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Faculty

About

Our Dedicated Faculty and Staff

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Administrator

Nadine Aitch

Mrs. Aitch received a bachelor of science in elementary education from Central Methodist College, a master of science in elementary administration from Southwest Baptist University, and an educational specialist degree of superintendent (PK-12) from Missouri Baptist University. She began her teaching career in 1994 as an elementary teacher, teaching first, second, and third grades. In 2005, she transitioned to the role of administrator and was an elementary principal for eight years. Her last ten years were spent as assistant superintendent of a local school district before retiring from public schools in 2023. She joined the CCS staff as administrator in the fall of 2023.


"First and foremost, God led me here. I feel so blessed to be working in an environment where God is glorified. Education is my calling and I love the thought of working with other educators who have a heart for the Lord. Also, Crosspoint is a family. We have the opportunity to grow together in the Lord and love on each other along the way. What a blessing!"

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Office

Becky Laschke

Mrs. Laschke joined the Crosspoint staff as school secretary in 1993, three years after the school opened its doors.


"I am thankful I work in an environment with people who share the same beliefs as I do. It's exciting to see Crosspoint graduates sending their children here."

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PreK Teacher

Melinda Young

Mrs. Young graduated from Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University) with a bachelor of science in recreation therapy. She has been teaching since 2006, and began at Crosspoint in 2014.


"I want to make the first experience of school not only an educational experience for our young students, but also a positive experience. I love teaching at CCS, where I can share the love of Christ and show each student that they are special and God has a plan for them. I enjoy coming alongside the parents to teach the hearts and minds of our students."

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PreK Teacher Aide

Brittney Ek

Mrs. Ek graduated from Salem College of Hair with a degree in cosmetology and from East Central College with an associates of arts degree. She spent two years working one-on-one with special education students through the St. Louis Special School District and the Franklin County Co-Op. She joined the CCS staff in 2023.



"I subbed a lot during the 2022-2023 school year and I absolutely love how everyone at Crosspoint pours into our kids and points them to Jesus. The staff and the parents are wonderful. It feels like a family."

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Kindergarten, After Care

Karen Suerig

Mrs. Suerig graduated from Missouri Southern State University with a bachelor of science in marketing and management. She has been teaching since 2005, and has been at Crosspoint since 2022.


"I love teaching at Crosspoint because God is in the entire curriculum and I get to share my love for Jesus openly."

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1st Grade Teacher

Rachel Duckworth

Mrs. Duckworth graduated from Southwest Baptist University with a bachelor of science in education. She began her teaching career in 2018 and joined the CCS staff in 2023.


"I am so excited to be able to teach from a biblical perspective and be in a tight-knit community at school."

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2nd Grade Teacher

Amber Conley

Mrs. Conley graduated from East Central College with an associates in elementary education and from Central Methodist University with a bachelor of science in education. She began her teaching career in 2010 and joined the CCS staff in 2023.


"It will be a privilege to teach in a school where Jesus Christ is the center of everything. At Crosspoint, I know that every aspect of education is filtered through the Word of God. My heart is filled with joy and excitement to see what God will do!"

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3rd Grade Teacher

Faith Mahoney

Mrs. Mahoney is a CCS alumna, attending from 5th-12th grade. Her teaching career first began in 2004 when she taught PE at Crosspoint for one year. Since then, she has home-schooled three of her five children in second, third, fourth, and sixth grades and also was a substitute teacher at Crosspoint for two years. Mrs. Mahoney began teaching 3rd grade at Crosspoint in 2022.



"I love teaching at Crosspoint because I have the opportunity to encourage my students to love the Lord with all of their heart, mind, soul, and strength. My passion is teaching my students to love learning, and to see God’s truth in every aspect of their education."

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4th Grade Teacher

Lisa Lynn

Mrs. Lynn graduated from Missouri Baptist University with a bachelor of science in education. She began her teaching career in 2009 and joined the CCS staff in 2022.


"To teach at CCS has been one of the biggest blessings of my teaching career. Having a foundation in Christ allows class discussions to go deeper than simply the subject being taught, giving me the ability to relate everything back to Christ. When students leave my classroom, I want them to have not only grown in content knowledge but in their relationship with Him."

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5th Grade Teacher

Andrea Tofari

Mrs. Tofari graduated from Lindenwood University with a bachelor of arts in management. She taught in a school setting for one year before stepping away to be home with her children, whom she home-school from 2016-2019. Mrs. Tofari joined the CCS staff in the fall of 2019.


"I believe teaching at Crosspoint is what I was called to do. I love that I get to give my students a strong education in both academics and in the Word of God each day. I desire to help them build a solid foundation in their faith while bringing glory to God. 'Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2'"

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6th Grade Teacher

Amanda Sanders

Mrs. Sanders received an associate's degree from East Central College and a bachelor's degree in elementary education through the University of Missouri – St. Louis. She began teaching in 2015 and joined the CCS staff in 2016.



"I teach because I feel called by God to do so. I teach at CCS because I get to share Jesus with my students."

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Middle School Science, Literature, & English, Art (Prek-12), High School Yearbook & Student Council, Cheer Coach

Mandy Guenzler

Mrs. Guenzler is a CCS alumna who graduated from Missouri Baptist University with a bachelor of arts in English with an education concentration. She taught at CCS from 2006-2014 and then returned in 2019.


"I love Crosspoint largely because of the wonderful experience I had as a CCS student myself. I am thankful for a solid, Christ-centered education from teachers who cared about me and invested in my life. Now, I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of providing that education to the next generation."

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Physical Education (PreK-12), Middle & High School Math, High School Computer & Health, Baseball Coach

Erik Howard

Mr. Howard graduated from Evangel University with a Bachelor of Science in physical education with a concentration in middle school math. He began teaching in 2012 and has been part of the CCS staff for the duration of his career.


"Watching kids grow academically and spiritually is something I get to experience at CCS. God has blessed me with the opportunity to be part of this process."


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Elementary Music Teacher

Bobbie Stroup

Mrs. Stroup graduated from Central Methodist University with a bachelor of science in elementary education, specializing in early childhood education and obtained her master of science in classroom teaching from Missouri Baptist University. Prior to joining the CCS staff in 2016, she had almost twenty years of experience in both public and private school settings in a variety of grade levels and specialties.


"I consider it a great honor to teach Elementary Music at CCS. Our students are encouraged to pray together, study the Bible, read, write, and sing about God each and every day. In addition to being challenged academically, they grow spiritually to become well-equipped for service to the Lord Jesus Christ. Crosspoint students receive solid instruction and preparation for life. Our school is very blessed with dedicated teachers who desire to provide each student with unique educational opportunities to support the quest for a life-long love of learning."

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High School English, Math, Bible, & Drama

Erin Avery

Mrs. Avery graduated from Hannibal LaGrange University with a bachelor of science in business administration with emphasis in management and a minor in English and obtained her masters in elementary education from Missouri Baptist University. She began her teaching career in 2001, when she joined the CCS staff.


"I believe an education from a Biblical worldview is essential for students to be able to understand and engage the culture around them."

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Elementary & High School Spanish, High School Science & Math

Alexandra Murray

Mrs. Murray graduated from American University, an engineering university in Bogota Columbia, with a degree in chemical engineering and a masters in environmental planning. She began her teaching career in 2013 and joined the CCS staff in 2015.

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Middle School Reading, High School Bible, Government, & Math

Karen Honeycutt

Mrs. Honeycutt graduated from Southwest Baptist University with a bachelor of science in accounting and a minor in English. She began teaching in 2004 when she joined the CCS staff.


"I love teaching at Crosspoint because I can teach a variety of subjects, all from a Biblical worldview. I also love getting to know students on a personal level and watching them grow over the course of their time in the school, then seeing what the Lord does with them after they leave CCS!"

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Middle & High School History, High School Speech & Personal Finance, Guidance Counselor

Bruce Liggett

Mr. Liggett graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a bachelor of science in secondary social studies education and obtained his masters of science in guidance counseling from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. He began his teaching career in 1985 and joined the CCS staff in 2016.


"Teaching at Crosspoint is more than just academic enrichment through a well-balanced curriculum in order to prepare them for the challenges of the 21st century. Students at CCS are continually immersed with Biblical truths that instill the mindset as found in Luke 10:27 '... Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with your soul, and with your strength, and with your mind; and love your neighbor as yourself.'"

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High School Math & Science

Vicki Beumer

Miss Beumer graduated from the University of Missouri – St. Louis with a bachelor of science in education. She began her teaching career in 1987 and has been a CCS teacher since the school began in 1990.


"I cannot imagine teaching students about the wonders of the universe without pointing them to the Creator who designed it (and them) with such infinite care and wisdom. If that weren’t enough, I then have the privilege of introducing them to the language God used to 'write' the universe. Math is both beautiful and challenging—the struggle is real, but worth it! Proverbs 9:10 / Romans 1:20"

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Athletic Director

Carrie Neace

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Hot Lunch Coordinator

Jessica Weldy

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Chapel Coordinator

Donna McDonnell

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Before Care

Tina Spurgeon

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After Care

Kristal Hinnah

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Robotics Team Head Coach

Jason Sisk

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Robotics Team Coach

Roger Holestine

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Robotics Team Coach

Dale Palmgren

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Robotics Team Administrator

Jane Holestine

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Girls Volleyball Head Coach

Laura Monasmith

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Girls Volleyball Assistant Coach

Gina Cobb

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Boys Soccer Head Coach, Girls Soccer Assistant Coach

Lance Callaway

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Boys Soccer Assistant Coach

Mike Hopkins

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Girls Soccer Head Coach

Vicki Callaway

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Cheer Coach

Mandy Guenzler

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Girls Basketball Head Coach

OPEN POSITION

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Boys JV and Varsity Basketball Head Coach

Scott Stroup

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Boys Baseball Head Coach

Jared Hogan

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Boys Baseball Assistant Coach

Erik Howard

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Boys Baseball Assistant Coach

Ben Lincoln

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