Our Team Members

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Allison McGolrick

Chorale Ensemble

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

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Anne Kerley

Receptionist

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Barbara Smith

Interim Sub

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Celeste Pullias

Spanish/Secretary

Celeste began substitute teaching in 2009 and came on full-time as the school's Development Secretary in October 2011. She also serves as the school's Summer Camp Secretary and teaches a Spanish club for 4th Grade, as well as a devotional class for 6th grade girls. She came to KCA with a background in marketing and sales and has a B.A. in linguistics from UMBC. In her spare time, Celeste enjoys being an AWANA leader at Faith Bible Church in Mechanicsvsville. She has been a St. Mary's County resident for the past four years and is a devoted mom to Brandon Pullias.

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Christalyn Doig

6th Grade

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Allison McGolrick

HS Language Arts

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

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Audrey Roth

Computers

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Bev Woods

Elem. Coordinator

Bev Woods is a graduate of Indiana University Southeast and University of Central Florida. She holds both a B.S. in Education and an M.Ed in Administration and Supervision. Over the years she has taught in Kentucky, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, and Maryland, both Kindergarten and first grades. She has also been an Elementary School administrator. She is married to Danny and they have a daughter Lucy, who is in the 7th grade at KCA! Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, bargain shopping and drinking coffee on my porch with great friends! She is a member of Faith Bible Church.

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Cherise Franklin

6th Gr. Aide

Cherise Franklin graduated in 1997 from a private Christian high school in Alamogordo, NM. After moving to Maryland in 2012, Cherise began volunteering at KCA when her older son, Thomas, started 6th grade. She is now an aide for the two 6th grade classes. She also has a younger son, Trevin, who attends Green Holly Elementary School in the SAIL (Supporting Academics and Independent Living) program where he gets support for his autism. Mrs. Franklin enjoys being a part of several ministries at her church, Lexington Park Baptist Church. She helps with AWANA, cooks meals for members in need, sings in the choir, and part of the praise team. She is a Certified Medical Assistant.

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Christina Pamblanco

6th Grade

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Amy Colina

Nurse

Amy Colina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and has worked in MD, IL, LA, and MS; first on medical/surgical/telemetry/pediatric floors then emergency room. She has also taught Bible studies, Sunday School (adult), and VBS in LA for 11 years. Originally from St Mary's Co., She has lived all over the US while her husband was in the Air Force, but now has settled in MD. She is a member of Faith Bible Church and enjoys walking & playing with her puppy, reading, studying, and cooking and crafts.

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Barbara Aud

Librarian/Resource

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.

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Blaine Somerville

Assistant Admin

Born and raised in St. Mary's Co., Blaine Somerville earned his Bachelors and Masters in Business at Morgan State University in Baltimore where he lived and worked for 9 years. He was previously the Asst. Director of the Honors Program at Morgan State University before returning home to Southern Maryland to teach at Great Mills High School. In addition to KCA, he teaches GED classes at the Detention Center and considers that a ministry. He enjoys coaching basketball and is married to Toyja Somerville since 1993 and has hosted many students in their home over the years.

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Cheryl Ralon

7 & 8th Gr./St. Services


Cheryl Ralon is currently working with the middle school in Math and Language Arts and is our Student Advocate (working with students with special needs) for middle and high school. She has taught 5th grade, Middle school-PE, Science, History, and Elementary Music. Additionally, she is a trained NILD educator (National Institute of Learning Development) focusing on brain-based education. She is the mother of 4 KCA ‘lifers,” now all college graduates.

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Cindy Salvo

9-12 Art

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Anita Hemingway

Bus Coordinator

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Barbara Mashtare

Admissions

Barbara Mashtare is the Director of Admissions for KCA. She has lived in St. Mary's County since February 2010 when her family moved to Maryland from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Barbara has one KCA graduate and three current students. Most recently, she worked as the Assistant Director at Riversong Christian Learning Center for six years. When Barbara is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and serving in ministry with her husband. Barbara is honored and blessed to be a part of the school where she truly enjoys helping other families learn more about KCA.

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Brandy Smith

Elem./MS Counselor

Mrs. Smith earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from Mississippi State University and her
M.S. in School Counseling from Liberty University. She is certified in both MS and MD. Over the years she has taught kindergarten, middle school, and junior college classes. In 2009, the Navy brought her and her and her husband, Walt, to Southern MD, where they decided to retire. When their son, Garrison started kindergarten, Mrs. Smith began volunteering at KCA and soon started working part time, partnering with parents and teachers to create a fantastic school experience. She enjoys reading, kayaking, and everything Disney. As a member of SouthPoint Church, she is one of the leaders of the Stephen Ministry team where she
she enjoys helping others connect to Christ.

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Chris Jones

Bible

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Claudette Curtis

Custodial

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