Staff

The teachers and staff at Grace Christian Academy are dedicated to academic excellence and the spiritual well-being of our students.  They encourage personal responsibility, a giving heart, and Godly character in students so they will be equipped to serve and lead in their communities.

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Nicole Rodriguez

Principal

Jennifer Griffith

Office Manager

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In over 22 years working at CCSD as an Elementary, Special Education teacher, Educational Computer Specialist, and Special Education Instructional Facilitator she always felt that there was something missing: the ability to share her faith and belief in God. After 3 years of teaching at Grace Christian Academy she fell in love with the school & agreed to become the principal.

When not working with children, Mrs. Rodriguez enjoys photography, horseback riding, and spending time with her family.

Born and raised in a small town in Ohio, Mrs. Griffith attended Bowling Green State University and has a degree in Communication. After spending 14 years in Colorado, Mrs. Griffith and her family moved to Boulder City in 2016. She is very involved in the community, is a hobby photographer, the Volunteer Coordinator of the Boulder Dam Film Festival, and Mom Extraordinaire to a little boy. When not at school, you can probably find her at a local park.

Peggy Sileo

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       Peggy Sileo

      Pre-School Director

    Kindergarten Teacher

Peggy Dileo has a B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa in Early Childhood/Elementary Education with a Literacy Endorsement. She taught for five years in public and private schools, prior to being a stay at home mom. For the past 12 years she has substituted in Iowa and Clark County in Iowa and Clark County in a variety of settings. Peggy has lived in Boulder City for the past eight years, with her husband Jason and their 3 children.

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Angela Palumbo

First Grade Teacher

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Angela Palumbo, native to Boulder City, is in her third year teaching here at Grace Christian Academy. She has studied Environmental Science at both UNLV and Nevada State College, and is passionate about all environmental causes. At school, her fabulous hands-on teaching style can frequently be observed while she is teaching outside with her children.

She enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, hiking, biking, and exploring.

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Janeen Throckmorton

Upper Elementary Teacher

Ms. Throckmorton has lived in Boulder City for two years. She is originally from Iowa, where she taught for 20 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, with a math endorsement from Simpson College. She earned her Master's degree in Collaborative Learning and Teaching from Graceland University. She is a proud mom of one son. When she isn't teaching, she likes hanging out with her son, swimming, walking, and meeting new people. 

 Fabia Tregnan

PE Teacher

Mrs. Tregnan has a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy and is finishing her education classes at Nevada State College. She is grateful for having been able to stay at home to raise her 2 children. She is a member of Saint Andrew Catholic Church and enjoys working with children of all ages.

Sandra Piche

Science & Art Teacher

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      Alicia Calton

Preschool Teacher

Alicia Calton, originally from Urbana, Ohio, has been a staple at GCA for ten years now. Mrs. Calton took over the Pre-School class this year and 

love her days with all of "her boys".

She is known as the shenanigator and is always up for a good time. 

Mrs. Calton has three children and has lived in Boulder City for the past 20 years. 

Theresa Pekarek

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Chris Stewart

Second/Third Teacher

She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University and taught 6th grade in Payson, AZ. She and her husband and four children have moved all around the beautiful southwest and settled in Boulder City six years ago. Teaching and sharing about God’s great love for His children has been a passion of hers for many years whether through children’s ministry at her church, homeschooling, or in the classroom. When not at school, she can be found snuggled up with a good book, cooking, or spending time with her family.