Staff

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Rose Ann Norwood, Preschool Director

This is Rose Ann's 31st year at HCA. She has a bachelors degree from Florida Bible College and has been in Christian Education for 35 years. While at HCA she has taught art, home economics, kindergarten, first and sixth grades, and preschool. She and her husband Larry have been married for 35 years. Their children Maranda and Jeremy are both graduates of HCA. Maranda served as a missionary in Peru and now teaches Spanish here at HCA.

In her spare time, Rose Ann enjoys reading, making crafts, spending time with family, and taking care of the babies in the church nursery. She enjoys sharing God's love with children of all ages.


Cindy Shewcraft, Site Director & Tots K4 Teacher - Goodlettsville

Cindy began working for HCA in 1990. She has taught in the K3 and K4 at both the main campus as well as the Gallatin campus. She now teaches the Tots in Training class in Goodlettsville.

Cindy and her husband Jeff, have been married for 38 years. Their sons, Dustin and Daniel both attended HCA. She loves to spend as much time with their 4 grandchildren as possible, and is excited about number 5 arriving soon!

 

Jennifer Thompson, Hendersonville Site DirectorJennifer-Thompson-(1).jpg

This is Jennifers's 5th year as site director at the Hendersonville campus. She holds a degree in Early Childhood Education, and has been employed at HCA for 18 years. She has been married for 31 years to her husband Bo. All three of their sons are graduates from Hendersonville Christian Academy. Bo and Jennifer attend Bible Baptist Church.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with family.Her favorite thing about working with children is seeing the excitement in a little one’s eyes when they learn a new concept.


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Laura Boivin, K4 Teacher - Hendersonville

This is Laura’s 3rd year at Hendersonville Christian Academy and her 9th year of teaching overall. She taught at a classical school before accepting a position at HCA. Laura’s two children, Caleb & Emily, attend HCA.

Laura enjoys scrapbooking and spending quality time with her children. She loves that children’s brains are like little sponges that soak in more than we imagine.


Barbara Finney, Early Stay - HendersonvilleBarbara.jpg

Miss Finney has served at HCA 9 years with a total of 26 years in Christian education.She is a retired missionary nurse. She ministered in both Kenya and Israel for a combination of 10 years.

Miss Finney has written, illustrated, and published two children’s books, Look What the Animals Taught Me!and Why Was Jesus Born?. Children love to hear about her adventures. She has a wonderful love for God and great enthusiasm for teaching children.


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Tan Ford, Stepping Stones Teacher - Goodlettsville

A university grad uate of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Tan Ford came to the US in 2006. She has been married for 10 years to her husband, Keith, and has a son, Aden, at HCA. Before beginning with HCA, she worked with the preschool program at Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she and her family attend and worship. Miss Tan has been teaching at the HCA Goodlettsville Campus for 4 years.

Her greatest satisfaction in teaching is watching the amazement of children as they learn and gain new skills. She enjoys painting and photography in her spare time but has a passion for the kitchen and loves to share her delight of cooking with friends and family.


 

Morgan Hopkins, Late Stay - Hendersonville

This is Morgan's first year here at HCA! She and her husband Andrew celebrated their 1st year of marriage this year!  She has an Associates degree from Volunteer State Community College and has plans to go on and obtain a degree in Elementary Education.  Morgan has 6 years of experience in child care.  She loves watching children and gets  so excited when they learn something new and want to do it over and over again!

 


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Sonya Mussnug, K3 Teacher, Goodlettsville

Sonya has taught elementary in both public and private schools for 12 years, and is now in her 4th year at HCA. She holds a degree in Elementary Education from Western Kentucky University. She and her husband Neil have two sons ages 17 and 12 who attend HCA.

In her free time, Sonya loves to craft, read, and listen to music.


 

Mandy Smith, K4 Teacher - Hendersonville

This is Miss Mandy’s 5th year teaching preschool at Crusader Kids. Before arriving at HCA she taught 4 years at another preschool in Hendersonville. Mandy studied education at Trevecca University.

In her spare time Mandy loves participating in outdoor sports, hanging out with her family and writing. More than anything she loves seeing students learn new concepts for the first time.


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Donna Stewart, K5 Teacher - Goodlettsville

Mrs. Stewart holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and has 29 years of teaching experience. She has been married 28 years to her husband, Ken, and they have three children. Donna loves teaching and feels it is truly her ministry. Her goal and desire is to provide children a quality Christ-centered education and environment where learning is fun.

In her spare time Donna enjoys family activities, swimming, tennis and watching Kentucky and the Dallas Mavericks basketball. Her favorite part of teaching is seeing students get excited about learning and sharing the love of Christ.



Kimberly Webster, Late Stay - Hendersonville

This is Kimberly's first year here at HCA! She holds a bachelors degree from Gateway Christian College in Virginia Beach. She and her husband Daniel have been married 13 years and have three children, Aaron, Julianna, and Noah, who are in elementary school at HCA.

In her free time Kimberly loves to spend time with family and friends, decorating, and music. Her favorite part about working with children is how they learn through singing and books.