Grace Classical Academy is blessed to have talented, competent and caring teachers and staff.
WENDY DUVAL, HEAD OF SCHOOL, took on this role because she knew Classical Christian education was the best choice for her children. Prior to GCA, Wendy held high-level positions in marketing at American Heart Association, Fleet Trust and Investment Services, and Waste Management. Wendy’s heart for service called her to leadership roles with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), American Cancer Society and Girl Scouts of Gulf Coast Florida, as well as various ministries within her church. Wendy has been married to Scott for 15 years. They have 2 daughters, Ashley and Brooke, both of whom attend GCA. In her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
EMILY LOVEALL, ADMISSIONS & SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR, brings her experience as a fifth grade teacher at a Christian school in Tampa and Director of Admissions at Covenant Theological Seminary to GCA. Emily has been married to her high school sweetheart, Matt for 12 years. They have 3 children, Andrew, Molly and Abigail, plus one on the way. Two of her three children will attend GCA this year. Emily serves in several areas at Oak River Church, where her husband is the pastor, where together, they lead a weekly small group.
ESTEE HENTGES, ADMINISTRATIVE & INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE, majored in Elementary Education at Southeastern University and completed her internship on Saipan, part of the Marianna Islands. Estee had several years of experience at Villas Elementary and Bonita Springs Elementary before joining the team at GCA. Estee met her husband playing Ultimate Frisbee. They have two young children. Lucas attends GCA and Sarianna will be in pre-k at Bonita Springs Academy at New Life Church. The family loves spending time together, especially at the beach.
ASHLEY PERRY, 5TH-8TH GRADE TEACHER, has a heart for building children as both academic scholars and disciples of Christ. Ashley earned a Masters degree in Education Leadership at Michigan University, earning K-12 Principal certification. Ashley has taught at both the elementary and secondary levels. Ashley attends Fort Myers Seventh Day Adventist Church, where she is an assistant teacher with the teen program. Ashley’s hobbies include camping with her husband, playing with their dog, Brutus, reading history and theology texts, and gardening.
NANCY HOLLOWAY, 3RD – 4TH GRADE TEACHER, has 29 years of experience in public and private elementary education, including a school that follows the Christian, classical, hybrid model similar to the one at Grace Classical Academy. Nancy’s desire is to use God’s truth to make children want to passionately learn about His world. Nancy’s youngest daughter is still home while her older three live in Ft. Myers. Nancy attends Next Level Church, where she volunteers with the children’s ministry.
CAROLYN PERRY, 1ST – 2ND GRADE TEACHER, recently retired from the Collier County School System and her passion for educating children has brought her to Grace Classical Academy. Carolyn is married and has two sons, Jimmy and Jason. Carolyn holds a Bachelor’s degree from Morgan State University and a Master’s degree from USF in Tampa. Carolyn has 40 years of experience in the public school system and is a member of UFMBChurch. Carolyn is involved with the tutorial ministry at her church. She spends her free time writing poems and having family conversations.
KATHY HARTLEY, KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, has taught for over 26 years as both a preschool and kindergarten teacher. Kathy has a degree from Ball State University and has furthered her education through classes at Edison College and FGCU. Kathy has extensive experience in curriculum development, managing after school activities, and training faculty members. Kathy is driven by the desire to teach, guide and encourage students to their highest potential. Kathy has lived in Bonita Springs for 30 years and loves spending time on the beach. Kathy was married for almost 25 years before being widowed. Kathy has two adult daughters and two grandbabies, Dawson and Dakota. She serves in the children’s ministry and is part of a weekly small group.
JESSICA FLEMING, HOME SCHOOL CONNECTION DIRECTOR, brought this unique program to Grace Classical Academy based on a similar program she witnessed in Jupiter. Jessica majored in Biblical Studies and Biblical Counseling in Los Angeles and Palm Beach. While in Los Angeles, Jessica worked as a preschool teacher. Jessica moved to Naples in 2013 with Steve, her husband of 11 years and pastor of Grace Bible Church. They have 4 children ranging in age from 5-10, all enrolled at GCA this year, as well as 2 dogs and 5 chickens.