FACULTY & STAFF
Our faculty and staff are dedicated to embodying our mission and creating a classroom environment where students feel seen, known, and loved.
FAMILY MINISTRY COORDINATOR
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HEAD OF SCHOOL
Justin and his family have been invested in the Wilson neighborhood for many years now, with a growing affection for the families of center-city Kenosha. Justin brings a mixture of academic and professional experience to KCA as Head of School. Prior to launching in 2022, Justin worked for the United States Department of Justice, was a pastor at CrossWay Community Church, and also led the after-school program at Wilson Elementary School, where he oversaw curriculum and managed classroom teachers. Justin earned a bachelor's degree in prelaw from Cedarville University and a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has been accepted to the MA program in educational leadership for classical schools at Gordon College, which he will begin in the summer of 2023. He has studied at Oxford University, guest lectured at Baylor University, and is a fellow in the Spreading Hope Network’s Founders Program. Justin is married to Catherine and they live with their three children in the Wilson neighborhood.
4TH GRADE TEACHER
Megan teaches fourth grade and has three great loves: Jesus, the lightbulb moment, and words. She was homeschooled by her parents who love God's Word and good books, and is passionate about helping students love to learn, to the end of loving the God who made everything that's worth learning about. She is thrilled to be part of the KCA faculty. She had been praying since 2014 that a Christian school would open in Uptown, and before KCA, she worked at Wilson Elementary and taught fifth grade at EBSOLA Creative Arts for three years. In the past decade, Megan has also worked at a charter school, tutored English language learners, was a university research assistant and qualitative data coder, and has enjoyed many Friday afternoons working the big purple Kenosha Public Library bookmobile. She is deeply invested in CrossWay Community Church.
1ST GRADE TEACHER
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3RD GRADE TEACHER
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Ruth Buehler has been a teacher and High School basketball coach for over 30 years. Retiring from Indian Trail High School, she is happy to be a part of KCA. Ruth and her husband, Andy, lead mission trips to South Africa and work with the Milwaukee Brewers to help finance an orphanage and church in the Rustenburg/Johannesburg area. They have 2 grown children and attend Refuge Church in Kenosha.
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Brittany is the Math Coordinator at KCA, helping plan and execute math classes that are tailored to each student. She graduated from Marquette University in 2013 and worked as a nurse for eight years in Kenosha hospitals before taking a two-year work hiatus to be with her boys, homeschooling them for part of that time. She has three sons who now attend KCA, and is passionate about reaching diverse people with the love of Jesus. She spent time in KCA's first year volunteering in various capacities, and finds it a great joy to get to know each student and their families. Brittany and her husband, Vince, live in Kenosha and are members of Crossway Community Church.
Steve Miller is a gym teacher at KCA who is passionate about helping students become confident in how they move and play. He has coached basketball and soccer at both grade school and varsity levels and has completed two Iron Man triathlons. Steve is an active member of Christ the King Church, where he attends services with his wife and three teenage children.
Betty Trimark is a retired registered nurse with 11 years of experience ranging from community hospital, doctors’ offices, dialysis, children's health , vaccines, and hospice care. Betty desired to work with children and has found her forever home at KCA. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, J.R., walking her dogs Aka and River, and attending local theater performances at Racine Theater Guild. Betty attends Christ the King Church in Kenosha.
2ND GRADE TEACHER
Danette lives in Kenosha with her husband Greg. She loves the Lord and has a passion for sharing the gospel through teaching, children's ministry, and missions. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren! Her favorite hobbies are pickleball, hiking, and making crafts. The opportunity to teach at KCA has been an incredible privilege and blessing for her. It's a daily realization of God's miraculous workings - Ephesians 3:20 "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."
SECRETARY, FOOD SERVICE COORDINATOR
Sarah recently worked in the office at a local elementary school and was the meal coordinator for several years. She now happily takes care of a variety of office tasks at KCA. Sarah was born and raised in Zion, Ill. until she moved to Wisconsin in 2016 with her family. Sarah has been married to her high school sweetheart Dustin for more than 20 years, and together they have five children. Sarah and Dustin enjoyed being foster parents for several years and are now a transracial adoptive family. Different seasons of her life have been devoted to working with church youth, volunteering at Wilson Elementary’s after-school program, and offering peer counseling at Alliance Family Resource Center. Sarah has a love for Kenosha and the people that live here. She and her family also love being a part of CrossWay Community Church.
Josie, or "Ms. J," is a 4K instructional aide, Greek instructor, and volunteer coordinator at KCA. Before coming to KCA, she worked as an after-school tutor at Wilson Elementary, and while at school in Minneapolis, she volunteered with students at Little Earth of United Tribes and Hope Academy. She is especially interested in learning about and teaching the diverse beauties of world cultures, both near and far, and even more, the God who created them. She is a member of CrossWay Community Church.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & DEVELOPMENT
Vince has a heart for serving others in the City of Kenosha and brings along with him a unique professional background. He served as a Kenosha police officer for 10 years. Vince left his policing career, seeing the school as an effective way to impact the community. As a Sergeant in the Kenosha Police Department, he was responsible for leading, training and evaluating police officers. In addition to his law enforcement leadership experience, Vince co-founded a local real estate brokerage where he leads and manages a team of real estate agents. Vince also brings a passion for pioneering, often in the form of building organizations and helping those entities become as effective as possible. Vince is married to Brittany and has three sons. His children attend KCA, and Brittany volunteers in the school. They are members of Crossway Community Church.
Mrs. Salvati is KCA's kindergarten teacher. Prior to teaching at KCA, she was a stay-at-home mom homeschooling her four children. She is excited to introduce her students to good books and the skills to become great readers themselves. She is an active member of Christ the King Church in downtown Kenosha.
MUSIC & ART TEACHER
Amy is excited to be back in the classroom to teach art and music after a ten-year hiatus, during which she stayed at home with her son and daughter. She lives in Racine with her two children, husband, and two loveable Bullmastiffs. Amy grew up playing and singing music and has spent some time leading worship at her church, Grace Church, in Racine. She is excited to help students develop their love for God as they experience and create art and music. Amy is also eager to learn alongside her students and develop her own ability to create.