Sound Christian Academy has a long tradition of membership with the National Honor Society. The name of our chapter is “Christian Ambassadors” and has for many years been a place of honor and achievement for students who desire to achieve excellence in their high school years. For many students, selection as a member of the National Honor Society is a highlight of their achievements in school. This honor, recognized throughout the nation, is both the public recognition of accomplishment and the private commitment to continued excellence on the part of the new member. Each student is selected based on the standards established at Sound Christian Academy and on the provisions of the national constitution. The criterion for membership is based on four pillars: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. Members are expected to be in excellent standing in each of these areas for the length of their membership. On Wednesday night, 15 secondary students were formally inducted into our local chapter. Great job, students!
Demetrios Hadjistavropoulos is our new Bible teacher.
Demetrios has been in the U.S. Army since 2002 and has been stationed at JBLM since 2019. He was stationed in Germany, Wisconsin, Nevada and Montana previously, while also serving in Kosovo and Iraq.
He is in the process of receiving a Bachelor’s degree from Liberty (Virginia) University in Biblical and Educational Studies and is expected to graduate in 2023.
Demetrios replaces Matthew Richey, who is moving into a part-time role but will still teach classes periodically and be a presence on campus.
Krista Yearwood is our new kindergarten teacher, joining Jennifer Beaty as the leaders of the two classes for the 2022-23 school year.
Krista has 30 years of experience working in elementary schools starting in San Jose, Calif., and most recently in Steilacoom.
She was a kindergarten-first grade reading intervention teacher from 2019-21, a kindergarten teacher from 2018-19 and a K-12 substitute from 2012-16 all in Steilacoom.
Krista graduated from Humboldt State (California) University with a Bachelor’s degree of arts education/liberal studies.
Michelle Hewitt was recently hired as our new director of Before and After School Care (BASC).
Michelle has worked the last 20 years with children, serving as the director of Christ Lutheran Church’s before and after school program director from 2012-2020 and as an assistant teacher of 4 and 5 year olds at Little Church from 2005-12.
She received a state certificate in Early Childhood Education from Pierce College in Lakewood in 2014.
Hewitt replaces Alisha Brotherton, who moved out of state with her family.
Sarah Cline is our new third grade teacher.
Sarah has been a substitute teacher for Tacoma Public Schools since 2017. Before that, she was the co-founder of Never Be Average, LLC., where she was an author, life coach and speaker.
She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Art and Science.
Sarah is the sister of fifth-grade teacher Samantha Messersmith.
High school schedules are now available to view in your FACTS student and/or parent account. Visit the FACTS Family Portal>Student>Schedules to find your 2022-23 school year schedule. Final paper schedules with locker information will be available for pickup at Back to School Night, at 5pm on Monday, Aug. 29. For more information please contact Director of College Career Counseling and Registrar Amy Reinmuth at [email protected].