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Our Staff

mr. russ smith
Administrator/Principal

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2012. B.A. in Ministry and M.A. in Biblical Studies. Has been serving in full-time ministry for over ten years. Pastor Smith is also the senior pastor at Meriden Hills Baptist Church.
 

Miss Liz Melillo
Assistant Principal

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2011. B.S. in Elementary Education and M.A. in Educational Administration. Classroom teacher since 2009.
         

mrs. Dawn Foss
School Nurse

Joined MidState Chrisitan Academy in 2007. Registered Nurse since 2002.
   

Mrs. Samantha jackson
School Secretary

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2018.
         

Mrs. Lopes
School Accountant

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2014.
   

 

         
 

 

   

 

         
   

Elementary Teachers 

   

Mrs. Amy Smith
Pre-K Director

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2012. B.S. in Elementary Education. Day care director/classroom teacher since 2010.
 

Mrs. lucy hilario
Pre-K Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2016.
         

Mrs. Kristen Poulin
Assitant Pre-K Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2015.
   

Mrs. Crystal raiola
K5 Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2018. B.S. in Elementary Education. Classroom teacher for over five years.
         

Mrs. Carla palmer
1st Grade Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2016. B.S. in Education and a M.S. in Elementary Education. Classroom teacher for over eleven years.
 

Mrs. cheryl Stewart
2nd Grade Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2011. Classroom teacher for over eleven years.
         
 

Mrs. katlyn amasula
3rd Grade Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2018. B.S. in Elementary Education.
   

Miss brynn odea
4th Grade Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2018. B.S. in Elementary Education. Classroom teacher for over four years.
         

mrs. amy smith
5th Grade Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2012. B.S. in Elementary Education. Day care director/classroom teacher since 2010.
   

 

         
   

Secondary Teachers

   

miss Jessi Mcelyea
English/Elective Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2014. B.A. in English with a minor in Education. Classroom teacher for over four years.
 

mr. scott palmer
Science/Spanish/Math Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2016. B.S. in Biology. Classroom teacher for over sixteen years.
         

Mrs. Tania Tremaglio
History/Science Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2017. B.S. in Special Education. Beginning second year as classroom teacher.
   

mr. ethan amasula
Bible/Elective/P.E. Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2018. B.A. in Youth Ministry. Pastor Ethan is also the youth pastor at Meriden Hills Baptist Church.
         
 

Mr. Jimmy jackson
Bible/History/P.E. Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2018. B.A. in Ministry. Pastor Jackson is also the associate pastor at Meriden Hills Baptist Church.
 

Miss liz melillo
Math Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2011. B.S. in Elementary Education and M.A. in Educational Administration. Classroom teacher for over nine years.