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Looking to learn more about our faculty and staff, as well as connect with them? We’re happy to provide a means for you to do so here at NCA! If you have any questions, concerns, a need to reach out or a wish to extend an encouragement to any of us, please feel welcomed to do so!

We’re glad to be a part of this team, and we’re happy that our most important part of our team is here…YOU!

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Frye, Jennifer Director of Admission
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Frye, Jennifer

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Larson, Don Elementary Principal / Associate Head of School
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Larson, Don

Anchored in a twenty-year career with the United States Air Force, Dr. Larson achieved the distinguished rank of Lieutenant Colonel; leading Joint Special Operations Air Command, combat operations and large teams. Upon retirement, Don answered the calling of Christian education and served as School Superintendent for Rocky Bayou Christian School located in Niceville, Florida. There, Don led efforts in strategic planning, academic advancement, financial execution, spiritual life and development. In 2009, Don and his family were presented with the opportunity to work with inner-city children with Brookstone Schools in Charlotte, North Carolina. As Head of School, he and his team have delivered outstanding results in the areas of academic rigor, fine arts, student growth, and facilities construction and fund development.

The administration is also pleased to share that Dr. Don Larson will be accepting his responsibilities as our new Elementary Principal while at the same time assisting Mr. Fajardo as Associate Head of School.

Leepard, Caitlin Director of The Academy For Early Learning
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Leepard, Caitlin

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Nelson, Sheila Secondary Principal
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Nelson, Sheila

Mrs. Sheila Nelson lends over thirty years’ experience in Christian education, having served in both the classroom and administration. She is currently serving NCA as the Secondary Principal and has a very big heart for the personal and spiritual success of each student! She enjoys being task oriented, including scheduling, curriculum development, and instructional supervision – and maintains all of this while being genuine and very personable! She holds a Graduate degree from UNC-Charlotte and is a lover of music and travel!

Nolen, Denise Administrative Assistant To The Elementary Principal
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Nolen, Denise

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Smith, Bill Director of Athletics
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Smith, Bill

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Smith, Phylia Administrative Assistant to the Head of School
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Smith, Phylia

Having 15 years of experience in serving NCA (most of which has been in the role of Administrative Assistant to the Head of School) Mrs. Phylia Smith enjoys working with the Administrative Team and staff of NCA to continue to provide excellence to our students and school families! She loves the family environment combined with the well-rounded programs, academic excellence and spiritual support/development that NCA provides. She also happens to be the proud mother of 3 NCA graduates who are faithfully serving their communities and churches because of the strong background that they received here at NCA!

Starkey, Pamela Director of International Student Program
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Starkey, Pamela

With a strong belief in the mission of a global classroom, Mrs. Starkey enthusiastically serves as our International Admissions Director. Her passion in the area of student advocacy, along with the desire for the students in our International community to know that they are truly loved and given a secure environment, ensures that they have the best chance at success in their study abroad experiences!
But wait – there’s more! With nineteen consecutive years as an NCA parent and fifteen years as an NCA employee, Pamela has graduated four children from NCA as well as five (yes, can you say FIVE?) international students; she is currently hosting two international students and looks forward to working with all of the new students the Lord brings to NCA! Needless to say, we are quite grateful that Pamela has chosen to invest her passions and abilities into NCA!
Wade, Van Head of School
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Wade, Van

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