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Rich Cramer Math & History 

Rich Cramer graduated from Brownsville Area High School and obtained his Bachelor of Arts Secondary Technology Education degree from Fairmont State College.


Rich has been employed as a teacher at Calvary Chapel since 2006. Rich currently teaches 7–12 Grade math/science classes and our tech ed classes.

Rich also works with and accompanies our students on our yearly over sea mission trips as we partner with Hands and Feet Ministries.


Most importantly Rich is married to Kathy and has 3 daughters


Darci Gutosky Math & Science  

Darci Gutosky graduated from California Area High School and obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from California University of Pennsylvania and her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from California University of Pennsylvania. Darci has been employed as a teacher at Calvary Chapel since 2011.


Most importantly Darci is a wife to John Paul Gutosky and a mom to John and Warren.


Madeline Giles MS/HS

Madeline Giles graduated from Belle Vernon Area High School and attended Slippery Rock University.  There, she graduated with dual Bachelor’s degrees in history and English Literature.  After graduation, Mrs. Giles attended California University of Pennsylvania, earning a Master's Degree in Education with a concentration in Secondary English. She is state certified to teach secondary history and English, as well as communications.


Mrs. Giles has taught in various schools since 2015 including Westmoreland County Community College. 

Most importantly, she is blessed as a wife to Casey and a mom to her daughter, Vivian. Her life verse is Romans 8:28.


Debbie Roberts MS/HS

Debbie Roberts graduated from Waynesburg University (then college) in 1997 with her degree in elementary education.  She taught for a time at Open Door Christian school before coming to Calvary Chapel.


Debbie has been employed as a teacher at Calvary Chapel since 2015. 


Most importantly Debbie is a wife to husband Kevin and a mom to her son Kevin and daughter Elsa.


Shannon Sheppick French/English

Shannon Sheppick graduated from Cal- U with a degree in health science in 2005, and legal studies in 2015.  She transitioned to a secondary teacher for CCCS in 2015.  She has a provisional ACTS teaching certificate, and is currently taking classes make this certification official.  


Most importantly, Shannon is a wife to her husband Richard and children, Richard and Luke.


Jess Golden Literature

Jess Golden graduated from Bethlehem Center High School and received her degree in English Secondary Education from Grove City College. She taught briefly in public school, worked as a language and SAT prep tutor at Huntington Learning Center, and taught writing classes for a homeschool co-op. For the last 16 years she has been blessed to work for a Presbyterian church in Cecil, PA serving as their administrative assistant. She is excited to return to the classroom!


Jess is wife to her husband, Matt, and mom to Henry and Alice.


Nena Startare Science/Gym

Nena Startare is a 2004 graduate of California University of Pa with a Bachelors of Science Sports Management.  She has previously worked in the fitness industry before having children and starting substitute teaching at Washington High School. Nena started her journey with CCCS as the assistant track and field coach in 2021 moving into the Health and PE teacher position for k-2 / HS/MS in the 2023 school year. In January Mrs. Startare will be teaching the Middle School and High School Science classes as well as Kindergarten and First grade Gym.

Nena is married to husband Joseph and mother to Rosella and Lilliana.


Jason House 5th Grade

Jason House currently teaches 5th grade and is CCCS Athletic Director. Mr. House is well loved by the students, and enjoys the enthusiasm he brings to the classroom. Jason House attended Potomac State College and Peralta Community College. 


Mr. House has been employed at CCCS since 2019.


Mr. House is married to Heather, and they have 2 lovely daughters, Kendall and Kendra. 


Nicole Spohn 4th Grade 

Nicole Spohn graduated from Waynesburg University in 2016 with a degree in early childhood education as well as special education. Mrs. Spohn is also a Pennsylvania and ACTS certified teacher. Mrs. Spohn has been employed at CCCS since 2019


Nicole is a wife to Tyler and a Mom to Delainey and Scarlet. 



Heather House 3rd Grade 

Heather House graduated from Frazier High School in Perryopolis, Pa. Heather earned her Bachelor of Science in Education Degree (certified K-6) from California University of Pennsylvania, as well as her Master of Education as a Reading Specialist. She has five years classroom experience as a kindergarten teacher. Heather has been employed as the kindergarten teacher at Calvary Chapel since 2017.


Most importantly, Heather is a wife to Jason and mom to their two daughters, Kendall and Kendra.


Laura Leska​ 1st Grade

Laura Leska teaches 1st grade at CCCS. Mrs. Leska graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with an education degree. Mrs. Leska is a California state certified teacher as well as an ACTS certified teacher. Mrs. Leska stepped in mid year at CCCS as the first grade teacher in the 2020-21 school year. Mrs. Leska loves her students and enjoys working with them daily. 


Mrs. Leska is married to Shawn and a mom to 5 children.


Casey Burrows 2nd Grade


Casey Burrows graduated from McGuffey High School. She went on to attend Slippery Rock University, graduating in 2007 with her Bachelor's degree in Special Education and Elementary Education.


Before joining Calvary Chapel Christian School, Casey taught in Elementary and Special Education positions for three years in both public and private schools. She then took a ten year break from teaching to be a stay-at-home mom. Once her youngest started school in 2021, Casey joined Calvary Chapel Christian School as our 2nd grade teacher.

Casey has been married to Josh for almost 16 years and has three children, Layla, Kate, and Mark.


Jerri Galie Kindergarten

Jerri Galie is a graduate of Laurel Highlands High School. She attended California University of Pennsylvania majoring in Elementary Education. She started working at Calvary Chapel in January of 2023 as a substitute teacher and returned as a kindergarten teacher in the fall of 2023.


Mrs. Galie has 29 years experience with students and children working in Fayette County Social Service Agencies, Public Schools,  After School Programs,  Day-Care, and as a Pre-School teacher. Of all these, teaching kindergarten remains her favorite.


Mrs. Galie is married to Joseph Galie and mom to Nicholas.


Heather McCarley Preschool



Heather McCarley is a 1998 graduate of Caldwell High School in Caldwell, Ohio. Heather has held many titles including childcare provider, private nanny, KeyBank Fraud Analyst, USPS mail clerk, school bus driver, and Pageant Coordinator for Pageant Associates (Miss Universe Organization), but her passion has always been working with children. Heather's love for children and teaching brought her to join the CCCS family in 2021.


Heather is a wife to Rob McCarley, mom to Jocelyn, Andrew, Gretchen, and Hannah, and also a grandmother (aka Bella) to 7 grandchildren.


Bailey Thorn Preschool 

Bailey Thorn graduated from Bryan College in 2010 with a degree in Christian Education, and earned her masters degree in 2012 from Geneva College in Higher Education. 


Bailey is wife to Ryan Thorn and a Mom to her sons, Ryley and Reese.


Jessica Vojacek Teacher's Aide

Jessica Vojacek graduated from Bethlehem Center High School and went on to attend the Community College of Allegheny County.

Jessica served as a preschool teacher for five years prior to joining Calvary Chapel Christian school in 2022. Her experience and love for children has made her a natural fit for her role at Calvary Chapel Christian School. 

Most importantly, Jessica is a wife to Matthew and mom to Lillian, Altin, and Poppy.


Dr. JoAnna Teslovich Principal

JoAnna Teslovich graduated from California Area High School, obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education from California University of PA, her Masters in Special Education from Waynesburg University and earned a PhD-ED – Doctor of Philosophy in Education from National University in April of 2023.  JoAnna is the assistant principal at Calvary Chapel since fall of 2022.

JoAnna has held numerous teaching positions such as, alternative ed, middle school special education, high school life skills, kindergarten teacher, high school special education cyber, and seventh grade math cyber.  JoAnna enjoys dancing and teaching dance in the evenings.  She also enjoys helping with choreography for the school musicals

Most importantly JoAnna is a wife to Tyler Teslovich and a mom to Owen, Dominic, Cody and Clayton.


Pastor John Thomas Bible 

Pastor John is the founder and Pastor of Calvary Chapel Brownsville which serves as the home church of Calvary Chapel Christian School. Pastor John grew up in Southern Californian where he was mentored by Chuck Smith who is the father of the Jesus movement of the 1960’s and founder of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa California. On an adventure with God, John moved his family from Southern California to Fredericktown Pennsylvania in 1984. After seven years of teaching bible studies in the surrounding communities Calvary Chapel was born in Fredericktown. As the church began to grow, the ministry Calvary Chapel Christian School started in 1997.  In 2017 the church purchased the Cox Donahey School building in Brownsville. Shortly after, the church and school relocated to Brownsville. Pastor John is active in the school ministry and teaches a high school Bible class daily, a middle school/high school chapel weekly, and an elementary chapel monthly. Pastor John is married to his sweetheart Shelly for 45 years. They have two children, and eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

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