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Welcome To GCA

Gwinnett Christian Academy is a private Baptist school that has a tradition of superior education in a Christian atmosphere of love and caring. Each day, we provide a challenging curriculum along with nurturing support to encourage our students to develop to their fullest potential academically, physically, socially, creatively, and spiritually. At GCA, we address the needs of the “whole child” – academic excellence as well as personal development, insight, and growth.

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Who Is GCA

Our Mission
Gwinnett Christian Academy exists to partner with Christian parents to develop Christ-centered, academically-accomplished students, equipping them to live effective, productive lives in service to Jesus Christ.
Our History
Founded by a group of parents and educators who wanted their children to have a strong academic foundation grounded in Christian faith and values, our school was formed in 1999. Originally named Asbury Christian Academy, our growth and expansion over the years has resulted in a move to a new location and adoption of a new name – Gwinnett Christian Academy.

Gwinnett Christian Academy continues that strong tradition of teaching children in a Christian atmosphere. Offering Kindergarten through the 12th grade, our program is one of the best in the area. Strategic plans are in progress to pave the way for the future growth of Gwinnett Christian Academy.

 

Our Accreditation
Gwinnett Christian Academy is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

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Meet Our Team

Stacey Gafner
Stacey GafnerK3 Teacher
Mrs. Gafner’s children have attended the academy for years and she is glad to have the opportunity to be the lead teacher of the 2 year olds.  It is amazing how fast they develop at this age and how much they want to learn. It is a blessing to be able to plant seeds for our Lord.
Chad Luke
Chad LukePhysical Education
Chade Luke has been teaching P.E. at GCA for 4 years.  His goal is to teach the students to have a active lifestyle, physically and spiritually.  When we allow the Holy Spirit to guide us in our eating habits and exercise, we will have more energy and a better mindset to live the life God has planned for each of us.  He believes that walking in the spirit and meditating on the Word everyday is the foundation for a healthy spiritual life which produces a healthy body.
Karla Carruthers
Karla CarruthersMMO & Spanish
Mrs. Carruthers has taught Spanish for 3 years.  She is a native of Mexico and is passionate about her culture. She loves motivating children to learn a second language.  Breaking the language barrier can help them to witness to others about Christ.
Tangila Tubbs
Tangila TubbsK3 Teacher
Mrs. Tubbs has taught at GCA for 8 years. Teaching children to be independent and never say “I can” is the goal of her class.  Her students learn that they can do anything through Christ our Lord.
Ann Shuford
Ann ShufordPre-K Teacher
Mrs. Shuford has just finished her first year teaching at GCA.  My greatest joy in teaching the younger children is witnessing the  moment that letters become words and words become stories.
Kristi Banks
Kristi BanksArt & Computers
Mrs Banks has taught art and music more than 6 years and has been at GCA 2 years  She is able to teach her students that God is in everything they do, from singing songs to creating an art masterpiece.  She believes this is what she was called to do.
JoAnne Gray
JoAnne GrayK5 Teacher
Mrs. Gray has taught 13 years, 4 years at GCA.  As the Kindergarten teacher, she loves the freedom of being able to share the truth of God through academic disciplines and foster a love for the Lord that is unique to each child.
Lisa North
Lisa North2nd Grade Teacher
Miss North has been teaching 6 years and this is her 3rd year at GCA.  She enjoys hearing an excited cheer erupt when the students found out we were reviewing contractions and gasps of amazement and delight when something in a subject connects with the concept in our Bible verse.  She feels the family-feeling we have as a class and as a school. They are a demonstration of the Family of God. 
Lisa Gee
Lisa Gee1st Grade Teacher
Mrs. Gee has finished her first year teaching and could not have asked for a better school than GCA. She loves teaching and watching her students grow and mature both academically and in their spiritual walk with the Lord.
Laura Frazier
Laura Frazier3rd Grade
Mrs. Frazier has taught 28 years, 8 years at GCA. She loves that God gave her a calling and not just a career to teach children academically and influence them spiritually for Christ.
Rick Carlson
Rick Carlson4th Grade
Mr. Carlson has taught for 8 years, 6 at GCA. He finds reward and enjoyment as a teacher when students are inspired as they discover and interact with an ever-expanding world of ideas through their education.
Debbie Koch
Debbie KochMusic Teacher
Mrs. Koch has been teaching music for over 20 years and has been at GCA for 2 years. She really enjoys teaching music in a Christian school.   Her goals for the students are that they learn how to read and write music, learn about composers, learn hymns and choruses, but most of all learn how to integrate all of this knowledge to help them live out their growing faith in Christ.

 

John Werle
John WerleUpper School
Mr. Werle has served in Christian education in some capacity for the last 18 years and has been at GCA for the last two years, serving as MS/US principal, teacher, and coach. He  thoroughly enjoys teaching teenagers that every subject they study has a spiritual component, and when they are all pieced together they form God’s framework for their life.
Wyatt Bozeman
Wyatt BozemanHead Master
Mr. Bozeman has spent his career in operations and administration of non-profit organizations and came to GCA 5 years ago.  He has been involved in Christian Schools for well over 30 years as a parent, president of PTO and Chairman of the School Board.  Mr. Bozeman believes it is a privilege to work in a Christian ministry that is free to lead children to the Lord and teach them that He is a part of everything they do.
Kim Edge
Kim EdgeK4 Director
Mrs. Edge has been the Director of the preschool now known as the Gold Division at GCA for over 9 years.  She truly believes this is what God has called her to do.  She loves interacting both with the students and their families.  Helping families understand who God is and trusting Him with everything in their lives is a truly a blessing
Darryl Wade
Darryl WadeChapel Director
Darryl Wade has worked in children’s ministry for over thirty years.  He incorporates   storytelling, object lessons and puppetry to teach Bible lessons to youth of all ages.  He has been an assembly speaker in VBS programs, conducted kids crusades, directed children’s church and has been a featured speaker in Jr.camps.  He have conducted chapel services for GCA for ten years.
John Werle
John WerleMS/UP Principal
Mr. Werle has served in Christian education in some capacity for the last 18 years and has been at GCA for the last two years, serving as MS/US principal, teacher, and coach. He  thoroughly enjoys teaching teenagers that every subject they study has a spiritual component, and when they are all pieced together they form God’s framework for their life. 
JoAnne Gray
JoAnne GrayLower School Administrator
Mrs. Gray has taught 13 years, 4 years at GCA.  As the Kindergarten teacher, she loves the freedom of being able to share the truth of God through academic disciplines and foster a love for the Lord that is unique to each child.

 

 

Jamii Caudle
Jamii CaudlePreschool Secretary
Mrs. Caudle has been at GCA for 8 years.  As the Gold Division secretary she works in the office assisting Mrs. Edge, the teachers and parents with questions and other needs they may have.  She enjoys interacting with the students and parents on a daily basis.
Geri Newhouse
Geri NewhouseSecretary
Mrs. Newhouse is in her first year as the school secretary.  She says that working with both students and their families is a joy and gives opportunity to minister in Jesus name.