Jennifer MacDonald holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from St. Mary's College of Maryland. She has taught at KCA for the past 14 years. She serves as the high school faculty team leader and teaches Geography, United States History, American Government, and Economics to grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. She is a member of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church where she serves on the College Ministry Team. Jennifer is married to John who owns and operates Olde Town Pub in Leonardtown. They have three grown children: Jack, Benjamin, and Sarah, all graduates of KCA. Jack is also a graduate of Covenant College, Benjamin is a junior at East Carolina University, and Sarah is a freshman at Southeastern University. She is a certified teacher through ACSI.
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. 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 four 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, 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.
Denise Pentermann holds a B.S. in Mathematics with teacher certifications and a minor in Computer Science, as well as a M.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics. She is currently in her 14th year at KCA, having previously taught college algebra at CSM, served as adjunct faculty for Calculus and Statistics at Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA), and taught Math at High Point Baptist Academy near Reading, PA. Denise is a member of SAYSF Bible Church and enjoys Church/Bible Study, reading Christian Fiction, and playing English handbells. She is married to Arthur who works as a DoD engineer at Pax River. They have two children: Christopher, a KCA graduate, and Aimee a junior. She loves serving God as a math teacher and considers her position at KCA as a ministry as well as a career.
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.
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. Two of her children currently attend KCA and two are recent graduates.
Leslie Farrior is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication Education. She also had completed graduate coursework at the Institute of Biblical Studies through Campus Crusade for Christ. In the past she taught at the Bluefield Preparatory Online School and was a substitute with Manassas Virginia City Schools. She was also the Youth Director in Virginia at Manassas Baptist Church and Campus Crusade Student Venture Staff in PA. She attends Life Community Church and is married with a daughter serving in the Air Force, and a son at Dallas Theological Seminary. This is her third year at KCA.
Zach Anderson is a 2013 graduate of University of Central Florida where he majored in English. Born in Tacoma, Washington he later moved to Oviedo, FL where he taught at Faith Christian Academy four 4 years. He is married to Karrie who works for the Navy. They have 3 kids, all who attend KCA: Emily (9th), Will (6th), and Adam (PK). In his free time he enjoys video games, basketball, fishing, and basketball.
Matthew Comprix holds a Bachelors of Science in Biblical Studies and Master of Arts in Christian Leadership from Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon. He served 23 years in the United States Air Force as an Imagery Analyst, mostly in Reno, Nevada. In the past he lived and worked in Reno and Portland and now resides in Lusby, Maryland. At KCA he has joined the upper school to teach Math. He, his wife and two daughters attend Our Father's House in California, MD. In his free time he enjoys watching Football & Hockey and volunteering at HOPE.