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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Richard Nix


Richard has a BSE from Oklahoma Christian College and a Master of Education from the University of Central Oklahoma. He was an educator for 24 years in the Yukon and El Reno public schools. He has also held the roles of coach and principal/director. He came to Yukon Cornwell Drive Church of Christ in 1974. Richard has three children and nine grandchildren.

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Kayrene Gerber

Pre K Pathways Teacher

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Sarah Thomason

Pre K Journeys Teacher

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Krystin Brewer

Pre K  Footsteps Teacher

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Kelly Binkley

Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Frost graduated from Oklahoma Christian University with a BFA in Art and a minor in Education. She is passionate about helping children learn and grow spiritually and mentally.


Favorite Bible Verse: "Be still, and know that I am God!" - Psalm 46:10

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Jennifer Onderek

1st Grade Teacher

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Adeline Nix

2nd Grade Teacher

Adeline has a BSE in Elementary Education from Oklahoma Christian, MA degree in Special Education from the University of New Mexico and MEd  in School Administration from University of Central Oklahoma.   


She taught for a year at Albuquerque Christian School, and 33 years with the public schools of Yukon, Albuquerque, El Reno and Putnam City.  She has worked with students in grades 1st through 8th, as well as working in after school programs and summer schools. 


In her extra time she enjoy reading, crafts, camping, watching their grandchildren participate in sports, and just spending time with their three children and their families.  

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Rosealyn Byrd

3rd Grade Teacher

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Ardith Shaeffer


We are very fortunate to have friends who are willing to volunteer their time and abilities helping our students grow in their learning experience. Each week, Ardith Shaeffer comes and spends 30 minutes with each class teaching the value of music. We are looking forward to this part of our education curriculum to grow as our students grow. 

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Julia Wilhite


Julia Wilhite is a retired teacher with 42 years of teaching experience.  She was born, raised and educated in Puerto Rico.  She holds a teaching degree from the University of Puerto Rico and Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Among many other awards and accolades, Mrs. Wilhite was the 2002-2003 Yukon School District Teacher of the Year and Oklahoma Teacher of the Year runner-up.

A consummate learner, an avid reader, and a world traveler, Mrs. Wilhite loves God, life, family, country and people.  She is involved in many church, family, and community activities.  She is involved with the South Yukon Church of Christ’s Prison Ministry and she is a translator for the Ecuador Mission field team.  She is, also, a member of CVCA school board.  She is a member of Beta Beta, a local chapter of Gamma State and Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a society for women educators.  Mrs. Wilhite is a member of NAMI Oklahoma (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and she is a presenter and trainer for their Family-to-Family Education program. She was also involved with the organization’s Parents and Teachers as Allies program as a trainer and presenter. In her spare time, Mrs. Wilhite loves to be with her five grandchildren and her family. 

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Karley Smith


Karley has worked at CVCA as an aftercare provider, teachers' aide, and substitute teacher. She is a valuable asset to our CVCA teachers.

Canadian Valley Christian Academy is a non-profit organization that admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

11700 NW 10th

Yukon, OK 73099

Tel: 405-265-2666

Fax: 405-577-6067

School Hours:

8:00am - 3:00pm

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