Mrs.

Joann

Spain

I have over 20 years of education experience, both in the classroom and in administration. I have a B.A. Education, Minor Biblical Studies & Cross-Cultural Communications, M.A. Christian School Education, Ph.D. Candidate School Administration. My husband is the lead Pastor of Crossroads Church. I am originally from south of Miami and I love shoes!

I live in Pelham with my husband, Dave, and two sons, Brendan and Joshua. I have been married to Dave for 23 years. We also have two dogs, Bayley and Kota. I worked at Crossroads Kindergarten and Preschool for 10 years as a kindergarten teacher and then as Center Director. Since Crossroads Christian School’s inception in 2019, I have been working as the elementary school assistant principal (K3-3rd grade). I am a graduate of Pelham High School. I have taken many courses in early childhood education and have my CDA in Preschool. In my free time, I love to hang out with my family, watch my children play hockey, read, and sit by the pond in the summer.

Mrs.

Leanne

Parent

Mrs.

Carley

Fowler

I am the K3 teacher here at Crossroads Christian School. At the moment, I am taking classes at Manchester Community College for Early Childhood Education. I originally taught art and library when the school first opened, but now I am teaching 3s (and love it!). I serve at my church, Crossroads Church, in the nursery and as a greeter. I love Jesus, drinking coffee, singing off-key, and running. I’m married to my wonderful husband, Brian and we have two children, Francesca and Nicholas. We also have a fluffy dog named Amy.

I help teach the K3 class and I also teach second grade history. I have a Bachelor's degree from UMass Lowell in English with a double minor in Education and Psychology. I have worked with preschoolers and toddlers before at a daycare and I've also worked with 6th-12th graders at the Key Program in Methuen. I am currently a youth leader at my church, Andover Christian Center, with my husband Adam. I love working with children of all ages and just enjoy seeing their happiness to learn and grow. I enjoy spending time with my husband, 5-month-old daughter Jodi, and large extended family. I also love to write and play guitar!

Mrs.

Niki

Fisher

Mrs.

Mary

Lacaillade

I am the K4 teacher here at Crossroads. I am married and have two children of my own named Adam and Sara.  We also have 2 cats and some fish for pets.  In my free time, I love reading and watching movies with my family. I began working here at Crossroads in September of 2017 and have been working in the early childhood education field since 2001 in both teaching and administrative roles. I love being a teacher and I love working with four-year-olds! They are so inquisitive and excited about learning. It is amazing to see how much they progress over the school year and how much they are capable of.  One of my favorite parts of teaching is sharing my love of books and reading with the kids. As Dr. Seuss said “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  I am also a big fan of classroom dance parties. I am a big believer that school and learning should be fun! 

I am one of the K5 teachers at CCS. I have been teaching in early childhood education since 2008 as a preschool teacher, resource teacher, and teacher’s aide. I live in Salem, NH with my husband and son. We currently attend Centerpoint Community Church. As a family, we love to travel to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. In my spare time, I like cooking, gardening, and reading. My favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

Mrs.

Patty

Jeffreys

Mrs.

Robin

Smeltzer

I am teaching K5 at Crossroads Christian School. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and am Massachusetts certified to teach Kindergarten through third grade. I have been teaching since 1993, mostly in Pre-K and Kindergarten and I was the Education Coordinator at a large childcare center in Chelmsford for 10 years. I attend Granite United church and I have been a part of their Children's Ministry for the past 14 years. I have been married for 26 years to a wonderful man and I have 2 lovely daughters. I am passionate about God, my family, the beach/summer, and teaching little people! Singing worship songs, sharing stories and lessons from the Bible, providing quality care and education through fun and engaging lessons/activities is also what I am passionate about, and I want my students to feel welcomed and loved!

I have always had a passion for working with kids and I am very excited to be teaching first grade here at Crossroads. I live in Londonderry with my husband and our two children. I attend Crossroads where I serve and help lead the Nursery Ministry. I studied at Southern New Hampshire University where I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies with a concentration in Accounting as well as my Master’s Degree in Education Studies. Outside of school and church, I enjoy camping, doing crafts, and coaching gymnastics.

Mrs.

Kristin

Torrisi

Mrs.

Dianne

Clark

I am the second grade teacher, and I also teach the middle school Language Arts classes.  I have been teaching in faith-based elementary education for 35 years.  I love being able to share the love of Christ with students and educate them, academically, as well.  When I am not involved in my classroom duties, I love to watch backyard birds and walk outside. I am an amateur garden/nature photographer. My photos often find their way to the face of my hand-made "greeting" cards.

I am the third grade teacher here at Crossroads Christian School. I have a Bachelor's degree from Boston Baptist College and a Master's degree in Elementary Education from Bridgewater State University. My experience working in special education for East Bridgewater Public Schools and teaching Enrichment for Lawrence Public Schools has given me a passion to reach and inspire all types of learners. I serve as Children's Program Director at The Well Community Church (Halifax, MA), where my husband is the lead pastor. I love Jesus, coffee, Disney, and hanging out with my husband Jeff and beautiful children, Emma and Wesley.

Mrs.

Laurie

Lavoie

Mrs.

Jessica

Mullen

I am the fourth grade teacher here at Crossroads Christian School. I attended Boston Baptist College and Grand Canyon University. My husband and I have a 5-year-old daughter and a newborn son, and live with our Guinea pig Reggie in Pelham. We attend Crossroads Church. We enjoy living in New England and particularly love the outdoors. I love arts & crafts, decorating, and cheering for the Patriots and Bruins!

This school year I am teaching fifth grade history, science, math, and will be spending time giving any student any extra help they may need. I have taught grades K4 through fifth grade and have been teaching since 2006. I have a degree in Medical assisting from International Business College and am in the midst of my Christian Education degree from Louisiana Baptist University. I have my paraprofessional certificate and have held a CDA. I am a member of Crossroads Church where we are involved with the children’s ministry and student services.  I have been married to my husband Kevin Jones for 13 years and we have three children. I was raised in Indiana and have been blessed to relocate to New Hampshire. My hobbies are reading and playing board games with my family.

Mrs.

Angel

Jones

Mrs.

Alyssa

Dauer

I am one of the fifth grade teachers at CCS. I live in Hudson with my husband and our two kids, William and Emily. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Education from Stonehill College. I also have my Master’s Degree in Special Education from Eastern Nazarene College. I previously taught in Quincy, Massachusetts until I moved to New Hampshire.  I attend church here at Crossroads where I serve in nursery. I love all things Disney and in my spare time I enjoy crafting.

At CCS, I teach middle school Bible and middle and high school History and Geography.  I have taught history, Bible, and other subjects for over twenty prior to coming to Crossroads Christian School. I also was the Administrator for a number of years at Salem Christian School.  I graduated from Kentucky Christian University majoring in Bible and History. I also had further studies at the University of Kentucky in horticulture and political science. I enjoy my three grandsons and twin granddaughters, hiking, being in nature, genealogy, and reading historical biographies. My favorite Bible verse is “We love because he first loved us.” I John 4:19 NIV

Mr.

Tony

Long

Mrs.

Becky

Scanzani

I am the guidance counselor here at Crossroads, and I love the opportunity of getting to know all the students and helping them to succeed! I also teach Biblical Psychology, Bible, and Study Skills. I attended Liberty University where I obtained a Bachelors in Religion, a Bachelors in Psychology, and a Masters in Counseling. I live in Hudson with my husband and our two daughters, Everly and Sadie. I attend Crossroads Church where I serve in the Student Ministry and help lead the Nursery Ministry. I enjoy taking walks, reading and spending time with family and friends.

I teach middle school math and science along with high school math at Crossroads Christian School. I have recently completed my B.S. in Mathematics at Regent University, and I am so excited to use my passion for STEM with my love for growth in the classroom. My goal is to not only teach content but to also teach students how to think abstractly with the use of logic and reason. Competing with my passion for mathematics is my passion for making coffee, drinking coffee, and trying new coffee roasts. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, knitting, and spending time with my husband.

Mrs.

Julia

Turner

Mr.

Benjamin

Turner

I am originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. I graduated from Regent University in 2016 with a B.S. in Mathematics and a minor in history. I returned home and taught high school math, science, and history for the 2016-2017 school year at a local Christian school. The following year I returned to Regent University to become the coordinator for the undergraduate Math Tutoring Center. While working at Regent, I began working toward my M.A. in Government. I started teaching at Crossroads Christian School during the 2019-2020 school year and teach middle and high school math and history. In my spare time I enjoy working out, talking sports, and playing catch with my nephew.

I am one of the middle and high school Science teachers. I have been a member of Crossroads Church since 2014 and it has been both humbling and amazing to see how God has ultimately led and equipped me for this position. I have a passion for human health, nutrition, food science, and the biological sciences. This passion led me to pursue an undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Rhode Island, where I graduated Summa Cum Laude. After graduating I had plans to pursue a doctoral degree in Chiropractic, but it became clear God was calling me in a different direction. Shortly after while working as a Nanny, God placed me with a family who had a young infant with a rare genetic disorder that required specialized nutrition and feeding care. I’ve spent the past four years providing full time care to their daughter and she has brought so much joy to my life! In my spare time you can find me at home with my husband Anthony cooking real, whole foods, and studying how the various nutrients impact human health and physiology. Human nutrition is of particular interest to me as I have been battling the autoimmune disease Ulcerative Colitis since 2014. Living with a serious chronic illness has strengthened my walk with God and instilled a passion in me to educate others about the body, health, and chronic illness. I am so excited to begin laying the scientific framework for your students, and hope that they will grow to be as in awe as I am with God’s creation.

Mrs.

Sarah

Wotjas

Mrs.

Riley

Spain

I am the high school English teacher at CCS. I am married to Tim Spain and we have two redheaded children named Paxton and Auden. I currently attend Crossroads where I volunteer with the youth group at our Orange campus and volunteer in the children’s program at the Pelham location. I graduated with my intercultural studies degree from Baptist Bible College. Outside of school and church, I really enjoy reading, shopping, and playing soccer!

I teach High School Bible and photography here at CCS. I have my undergraduate degree from Baptist Bible College in Pastoral Studies. I am also the Student Pastor for the Crossroads Orange Campus. I have a beautiful wife, a chill son, and a sweet baby girl. I enjoy soccer, filmmaking, and surfing.

Mr.

Tim

Spain

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