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Grace Christian Academy 

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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.

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 two campuses. Through hard work, determination, and perseverance GCA was founded 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

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Mrs. Grace Brown

2nd Grade 

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Mrs. Loree Ellis

4th-6th Grade 

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Ms. Amber Thompson

7th - 12th Grade Math

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Mrs. Shelley Parton

Kindergarten 

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Ms. Sarah Cranford

3rd Grade 

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Coach Richard Lauer

9th - 12th Grade History and Science

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Mrs. Amanda Bourland

Spanish 1 & 2 / 5th-8th History 

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Mrs. Sabrina Carlyle

1st grade 

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Mrs. Kristarah Pressley

4th-6th Grade 

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Mrs. Marcell Ottenhausen

5th, 7th - 12th Grade ELAR

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Mrs. Laura Baird

Office Assistant

Ms. Amelia Wrenne Canter

Administrative Assistant

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

Email Jody@gcatexas.net for more information.