As a team of educators, we are passionate about implementing discovery-based, multi-sensory methods of learning to teach to each child's individual learning style. We are committed to meeting best practice standards for teaching each core subject and providing curriculum that exceeds state requirements to allow students to both acquire AND apply the knowledge presented to them. We strive, above all, to help students realize their aptitude for excellence and to come to know through our lives and our partnership with each family the "love that surpasses knowledge" and the "peace of God, which transcends all understanding, and guards their hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."

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Melinda Myers

Principal

Melinda Myers joins us as principal this year.  Melinda and her husband Chris have been married for 32 years.  They are blessed to have three sons, three daughters-in-law, and two grandchildren. 

Melinda earned a bachelor degree in Elementary Education from Oklahoma Christian University. After college she and her husband moved to Wisconsin.  While in Wisconsin, Melinda taught in the elementary classroom for over 15 years.  

 

In 2014, Melinda earned a masters in Educational Leadership from Viterbo University. She has been a principal in public elementary, intermediate, and middle schools for the past 8 years.

 

She is excited to join the Canadian Valley Christian Academy team where she is able to integrate spiritual growth and academic growth...instructing the whole child. 

 

“Those who listen to instruction will prosper;

those who trust in the Lord will be joyful.” Proverbs 16:20

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Cassie Hanchett

PreK 4

Cassie has been with CVCA for two years working as a teacher's aide. She previously was a lead teacher at Sonshine School mothers' day out for three years. At her home church in Mustang, Cassie taught a PreK class for Sunday school for four years and currently helps teach the 3rd grade Sunday school class. Her degree is from Rose State College. She is currently working on a bachelor's in Elementary Education. Cassie lives in Mustang with her husband and two children who are 9 and 7. Both children attended CVCA for the last four years. Cassie is very excited about the teaching opportunity at CVCA!

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Krystin Brewer

Kindergarten

krystin@cvcacademy.net

For the last three years, Krystin has enjoyed teaching Pre-K 4 at CVCA. This year she gets to teach the Kindergarten class! Krystin grew up in Colorado and graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2009 with a degree in Family Studies/Child Development. In 2019 she felt that God was calling her to become a teacher, and she is so glad she listened! Her two kids are also CVCA Lions, and they love it!

Krystin's husband, Jake, and she got married in 2009, and they are members at South Yukon Church of Christ. The four of them like to spend their time having fun adventures, visiting her family in Colorado, and spending time with their church family. She also loves to read or listen to audio books while doing things around the house.

One of Krystin's favorite parts of CVCA is being able to get to know every single student at the school. her goal is to show them all that they are seen, and they are loved. She strives to have a classroom environment that is not only educational, but fun, safe, comfortable, and full of love. She is grateful to share God's love with her students and their families.

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Hayley Furr

1st Teacher

hayley@cvcacademy.net

Haley was born and raised in Yukon! She deeply loves this community and loves being able to serve as a teacher at CVCA. 

Haley graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2010. After taking a few years to start a family, she started her teaching career in 2020 at CVCA. She loves teaching here because she is able to be the teacher she always dreamed of being. 

Her family and she are members of South Yukon Church of Christ. It is such a wonderful place to call their church home.

Haley loves spending time with her family, playing games, reading, and cooking. Her husband, Donavan, and she have been married for 11 years and have two wonderful children. They also have two dogs, Duke and Faye, and a cat named Wendy.

Her number one goal is to create a safe environment for students to learn. She believes in building relationships with students and parents so that students are able to reach their full learning potential. Being a Christian school and having God be a part of those relationships is a blessing Haley can't begin to describe.

She looks forward to meeting you at CVCA!

In 2021 Haley was nominated by parents for Amazon Wish List - Cash for Classrooms with News 9. She received $500 worth of teacher materials. 

 

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Krisha Battles

1st Teacher

krisha@cvcacademy.net

Krisha graduated with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Oklahoma State University. Since then, she has been a stay-at-home mom to her two children, Natalie, age 10, and Logan, age 7. During this time, she also taught Pre-K for two years at First Baptist Church Mustang’s Parents’ Day Out program and homeschooled her kids for 1st and 3rd grade, respectively. She is actively involved with the worship ministry, children’s choir, and VBS ministries at FBCM, where she and her family are members.  She is excited to be teaching 1st grade at CVCA!

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Amber Sears

2nd Grade

Amber is a graduate of Oklahoma Christian University. She has a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. She has taught eight years in public education and one year at CVCA. She has been married to her husband, Bradley, for seven years and has a son, Easton, and a daughter, Paislee. Amber loves working with children, but especially teaching them about the love of God.

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Rosealyn Harrison

3rd Grade 

rosealyn@cvcacademy.net

This will be Rosealyn's 4th year teaching third grade at CVCA. Prior to that, she taught two years in pubic school. She grew up in Washington state and graduated from Oklahoma Christian in 2017 with a master's degree in Special Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Her husband, Ben, and she are members of the South Yukon church of Christ. One of their favorite things to do together is kayaking. She also loves spending time reading, painting, and gardening. She loves working at CVCA and being able to get to know every student and share God's love with them. She believes that students will thrive the most in a classroom that is safe, and students know they are loved. Rosealyn is looking forward to meeting all of you at CVCA this year!

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Kelly Moberly

4th - 6th Grade

kelly.m@CVCAcademy.net

Hello!  My first day being a “teacher” was when I was in 2nd grade.  I would use my graded papers and pass them out to my “students”, my stuffed animals. My closet door was my chalkboard. (Mom wasn’t too happy about the impressions my writing left on the closet door.) I loved everything about school and still do.

When I decided to go to college, I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt, God wanted me to be a teacher. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Pensacola Christian College.

Mark and I have been married for 26 years and have 5 beautiful children. {25,23,21,15,11) The Lord has allowed me to stay mainly in Christian education with a few months as a public substitute teacher since the time I left college.  I have 20 years of teaching experience altogether.  I love teaching elementary students and see them experience the gift of learning!

John 3:30

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Jennifer Onderek

Art Teacher/Stem

jennifer@cvcacademy.net

My name is Jennifer Onderek. I am originally from Texas but went to college in Oklahoma. First, attending Western Oklahoma State Junior College where I played softball and then I continued my education at Oklahoma State University where I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. My husband, Josh, and I have been married for 16 years and we have two children, Jackson and Addison. We are members of the South Yukon Church of Christ. In previous years I have taught 1st grade, second grade and worked in Special Education. I love to hangout with my family outdoors, painting and running. We love all sports and are kept really busy with our kids activities. My teaching philosophy is to create a safe and nurturing learning environment for all children and I will do everything I can to help your child learn. I look forward to teaching every year and meeting new faces! I have been truly blessed to work here at Canadian Valley Christian Academy!  

 

Favorite Bible Verse: 

So do not fear, for I am with you; 

    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
   I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. 

~Isaiah 41:10

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Colton Marcotte

Bible Teacher and Librarian

Colton was born and raised in Piedmont, OK where he still lives. He attended Oklahoma Christian University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Bible and Business. After graduating college, he worked with the kids and youth at a church of Christ in inner city OKC for a few years before stating at CVCA. He's always been very active in church and has attended South Yukon all of his life. He has really enjoyed being at CVCA these past couple of years and looks forward to what the future has in store! His passion is to be the best Christian example that he can be to everyone and to hopefully instill Christ-like attitudes to all the children he teaches. Also, he loves absolutely everything Sooners and Thunder.

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Kendall Watson

P.E.

Kendall is a graduate of Oklahoma Christian University with a degree in Sports Wellness and Recreation. He grew up in Yukon and is a lifelong member of South Yukon Church of Christ. He has a love for all things health and fitness. He competed competitively in soccer and cross country, but loves playing just about any sport. He ran his first marathon at 16 and has run several since then. He is passionate about eating healthy, stretching, and getting exercise in various forms. His spare time is spent running a lawncare business, training his friends and family, working out, and playing video games. He is looking forward to teaching P.E. and helping the kids develop a love for an active lifestyle.