Faculty

Mountain Area Christian Academy in Morganton, GA is a Christian school that offers Christ–centered and Biblically based educational programs. Please read more about our knowledgeable faculty.

Administrators

Steve Shamblin

AdministratorAthletic Director
Certifications: MS Educational Leadership from Regent UniversityBachelor of Science from Palm Beach AtlanticGeorgia Association of Christian Schools
sshamblin@macalions.org

Nikki Shamblin, PCET

Assistant AdministratorPrincipal
Certifications: MS Education - Curriculum & Instruction, Columbia International UniversityBachelor of English/Psychology, Palm Beach AtlanticProfessional Certified Educational Therapist of the National Institute for Learning DevelopmentGeorgia Association of Christian Schools
nshamblin@macalions.org

Elementary Faculty

Debbie Schmidt

Elementary Principal
dschmidt@macalions.org
Certifications: B.S. Multidisciplinary StudiesLiberty UniversityGACS Certification: Professional
Started at Mountain Area Christian Academy: 2017

Amy Harbison

Kindergarten
Child Development Associate
aharbison@macalions.org

Diana Tarpley

1st Grade
Associates Early Childhood Education,North Georgia TechGACS Certification:
Started at Mountain Area Christian Academy : 2019
dtarpley@macalions.org

Brooklyn Christopher

2nd Grade
B.A. Early Childhood Ed, Brenau UniversityGACS Certification: Professional
Started at Mountain Area Christian Academy: 2019
bchristopher@macalions.org

Debbie Black

3rd Grade
B.A. Elementary Education, Louisiana Baptist UniversityGACS Certification: Professional
Started at Mountain Area Christian Academy: 2010
dblack@macalions.org

Brenda Crawford

4th Grade
B.S. Education, Brenau UniversityGACS Certification: Professional
Started at Mountain Area Christian Academy: 2014
bcrawford@macalions.org

Ashley Champion

5th Grade
B.S. Early Childhood, Dalton State CollegeGACS Certification: Professional
Started at Mountain Area Christian Academy: 2017
achampion@macalions.org
Debbie Schmidt6th Grade
B.S. Multidisciplinary Studies, Liberty UniversityGACS Certification: Professional
Started at Mountain Area Christian Academy: 2017
dschmidt@macalions.org
Hailey DisherSpecial Education
GACS Certification:
Started at Mountain Area Christian Academy: 2019
hdisher@macalions.org
Tina HayesSpecial EducationHelp Class
MS Education, Governors University
Started at Mountain Area Christian Academy: 2019
thayes@macalions.org

Middle/High School Faculty

Ryan St. HillaireCollege Algebra, Pre-Algebra, Algebra II
GACS Certification:
Started at Mountain Area Christian Academy: 2019
rsthillaire@macalions.org
Stephanie Nickerson
B.S. Psychology/Child Development, Appalachian State UniversityGACS Certification: Provisional
Started at Mountain Area Christian Academy: 2016
snickerson@macalions.org
Jan JonesMS & HS History
B.A. Science Ed (History minor), Georgia SouthwesternGACS Certification: Professional
Started at Mountain Area Christian Academy: 2007
jjones@macalions.org
Rachel JonesACCEL English,High School Spanish I & IIArt/DrawingSenior Class AdvisorFine Arts Coordinator
BA English Lit, Minor in Spanish Language, North Georgia College and State UniversityMA Teaching, Literature Concentration, NGCSUGACS Certification: Professional
Started at Mountain Area Christian Academy: 2011
rjones@macalions.org
Thomas ShamblinMiddle School Bible, Physical Education, Weight Training
B.A. Christian StudiesGACS Certification: Professional
Started at Mountain Area Christian Academy: 2016
tshamblin@macalions.org
Alan LutzEnglish 8-12, Music Theory, High School Boys Bible
B.A. Spanish Education, Butler UniversityMA Divinity Pastoral Studies, Covenant SeminaryGACS Certification:
Started at Mountain Area Christian Academy: 2019
alutz@macalions.org
Senior Master SergeantHarold BargeronC.J.R.O.T.C.
U.S. AirforceU.S. Marines
hbargeron@macalions.org

Preschool Faculty

DeGina Scoggins, CDAPre-K Director
dscoggins@macalions.org
Jessica PeardonK-1 Lead Teacher
jpeardon@macalions.org
Whitney DyerK-2 Lead Teacher
Associates Early Childhood Education
wdyer@macalions.org
Crystal TannerPre-K3 Lead Teacher
ctanner@macalions.org
Melony TiptonPre-K3 Lead Teacher
mtipton@macalions.org
Kelly GarrettPre-K4 Lead Teacher kgarrett@macalions.org
Amber CollinsK-1 Assistant
Brittany HollowayK-2 Assistant
Jennifer BeaversK-3 Assistant
Mamie ThomasK-3 Assistant
John RamseyK-4 AssistantOlder Aftercare
Edie CookHousekeeping

Related Arts Faculty

Alicia WoodyElementary Spanish
awoody@macalions.org
Andrea WoodySpecial Needs Aid
andreawoody@macalions.org
Heather EarleyElementary Computer, Library, P.E., & Art
hearley@macalions.org

Support Staff

Dana MartinCafeteria Manager
James CookJanitorial
Jessica AllenCafeteria Assistant
Jeffie BarnesDirector of Finance
jbarnes@macalions.org
Gail BrownRegistrar
gbrown@macalions.org
Kayla StanfordSecretaryFundraising Coordinator
kstanford@macalions.org
Chris ScogginsDevelopment DirectorMaintenance
cscoggins@macalions.org
Joanna KirkpatrickOffice Assistant
jkirkpatrick@macalions.org

Job Openings

Mountain Area Christian Academy prides itself on the high quality education it offers its students. To that end, we seek qualified individuals who have the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide a solid education from a Christian perspective.

Mountain Area Christian Academy is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of MACA not to discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, national origin, handicap or religion in its employment. A criminal background check is required for all new employees.

If you are interested in applying, please download either a teacher's packet or a non-teaching packet and mail it to:

AdministratorMountain Area Christian Academy14090 Old Hwy. 76Morganton, GA 30560

Employment Application (Teaching)

Employment Application (Non-Teaching)