NSCA School Board

The North Spencer Christian Academy Board of Education consists of the pastor of North Spencer Baptist Church, five members of the church, two members from supporting area churches, and the School Administrator, who is an ex officio member. Current Board members are President Sandra Brown; Vice President Patricia Harmon; Sherland Decker; Patsy Stevens; Joyce Pasto; Daniel Hunt of the Candor Congregational Church; Paul Cody of First Baptist Church of West Danby; Administrator Dr. Guy Kinney, and Pastor Steve Barrows.

Currently seeking an Administrator for NSCA

Mrs. Lori Pittsley – Office Manager

Mrs. Lori Pittsley came to NSCA in 2008. She has been the Office Manager since 2016. She ensures that the NSCA Office runs smoothly with the myriad details from the smallest child’s booboo’s to meeting our NYS Education Department required reports. Biography. I Have held a variety of positions at NSCA, including four years as third and fourth-grade teacher, now office manager. I like to craft and I am the Yearbook Advisor.

Mrs. Rhonda Newill  – Business Manager

Mrs. Rhonda Newill has been on the Office staff since 2016. She is the business manager, substitute teacher, and all around “go-getter.” Biography: I have been associated with NSCA for a number of years. I was a substitute teacher before joining the staff and faculty full time.

Miss Jennifer Barber  – Athletic Director

Miss Jennifer Barber is the Athletic Director, and Girls Basketball and Volleyball coach. She has been at NSCA since 2000 serving as the Bookkeeper and in numerous athletic coaching positions. She attended NSCA and is a graduate of SUNY Cobleskill.

Mrs. Maryalice Hunt  – Nursery/PreK

Mrs. Maryalice Hunt is active at the Candor Congregational Church where she has led the Mothers Of Pre Schoolers (MOPS) program for a number of years. Mrs. Hunt graduated from Houghton and has taught at Twin Tiers Christian Academy.  In addition to experience in early education, she has expertise in English.

Mrs. Janet Ennis  – Kindergarten

Mrs. Janet Ennis became the Kindergarten teacher in 2015. She specializes in early Elementary Education. Biography: I graduated from Practical Bible Training School and homeschooled our six children for twelve years prior to coming to NSCA as the Kindergarten teacher. I enjoy crafting and tea parties

Mrs. Patricia Givens  – 1st /2nd Grade

Mrs. Patricia Givens began teaching at NSCA in 1997, in Grades K thru 3, where she is an Elementary Education specialist. Biography: I graduated Northeastern Bible College, Essex Fells, NJ, and then taught Release Time Education and at the Boylston Girls Home, New England Bible Fellowship, Rumney, NH for two years. I taught at Christian schools in NJ and PA for twenty years, spent two years as a private tutor, and taught at the Nate Saint Memorial School, in Shell, Ecuador, where I met my husband Mike. I have currently been teaching at NSCA for twenty years and loving it!

Mrs. Marcy Cody  – 3rd/4th Grade

Mrs. Marcy Cody taught first grade here in 1994/95. A family move relocated them to OH. She returned to NSCA in 2008 as an Elementary teacher. Her specialty is Elementary Education. Biography: I am a graduate of NSCA who went on to Cedarville University. I graduated Cedarville with BA in Elementary Education. I have been at NSCA a total of ten years now, teaching a variety of grades, such as PreK, 2, 3, 4, and 6th grade.

Miss Ashley Lane  – 5th/6th Grade

Miss Ashley Lane comes to NSCA from teaching at Ross Corners Christian Academy and in various local public schools.  She is a graduate of Davis College in Counseling, with training in early education.  She is an active member of Straits Corners Baptist Church.

Miss Victoria Masters  – 7th/12th Grade

Miss Victoria Masters began teaching at NSCA in 2014. She specializes in secondary education and history, enjoying painting and drawing. Biography: I was raised in a Christian home and attended Christian school until I graduated and went to Toccoa Falls Bible College in GA. I graduated with a degree in secondary education with a history concentration. I moved from PA to NY to come to NSCA where I continue to teach history, English, Bible, and art in grades 7 to 12.

Mr. Michael Givens  – 7th/12th Grade

Mr. Michael Givens started at NSCA in 2012, teaching 7-12th grades. He specializes in Middle/High School Math. Biography: I earned an Associate Degree from SUNY Farmingdale and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Binghamton University. I have 40 years experience in Electronics Engineering in various places in the local area. I served in the USAF for 4 years, with a year in Vietnam. I taught at Renovation House for 12 years preparing the young men for their GED test, and taught an electronics course to fellow employees at two different employers for 6 years total. I went on a short-term mission trip to Ecuador, where Mrs. Givens and I met.

Mrs. Blythe Atchison – 7th/12th Grade

Mrs. Blythe Atchison came to NSCA in 2016 as the Nursery/PreK teacher/Reading Specialist. Her specialties are Elementary Education and Reading. Biography: I received my Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Mansfield University, PA and my Master’s degree in reading education from Elmira College, NY. I hold dual permanent New York State certification in Nursery-6th-grade education and Reading Specialist. I taught students at the third and fifth-grade levels. Some of my prior experiences include about twelve years working at Head Start and two years teaching reading through a federally funded grant. My husband of almost 30 years and I have three children: ages 24, 22 and 19.

Mrs. Vicky Cody – 7th/12 Grade Science, PE, and Art.

Mrs. Vicky Cody began at NSCA in 2011, where she currently teaches Physical Education and Art to Grades K-12. Her specialties include Science, Language (French, Gaelic) Music, Archery instructor, Creative thinker. Biography: The first 10 years of my teaching career was spent at Twin Tiers Baptist High School, now TT Christian Academy. I then spent seven years in the public sector teaching science at the Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services, (TST BOCES) Career and Tech center in Ithaca with a curriculum I was solely responsible for creating and implementing. What a privilege!! I really enjoy my current teaching assignment as I have the freedom to choose my Art theme each year, and also to decide which P.E. units we will provide for the year. Both of these programs allow students to express individual talents, allowing them to excel in our small, private school setting.

Mrs. Wendee Buchman Peake – Instrumental Music Teacher

Mrs. Wendee Buchman Peake has served at NSCA for almost twe nty years. She is the Instrumental Music teacher. She specializes in worship teams, concert, jazz and marching bands. Biography: I hold a degree in music with a performance certificate in percussion from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, and participated in the 19080 Winter Olympics Orchestra. I hold a Masters degree from Ithaca College. I am a worship leader and songwriter and have recorded several CDs. I am the owner of Purple Sheep Music Studio and the Director of Purple Lightning, a Christian marching band.

Rev. Steve Barrows  – Pastor

Steve Barrows has been our pastor since October 2000. He is a graduate of Practical Bible College (now Davis College), Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and Cornell University. Steve is a certified biblical counselor through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, ACBC. He is married to Patricia (Trish).His daughter and her husband also bring two wonderful grandchildren to the extended family. Steve and Trish live in Candor on Amazing Grace Farm, where they raise Jacob sheep, angora rabbits, and a varying number of cats