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Nicaragua Christian Academy Academic Excellence With A Christian Foundation

NCA Matagalpa

Campus

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

The entire staff is actively involved in the mission of preparing active disciples of Jesus Christ for service in all sectors of society.  Fundamental to this goal is the need for each member of the staff to be modeling discipleship with integrity, not only talking-the-talk, but also walking-the-walk of faith!

Amanda House

Amanda House

Fiscal
Hometown: Vista, California
Mission name: Missionary Ventures International
Description: A Great Commission ministry that seeks to "Disciple the Nations"
Ministry role: Teacher, volunteer
I believe that an excellent biblical education can be transformational and am excited to be a part of the ANCA team.
Ani Barmaksezian

Ani Barmaksezian

Second Vocal
Hometown: Brush Prairie, Washington
Mission name: Forward Edge International
Description: Villa Esperanza is a protection/vocational training home for young girls from impoverished neighborhoods in Nicaragua.
Ministry role: Villa Esperanza
My role is to support my family in serving in Nicaragua. I volunteer at school: Old Testament class, Homeroom, Bible study for students, and substituting.
Eric Loftsgard

Eric Loftsgard

President
Hometown: Bend, Oregon
Mission name: Missionary Ventures International
Description: A Great Commission ministry that seeks to "Disciple the Nations"
Ministry role: Nicaragua Country Director
Impassioned for all forms of Christian education that brings about personal, community and national transformation
Jared Benthem

Jared Benthem

Treasurer
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Mission name: Resonate Global Mission
Description: Engaging People, Embracing Christ
Ministry role: Partner Missionary
We believe that quality education is an integral part of helping people improve their lives and communities and fulfill their individual calling. More specifically, we believe in the power of Christian education to teach students about the love of Jesus and help them apply their Christian faith to all areas of their lives.
Mark Bachert

Mark Bachert

Vice President
Hometown: Clinton, Ontario, Canada
Mission name: Seed Sowers International
Description: Evangelistic Outreach, Church Planting, Child Sponsorship
Ministry role: President
We believe that God has called us to serve Him in this Republic, and have sought to do so since March of 2003. The Lord has blessed my wife and I with four beautiful children and so we have a vested interest in the direction of ANCA. We support the biblical foundation and core values of ANCA. We firmly believe that through education and the gospel of our Lord Jesus lives will be transformed and culture impacted as God’s kingdom purposes advance.

Ryan Schmitz

Second Vocal
Hometown: Ingleside, Ontario, Canada
Mission name: Global Partners
Description: Church and school development
Ministry role: Project and mission team coordinator
Steve Holtrop

Steve Holtrop

Secretary
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Mission name: Resonate Global Mission
Description: Engaging People, Embracing Christ
Ministry role: Regional Mission Leader, Central America
I value the role of education in the discipleship process of children. I want to see that flourish within NCA and also encourage ways that NCA can learn from and also serve the broader educational community in Nicaragua.

Administration

Lic. Annel Antonia Flores García

Lic. Annel Antonia Flores García

Sub-Directora
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2013
Qualifications:
  • Profesor de Educación Media. UNAN.
  • Licenciada en Ciencias de la Educación con Mención en Física-Matemática. UNAN
Lic. Gregory Joseph Kynast

Lic. Gregory Joseph Kynast

Director
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
On staff since: 2015
Qualifications:
  • M.A. in Spanish, University of Florida, 1988
  • B.A. in Secondary Education, University of Florida, 1980
  • P-12 School Administrator Certificate, ACSI - Lifetime
Lic. Claudia Fabiola Martínez Dávila

Lic. Claudia Fabiola Martínez Dávila

Asistente Contable
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2019
Qualifications:
  • Lic. en Administración de Empresas - UNAN 2013
Lic. Flor de Liz Moraga Guzmán

Lic. Flor de Liz Moraga Guzmán

Cajera
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2012
Qualifications:
  • Licenciada en Administración de Empresa.UNAN
Mr. Byron Ernesto Ruíz Machado

Mr. Byron Ernesto Ruíz Machado

Contador
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2014
Lic. Grethel Darnalia Tórrez Lúquez

Lic. Grethel Darnalia Tórrez Lúquez

Asistente Administrativa
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2012
Qualifications:
  • Licenciada en Economía; UNAN FAREM-Matagalpa.

Classroom Teacher

Yudit Altamirano

Yudit Altamirano

Matemáticas
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2014
Qualifications:
  • Licenciada en Ciencias de la Educación con mención en Física- Matemática, UNAN.
Brian Baker

Brian Baker

English, AEP
Hometown: Houston, Texas
On staff since: 2018
Qualifications:
  • B.S. in Advertising - Market Research/Multicultural Marketing
  • TESOL Certificate (2017)
Darling Blandón

Darling Blandón

Cuarto Grado
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2015
Qualifications:
  • Lic. Sociología UNN
  • PEM Maestro de Educación Primaria MINED
Karla Castro

Karla Castro

Inglés
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2020
Qualifications:
  • Licenciada en Ciencias de la Educación, con mención en Inglés- UNAN
Martha Castro

Martha Castro

Segundo Grado
Hometown: La Dalia
On staff since: 2015
Qualifications:
  • Licenciada en Ciencias de la Educación con mención en Lengua y Literatura - UNAN FAREN MATAGALPA
Martha Ligia Flores Ramos

Martha Ligia Flores Ramos

Preschool Teacher
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2016
Qualifications:
  • Educacion Normal
Melba Gámez

Melba Gámez

Estudios Sociales
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2012
Bismarck Jarquín

Bismarck Jarquín

Matemáticas
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2018
Qualifications:
  • Profesor de Educación Media con mención en Física y Matemáticas (UNAN, 2013)
Lissett Juárez

Lissett Juárez

Preschool Teacher
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2020
Qualifications:
  • Licenciada en Economía- UNAN FAREN MATAGALPA
  • Actual estudiante de Pedagogía - UENIC
Grace Kynast

Grace Kynast

Librarian/English Teacher
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
On staff since: 2016
César Enrique López

César Enrique López

Inglés, AEP
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2016
Qualifications:
  • Licenciatura Ciencias de la Educación con mención en Inglés.
Mr. Otoniel Martínez

Mr. Otoniel Martínez

Educación Física
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2016
Qualifications:
  • Profesor en Educación Media con mención en Educación Física - UNAN FAREN MATAGALPA
Ing. Freddy Matamoros

Ing. Freddy Matamoros

Biblia
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2015
Qualifications:
  • Egresado en Ingenería Agronómica UNAN
  • Bachiller en Teología Universidad Martin Lutero
David Mejía Pérez

David Mejía Pérez

Lengua, Literatura e Inglés
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2013
Qualifications:
  • Maestro de Educación Primaria - Normal José Martí
  • Lic. en Ciencias de la Educación con mención en Inglés (UNAN)
Glenda Méndez

Glenda Méndez

Lengua y Literatura
Hometown: Terrabona
On staff since: 2017
Qualifications:
  • Profesora de Educación Media en Lengua y Literatura Hispanicas
Sra. Gloria Orozco

Sra. Gloria Orozco

5to grado
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2015
Qualifications:
  • Maestro de Educación Primaria 2004
Aracely Potoy

Aracely Potoy

Estudios Sociales
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2020
Qualifications:
  • Estudiante actual de Ciencias Sociales - UNAN FAREM MATAGALPA
María Jesús Rodríguez

María Jesús Rodríguez

Psicóloga/Consejera
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2019
Qualifications:
  • Lic. en Psicología General, UNAN-CUR Matagalpa (2007)
Migdalia Rodríguez Blandón

Migdalia Rodríguez Blandón

Ciencias, Matemáticas y AEP
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2017
Qualifications:
  • Licenciada en Ciencias de la Educación con mención en Biología, graduada en UNAN Matagalpa
Anielka Rosales

Anielka Rosales

6to grado
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2020
Jonnathan Sáenz

Jonnathan Sáenz

TAC
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2016
Ronald Samuel Sánchez

Ronald Samuel Sánchez

Tercer Grado
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2020
Qualifications:
  • Licenciado en Ciencias de la Educación con mención en Física - Matemáticas - UNAN
  • Profesor de Educación Media con mención en Física - Matemáticas - UNAN
  • Maestro de Educación Primaria - Normal José Marti Matagalpa
Ada Yurielka Tinoco Córdoba

Ada Yurielka Tinoco Córdoba

Educación Especial
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2020
Qualifications:
  • Licenciada en Teología - World Vision
  • Licenciada en Administración de Empresas - UNAN FAREN MATAGALPA
Lic. Suyapa Tórrez

Lic. Suyapa Tórrez

Primer Grado
Hometown: San José de Bocay, Jinotega
On staff since: 2013
Qualifications:
  • Maestro de Educación Primaria, Escuela Normal Mirna Mairena Guadamuz
Jackeline Vásquez

Jackeline Vásquez

Lengua y Literatura
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2018
Ruthie Watkins

Ruthie Watkins

School Nurse - English
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2020
Qualifications:
  • Enfermería - University of Central Oklahoma
Jason Zeledón

Jason Zeledón

Física
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2020
Qualifications:
  • Ingeniero Civil- UCA Managua
Lic. Josué David Zeledón Pineda

Lic. Josué David Zeledón Pineda

Especialista en Tecnología
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2015
Qualifications:
  • Licenciado en Ciencias de la Computación, UNAN
  • Certificado Docente de Raspberry Pi

Educational Assistant

Julieth Rodríguez

Julieth Rodríguez

Asistente de Preescolar
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2018
Qualifications:
  • Actual estudiante de Administración Escolar
Ulises Urbina Huerta

Ulises Urbina Huerta

Assistente de Educación Física
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2016

Support Staff

José Mendoza

José Mendoza

Chofer y Asistente de Mantenimiento
Hometown: Solingalpa, Matagalpa
On staff since: 2015
Pablo Antonio Mendoza Benavides

Pablo Antonio Mendoza Benavides

Asistente Mantenimiento y Jardineria
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2018
Carolina Narvaez

Carolina Narvaez

Maestra Sombra - Jorge Mairena
On staff since: 2020
Mario Olivas

Mario Olivas

HD Supervisor
Hometown: Solingalpa, Matagalpa
On staff since: 2014

Non-instr Staff

Luis Álvarez

Luis Álvarez

Vigilante
Hometown: Managua
On staff since: 2013
Hayling Carolina Aráuz Huerta

Hayling Carolina Aráuz Huerta

Conserje
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2018
Doris Beatriz Averruz Tercero

Doris Beatriz Averruz Tercero

Conserje
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2019
Qualifications:
  • Cuarto año de Educación Secundaria
Óscar Díaz

Óscar Díaz

Vigilante
Hometown: Las Tejas
On staff since: 2016
Rafael Figueroa

Rafael Figueroa

Vigilante
Hometown: Solingalpa, Matagalpa
On staff since: 2015
René Hernández

René Hernández

Vigilante
Hometown: Waslala
On staff since: 2013
Jorge Herrera

Jorge Herrera

Vigilante
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2013
Margine Herrera

Margine Herrera

Conserje
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2015
Santos Herrera

Santos Herrera

Vigilante
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2014
Qualifications:
  • Técnico en Administración
Wilbert Martínez

Wilbert Martínez

Vigilante
Hometown: Matagalpa
On staff since: 2014
Henry Salgado

Henry Salgado

Vigilante
Hometown: San Ramon
On staff since: 2015

School Board

Mr. Mark Bachert

Mr. Mark Bachert

ANCA Board Vice-President
Hometown: Walton, Ontario, Canada
On staff since: 2013
Mrs. Ani Barmaksezian

Mrs. Ani Barmaksezian

ANCA Board First Vocal
Hometown: Glendale, California
On staff since: 2014
Qualifications:
  • M.A. in Education: Teaching, Azusa Pacific University, California, 2004.
  • B.A. in Finance, Cal State University Northridge, California, 1999.
Mr. Steve Holtrop

Mr. Steve Holtrop

ANCA Board Secretary
Hometown: Spring Lake, Michigan
On staff since: 2010