Mr. Gardiner is a graduate of Elizabethtown College and the University of Phoenix, from which he holds degrees in Music Education and Education (Curriculum and Technology). He has taught high school band and orchestra, as well as elementary band and general music in Harford, Charles, and St. Mary's Counties. He is a member of Grace Church - Waldorf where he serves as the Choir Director, trombone/tubaist in the orchestra, and pianist in the second service praise band. In his free time he enjoys writing music and fiction.
Amy Gass is a graduate of Duquesne University where she holds a BS & MM degrees in Music Education. Before coming to KCA in 2014, Mrs. Gass was the choir director at Northern High School in Calvert County. A native of Johnstown, PA, she enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling and is a member of Redeeming Grace Baptist Church, where she serves as a Ministry Assistant and active member of the music ministry. She is married to Dean and has three children: Timmy (stationed in Washington State in the US Army), Jessica (attends Azusa Pacific University in California), and Olivia who is in Kindergarten at KCA.
A graduate of University of West Florida, Shari Green has taught Computer at KCA for 15 years and serves as the Yearbook Advisor. She is married to John and has four children, all KCA graduates. She attends Southpoint Church and enjoys visiting her kids, working in the yard, eating out, and enjoying the outdoors.
Mrs. Hess is a graduate of Shippensburg State College (PA) and the University of Maryland, from which she has earned degrees in Library Science, Math, and Elementary Education. She spent 7.5 years as librarian in Baltimore Co. and St. Mary’s Co. elementary schools. After homeschooling her three children she started in 2005 at KCA as a substitute. Her first full-time year she taught a 5/6 combo, and the next year a sixth grade class. For several years she was a part-time librarian and taught upper school math and grammar. She is now the full-time librarian and continues to tutor and run the KCA Bookstore.
Allison McGolrick holds a Bachelor’s degree in English with a special emphasis in Creative Writing and Theater Arts minor from Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. She has a strong background in music, especially vocal performance. While in school, she earned certification as a private writing tutor. Before coming to teach at KCA, Mrs. McGolrick worked for 4 years as a private tutor, in North Carolina and in Maryland; for one year, she taught Drama and American History at the Homeschool Christian Academy. She has been active in the Southern Maryland theater community since 2001, fulfilling various roles onstage and off. One of her most well-known theatrical credits is her work as Director of St. Mary’s County Rec & Parks Summerstock program from 2009 to 2013. Currently, Mrs. McGolrick teaches English, Social Studies and Drama for upper school students. She is certificated as a teacher through ACSI.
Kelsey Reichard is a graduate of Liberty University with a Kinesiology Health & Physical Education degree. She started working for KCA in 2011 during the first year of summer camp. She has been working at KCA’s summer camp ever since, in charge of the Counselor staff. This will be her third year teaching Physical Education and coaching soccer and basketball at KCA.