The University-Model® combines the best attributes of traditional schooling with the best attributes of homeschooling and integrates them into one model. The result is quality, cost-effective, college-preparatory education that gives parents more time for imparting their own faith and values to their children. In partnership with one another, parents and the school work together toward a mutual goal: to produce wholesome, competent, and virtuous followers of Christ who will change the world in their generation.
King's Light Christian Academy is dedicated to partnering with parents to encourage their children in their faith walk and raise up future disciples for Christ. We endeavor to operate with excellence, that brings glory to our Heavenly Father and makes a kingdom impact in our would.
In Aug 2021, we are opening our doors to 9th grade - 10th grade. Full time and part time students are welcome.
My name is Teresa Murnock. I am one of the founders of King's Light Christian Academy. I have an AS in Radiologic Sciences. I have been a Clinical Instructor at Culpeper Hospital for Radiography students and cross trained into MRI. I have a passion for designing and building as well. I owned and operated Heavenly Scent Cupcakes and Cakes for 7 years.
My time beyond my professional work is spent with my two children, my husband, friends and family. I enjoy reading, studying, hiking, kayaking, biking, and camping. I love the outdoors and taking in the wonder of our Father's creation.
My passion for youth and children to know our heavenly Father, Savior and Holy Spirit. I have served in children's ministry and youth ministry for 13 years and also served on the church leadership team for 2 years. My gifts and talents have been utilized in organizing and running children/youth programs, classes and activities.
My hope is to see KLCA be a blessing to our local area and connect the family of God, building relationships and fostering support and encouragement to do His good and glorious work. We are here to partner with parents and help guide and educate with excellence the next generation that will be the salt and light in our world.
My name is Neal Stuckenschneider. I hold a BA from St. Mary's College of Maryland as an English Literature major, with a minor in Studio Art. Out of college, I taught at Covenant Life School in Gaithersburg, MD for six years, teaching English, Art, PE, and a variety of electives. I'm returning to the classroom after some years in the special events and agricultural industries.
From leading church-based youth summer camps, teaching private music lessons and ESOL classes, and coaching baseball and cross-country, I've had broad experience with teaching and with youth.
"Those who lose their life, for me, will find it"; where better to lose it than in investing in others? The richness of shared experiences and discoveries are where I've always felt fullness - seeing others grasp hold of new skills and concepts and work creatively with them in ways I wouldn't. God's majesty is observable in these glimpses of enlightenment, and it is uniquely edifying when this takes place in community. We are called to be on the horizon of His creation, stretching forward into the future.
My name is Katie DeMello and I hold a Master's degree in Educational Psychology and a Bachelor's degree in Special Education with a minor in Psychology. I have 10 years of experience in the public school setting from K-12th grade including 3 years as an Implementation Specialist. I hold a Professional Teaching Certificate from the state of Virginia in the areas of Elementary Education PreK-6, Special Education Adaptive Curriculum K-12, and Special Education General Curriculum K-12.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and two young children. My hobbies include reading and designing new projects with my Cricut. Throughout my life my faith journey has grown from simply following a religion to developing a relationship with the Lord. Through this journey I have learned to relinquish control and place my trust in this path I am walking, knowing that the Lord is leading me to become the person he has created me to be .
Kings Light Academy is a blessing that God has placed in this path. I feel strongly that this opportunity is not only a blessing to my life, but also to the lives of the students at King's Light Academy. I believe that through this school, I will be able to share my God given gifts of educating, motivating, and influencing our youth to grow in the direction God intends for them.
My name is Pam Farmer, and I have been working with youth for 34 years in the Christian Camping ministry, 8 years as a public school teacher, and 4 years as a tutor and mentor. I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology from James Madison University, and after I raised my 3 daughters, I went back to school to get an endorsement to teach Pre k- 6th grades. I have taught, preschool, 3rd, 4th, 6th-8th grades concentrating in the math and sciences.
I became a Christian in college. The Lord had been softening my heart to receive the gospel message for years. He placed roommates in my life who witnessed to me and invited me to the Baptist Student Union where I could be mentored. Later, He introduced me to a Christian man, who became my husband. My husband was diligent in walking out his faith in front of me, and he never failed to take me to church and surround me with other Christians. My baby daughter became very ill, and the church rallied around us with so much help; help that was so foreign to me that I knew I wanted whatever these people had, which was Christ. I gave my life to Christ at the age of 21, and each day, I continue to marvel at the grace, forgiveness, love, and home that I have with Jesus.
I have several hobbies that I love to do. I love to exercise which includes long walks, bike rides, and gardening. I love dogs, and I spend a lot of time with my mini Golden-doodle and Shetland sheepdog. I recently became a grandma to a beautiful little boy, and I will be spending lots of time playing and snuggling with him.
I pray that I will be a blessing while teaching at KCLA by presenting lessons that are easily understood in a safe, relaxed, Christian environment so that all students learn to love math. Some people find math difficult, and I am pretty good at breaking down the steps to make problem solving more manageable. I aim to follow Micah 6: 8 as I teach and interact with my students: to do what the Lord requires of me which is to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with my God.
My name is Noah Wharton, and I am currently studying at Liberty University online and I am pursuing my Bachelor in Middle Education- Social Science. My goal is to graduate and become a middle or high school history teacher.
I finished up at Eastern View High School in the fall of 2018 and received my diploma in May of 2019. My experience working with youth started over a year ago when I began teaching Sunday school at my church. I usually have teenagers and the numbers vary from week to week. Occasionally, I teach Sunday school on Sunday evenings as well.
I had gone to church from time to time when I was little, but I started going regularly once I started my freshman year at Eastern View High School. I became a born again Christian when I was 16 years old. I like to think of my music as my ministry because it allows me to go and play music at different places and meet new people and share my faith.
Before Covid, I would play on Sundays at nursing homes such as Autumn Care in Madison or Culpeper Health and Rehab. Some personal hobbies of mine are fishing, playing music, and raising chickens. I believe that I will be a blessing at KLCA because I love history and I want to share that passion with others.