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 am one of the K3 teachers here at Crossroads Christian School. I have worked with children of all ages for many years through teaching, serving at church, and summer programs. I love being a part of children discovering their excitement for learning. I’m currently working on my early childhood education degree through Arizona State online. I serve at my church, West Church in Haverhill, MA on the praise and worship team.  I love Jesus, cooking, and spending time with my family. I enjoy a good book and spending as many sunny days as I can on the water!

Miss
Ashleigh
Bunker

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.
Sara
Dancer

I am new to the Crossroads family! I will be teaching first grade this year. I graduated from Ohio State University in 1991 with a BS in Environmental Education. My husband and I moved here from New Jersey in July, yet we have lived all over the United States. My husband and I worked in youth ministry for over 16 years and I have worked in children's ministry for over 20 years. I have started children's ministries in three churches where I was the sole children's church teacher. I have worked in children's choir and have taught Sunday School for children, youth, and adults. I love Jesus, writing skits, and eating chocolate and pizza.

I am teaching second grade this year at CCS. 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.
Laurie
Lavoie

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.

I am a fourth and fifth 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!

Mrs.
Jessica
Mullen

Mrs.

Alyssa

Dauer

I am one of the fourth and 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 classes such as Bible and History.  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 History, Science, and Bible. 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.

My area of study is Math education. I have taught all levels of math. This year I will be teaching grades 4-9 math classes. I have 13 children of my own, and only 3 still at home. We have enjoyed many different styles of Education. We are excited to serve and be a part of the Crossroads Christian School ministry this year.  I love to watch kids’ soccer games and we love to ski as a family in the winter. Some of my favorite hobbies are knitting, making homemade bread, and teaching online. I am very excited to begin this new school year!

Mrs.
Cindy
Bennett

Mrs.
Dianne
Clark

I am a teacher in the Middle School grades for Language Arts, Bible, and Science. 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 handmade "greeting" cards.

I teach Science courses at CCS such as Life Science, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Anatomy & Physiology. I have been teaching at CCS since 2019. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and later advanced my studies in human nutrition by earning a certification as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. I recently completed a graduate-level educator preparation program for licensure as a 7th-12th life sciences educator. In class, my students enjoy frequent laboratory experiences and fun review games throughout the year! One of my favorite parts about teaching at CCS is watching the students grow, both academically and spiritually.

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

Miss
Jennifer
Greige

This school year, I have the opportunity to be the Music teacher for K3-5th grades! I grew up in Lawrence, MA my entire life and always attended Christian schools. I am an alumnus of CCS '21 and I can’t wait to be back this year to teach what I love doing the most! Music has always been a huge part of my life. Being a worship leader at Crossroads Baptist Church for the past 4 years, I believe that music has such a huge impact on kids in helping them grow! Teaching and being able to be with kids has always brought me so much joy. I am so beyond excited to see how God uses me to grow new connections with the kids and to have an absolute blast with them this year! 

I am honored to be teaching Communications at CCS! Knowing every student learns and communicates at their own level, I strive to create an environment that will be both fun and challenging, helping students meet their fullest potential! My background consists of teaching public speaking and interviewing skills in a competitive environment through verbal, non-verbal, and psychological aspects. I also taught English at an international school in Mexico, progressing students to fluent communication. I love spending time with my children, Desiree and Nicholas, and my dog Mariner. I enjoy cooking, entertaining, and being athletically active. I believe my richness is from my faith, family, and friends.

Ms.
Diane
Wright