Elementary and Preschool
Our School Staff
Marsha has been on staff at our school for 21 years. She spent 9 years in our Preschool, 7 years teaching 1st grade, and has served as School Director since 2011. Marsha loves the fellowship among the staff and sharing the love of Christ and the word of God with parents and students. She also enjoys traveling and playing games with her family. Marsha has been married to her husband for 25 years. They have 1 daughter who has blessed them with a beautiful grandaughter, and 1 son whom they will see in heaven again. Marsha is an active Gold Star Mother through the military.
School Administrative Secretary
Kimberly started on our staff in 2014 with 6 years of experience as a teacher. She was a volunteer at GracePointe before joining our team and feels blessed to be part of such a loving staff. Kimberly is a native Tucsonan, is married to her wonderful husband, and they have 2 beautiful children who attend GracePointe Christian Academy.
Church and School Administrative Assistant
Heather joined the GracePointe staff in 2013, and has been a part of our church since 2010. She loves helping the office to run smoothly. As the devoted mom of 2 great kids, Heather doesn't have much time for hobbies...but she enjoys taking lots of photos, reading, and cooking tacos! (We've also heard she loves rainbows and puppies)
Teacher - 3 Year Olds ("Bumblebees")
Robin rejoined our school staff in 2013 after a bit of a hiatus...we're so excited that she is working with our "Bumblebees" this year!
Teacher - 4 Year Olds ("Monkeys")
Yvonne first joined our school staff in 2012 and loves working with our preschoolers!
Teacher Assistant - 4 Year Olds ("Monkeys")
Geralyn has worked at the school for 3 years and loves how our curriculum integrates God's word. She has been married to her husband for 11 years and has a wonderful son who also attends school here.
Teacher - 4 Year Olds ("Cubbies")
Debbie has been teaching 4 and 5 year olds at our school for over 23 years! She loves the way the staff blends together and seeing her former students after they've graduated from the school. Debbie has been married 33 years and has 3 grown children that all attended school here. She enjoys the desert and especially likes hiking.
Teacher - Kindergarten ("Frogs")
Lydia has been with our school for 10 years and attended our church for over 30 years! She loves the relationships she has developed with other staff members and helping children learn about God. She is married with 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
Teacher - 1st Grade ("Eagles")
CarolAnn has been a staff member with our school for 22 years. She loves seeing students and their families grow in faith and enjoys showing God's love in the classroom. She likes to travel and has been married 30 years with 1 adult son.
Teacher - 2nd Grade ("Explorers")
Jill has been a teacher for 7 years in both the public school setting and here at our school. She joined our staff in 2012 and loves being able to share the gospel with students and their families. She also likes the staff prayer time. Jill is single and one of her hobbies is "Creative Memories" scrapbooking.
Teacher - 3rd Grade ("Light Keepers")
Madalyn is one of the newest members of our staff, having joined GracePointe Chrisitan Academy in 2013. She loves spending time with her students and seeing them grow in love for Jesus and academically. Madalyn was married in 2013 to the love of her life!
Evelia "YaYa" Salcido
Teacher - 4th and 5th Grade ("Owls")
"YaYa" has been an educator for 12 years and has spent 9 of those years on staff at our school. She loves using A Beka curriculum and the ability to teach Bible stories to her students. She enjoys travel with her 3 children.
Teacher - 4th and 5th Grade ("Owls")
Lisa is back at our school after serving previously as a Teacher Assistant and a Subsitute Teacher from 2008-2010 and 2012-2014 with both our Preschoolers and our Elementary students. Lisa has completed her Associate Degree for Early Childhood Studies and General Studies in Science. She feels blessed to teach in a Christian School because of her love for the Lord and her belief in a Christ-centered curriculum. Lisa and her husband have 3 children.
Marie taught in the public school system for 33 years and has been working with students in our school since 2001. She loves to help the students worship God through Christian music. Marie is an avid reader, quilter, and grandmother of 5 and mother of 2 sons.