CCA teachers love the Lord and equipping the next generation of Christian leaders.

As a CCA student, your child will have the opportunity to learn from and be mentored by faculty and staff who are not only professionally qualified, but who are also spiritually mature believers. These teacher-ministers are called and equipped by God with hearts for shepherding and instructing your most precious gift. For this reason, CCA does not compromise on a stringent faculty selection process — our goal is to build a faculty body that reflects the character of Christ.

Every teacher holds at least a bachelor’s degree, and 60% have been teaching for 10 years or more. Many of them choose to go above and beyond by discipling students outside of the classroom, leading activities such as leading weekly small groups, mission trips, spiritual retreats, chapels, clubs, sports teams, and other after school activities.

Additionally, CCA families have access to Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale’s pastoral and ministerial staff for additional spiritual support. Church staff often serve as chapel and special event speakers, play an active role in class retreats, and counsel families. 
CCA does not compromise on a stringent faculty selection process


"A teacher-minister at CCA leads and cares for students from a biblical worldview, delivering excellence with a ministerial heart. They know that their role and influence goes beyond academics; it carries into what’s most important – a student’s spiritual growth."

— Evelyn Najarro, CCA’s Human Resources Director

Administrative Team

List of 1 members.

  • Jason Rachels 

    (954) 905-5110

List of 1 members.

  • Jan Lashbrook 

    Early Childhood Director
    (954) 905-5182

List of 5 members.

  • Dawn Vitulli 

    Lower School Principal
    (954) 905-5134
  • David Del Busto 

    3rd-5th Lower School Assistant Principal & ACE Director
    (954) 905-5199
  • Nikki Bruce 

    K-2nd Lower School Assistant Principal
    (954) 905-5135
  • Ashley West 

    Lower School Discipleship Coordinator
    (954) 905-5141
  • Pamela Walker 

    Lower School ESE Director
    (954) 905-5219

List of 6 members.

  • Penny Beal 

    Middle School Principal
    (954) 905-5133
  • Daniel Talpesh 

    Middle School Assistant Principal
    (954) 905-5161
  • Beverly Molina 

    Upper School Teacher & Assistant Administrator
    (954) 905-5236
  • Christina Williams 

    Middle School Counselor
    (954) 905-5125
  • Martin Fanning 

    Upper School Teacher & Middle School Discipleship
  • Lourdes Zarro 

    Upper School ESE Director
    (954) 905-5149

List of 5 members.

  • Brian Alphenaar 

    High School Principal
    (954) 905-5190
  • Thomas Peters 

    High School Assistant Principal
    (954) 905-5130
  • Amy Lawson 

    High School Assistant Principal
    (954) 905-5177
  • Tara Fox 

    Upper School Teacher & Assistant Administrator
    (954) 905-5317
  • Laura Quinn 

    Discipleship Director
    (954) 905-5383

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  • Joseph Wilson 

    Head of Lower School & Finance Director
    (954) 905-5115

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  • Aaron Mills 

    Head of Upper School & Director of Fine Arts
    (954) 905-5150

List of 1 members.

  • Evelyn Najarro 

    HR Director
    (954) 905-5112

List of 1 members.

  • Lynn Gigliotti 

    Business Office Manager
    (954) 905-5147

List of 1 members.

  • Rick Geyer 

    Director of Instructional Technology
    (954) 905-5163

List of 1 members.

  • Keith Huisman 

    Athletics Director
    (954) 905-5167

List of 1 members.

  • Jennifer Aluart 

    Director of Advancement
    (954) 905-5155

List of 1 members.

  • Paula Lonsway 

    Director of Operations
    (954) 905-5181

List of 1 members.

  • Naomi Peyton 

    International Student Program Director
    (954) 905-5212

List of 1 members.

  • Bryan Likley 

    Director of Marketing and Communications
    (954) 905-5196


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