Mrs. Ashley received her bachelors in Christian Education from Prairie Bible College in Alberta, Canada. She worked in the inner city of E. Palo Alto, CA as a missionary for 6 years before pursuing her CA teaching credential. She has taught 17 years in various states, grades, and curriculums. She moved every three years during her husbands military career. She received her Master’s of Science in Ed. from University of Dayton, Ohio. She also acquired a Special Ed. endorsement in 2016.
Barbara is a graduate of Tennessee Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, as well as a Master of Reading Education from Towson State University. She has taught at KCA for 20+ years and currently serves as the lower school resource teacher as well as the 5th grade teacher. She is trained in Lindamood Bell and Barton Reading and has tutored students from Pre-K to high school in reading, math, writing and other subjects. She is certified through ACSI and is working for her dyslexia screening certification. Prior to KCA she taught at Carroll Christian Academy. She attends Grace Chapel and enjoys reading, writing, crafts, and going to auctions and farmer's/flea markets. She is married to Joe, a master craftsman woodworker and has one daughter, Hannah, a recent graduate of KCA.
Caitlin Dieguez earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Towson University. She grew up in St. Mary’s County and was very happy to complete her undergraduate student teaching in St. Mary’s County Public Schools. Having attended Christian schools herself, Caitlin is thankful for the opportunity to start her teaching career at KCA. She is passionate about Christian Education and loves being able to give God the glory in every subject.
Miss Dean started working at The King’s Christian Academy in October 2012 as a substitute. She then became the full time Kindergarten teacher’s assistant in November of that same year. When KCA decided to have two Kindergarten classrooms, Miss Dean stepped into a teaching position, which is her current position. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Notre Dame of Maryland University (formerly The College of Notre Dame of Maryland). She was also a Kindergarten teacher’s aide for 8 years with St. Mary’s County Public Schools.
Kelsey Duke holds a degree in Elementary Education from Salisbury University. She is in her second year teaching First Grade at KCA. Previously she taught in Wicomico County for her undergraduate internship. Born and raised in St. Mary’s County, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, participating in bible studies, and attending concerts. She is a member at Redeeming Grace Baptist Church, where she teaches in Children's Ministry for grade levels K-1. She is the daughter of Holly Snyder, sister to two brothers; one of whom currently attends KCA.
Leslie is a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County. She began substitute teaching at KCA in 2004 and became a full time staff member in 2005. Leslie works as a lower school aide, office helper, and lunchroom/recess monitor. Leslie attends Faith Bible Church. She and her husband, Brian, have one daughter, Emily, who is currently attending KCA.
Charlotte is a native of Texas and currently has three children at the King's Christian Academy. She has been committed to Christian education through KCA and through former service at the Homeschool Christian Academy, where she was an Administrator and teacher for six years. Charlotte holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Towson University and is certified by the state of Maryland to teach 1st through 8th grades. For six years, Charlotte worked part-time for Calvert County Public Schools as a Home/Hospital Tutor, an HSA Testing Administrator, and a Home School Reviewer.
Mariah Riedell graduated from Patuxent High School in 2005 and then went on to Liberty University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education (minor in History and English). After graduation she served as a student teacher and substitute at KCA. After a year off, to stay home with her children, Rylee and Chase, she returned to KCA in 2012 as the 6th Grade teacher and has loved it ever since!
Carol Nevala holds a Bachelors in Human Development from Saint Mary's College. A life-long resident of St. Mary’s County, she has taught at KCA for 15 years. (1993-1996) (2004-present). She is married to Troy and has two daughters, Rebekah and Rachel. She enjoys reading, swimming and cooking, and is a member of Leonardtown Baptist Church.
Carole Ann Spade
Carole Ann Spade Is a graduate of Shepherd College with a B.A. in Elementary Education. During her career she has served as a missionary in Irian Jaya, Indonesia (now Papua), taught in Western MD at Hancock Middle School, then later at KCA for 20+ years. She and her husband are members of Faith Bible Church in Mechanicsville, MD. In her free time she enjoys reading and spending time with her grandkids. She is married to Rod and has two children, Danny and Christy, who both attended Lexington Park Christian School (now KCA).
Joanne Sobola is a graduate of College of Notre Dame of Maryland with a Bachelor's Degree in General Education and Special Education. She also holds a degree in Transitional Services from George Washington University, and completed post graduate coursework from John's Hopkins University in the area of Autism. Before coming to KCA in 2014 as a first grade teacher, she taught with the St. Mary's Co. Schools for 30+ years at Green Holly Elementary, Great Mills HS, Esperanza Middle School and Banneker Elementary. She is a member of SAYSF Bible Church and enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends. She is married to John for 17 years and has 5 adopted children who range in age from eight to seventeen. Four of her children currently attend KCA.
Leah Tobler is a graduate of St. Mary's College of Maryland where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies. She has taught 1st grade at Lexington Park Christian School (now KCA) and the Texas Christian Academy. She has also been a homeschooler, a preschool aide, and a home/hospital teacher for the St. Mary's Co. Public Schools. In her free time she enjoys going for walks, boating, and paddle boarding. She is married and has two children who both attend KCA.