Rocky Mount, VA (May 17, 2017) – Christian Heritage Academy (CHA) announced today that two new teachers will join their elementary team for the 2017-2018 school year.
Replacing Mrs. Tina Byrd, a 34-year veteran teacher at CHA, in 4th grade is Mrs. Eva Atkins. Mrs. Atkins is a veteran teacher herself with over twenty years of teaching experience in public school, homeschool, and Christian school settings. She majored in Middle School Education and Psychology to earn a BA degree from Radford University and has recently enjoyed working part-time as a Library Aide at the Franklin County Public Library while homeschooling her four daughters.
Miss Ashley Hodges will also join CHA’s elementary team as the school’s first-ever Elementary Resource Aide. A recently created position to expand the services of the elementary program, the Elementary Resource Aide will provide individual and/or group tutoring in the areas of reading, phonics, spelling, English, writing/penmanship, and mathematics to students in K4 – Grade 5. Ashley majored in Psychology and English to earn a BS degree from Ferrum College and has recently been in high demand as a tutor and substitute at Henry Elementary. Prior to her current tutor position, Ashley served as a long-term substitute for Pre-K at Ferrum Elementary, and 4th Grade at Henry Elementary.
“We’re very fortunate to have an opportunity to bring on teachers of this caliber that are ready to put down roots here at CHA,” said Tony Quist, Assistant Administrator. “Both of these individuals love the Lord, have the heart of a teacher, are effective in their profession, and are sold on Christian education.”
Atkins and Hodges are the first faculty hires under Mr. Quist’s recent appointment to Head of School. Quist was named the incoming Head of School for 2017-2018 last month following the secession of Mr. Deke Andrews who plans to seek a new opportunity to further the cause of Christ at the end of the current school year.
Anyone interested in learning more about the employment opportunities at Christian Heritage Academy are encouraged to visit the school’s website at CHAKNIGHTS.ORG/EMPLOYMENT.