Kevin 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 in Waldorf and participates in the music ministry. In his free time he enjoys writing music and fiction.
K-2 Art & Home Ec.
Kayla Martin holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Central Michigan University. She was born and raised in Michigan and moved to Maryland after living in California for a few years. Most recently she taught at Spring Ridge Middle School until making her home at KCA, where she teaches Home Economics, Art, and is a lower school Aide. A creative artist, she specializes in sewing custom clothing. In her free time she enjoys reading a good book and crocheting.
Dan Thompson is a graduate of Baptist Bible College and George Washington University. He comes to us with 19 years of teaching experience, having taught at several Christian Schools in Maryland. He has also served 23 years as an administrator at schools in Maryland, North and South Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Most recently, he was the Head of School at Columbia County Christian School in PA. He has been married to Staci for 37 years. Their children, Andrew and Alyson, are both teachers as well. He attends Emmanuel Church in Huntingtown, MD and enjoys spending time with his 4 grandchildren and watching college football.
Monique Jones has been an artist for many years, a passion that started in her childhood. Through many experiences in school and with her family she was encouraged and pursued many different mediums, such as photography and painting, and later attended a magnet school for piano and art. She loves seeing kids at KCA reach their fullest potential and skill in art. She is married to Chris and has three children who attend KCA.
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.
Allison McGolrick holds a Bachelor’s degree in English with a special emphasis in Creative Writing and a Theater Arts minor from Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. Before coming to teach at KCA, Mrs.McGolrick was a private tutor in North Carolina and taught Drama and American History at the Homeschool Christian Academy in MD. She has been active in the Southern MD theater community since 2001, serving as Director of the Summerstock program from 2009 to 2013. Currently, Miss McGolrick teaches English Literature, Writing and Grammar for upper school students. She is also the director of KCA's Ensemble. She is certificated as a teacher through ACSI
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.
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 sixth year teaching Physical Education and coaching soccer and basketball at KCA.