Staff

Meet the CELA Faculty & Staff

At CELA, we believe that hiring the best teachers and staff members is one of the easiest ways to increase the learning potential of students. With that in mind, we’ve hand-picked a high-caliber teaching staff that exhibits years of teaching experience in a variety of teaching environments, high-level educations, one-of-a-kind comradery with our students, and a love for our mission that is evident in everything they do. Our administrative and support staff are no different. We have a highly-trained staff that whole-heartedly supports CELA’s mission. We are so proud to partner with our entire teaching, administrative, and support staff to guide and encourage the young minds in our Academy to be the best they can be.


Awesome Electives

At CELA, our wonderfully gifted and talented staff steps up to the plate and excels yet again! Our teachers and staff share their vast knowledge and experience through special elective courses that are offered each trimester to our Middle School students.

We are so very grateful that CELA is able to offer a plethora of fun, educational, challenging, and fulfilling courses as a part of our curriculum, thanks to the generosity and dedication of our awesome staff.

Click here to see this year’s course selections. To learn more about these dynamic teachers and staff members, read their full bios by clicking on the link below their name on this page.

Be Part of the CELA Team

We are currently looking for mission-driven teachers, administrators, and staff who share our dream to develop an exceptional leadership academy for motivated students and families. Please fill out the form below if you are interested in joining our team.

Laura Jeseritz Baker
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Laura Jeseritz Baker
Administrator of Outreach and Enrollment
Jennifer Blahnik
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Jennifer Blahnik
Spanish Teacher
Samantha Campbell
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Samantha Campbell
5th Grade Teacher
Nicole Ciesielczyk
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Nicole Ciesielczyk
4K Kindergarten Teacher
Nicholas Clowers
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Nicholas Clowers
Middle School Science
Nicole Daniels
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Nicole Daniels
Director of Christian Values and Leadership Development (CVLD)
Tracey DesMonie
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Tracey DesMonie
2nd Grade Teacher
Katie Destefano
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Nicole Drager
5K Kindergarten Teacher
John Esser
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John Esser
Middle School Math
Amanda Fuerst
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Amanda Fuerst
Music and Band Teacher

Heather Grindatti
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Heather Grindatti
Director of School Operations
Evan Hays
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Evan L. R. Hays
Chapel Facilitator and Middle School Social Studies
Laura Johannsen
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Laura Johannsen
3rd Grade Teacher
Amy Lange
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Amy Lange
3K Kindergarten Teacher
Jackie Little
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Jackie Little
Middle School English / Language Arts
Jody McGhee
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Jody McGhee
School Secretary
Jacob Much
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Jacob Much
Physical Education Teacher & Athletic Director
Sonja Olson
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Sonja Olson
1st Grade Teacher
Sarah Recht
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Sarah Recht
Middle School Math
Janice Sickels
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Janice Sickels
4th Grade Teacher
Bonnie Wehnes
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Bonnie Wehnes
Administrative Assistant

Be Part of the CELA Team

We are glad you are interested! We are currently looking for mission-driven teachers, administrators, and staff who share our dream to develop an exceptional leadership academy for motivated students and families. Please fill out the form below if you are interested in joining our team.

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What is your desired position at CELA? Please check one:
Administrative   Teacher

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If a teacher, please check what grade(s) you are interested in teaching:
3K   4K   5K   1st   2nd   3rd
4th   5th   6th   7th   8th

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