New Staff Join the Cascade Christian Academy Team

For more than 100 years, Cascade Christian Academy in Wenatchee, Washington, has been known for its amazing staff of kind and caring teachers. Together, through demonstrating God’s love and a dedication to learning in the classroom, teachers are able to guide their students into great educational achievements. Aspiring teachers have taken note of the loving environment CCA’s staff creates, and they are ready to join the team this fall.

Eliana Kearns recently graduated with her degree in secondary education, along with a double minor in Spanish and music. She will be the new school chaplain as well as the high school Bible and Spanish teacher. In her free time, Kearns enjoys activities like horseback riding and photography. When asked what inspired her to become a teacher, she stated, “My dream to be a teacher is deeply rooted in a desire to aim students heavenward and instill in them a love for languages and learning.” She is going to be a great addition to the CCA team.

Marianne Qualie joins the staff as CCA’s new athletic director. She has a master’s degree in science of recreation and sport sciences, a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion and a minor in mathematics. She has a passion for coaching and is excited about the opportunity to join the CCA team and encourage students in their faith. “I believe there is no greater mission than to work with young people as they develop their walk in Christ,” she said. CCA is very proud to have her join the staff family.

Rex Hossler loves working with multiple levels of students. He serves as CCA’s new seventh grade homeroom and will teach middle school science and ninth grade technology. Hossler has had more than 17 years of Adventist education, earning him a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a chemistry minor. His hobbies include reading, traveling and time in the outdoors. He is excited to help lead CCA students even closer to Christ alongside the rest of the amazing staff.

With such great new teachers, the school year is guaranteed to be one for the books. All the teachers and staff at CCA are excited for the students to return and hear all about how God has blessed their summers.

Featured in: September/October 2022