At CCA we are proud of our nurturing Christian environment and our excellent end of grade test results.  However, these results are primarily a reflection of the quality of teachers that we have here at Carolina Christian.  Our teachers are hired and evaluated on Christian character, teaching skills, classroom control, creativity and love for children.  We can say without doubt that each teacher is a professing Christian who loves the Lord and loves their job!


A biblical view of educating children speaks of parental involvement.  Our teachers are committed to working with parents in a true partnership in educating students at CCA.

Tammie Hanna - Daycare Director

Mrs. Tammie has been an employee of Carolina Christian Child Development Center for over five years. She has completed all coursework in early childhood development mandated by the state of North Carolina and is currently enrolled at Tri-County Community College pursuing an Associate of Arts Degree.

Chris Rumfelt - Pastor; PE Instructor

Pastor of First Free Will Baptist Church in Hayesville. Bachelor of Science in Physical Education.  18 years teaching experience.

Crystal Rumfelt - Superintendent

Director, Co-founder of CCA, Bachelor of Science in Education, Master of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision. 17 years teaching experience.

Larkin Giddens - Principal Carolina Christian Academy

Bachelor of Science in Education at the University of Georgia, Master of Arts in Education at Grand Canyon University.  9 years teaching experience.

Laurie Porter - Church Administrative Assistant

23 years of pastoral administrative support

Pam Booher - Resource and Remediation

Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Education. 28 years teaching experience, 10 of those spent as a resource teacher for gifted students.

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Crystal Matheson-Kindergarten & First Grade

​Co-founder of CCA , Currently pursuing degree from Liberty University, 11 years teaching experience grades Kindergarten through 2nd.

Teresa Davenport-2nd & 3rd Grade

​Masters of Education in Early Childhood education (grades K-4) from Western Carolina University. 34 years teaching experience. Retired from Clay County School System

Shawna Rose-4th & 5th Grade; Drama

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Education, Experience in various teaching, marketing and communications. Seventh year teaching at CCA.

Carolyn Filer-Music & Spanish

Associate of Fine Arts in Music. Taught music privately for 37 years. 16 years teaching experience with 11 of those at CCA.

Carrie Harris - Art

Studied Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University. Over fifteen years of community arts service. 4th year with CCA

Colleen Fowler-Physical Education

​Received Certified Nursing Assistant degree from Tri County Community College. Worked as a CNA for 12 years. 5th year at CCA

Tava Fulford-Office Assistant, Teaching Assistant (4th/5th grade)

Bachelor of Science in  Education from Berry College.

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Carolina Christian Academy

259 Tusquittee St.

P.O. Box 1254

Hayesville, NC. 28904

(828) 389-4777

(828) 389-4711 (Fax)

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