Cindy Zangla

School Administrator

Mrs. Zangla has a BS in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia, is T-4 certified, has 10 years of teaching experience, and served 2 years as Christian Renewal Church's Children's Pastor. This is her 13th years as Academy Administrator. Her children, Johnny & Joanna both graduated from HCA. 

Kellen Lariscy

Assistant Elementary Principal & 5th Grade Teacher

This is Miss Kellen's 15th year teaching at HCA. She is a 2001 Alumni of Christian Renewal Academy (now HCA). She received an AS in Education from the College of Coastal Georgia, BS in Early Childhood Education from Armstrong Atlantic State University, and is now studying for her Masters in Educational Leadership from Georgia Southern University. She is T-4 certified and HCA's Teacher of the year in 2013. She is also HCA's Elementary Assistant Principal and Christian Renewal Church's Children's Pastor. 

Jeannie Mobley


Mrs. Jeannie has 7 years of Preschool experience and this is her 2nd year at HCA. She is a Certified Nursing Assistant from Caldwell Technical College. Her daughters, Lillian, Cassie, & Blaire all attend HCA. 

Jamie Daniels


This is Mrs. Jay's 2nd year at HCA. She is currently enrolled at CCGA's Teacher Education Program. She spent 3 years homeschooling her children before bringing Nathan and Bryson to HCA. 

Kristy Flowers


HCA's Kindergarten teacher is "Sweet Mrs. Kristy". She has been at HCA for 10 years and had 12 yeard of para-pro experience before that. Her daughter, Braylee, is in high school, and her grandson, Kenston, is in 1st grade, both at HCA.

Stephanie Carpenter

1st Grade

Miss Stephanie has taught 1st grade at HCA for 4 years now and is known for her use of all things technology in her classroom. She has a BS in Education from Evangel University, is ACSI certified, and has nine years teaching at HCA. A 2006 HCA alumni, she was HCA's Teacher of the Year for the 2018/2019 school year. 

Simeon Dawson

2nd Grade

​The famous Mr. Dawson is a legend at HCA. He has been teaching at HCA for 16 years, most of that time in 2nd grade. He has a BS in Technical & Professional Communication from Southern Polytechnic State University, and M.Ed from American Intercontinental University, and attended the Teacher Certification Program at Armstrong Atlantic State University. He was HCA's Teacher of the Year in 2005 and 2019. 

Gretchen Krauss

3rd Grade

Mrs. Krauss got married this past summer! She has a BS in Education from Valdosta State University, and is T-4 State certified. She has 19 years of teaching experience, nine of those years have been at HCA. Her daughter, Gracie, is in high school at HCA.

Allie Hinson

4th Grade

This is Mrs. Hinson's 2nd year at HCA. She has her BS in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southern University and will have her Masters in Curriculum Instruction from Georgia Southern University in December 2019. She is T-4 certified with five years teaching experience. 

Patti Williams

Art & Aftercare

Mrs. Patti has a BA in Art & Interior Design from Florida State University. She has 17 years teaching experience, 7 of those years at HCA. You can usually find her in the gym or in after care!

Page Holder

Elementary Aid, Phonics and Reading; Upper School Bible

Mrs. Holder has been teaching our little ones at HCA for 23 years. She was the Teacher of the Year in 2000. She now serves as HCA's floating elementary aid and phonics and reading tutor, extraordinaire. She also teaches an upper school Bible class. 

Kathy Baynard

Elementary Physical Education

Mrs. Kathy has served children and students in many ways, from being a Nursery Coordinator, to an after school Director the YMCA, to substitute teaching at the Academy! This is her first year at HCA as the PE teacher. 

Betsy Aylsworth

Elementary Spanish

Mrs. Aylsworth has her BA in History & Philosophy of Science from Princeton University. She is an ACSI certified teacher, with her T-4 State Certification in Secondary Math. She has 21 years teaching experience, 12 years teaching at HCA. Her son, David, graduated from HCA, then graduated from Georgia Tech, and is now employed with the John Deere company. 

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Ann Walton

Upper School Assistant Principal, Middle School Language Arts

Mrs. Walton has been at HCA for several years with a total of 40 years of teaching experience. She has a BS in SPED from Valdosta State University. Her daughter, Samantha, graduated from HCA in 2012.

Linda Carpenter

Middle School Math & Bible

Ms. Carpenter has been at HCA for 26 years and even taught some of HCA's current teachers! She has a BS in Early Childhood Education from Armstrong Atlantic State University. She is T-4 certified with 31 years teaching experience. She was HCA's Teacher of the Year in 1997 and again in 2015. Her daughter, Miss Stephanie, graduated from HCA in 2006, and is now HCA's 1st grade teacher. 

Erin Kuykendall

Middle School Math & Science

Dr. K teaches middle school Math and Science. She has a BS in Psychology from Georgia College & State University, and MS in Post Secondary Education from Troy University, and EdD in Education from Capella University. She served our country with 6 year in the Aid National Guard. She has 12 years teaching experience, 3 of them at HCA. 

Her children, Hailey, Justis, Logan, and Mattox, all attend HCA from 12th grade to Kindergarten. 

Elizabeth Campbell

Upper school Home Ec & Bible, Elementary Music

Mrs. Liz has 11 years of experience in Youth & Children's Ministry. She has 4 years of experience at HCA and currently teaches Home Ec and Bible to our upper schoolers. She also is our elementary music teacher. Her husband, Ben, is HCA's Athletic Director, and their girls, Chloe and Ruth attend HCA.  

Traci Arbo

Social Studies

Mrs. Arbo is HCA's Middle & High School Social Studies teacher. She has a BA in Social Studies & History Education, as well as a Coaching Endorsement from Purdue. She has 20 years teaching experience, 17 years coaching experience, with 10 years teaching at HCA. She was HCA's Teacher of the Year in 2008. Her children, Che' & Kielyn, are both in high school at HCA. 

Debbie Hinman

Upper School Sciences

New to HCA this year, but so very welcome is Mrs. Debbie Hinman! She has a BS in Education from GA Southwestern State, with a Gifted Endorsement, and is T-4 certified in Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science. She has 32 years teaching experience and 5 years coaching experience. She has already jumped into the HCA sports world. and has been an excellent addition to our staff!

Taylor Kimmons

Upper School Language Arts

Mr. Kimmons is HCA's upper school Language Arts teacher and is in his 2nd year at the Academy. He has his BA in English from Middle GA State University and has some Master level courses from Georgia Southern University. 

Maria Aviles

Upper School Math & Spanish

Dr. Aviles has her BS in Commercial Engineering, Masters in Business Administration from Georgia Southern University, and her PhD in Logistics from Goergia Southen University. She has 12 years of teaching experience at the collegieate level and 2 years of teaching at HCA. Her children, Isabella and Pablo, are in Elementary school at HCA. 

J.J. Everett

Fine Arts

Mrs. JJ is HCA's upper school fine arts teacher. She's been teaching at HCA for nine years. Vocally trained at Samford and Indiana University, Mrs. JJ has toured the world as a singer and has been performing for over 30 years. Her son, Will, graduated from HCA in 2018 and her daughter, Kathryn, is a Junior at HCA. 

Ben Campbell

Athletic Director

Pastor Ben is Glyndale Baptist Church's Associate Pastor, and this is his first year as HCA's Athletic Director. He has been coaching & teaching at HCA 3 years. His wife, Mrs. Liz is HCA's Home Ec teacher and his girls, Ruth and Chloe both attend HCA. 

Jamie Chasteen


Mrs. Jamie is back at HCA for her 3rd year after having Baby Jace this summer! She has 5 years of teller experience, and 5 years of office experience. Her daughters, Maci and Miley, attend HCA. 

Pam Lariscy

Office Manager

Mrs. Pam has been organizing HCA for 26 years! She has a total of 39 years of office experience. Her daughters all graduated from Christian Renewal Academy (now HCA)- Kellen in 2001, Karmin in 2004, and Kandace in 2006. Kellen works at HCA, Karmin works at the Children's Hospital of Atlanta, and Kandace is a teacher as well. 

Debbie Kennedy


Mrs. Debbie has over 20 years of working in marketing and sales and has been at HCA for 10 years. She has 10 years Worship Team experience and 5 years Youth Leader experience. Her daughter, Conner, graduated from HCA in 2018 and her daughter, Ayden, is in middle school at HCA.

Colleen Quinn

Lunchroom, Cross Country Coach

This is Ms. Colleen's 2nd year in the lunchroom at HCA, cooking homemade lunches for our students. She has a BS in Accounting from Iona College. Her children, Riley & Harley, both attend HCA.

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