About our Academics

Read more about the subjects and curriculum of each homeroom

Meet Miss K. (Carla Kauffman)


I enjoy: Listening to the Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center, Spending time with friends and family, Plays & Musicals, Reading, Decorating

I want my students to:
Know God, and not just know about God.
Have a personal relationship with Him, and show the world who God is as they live their lives as students and eventually as adults.
Be grateful 

I teach because:
I am passionate about learning,
It brings me so much joy to watch understanding flash across the faces of my students.
I love building relationships with my students
I love speaking life and encouragement into my students.
I love the opportunity to teach my students to know that they are valuable and deeply loved by God, and to watch them learn to truly believe that, as they grow and mature

My students have taught me:
We all need grace to succeed
To not take life too seriously…there is always room for fun
To laugh
Preparation is key

A verse I love: Deuteronomy 32:2

I started teaching at GHA in 2009. I began my teaching career at Faith Christian Academy in Wilmot, OH where I taught from 1994-2000. I took up teaching again at United Christian School in Middlefield, OH where I taught from 2004 to 2009.

Meet Mr. T. (Ashton Troyer)

Vice Principal, Athletic Director

I enjoyHammocking, Reading, Volleyball, Music

I want my students toLearn how to think critically, and allow themselves to be stretched

I lead becauseI find satisfaction in making things run smoothly, I love helping and serving the staff and students.

My students have taught meThere’s a power in being prepared

A quote I love: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

I started teaching at GHA in 2014. “As a GHA graduate, I love that I get to give back to a school that had such a strong influence on who I am today.”

Meet Ms. Crystal (Crystal Shantz)


I enjoy:
Coffee (alone or with friends)
Organized spaces
Spending time with my family

A verse I love:
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7