Our Teachers

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Santa Clara Christian School teachers are trusted guardians and mentors who provide solid academic and spiritual guidance for students to help develop their young minds.

Kindergarten – Mrs. Young

Mrs. Young has been our Kindergarten teacher for over a decade.   Mrs. Young holds her teaching degree from Bethany College and an ACSI Teacher Credential. She has a very active, hands-on approach to teaching that helps the students solidify a firm foundation in all areas of academics. Also, as a pastor’s wife and Christian mentor, she has a passion to help her students discover God’s love for them. When she is not spending time with her grandchildren, she enjoys reading and gardening.

1st Grade – Mrs. Harter

Mrs. Harter graduated from Maranatha Baptist Bible College, and soon after started teaching at San Francisco Christian School. She and her husband got married a couple of years later. After moving to Santa Clara, they were blessed with 5 children. They have worked in many church ministries over the last 30 years. She taught 3rd grade for many years at North Valley Baptist Schools. Now teaching 1st grade at Santa Clara Christian School, she loves teaching her students and working together with their parents.

2nd Grade – Mrs. Nice

Mrs. Nice is the co-founder of Santa Clara Christian School and has been teaching for more than 20 years. She has her BA in Liberal Arts and MA in Education from Pepperdine University. When she is not teaching, she is reading, gardening, or exploring. She is married to Mr. Nice and has 4 children and 1 grandson.

3rd Grade – Mrs. Mackey

Mrs. Mackey has been teaching at Santa Clara Christian School for 9 years. She graduated with her teaching degree from Cal State San Marcos and received her California Teaching Credential from Concordia University. Mrs. Mackey is married and has two children. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially while camping.

4th Grade – Mr. Cole

Mr. Cole was born and raised in the Bay Area and is now in his 7th year of teaching. Working with youth has always been his great passion. He’s been involved in youth ministry for 15 years, and is currently the Youth Coordinator for his church. He is married and enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, playing and watching sports, surfing, fishing, and going to the gym. He is blessed and grateful that God has called him to this profession, and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

5th Grade – Mrs. Austin

Mrs. Austin has been a teacher for over 25 years. Most of her teaching has been in Christian Elementary Schools in the Bay Area. She holds a B.S. degree from Bob Jones University in Elementary Education, with minors in English and Bible. She also has an ACSI credential. Mrs. Austin has been married for 38 years. Her husband is a pastor (and also works part-time for the SF Giants!). They have 2 grown children and 1 grandson. She loves to read, travel, and spend time with her family and friends.