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Faculty

Katherine Kramer

Katherine Kramer, Headmaster

 

Prior to her time as ACCA Founder and Headmaster, Katherine Kramer served as Assistant Headmaster at a nationally recognized classical Christian school in Alexandria, Virginia.  Ms. Kramer served as assistant Headmaster for over seven years, where she led faculty programming, shaped curriculum, and was instrumental in increasing academic excellence of the school. In this role she also oversaw faculty development and conducted personalized coaching of pedagogy,methodology, classroom management, and academic planning. Ms. Kramer and has written for the Classical Lutheran Education Journal and presented at the Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education’s summer conference. Prior to 2016, she served the same school as Upper School Lead Teacher as well as a Lower School Teacher where she enjoyed developing the thinking skills and the moral imagination of students through excellent conversations and stories. 

 

Katherine Kramer has a Bachelor of Arts from Patrick Henry College in the Classical Liberal Arts with an emphasis on Pedagogy, and minor studies in Literature. Ms. Kramer's experience includes working with autistic children, and she has received training in Biblical counseling. As a member of the Society for Classical Learning, she is an enthusiastic advocate for the holistic Classical approach to teaching, and is inspired to see students developing into young men and women who love God and serve their neighbor.

Carissa Davis

Carissa Davis

Miss Carissa Davis earned a degree in Classical Liberal Arts, with an emphasis on Literature, from Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia. After graduation Miss Davis moved to Seoul, South Korea, to teach English to Kindergarten and grade-school students. She also taught North Korean refugees on a volunteer basis and led a Bible study for English-speaking women. Miss Davis passionately learns about the world through travel and education.

 

Miss Davis has previously served as an Upper School Lead Teacher at a nationally recognized classical Christian School, as well as a 7th grade homeroom teacher. She has also taught 6th through 8th grade literature, logic, and writing/grammar. She enjoys inspiring the imagination through good literature and sharing her love of learning with students. Miss Davis has helped to lead a session on Self Governance: Myth or Reality at the Consortium for Classical Education Annual Conference.

Danielle Davis

Danielle Davis

Miss Danielle Davis has served as a Science and Math teacher and as an 8th grade homeroom teacher.

 

After graduating cum laude and with departmental honors earning a Bachelor of Science, Biology from Hillsdale College, Miss Davis completed her Master of Health Science at Grand Valley State University. Miss Davis previously served as a Laboratory Assistant and Histology Teaching Assistant at Grand Valley State University and worked as a Biology Tutor at Hillsdale College. She also has taught an Upper School elective on the structure, function, and modern use of DNA, as well as worked as a tutor and Lower School Aid at a Classical Christian School.

 

Miss Davis’s scientific publications include:

Influence of Fatty Acid Structure on Endothelial Cell Inflammation. Davis, D. Kurjiaka, D. Fatty Acid Receptors Regulate Endothelial Cell Connexin43 Expression. Booms, A., Grider, K., Holloway, T., Scott, C., Stevens, A., TenHoor, A., Sowers, A., Davis, D., & Kurjiaka, D. Effects of Joint Administration of Bacteriophage and Antibiotics on growth in Gram-Negative Bacteria. Davis, D. & Steiner, F.

 

Miss Davis believes that an ideal education is found in the classical Christian model, which provides students with a wide base of knowledge, problem solving skills, virtue, and knowledge of God, preparing students to be good Christians and good citizens. She loves teaching, engaging with students in the hard work of cultivating knowledge and virtue, and marveling together in the beauty of God’s creation.

Rebecca Hobbs

Rebecca Hobbs

Miss Hobbs earned B.A. in Classical Liberal Arts, with an emphasis in History and Education from Patrick Henry College. Miss Hobbs has taught 4th Grade at a nationally recognized classical Christian School and 5th Grade at The Ambrose School in Boise, ID. Prior to joining the Ambrose Faculty, she taught English to grammar school students in South Korea for nearly two years.

Miss Hobbs has a desire for her students to learn to love Christ more through learning to love what is true, good, and beautiful. As her students read stories of great heroes, love, courage, and self-sacrifice, she prays their souls will be so stirred by these things that they forever seek the One who is the ultimate Truth, Goodness, and Beauty- the Lord God. 

Miss Hobbs is originally from Baker City, OR. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and all the Korean food, language, and culture she can get.

Emily Wismer

Emily Wismer

Mrs. Wismer previously served as Latin Teacher at a nationally recognized classical Christian School in Alexandria, Virginia.

Patty Alford

Patty Alford


Ms. Alford previously served as before-care and after-care teacher at a nationally recognized classical Christian School in Alexandria, Virginia.

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