Faculty and Staff
One of the things that sets Liberty Christian Academy apart is our faculty and staff. They provide the living curriculum for the students in and out of the classroom. Read some of the stories from our dedicated faculty and staff.
Mrs. Brake – Middle School/High School Science Teacher (1st Year at LCA)
I teach life science, earth science, physical science, biology and anatomy and physiology. I love that at LCA I am able to express my faith in God. I am also thankful that I’m able to share my testimony and love for truth. I love teaching science so I can teach the student how to stand on the word of God and science to show how amazing He really is. What motivated me to be a teacher is my love for students. I have lots of experience with hands on things. Like studying sea turtles in Costa Rica and working at an animal hospital. LCA students want to be different and learn who God really is. I want them to gain from knowing me, that God is always good.
Mrs. Ruiz – 5th Grade Teacher (1st Year at LCA)
I teach 5th grade at LCA! What I love about LCA is the Christ-centered atmosphere and am so excited that I was led here to teach. I bring the gift of a sense of humor to the classroom. I love to laugh with my students and have so much fun while learning! Students at LCA are set apart by their kindness and willingness to learn. I want students to know that their teachers love them and want to chose joy in every stage of life! I have the best co-teacher in the world – Mrs. McCoy.
Miss Wirth – Kindergarten teacher (3 Years at LCA)
I teach Kindergarten at Liberty Christian Academy. I love all the wonderful students. I also love all the caring staff! Most of all, I love that it is a Christ-centered environment. I love teaching at LCA because I can openly share my relationship with Jesus. I love that I can incorporate Him into everything that I do and can share all about Him with my students. I have a unique story, as I attended school at LCA for many years and this was the driving factor for why I wanted to teach at LCA. I have always enjoyed STEM. I feel that it is a great way to incorporate all kinds of learning in the classroom. I like to have STEM days where the students have a theme and get to experience learning through that theme. I feel that LCA students are more engaged and encouraged at LCA than they are at other schools. I also feel that LCA students are more Christ-centered! Above all else, I want the students to have gained the love of Jesus from having known me. Education is very important but having a relationship with Jesus is way more important. I love the Columbus Blue Jackets! Go CBJ!
Mrs. McMenamin – 2nd Grade teacher (27 Years at LCA)
I love so many things about LCA. One of the things that stands out to me the most is that we are family! We cry together, laugh together, we share one another’s burdens, and we pray together. I am honored to be a part of the LCA mission. I love the students and that I get to share my testimony and Jesus with them everyday. I didn’t think I wanted to be a teacher, but here I am 26 years later and loving teaching and “my kids!” I use many creative and hands-on learning techniques to prepare fun lessons. I use my love of learning to spur students to be life-long learners, to love Jesus, to think creatively, and to always follow God’s will. My main desire is that the students come to know Jesus as their personal Savior and that they are on HIS Honor Roll. I hope they remember that I challenged them, that I pray for them, and that Jesus and I always love them.
Mrs. Erskine – 4th Grade teacher (2 Years at LCA)
I love working in a Christian environment and teaching Heritage Studies and Ohio History. I enjoy History and how we get to focus on all the amazing events of the past. I enjoy bringing new ideas and new, creative ways to accomplish learning in the classroom. LCA students are surrounded by teachers/staff who have a love for the Lord. The students are looking through everything with a Biblical lens. I want my students to know that I first have a love for God and that it’s okay to make mistakes, that we will learn from them and grow. I want them to know that kindness is a two-way street…we show kindness and in turn others show kindness to us. Most of all, I want them to know that I love them too! My most fun fact is that I LOVE watching football games!
Mrs. Payne – 1st Grade teacher (2 Years at LCA)
I teach at LCA because I believe children should be able learn freely about their amazing creator, God. I love how LCA works to teach to the whole child and provide a diverse education for our students. I love teaching in a Christian atmosphere where I know that the staff are praying for me and with me. I wanted to give the same Christian education to my students like I had growing up. I grew up in a Christian school so I feel that I can connect better to my students and understand the expectations/pressure that is placed on them. LCA invests time, prayer, and hard work into each student each day. I want my students to gain the knowledge that they are loved for and cared for in our school no matter the circumstances. Most people do not know that I am a second degree black belt in karate!