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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 for over nine years.
         

mrs. Dawn Foss
School Nurse

Joined MidState Chrisitan Academy in 2007. Registered Nurse for thirteen years. Mrs. Foss also offers private piano lessons.
 

Mrs. kristen Poulin
Extended Day Care Director

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2015.
         

Mrs. Lopes
School Accountant/Librarian

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 for over eight years.
 

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. lyndsey faciane
K5 Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2016. B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies. Beginning second year as a classroom teacher.
         

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 ten years.
 

Mrs. cheryl Stewart
2nd Grade Teacher

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

Mr. Russ Smith
3rd Grade Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2012. B.S. in Bible. Minor in Elementary Education. Classroom teacher for over five years.
 

Miss rebekah eades
4th Grade Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2012. B.S. in Elementary Education. Classroom teacher for over eight years.
         

Miss liz melillo
5th Grade Teacher

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

Mrs. Tania Tremaglio
5th Grade Co-Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2017. B.S. in Special Education.
         
   

Secondary Teachers

   

miss Jessi Mcelyea
English/Elective Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2014. B.A. in English with a minor in Education. Beginning fourth year as a classroom teacher.
 

mr. scott palmer
Science/Elective/Math Teacher

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

mrs. Anna Montalvo
Middle School Math/Spanish Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2017. Beginning first year as a classroom teacher
 

mr. Ryan faciane
Bible/Drama/Elective Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2016. B.A. in Youth Ministry. Beginning second year as a classroom teacher. Pastor Ryan is also the youth pastor at Meriden Hills Baptist Church.
         

Mrs. Ashley Goins
History/P.E. Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2014. B.S. in Secondary Education with a concentration in Physical Education and History. Beginning fourth year as a classroom teacher.
 

Miss liz melillo
Math Teacher

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2011. M.A. in Educational Administration. Classroom teacher for over nine years.
         

mr. russ smith
Choir Instructor

Joined MidState Christian Academy in 2012. B.A. in Ministry and M.A. in Biblical Studies. Classroom teacher for over five years.