler
Grades 4/5 – Mrs. Rush (moving up from Kindergarten)
Grade 6 – Mrs. Pariseau (with back-up as needed from Mrs. Faker)
Grade 7 – Mrs. Schuldheisz
Grade 8 – Mrs. Varvil
Mrs. Natasha Schuldheisz (married to Pastor Sam) comes to us from Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, where she most recently served as Preschool Director. Previously, she taught middle school for several years in California. Pastor and Mrs. Schuldheisz have two students at CCA. She is a wonderful addition to our middle school team, and we are excited to welcome her to the CCA teaching staff!
Although Mrs. Rush taught Kindergarten this year, she has experience at many different grade levels. I am thankful for her flexibility and desire to serve our school wherever the needs take her. I know that our students will enjoy getting to know her as their teacher in Grades 4/5, and she is looking forward to taking on this new challenge.
We have a new math teacher coming into the high school to replace Mrs. Lloyd. Many of you already know her, as she has a 5th grade student at CCA and is an active volunteer in our community. Ms. Claire Hall has been teaching math in Tacoma Public High Schools. At CCA, she will teach Algebra I & II, Geometry, Precalculus, and Personal Finance. She loves to volunteer and has already agreed to supervise our National Honor Society. I suspect that you will see her in some of our sports activities, as well.
Last, but not least, I am very excited to announce that we have an Athletic Director for middle school and high school next year. He is an alumnus of CCA, desires a career in sports management, and has already proven himself to be very capable at the Tacoma Rainiers. Curtis Christianson will begin his new position at CCA on June 1.
We continue to seek the right persons to fill the Director of Advancement role, as well as part-time positions assisting in our classrooms and Extended Care. Job descriptions are available on our website.
Have a wonderful week! We have lots happening on campus during the months of May and June, so be sure to look at our upcoming activities at the bottom of this newsletter.
We need adults willing to assist in supervision of students before and after school hours. Morning hours run from 7-8:#0 a.m. and after school runs from 3:15-5:30 p.m. If your child attends CCA, you are eligible for a tuition discount, based on hours worked. If you are interested in the position, please contact Cindy Bowers.
Educational Assistants help our teachers in classrooms throughout the school day. Hours are flexible and can be combined with before or after-school care. Hours range between 15-25 hours per week. If your child attends CCA, you are eligible for a tuition discount, based on hours worked. If you are interested in the position, please contact Cindy Bowers.