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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

Jennifer ‘s life goal is to serve the Lord through serving families. She has recently accepted the position of Director of Admission after a twenty year career in Early Childhood Education, serving fifteen years at Northside Academy for Early Learning. Her son Corey, graduated Northside Christian Academy in 2014 and she delights in sharing her love and appreciation for Northside during every tour!

Holmes, Bonnie College Guidance Counselor
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Holmes, Bonnie

Bonnie attended Florida State University and earned her B.S. in Elementary Education. She holds a North Carolina teaching license. She taught in Chapel Hill and Charlotte public schools prior to coming to Northside Christian Academy. Bonnie and her husband, Bret, have 2 daughters: one who attends Northside and one who is an NCA graduate! Over the past 6 years, Bonnie has worked as a teacher’s aide and assistant and now holds the office of College Guidance Counselor. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to the mountains, photography, and scrapbooking.

Johnson, Jennifer Assistant to Secondary Principal; Front Office Assistant
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Johnson, Jennifer

Can you say personality? That’s what you’re getting when you hang with Jennifer! We are THRILLED to have Mrs. Johnson back with us on our NCA Team! Having been a valuable member of the NCA Family for many years, Mrs. Johnson has been such a blessing to us here with her positive spirit, her compassion and her persistence in praying for us! And if you think that’s impressive, you’ll also find that she has a great sense of humor to boot!

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.

Mr. Larson currently serves as our Elementary Principal and our Associate Head of School, and we are excited about the direction that our school is headed!

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

Bill attended Appalachian State University where he played football and earned his B.S. in Community & Regional Planning.  He also holds a Masters degree in City Planning from Georgia Tech. Additionally, Bill has a Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is an ordained Pastor. Underneath all that humility and grace, he is a very smart cookie!
 
Bill has been married to his wife, Lyn, for 31 years, and they have 2 grown children – Emily & Caleb.  Emily Mayes is married to Ethan, and she is a teacher and coach at Charlotte Christian. Ethan is in management with Quick Trip.  Caleb works for Young LIfe’s Windy Gap camp.  All the Smith family are alumni of ASU!  Bill enjoy coaching, golf, and photography.  He coaches several teams, and he is a photographer for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. Talk about a busy guy!
Smith, Phylia Administrative Assistant to the Head of School
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Smith, Phylia

Having 17 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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