Meet our Staff

  • Kenneth Kramer

    Administrator

    Teacher: HS American Government, Economics and World History


    Ken Kramer is a Tucson native who graduated from the U of A with a B.S. in Planning and Regional Development and a minor in business and finance. He has worked in construction and finance.  In 2019, Mr. Kramer retired from 20 years in Federal Law Enforcement and started at FCA volunteering his time as the Cross Country Coach in 2018.   He joined the staff as a teacher in 2019 and for the past two years has taught a variety of subjects ranging from middle school math to high school Bible and Social Studies.


    Mr. Kramer takes over as the Administrator beginning in the 2021-2022 school year. 

  • Lucy irizarry

    Financial Manager and Teacher


    Mrs. Irizarry and her husband Joe have three children and two grandchildren. Lucy has experience in office management, presently assisting her husband Joe in the running of their own business. She has worked in the education field as a bi-lingual teacher's aide, a Spanish and History teacher, and as a Special Ed Administrative Assistant. Lucy has been one of the founding members of Faith Christian Academy since 2008. She has held multiple positions on the School Board and is now the Administrative Assistant and Finance Manager at FCA. "It has been a true blessing for me as well as my family to be part of FCA".  Mrs. Irizarry is currently teaching Business Math.

  • deborah hargadon

    Teacher: MS/HS Art


  • Michelle johnson

    Teacher:  Language Arts 9-12, Journalism/Yearbook, History 8


    Michelle Johnson is beginning her second year at FCA  Michelle is teaching High School English and Journalism, as well as History to eighth graders.  She has an Associates degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education.  She and her husband have been married for 32 years, and are the parents of 5 children, who are now young adults.  She homeschooled for 20 years, and taught co-op classes in history, language arts, art, and art history prior to the opportunity to teach full time at FCA. She loves to read and her recent favorite pastime is to listen to an audio book, while painting complex paint-by-number pieces.  


    Her life verse is Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

  • Cheryl Kramer

    Teacher: MS/HS Math and HS Science


    Cheryl Kramer moved to Tucson in 1987 to attend the University of Arizona where she received her B.S. in Molecular Biology and her Masters in Business Administration. She worked at the Arizona Cancer Center for 13 years before becoming a full-time stay-at-home mom. Since then, Cheryl has worked as a school secretary, interim school principal, substitute teacher, math tutor and PTO treasurer as well as being involved in numerous volunteer activities. Cheryl and her husband, Ken, have two daughters. 


    Cheryl is stepping down as Administrator this year to become a full-time teacher but will remain a member of the administrative team.  She is so excited to be part of the FCA family and loves showing the students how God can be found in math and science.  She will be teaching Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Environmental Science and Physical Science.


    Cheryl's life passage is Psalm 139.

  • EDNA LANE

    Teacher: Middle School Science and Bible

    Edna Lane was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona.  She is married to Jay and enjoys spending time with him, her adult children, and now grandchildren.  Edna has worked with children since her senior year in high school.  She always knew she wanted to be a teacher and began pursuing her career in education.  She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Master's degree in Education.  She also studied Bilingual Education and also teaches Spanish.  She enjoys cooking and singing in church.


    Edna's goal is to follow the guidance of the Lord where he directs and places her to minister academically and spiritually. 


    Her life verse is Nehemiah 8: 10.  "The joy of the Lord is my strength."

  • Lisa Lewis

    Teacher: Bible, Spanish, Language Assistance


    Lisa Lewis is a third generation missionary kid who was raised in the jungles of South America.  She attended Bible College where she met her husband, Kevin.   They were married in 1986 and they have three grown children.  Lisa served alongside her husband and children for 23 years as a missionary in Colombia and Venezuela, South America and as well as in Mexico.  She has a heart for Latinos and has a passion for all people to come into a relationship with Jesus Christ.  She and Keven moved here to Tucson in 2016.  Both continue serving the Lord, in ministry here in Arizona.  Her desire is to be used by God in the lives of the students.


    One of her many favorite Bible verses is: Psalm 138:8 “The LORD will complete what his purpose is for me.  LORD, your gracious love is eternal; do not abandon your personal work in me." (ISV) 

  • Naomi Osterbaan

    Teacher: Middle School Language Arts and History


    Mrs. Osterbaan is an ACSI and AZ State certified teacher. She has been teaching for twenty years, ranging from Kindergarten to 9th grade with most of her teaching experience being in Christian schools. Naomi has two children and a husband who fully supports her teaching at FCA. She is also the proud grandma of one grandson.


     "Being at FCA is a pleasure. Students are eager and willing to learn, parents are supportive and friendly, and it is a delight to work with the staff. The atmosphere at FCA is Christ centered and I feel honored to come each day." 


    Naomi will be teaching Language Arts and Science.

  • Aaron petre

    Teacher:  MS/HS Bible


    Pastor Aaron was born and raised in Clewiston, Florida. He moved to South Korea as an M. K. where he graduated H.S. He then moved to Tucson in 1994 and now calls it home with his wife and three children. Pastor Aaron has been the Senior Pastor of Enchanted Hills since 2019. Before that he spent over 20 years as a worship and/or youth pastor. He also worked in Law Enforcement for the PCSD and TPD. Pastor Aaron graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Florida Christian College and a Masters degree in Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

  • Leisa Seals

    Teacher:  History, Geography, and Life Skills


    Mrs. Seals was born in Wyoming; however she has lived in Tucson since she was 18 months old. She and her husband Randy have two daughters and two granddaughters. Leisa studied music for three years at the U of A. She focused on History and Art for four years at Pima college where she earned her Associate's Degree in General Studies. Her heart's desire is to serve God where she can freely share her love of the Lord. "The Lord opened the door for me at FCA, and I haven't looked back. I am grateful and privileged to have this opportunity." 

  • Rebekah Starks, Phd

    Teacher MS Math and Advanced HS Math


    Rebekah Starks grew up in Tucson where she spent the majority of her time involved in sports (soccer, swimming, school sports) and church activities (AWANA, Sunday school, missions trips). After high school, she attended Pima Community College then transferred to the University of Arizona where she earned her Bachelors of Science in mathematics. Shortly after college she got married and moved to Iowa to continue her education at Iowa state university. There she earned a PhD in bioinformatics studying placental development in mice. Throughout her college years she spent time mentoring and tutoring students from elementary to high school and loves to spread her joy of learning to the students she interacts with.  

  • RENEE VILLalovos

    Teacher: MS/HS Physical Education

    This will be Renee's first year teaching at FCA.