Staff

Adrienne Haythorn
Superintendent / Principal

Favorite Bible Verse: 
“Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”
– Matthew 16:24 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
I love spending time with my family, reading, photography and running!

Tara Cozzens
1st Grade

Favorite Bible Verse:
“And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord you God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and Prophets’.”
-Matthew 22: 37-40 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
I love all things music: singing, dancing, and attending concerts. I also enjoy being outdoors with my family: hiking, running, and gardening.

Jennifer Hays Connect Specialist, and 1st Grade

Favorite Bible Verse:
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
– 2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
My hobbies and interests include traveling, reading if I can keep my eyes open long enough, playing and coaching volleyball, and whatever my 3 children are doing.

Bob Herre
Director of Operations

Favorite Bible Verse:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
– Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
My passion is teaching children and seeing them grow in Christ. I also enjoy photography, reading and traveling with family.

LouAnne Hettinger
Assistant Principal, Teacher: 7th Grade and above

Favorite Bible Verse:
“Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”
– Colossians 4:6 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
I enjoy reading, spending time with my family and watching Hallmark movies.

Amanda Hoffman
Physical Education (K - 12th grade)

Favorite Bible Verse: 
“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!”
– Psalm 143:10 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
​In my free time, ​I ​enjoy projects!Building new furniture, restoring old furniture and working in the garage!

Lori Jones
Kindergarten

Favorite Bible Verse:
“We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.”
– Psalm 78:4 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
I love to run and do anything in the mountains!

Brittany Kinoshita
Art​

Favorite Bible Verse:
Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you. 
– Isaiah 46:4 NIV

Hobbies and Interests:
I love spending time with my two kids and husband, traveling, designing flowers and painting.

Marielle (Mari) Leffler
5th and 6th grade

Favorite Bible verse:
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me..”
– Philippians 4:13 NKJV

Hobbies and Interests:
I love traveling, gardening, and learning new things. I enjoying creating memories with my family and watching my son experience life.

Shawndra Miller
Teacher Assistant

Favorite Bible Verse:
“I lift up my eyes to the hills.  From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”
– Psalm 121:1-2 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
I like to cook and bake cakes.  I also I like to go fishing and enjoy time with my family and friends.

Carly Martinez
Connect Assistant

Favorite Bible Verse:
“Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make. Become intimate with him in whatever you do, and he will lead you wherever you go.”
– Proverbs‬ ‭3:5-6‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Hobbies and Interests:
I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors in the sunshine, and watching sunsets.

 

Evangeline Nelson
Music - Private Lessons

Favorite Bible Verse:
 “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”
-‭‭Psalm‬ ‭37:4 KJV‭‬‬

Hobbies and Interests: 
I enjoy cooking and creating art and enjoy spending time with my family.

 

Courtney Peneton
7/8th Grade Language Arts and Science, High School Biology

Favorite Bible Verse:
“Call unto me and I will answer thee and shew thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not.”
-Jeremiah 33:3 AKJV

Hobbies and Interests:
My hobbies include loving, serving and feeding people. I enjoy writing, gardening, cooking, dancing, and spending time outside, especially near water.

Elizabeth Perkins
Pre Kindergarten

Favorite Bible verse:
Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
– Romans 5:2-5 ESV

Hobbies/Interests:
I enjoy drinking coffee, pinning, decorating houses, shopping, spending time with kids, bible studying, and cross-stitching. 

Don Reasoner
Upper School Bible, History, Performing Arts, Rhetoric, Speech

Favorite Bible verse:
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain”
-1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV

Hobbies/Interests:
I enjoy music of all genres and play a little piano and guitar.  I enjoy woodworking, love to travel and take road trips. My favorite sport is baseball. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family.

Linda Reasoner
Lower School Music

Favorite Bible Verse:
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
– Philippians 4:8 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
I love keeping in touch with my family, growing flowers and herbs and playing the flute.

Michelle Schwartz
2nd Grade

Favorite Bible verse:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
– Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV

Hobbies/Interests:
I love spending time with my family. I enjoy hiking and traveling.

Cami Shupe
3rd Grade

Favorite Bible verse:
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
– Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV

Hobbies/Interests:
I enjoy hiking and playing sports with my two sons as well as a hot cup of coffee as I watch the Lord paint a new day with His sunrise.

Grace Slaughenhaupt
Upper School Connect, 7/8 Literature, 7/8 Composition, help with Performing Arts

Favorite Bible verse:
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”
– 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 NIV

Hobbies/Interests:
Some of my interests are reading, writing poetry and fiction, sketching and taking walks. I also enjoy time spent cooking for family and playing games with them.

Tim Vander Meulen
Upper School Teacher

Favorite Bible Verse:
“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!”
– Romans 11:33 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
When I am not writing fiction or reading, I enjoy spending time with immediate family or my church family as well as most things to do with the great outdoors.

Dr. Phil Young
Algebra 1 and 2

Favorite Bible Verse:
“So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.”
– Proverbs 3:4-5 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
I am a missionary to the Lahu people living in the Golden triangle where Burma, Thailand and Laos come together. I am interested in apologetics. I am a Christian author and poet and also an MD with an interest in nutrition.

Arianna Weber
4th Grade

Favorite Bible Verse:
“But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.”
Lamentations 3:21-23 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
I love the outdoors – hiking, biking and kayaking. I have a passion for art (especially oil painting) and of course I enjoy hanging out with my family, friends and cat. 

Karla Zeller
Latin and Connect Specialist

Favorite Bible Verse:
“Consumpta est caro mea et cor meum robur cordis mei et pars mea Deus in aeternum”

(“My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.”)
– Psalm 73:26 NLT

Hobbies and Interests:
I enjoy learning new things and meeting new people. I also love to go hiking and camping with my family and traveling

Photo Credit:
Nina’s Art
212 1st St.
Eaton, CO 80615
​970-371-2401

School is cancelled today

Because of snow, wind and forecast, NCCA is closed today, Tuesday, October 29th.