Welcome to Good Shepherd Christian Academy! Janet Hodson graduated from Church Leadership Institute in February of 2008 with a Diploma in Pastoral Studies. She received her Certificate of License in Indiana to preach the Gospel, perform marriages, administer the Sacraments, and to direct the other functions of the Ministry in February of 2010. Janet has been the Administrator of Good Shepherd Christian Academy since April of 2008.
GSCA desires for students to grow "in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man" ( Luke 2:52) as Jesus did. This implies we must partner with the home and church to train students to guard their hearts from sin and instead model through their speech, actions, and attitudes a godly lifestyle. The Administration of GSCA believes that the full potential of academic excellence can be accomplished only where faculty leadership is strong, discipline is firm but fair, and moral/spiritual values are emphasized within a loving, caring Christian atmosphere. We at GSCA desire to train students to manifest the following Biblical principles in their lives, both inside the classroom and out : Honesty, Order, Respect, Joyful Spirit, Obedience, Responsibility, and Self-Control.
God has blessed us with an outstanding team of teachers who are dynamic and creative communicators! He has also blessed us with precious young lambs whom He entrusts to us to develop into godly leaders who are academically strong. We would love for you to come check us out! Call and set up a time to take a tour and meet our staff.×
Debora Deavers received her Associates degree from Community College of the Air Force. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Drury University in May of 2012. Debi has taught at the Community College of the Air Force as an Instructor in Emergency Management. She has also taught in the United States Air Force Kadena Air Base, Okinawa Japan as Readiness/Emergency Management Technician and at Davis-Monthan AFB Arizona as a Readiness Technician. Debi knows she is called to education. She is enthusiastic and loves her students!×
Katherine Thomay graduated from Lutheran High School West. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education (K-6) from Valparaiso University in May of 2011. This is her first year of teaching and her first year at Good Shepherd Christian Academy! Katy is currently engaged and will be getting married in October of 2012. Miss Thomay has always had a passion for children and loves having the opportunity to teach and minister to them every day. She is our third –fourth grade teacher.×
Nicole Reiner received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education (Preschool-3) from Eastern Illinois University in May of 2007. Nicole has taught in Rural Champaign County in the Special Education Co-op, West Richland Elementary School system, as well as North Decatur. She has been a Title One Assistant in the Rushville School system. This is her first year at Good Shepherd Christian Academy! Nicole is married to Jason. Mrs. Reiner loves children and enjoys laughing with them! Her teaching style is hands on in a real world setting!×
Jody Keppel graduated from Saint Mary of the Woods College in 2008 with a B.S. degree in K-6 Elementary Education. This is her fourth year teaching. She is a member of First Baptist Church and is a children's ministry leader. Jody is married to her husband Ryan and they have to two children. Zachary is a fifth grader and Haley is a 3rd grader. Jody and her family live in Greensburg. She has a passion for teaching and equipping children to grow into strong Christian men and women!×
Sarah O'Dell graduated from Merrillville High School in 1997. She graduated from Ball State University in 2001 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business. Sarah received her Teaching License from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2006. She resides in the Greensburg area and is married to Chris O'Dell. They have three sons named Aiden, Logan and Camden. Sarah enjoys many different sports and activities. She also loves teaching gym class at GSCA×
Mrs. Rice earned her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ivy Tech Community College, and also attended Indiana University studying Elementary Education for two years. She is currently working to earn her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from St. Mary's of the Woods College. Kathy is an accomplished violinist, loves to travel, and enjoys reading. Kathy is married to Will and has two children and four grandchildren—all boys! Mrs. Rice loves children and has a calling to teach. I am proud and pleased to be working with our greatest commodity and our future—children. I look forward to school everyday, and never cease to marvel at God's hand in our daily lives.×
Teresa Baker has been working with Good Shepherd preschool children for 13 years. She is a life long Decatur County resident. Teresa and her husband David have three adult children, Katie, Derek, and Devan. She enjoys seeing children learn in their first time school environment. Teresa loves to cut and color, she enjoys paper crafting. Reading to the preschoolers is a favorite part of her day as is enjoying a good Christian fiction book.×
Lisa Kiefer has joined the Good Shepherd Christian Academy team as a teaching assistant for preschool! She is proficient in the Paraprofessional test to be an assistant. Lisa is married to Anthony. Mrs. Kiefer has such a love for children and she knows it's an area in her life that shines God's love and makes children feel His love!×