AdministrationPastor Andy Bloom: Pastor of Central Baptist Church and President of OCA Mr. Randy Osborne: School Admininstrator. Mr. Osborne holds a BS degree from Tennessee Temple Univeristy and a Master's of Education in Educational Business Administration. Mr. Osborne has been the school administrator since 2018. Mrs. Sharon Loyd: Elementary Principal and Guidance Counselor. Mrs. Loyd holds a BA degree from the University of Florida. Mrs. Loyd has been at OCA since 1982, and the elementary principal for over 20 years. Mrs. Stephanie Cumbie: Middle School Principal and Guidance Counselor. Mrs. Cumbie holds a Master of Education degree from Hyles-Anderson College. Mrs. Cumbie has been a teacher for 28 years, and the middle school principal since 2018. Mr. Joe Carpenter: High School Principal. Mr. Carpenter holds a BS degree from Pensacola Christian College. Mr. Carpenter has been the high school principal since 2020. Mr. Chris Mruzek: Dean of Discipline. Mr. Mruzek holds a BA degree and a Master of Divinity from Pensacola Christian College. Mr. Mruzek has been the Dean of Discipline since 2022.
Elementary FacultyMrs. Kimber Savage: Mrs. Betsy Carpenter: Mrs. Katie Fowler: K5 teacher. Mrs. Fowler holds a BS from Pensacola Christian College. Mrs. Fowler has taught at OCA since 2021. Mrs. Lisa Land: K5 teacher. Mrs. Land has taught at OCA since 1992. Mrs. Bonnie Artman: 1st grade teacher. Mrs. Artman holds a BA degree from Spurgeon Baptist Bible College. Mrs. Artman has taught at OCA since 1985. Mrs. Natalie Rath: 1st grade teacher. Mrs. Rath holds a Master of Education degree from Regis College. Mrs. Rath has taught over 10 years, and has taught at OCA since 2019. Mrs. Naomi Stembridge: Mrs. Joanne Gleichauf: Miss Alyssa Roberson: Mrs. Angela Sutton: 2nd grade teacher. Mrs. Sutton holds a BS degree from Veritas Baptist College. Mrs. Sutton has taught at OCA since 2003. Mrs. Deanne Day: 3rd Grade teacher. Mrs. Day holds a BS from Pensacola Christian College. Mrs. Day has taught at OCA since 2009. Mrs. Emilea Litchfield: 3rd grade teacher. Mrs. Litchfield holds a BS degree from Pensacola Christian College. Mrs. Litchfield has taught at OCA since 2017. Mrs. Danielle Pound: 3rd grade teacher. Mrs. Pound holds a Master of Religious Education from West Coast Baptist College. Mrs. Pound has taught at OCA since 2021. Miss Andrea Williams: Mrs. Crystal Hicks: Mrs. Judy Helinski: 5th grade teacher. Mrs. Helinski holds a BS degree from Tennessee Temple University. Mrs. Helinski has taught over 30 years, and has been at OCA since 2013. Mrs. Brittany Luiken: 5th grade teacher, Safety Patrol Supervisor. Mrs. Luiken holds a BS degree from Pensacola Christian College. Mrs. Luiken has taught at OCA since 2012. Mr. Ron Carpenter: Athletic Director, Elementary PE teacher, Boys HOPE, and Coach. Mr. Carpenter holds a BS degree from Liberty University. Mr. Carpenter has worked at OCA since 2001. Mrs. Bettye Liberty: ESP Director Mrs. Lydia Pierce : Elementary Music teacher and High School Art. Mrs. Pierce holds a BA degree in music from Pensacola Christian College. Mrs. Pierce has worked at OCA since 2016. Mrs. Christy Culver: Elementary Art and Library teacher. Mrs. Culver holds a BS degree from Florida State University. Mrs. Culver has worked at OCA since 2003.
Secondary FacultyMrs. Emily Bloom: 10th-12th grades History, 9th Grade Girls HOPE, and yearbook. Mrs. Bloom holds a BS degree from Ambassador Baptist College and a Master's of Education Degree from Bob Jones University. Mrs. Bloom has taught at OCA since 2014. Mr. Charles Brown: 6th-12th grades Math teacher. Mr. Brown holds a BS degree from Clearwater Christian College. Mr. Brown has taught over 20 years, and has been at OCA since 2019. Mrs. Lauren Castillo: 6th-8th grades History. Mrs. Castillo holds a BS degree from West Coast Baptist College. Mrs. Castillo has taught at OCA since 2015. Mr. Ruben Castillo: 9th-12th grades Bible teacher. Mr. Castillo has taught at OCA since 2016. Mr. Castillo is pursuing a BS degree from West Coast Baptist College / Veritas University. Mr. PJ Culver: 7th-12th grades Math assistant, 6th grade Math, Middle School PE, High School Drama. Mr. Culver holds a Master of Science degree from Florida State University. Mr. Culver has worked at OCA since 2021. Mrs. Jazmine Early: Spanish 1 and 2, study halls, and FLVS. Mrs. Early has a BS degree from Catholic University of Colombia and has been teaching for three years. Mr. David Hyslop: 9th-12th grades Science teacher. Mr. Hyslop holds a BA degree from Cedarville College. Mr. Hyslop has taught over 30 years, and has been at OCA since 2015. Mr. Rusty Miller: 6th - 8th grade Bible teacher, FLVS teacher, Sign Language teacher. Mr. Miller holds a BA degree from Ambassador's Baptist College, He has taught at OCA since 2023. Angel Pena: Elementary P.E., MS P.E., and Study Hall. Mr. Pena is the Pastor of the Spanish Church at Central Baptist Church and has been with us since 2022. Mrs. Elisabeth Reffner: 6th-8th grades Science teacher. Mrs.Reffner holds a BS degree from Pensacola Christian College. Mrs. Reffner has taught over 25 years, and has taught at OCA since 2012. Mrs. Carrie Seymour: 9th-12th grades English teacher. Mrs. Seymour holds a Master's degree from Pensacola Christian College. Mrs. Seymour has taught at OCA since 2023. Mr. Kevin Stembridge: 6th-8th Grade English, MS band teacher, and Choir teacher. Mr. Stembridge holds a Master of Science degree in Music Education from Pensacola Christian College. Mr. Stembridge has taught at OCA since 2016.
Office StaffMrs. Louise Baker: Main Office Mrs. Jennifer Davis: MS / HS Secretary Mrs. Grace Etheredge: Records Secretary Mrs. Kay Mills: Office Administrator; Bookkeeper Mrs. Alene Twigg: Accounts Receivable Clerk Mrs. Paula Workman: Main Office Secretary
Support StaffMr. Jim Bailey: Security Mrs. Nancy Bailey: Cafeteria Mr. Cian Bloom: Maintenance Mr. Jesse Bloom: Coach Mrs. Bonnie Bloom: Cafeteria Mr. Charles Bonner: Substitute Mr. Matthew Carpenter: Maintenance Mrs. Jodi Carpenter: Cafeteria Miss Alicia Carpenter: Cafeteria PJ Culver: Transportation Director Mr. PH Culver: Coach Mrs. Ruth Eby: ESP Mr. Butch Etheredge: Maintenance Mr. Jim Fesperman: Security Mrs. Tiffany Green: Substitute, Extended Care Mrs. Jessica Guinn: Cafeteria Director; Cheerleading Coach Mr. Norman Helinski: Security Mr. Dave Homan: Maintenance Mr. Mark Hopper: Sound Room / Lamp and Light Radio Mrs. Diane Hopper: Office Volunteer Mrs. Patricia Knapp: Cafeteria Mr. Chuck Mills: Security Mrs. Lisa Nelson: Coordinator Mr. Angel Pena: Spanish Pastor, Teacher Assistant Mrs. Robin Pierce: ACSI Coordinator, MAPS Mr. Shawn Rath: Maintenance Director Mrs. Amanda Salmeron: Substitute Mrs. Betty Sheffield: Substitute Mr. David Smith: Maintenance Mrs. Amanda Sweet: Substitute Mrs. Judy Swogger: Substitute
School BoardMr. Paul Bloom Mr. Terry Loyd Mr. Ralph Weakland Mr. Bill Woods Mr. Jim Pierce
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