Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy
English 10 &11
(330) 929-0575 (main office) room 112
The Long and the Short of it:
I have not grown any taller since I was in the 7th grade at the historic
Fremont Junior High in Fremont, Ohio (birthplace of Rutherford B. Hayes).
I met my husband in the A Cappella Choir of Sandusky High School (yes, the
Sandusky of Cedar Point fame). Our first date was to a movie entitled 'Jaws'
(the first one!). We attended our senior prom together.
After we both were graduated from Miami of Ohio, we moved to four different
states as he pursued first an active duty Naval career and then a career
with Texas Instruments. During that time, I taught junior high English,
high school English, and high school Yearbook I & II and had three
Fourteen years ago, we moved back to Ohio and settled in Medina, where I
taught language arts (primarily Advanced Composition) for ten years at Medina
Senior High School. This is my fourth year at CVCA , and I am excited about
the possibilities praying we will all work together to further the Kingdom.
I became a Christian at a young age and was the daughter of a minister and
home missionary (now called a church planter), Paul Nevels. I have been
involved in many ministries in the local church, including music, decorating,
Although I am not quite sure how I happened to get this old, my recently
married daughter earned a master's degree in fitness and lives in Richmond,
Kentucky. My oldest son was graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a
business degree. He received a second degree in international business
from Avans University in Holland where he studied as a foreign exchange
student for a year. His passion is soccer. My youngest child is a senior at
Miami University. An avid musician, he plays the drums for the Bridge Church
and has sung with the Chamber Ensemble Singers and Men's Glee Club.
We have two cats. Riley is pictured below showing his support for the
Indians. Felix is a Maine Coon who follows me from room to room. He has been
known to scratch my face if I did not wake up early enough for him!