Heritage Christian Academy

Meet the HCA Staff

 

Administrative Staff

Randal Hadley

  Administrator
 

 Credentials: BA in Mathematics & History from Calvin College; MA in Secondary Education from Eastern Michigan University.
Experience:
at HCA since 2014
Church: Faith Baptist Church

  ext: 103

Melanie Simpson

  Principal
 
  Credentials: BS from Western Michigan University.
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2007
  Church: Kindle Community Church
  ext: 105

Cherie Foster

  Administrative Secretary

 Credentials: Attended Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Watertown, WI; Three years additional secretarial experience at Faith Baptist Church & School.
 Experience: at HCA since: 2000
 Church: Faith Baptist Church
  ext: 100

Dawn Zondervan

 Business Manager
 
 Credentials:  BA in Elementary Education from Dordt College, Minor in Special Education
 Experience: at HCA since 2006
 Church: Second Christian Reformed
  ext: 102

 Carol Campbell

 Athletic Director
 
 Credentials: BS in Elementary Education - Western Michigan University
 Experience: at HCA since 2012
 Church: Gracespring Bible Church
  ext: 219
   

 

 Faculty & Staff

 David Blum

 HS/MS Bible
  
 Credentials: BA from Grand Rapids Baptist College, MDiv. from Grand Rapids Baptist   Seminary, MABC from Grace Seminary
 Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2001
 Church: Northeastern Baptist Church
  ext: 203

John Beck

 HS Social Studies
  
 Credentials: MA in History; minor in Anthropology; MA in Polical Science;  all from WMU
 Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2004.
 Church: Calvary Bible Church
  ext: 200

 Stacey Koning

  HS English
  
  Credentials: BA in English & Secondary Education from Trinity Christian College
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2014
  Church: The River
  ext: 211

 April Vlug

  MS Math, Consumers Math, MS Health
 
  Credentials: BS in Accountancy from Davenport University. Masters in Business Administration from Grand Valley State University.
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2015
  Church: Calvary Bible Church
  ext: 201

 Larry Bolhuis

  7th grade Life Science, 8th gr Earth Science, 9th grade Basic Science, 10th grade Biology
  Credentials: MBA In Accounting, BBA, BAS in Management at Davenport University.
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2016
  Church: Currently between churches
  ext: 213
 

 Gladys Paez

  HS Spanish
 
  Credentials:  Central University of Equador
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2014
  Church: Northeastern Baptist Church
  ext: 218

  Laurie Bishop

  Physical Education
 
  Credentials: BA in Physical Education K-12 Cedarville University
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2003
  Church: Northbridge Baptist Church
  ext: 202

  Devon Staples

  5th & 6th Grade Band, MS/HS Band
 
  Credentials: BA in Music Education, Instrumental Music Emphasis, Wayne State University
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2014
  Church: Woodview Church of the Nazarene
  ext: 131

  Marilyn Moore

  Elementary Music, Varsity Choir, JV Choir, Musical Drama
 
  Credentials: Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education, Vocal/Choral Emphasis Board Certified Music Therapist
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2009
  Church: Alamo Congregational Church

  ext: 130

  Eric Fenstermaker

  MS/HS Art
 
  Credentials: Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography and Art from Western Michigan University
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2016
  Church:  Centerpoint Church
  ext: 209

  Sue Davidson

  Elementary Computers, Computer Apps, Be Web Wise, Programming, Yearbook
 
  Credentials: BS in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education from Oakland University.
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 1998
  Church: Berean Baptist Church
  ext:  115
 

 Chris Fryling

   Algebra I, Chemistry, Physics, Pre-Calculus, Geometry
 
  Credentials: BA in Secondary Education in Math & Chemistry from Cornerstone University.
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2014.
  Church: Calvary Bible Church
  ext: 205

 

Jonathan Alderman

  7th Grade Bible, MS English, 7th Grade Social Studies, 8th Grade Geography, MS Health
  Credentials: 
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2015
  Church: The River
  ext: 214

  Stephanie Jevert

  6th Grade
 
  Credentials: BS in Elementary  Education
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2012
  Church: The River
  ext: 210

  Gary Horrocks

  5th Grade
 
  Credentials: B.A. from Cornerstone University.
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2000
  Church: Three Rivers Bible Church
  ext: 208

  Deb Blum

  4th Grade
 
  Credentials: BA from Grand Rapids Christian College; BS from Calvin College; MA from
Central Michigan University.
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 1995.
  Church: Northeastern Baptist Church
  ext: 204

  Miriam Janke

  3rd Grade
 
  Credentials: BA in Elementary Education from
Trinity College.
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2007
  Church: Calvary Bible Church
  ext: 217

  Julie Kramer

  2nd Grade
 
  Credentials: BA in Elementary Education from Calvin College.  MSED Teacher Leadership from Walden University
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2016
  Church: Centerpoint Church
  ext: 142

  Shannon Burlison

  1st Grade
 
  Credentials: Master of Art in Literacy Studies, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2007
  Church: Calvary Bible Church
  ext: 141

  Amber Kilian

  Kindergarten
  
  Credentials: BA in Elementary Education from Cornerstone University.
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2009.
  Church: Kindle Community Church
  ext: 140

 

  Deb Strahan

  Kindergarten
  Credentials: BA in Elementary Education with  Kindergarten endorsement from Anderson University
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2010
  Church: Northbridge Church
  ext: 147

  Tammy Simon

  Pre-Kindergarten
 
  Credentials: BS in Elementary Education from Western Michigan University with an Early Childhood Endorsement.
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2016
  Church: Calvary Bible Church
  ext: 145

 

Carol Anderson

  Elementary Spanish
 
  Credentials: BA in Bilingual/Cross-Cultural Education from CA State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA; Teacher Credentialing Program from Chapman University, Orange, CA.
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2011
  Church: Calvary Bible Church

  Jean Rus

  Academic Support Coordinator and Professionally Certified Educational Therapist
 
  Credentials: B.S. Elementary Education - Liberty University
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 1998
  Church: Calvary Bible Church
  ext: 146

 

Supporting Staff

  Suzanne (Danahy) Rydzinski

  Teacher's Aide
  Experience: at HCA since 2010.
  Church: Calvary Bible Church
  ext: 215

 

  Suellen Hadley

  Librarian
 
  Credentials: A.A.A.S. - Grand Rapids Junior College; Grand Rapids Baptist College
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2014.
  Church: Faith Baptist Church
  ext: 113

  Sheila Waltermire

  Directed LearningTutor
  Credentials: BS in Secondary Education in Spanish and English from Cedarville University.
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2009
  Church: Calvary Bible Church
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  Angela Wessing

  Teacher's Aide
  Credentials: School of Youth Ministry at Word of Life Bible Institute.
  Experience: At HCA since 1999
  Church: Faith Baptist Church in Mattawan
  ext: 148

  David VanDyk

  Facility Supervisor
 
  Credentials:
  Experience: at HCA since 2009
  Church: Northeastern Baptist Church
  ext: 300

 Carol Anderson

  Directed Learning Tutor
and Recess & Lunch Supervisor
 
 Credentials: BA in Bilingual/Cross-Cultural Education from CA State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA; Teacher Credentialing Program from Chapman University, Orange, CA.
  Experience: Teaching at HCA since 2011
  Church: Calvary Bible Church

  canderson@hcaeagles.org

 
    ext: 220
   

Susan Gibson

  Directed Learning Tutor
 
  Credentials: BS in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University.
  Experience: at HCA since 2012
  Church: Portage Free Methodist
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Moriah Bohjanen

  Directed Learning Tutor
 
  Credentials: attended Cornerstone University
  Experience: at HCA since 2015
  Church: First Baptist Church of Otsego
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