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Grace Christian Academy 


Mrs. Jody McGlothlin, Founder & Principal 

GCA was founded by Jody McGlothlin, a certified school teacher that graduated from Tarleton State University with a Bachelor of Education Degree. McGlothlin soon developed a homeschooling program to fit the lives of local cutting horse participants and their families. After proving the school program successful for nearly seven years, she decided to expand and offer this great program to others in the area that would be interested in participating in a “small town private school environment” with the flexibility of homeschooling in mind and the academic excellence of a sought after private school.

McGlothlin, at first, visualized the idea of Grace Christian Academy with a private preschool and kindergarten, as well as an accredited homeschool program for first grade and higher. God truly worked in the success of GCA and grew it from the small seed McGlothlin visioned to a fully accredited private school for Pre-K through 12th grade with multiple programs operating within GCA such as the Distance Education Program.


Through hard work, determination, and perseverance GCA was founded in 2015 and is now open to serve others as they look for a high quality education with Christian standards. Jody states, “I personally love what I do, and strive to make a difference in the lives of children and their education each day.” McGlothlin has stepped out of the classroom, but continues to oversee the quality education presented by her fellow teachers that have joined her team at GCA.

Meet Our Staff

Mrs. Swanny Maddux

Pre- K


Mrs. Grace Brown

2nd Grade 


Mrs. Loree Ellis

4th-6th Grade 


Ms. Amber Thompson

7th - 12th Grade Math


Mrs. Shelley Parton



Ms. Sarah Cranford

3rd Grade 


Coach Richard Lauer

9th - 12th Grade History and Science


Mrs. Amanda Bourland

Spanish 1 & 2 / 5th-8th History 


Mrs. Sabrina Carlyle

1st grade 


Mrs. Kristarah Pressley

4th-6th Grade 


Mrs. Marcell Ottenhausen

5th, 7th - 12th Grade ELAR


Mrs. Laura Baird

Office Assistant

Ms. Amelia Wrenne Canter

Administrative Assistant


Elementary teaching positions are available for the 2022/2023 school year.

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