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FCA Secondary Faculty Brad Parker
Dr. Brad Parker
FCA Administrator
Bible, Computer, and Business Teacher

Brad Parker has been involved in Christian education since graduating from Bob Jones University in 2000 with a B.S. in Business Education.  He continued his preparation for ministry by receiving a M.S. in Biblical Counseling.  He recently received a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Bob Jones University in 2015.  Brad joined the staff of FCA in 2005 and became the school administrator in 2007. He and his wife Amy have two children who both attend FCA.

FCA Administrator Kent Ramler
Dr. Kent Ramler
Senior Pastor, People’s Baptist Church
Superintendent, Frederick Christian Academy

Pastor Ramler graduated from Marquette Manor Baptist Academy and attended Bob Jones University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Bible.  He then taught for three years at the university as a graduate assistant and earned a Master’s degree in Bible.  While working on a PhD in New Testament Interpretation, he taught Bible for three years at Bob Jones Academy, wrote a study course for high school Bible curriculum, and taught Bible, Greek, and Pulpit Speech for five years at Bob Jones University.  In 2001 he became the Assistant Pastor and later the Associate Pastor at Marquette Manor Baptist Church in the Chicago area.  From 2007-2009 he also assumed the role of School Administrator over Marquette Manor Baptist Academy, a school of 300, and taught high school Bible.  In January 2009, People’s Baptist Church extended a call to him to be their pastor.  He has two children enrolled at FCA.

Elementary Teachers

FCA Preschool Faculty Joyce ScottMrs. Joyce Scott
Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Joyce Scott grew up in Rockville, MD.  She accepted the Lord as her Saviour at age 15.  She and her husband have three children: Tim (2005 FCA graduate), Leah (2009 FCA graduate), and Emily (2010 FCA graduate).  Mrs. Scott has been teaching here since 2000.

FCA Elementary Faculty Robin ThompsonMrs. Robin Thompson
1st Grade Teacher

Mrs. Thompson was born and raised in a Christian home in Hagerstown, MD.  She and her husband, Roland, have five wonderful children: Karen, Christopher, Jennifer, John, and Kaitlyn.  The Thompsons also have eight darling grandchildren.

Mrs. Thompson came to FCA in 1991, and feels blessed of the Lord to be allowed to teach in such an outstanding school with a wonderful staff of fellow Christian teachers and fantastic parents.  She is thankful to the Lord for His wisdom and guidance in teaching her and for being able to teach children how to love, follow, and serve the Lord.

Mrs. Becky Higdon
2nd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Higdon grew up in New York and moved to South Carolina at age 13.  She attended and graduated from Bob Jones Academy and then later received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a minor in History from Bob Jones University.  She had always wanted to be a race car driver when she grew up.

Even though she was brought up in a Christian home (her father had a four-county-wide ministry with teens), it was not until she was 15 that she realized that she had not trusted Christ as she thought she had done when she was younger.  God graciously revealed this need in her life and she trusted Him that day.  God’s grace is truly amazing and she is thankful for His working in her life.  She loves teaching little ones academic subjects, but teaching and watching them learn of and grow in Christ is the best!

Mrs. Higdon began teaching FCA’s second grade class part-time in 2014.  She has three daughters (Liz, Ella, and Rachael) and enjoys spending time with them.  She also enjoys traveling to see family and friends.

2 Corinthians 5:15 has had a huge influence in her life.
“And that He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again.”

FCA Elementary Faculty Dawn PryorMiss Dawn Pryor
3rd and 4th Grade Teacher

Miss Pryor is an alumnus of Frederick Christian Academy.  She is a graduate of Baptist Bible College of Pennsylvania with a degree in Bible and Elementary Education.  She has served in Christian school ministry for 16 years.  Her most precious Bible passage is Proverbs 3:5 and 6.

Mrs. Sherry Kidwell
5th and 6th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Sherry Kidwell was raised in a Christian home in North Carolina and accepted Christ as her Saviour at the age of 13.  She and her husband, Scott, have two children, Rachel (2012 FCA graduate) and Justin, who graduated in 2013.  The Kidwell family moved to Maryland in 2003 to plant a church in the upper Montgomery County area.  Mrs. Kidwell came to FCA in 2009 as a preschool aide and began teaching third grade in the spring of 2012.  Her favorite Bible passage is Psalm 121.

Secondary Teachers

FCA Secondary Faculty Cheryl CorseliusMrs. Cheryl Corselius
Bible and Math Teacher
Girls’ Basketball Coach

Mrs. Cheryl Corselius grew up in a Christian home and had the privilege to attend Christian schools her whole academic career.  Both of her parents were educators in Christian schools, and taught here at FCA for five years. Cheryl attended FCA her junior and senior years, then went to Bob Jones University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics Education in 1992. She returned to teach at FCA beginning in the fall of 1992, and has been here either full or part time since then. Her husband is the maintenance supervisor at FCA and the girl’s soccer coach. Her children, Kathryn and Caleb, attend FCA. She enjoys reading, word puzzles, and almost all sports, especially basketball (go Terps!).

FCA Secondary Faculty Sharon HayesMiss Sharon Hayes
Drama, History, and Speech  Teacher; HS Choir Director
Volleyball Coach

Sharon Hayes had the wonderful privilege of growing up in a Christian home. Her dad was a pastor, and her mom taught at the Christian school which Sharon attended from K5 through 12th grade. Sharon went on to get first her Bachelor’s degree in history and then her Master’s degree in history education from Bob Jones University. She worked at the BJU press as a graduate assistant, and became well acquainted with the curriculum used at FCA. She joined the staff at FCA in January 2008.  Sharon enjoys sports (she is an avid Steelers fan), reading, and singing.

FCA Secondary Faculty Amy ParkerMrs. Amy Parker
Natural Sciences Teacher

Amy Parker grew up in a Christian home where her mom taught in the Christian school that she attended.  Amy attended Bob Jones University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a minor in Composite Science. Amy has taught physical education and science in Christian schools since 2000.  She and her husband Brad have two children who both attend FCA.

FCA Secondary Faculty Cindy RegnerMrs. Cindy Regner
Spanish and Elementary Music Teacher

Cindy Regner has been teaching French at FCA since 1994. She is a graduate of Houghton College where she studied sociology and French. In 1999 she started taking Spanish at Frederick Community College. Mrs. Regner and her husband Rudy have three grown children who all attended FCA.

Mrs. Jean Salsi
HS English, Elementary & JH Computer, Elementary & Secondary Music Teacher

Jean Salsi was saved at the age of eight, was raised by wonderful Christian parents, and attended Christian school in Pennsylviania from sixth through twelfth grade.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from Liberty University in 1987.  She met her husband, Gregg, in college, and they were married in 1988.  The Lord has blessed them with two children (Cindy and Philip), both students at FCA.  Jean joined the FCA faculty in 2000 and taught for five years before taking a break to be a full-time mother.   She is thankful for the ministry of FCA and considers it a priviliege to teach the children and teens.  She enjoys scrapbooking, playing the piano, and spending time with her family.

Preschool Teachers

FCA Preschool Faculty Patty Cole
Mrs. Patty Cole
K-3 Teacher

Patty Cole grew up in Randallstown, Maryland. Though she was not raised in a Christian home, she attended Sunday school as a child and accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of 26. She studied at Frederick Community College and later began serving as a teacher’s aide at Frederick Christian Academy in 2005. Mrs. Cole has since become FCA’s K-3 teacher, and she says that “it has been marvelous to be at FCA in a caring, Christian, God-honoring school.” Though her life has been filled with many tragedies, she prays that God will use the trials for His glory, and she is thankful for God’s salvation and for His blessings. Two of those blessings are her wonderful husband, Ron, and her very special grandson, Ellijah, who attends FCA.

FCA Preschool Faculty Karen Harrell
Mrs. Karen Harrell
K-4 Teacher

Karen Harrell is an FCA graduate and has taught K-4 since 2000. She and her husband (also a graduate of FCA) have a son who graduated from the school in 2009 and a daughter who will graduate in 2013. Mrs. Harrell had an exciting childhood as a missionary kid. She, her parents, and her brother were in Papua New Guinea for four years. Mrs. Harrell reports that living in a third-world country “made me realize the blessings God has given us in America.”

God has burdened Mrs. Harrell not only with the academic aspects of these young children, but the spiritual aspects as well. For many of these children, this is their first experience in a structured classroom setting. Mrs. Harrell’s goals are for them to be able to have fun while they are learning and to show them God’s love while preparing them for Kindergarten.

Support Staff

FCA Support Staff David Corselius
Mr. David Corselius
Facilities Manager
Girls’ Soccer Coach

FCA Support Staff Melody Hayes
Miss Melody Hayes

FCA Support Staff Lisa Riggs
Mrs. Lisa Riggs

Mrs. Asia Regner
Office Manager
Admissions Coordinator