God has truly blessed me by allowing me to serve in the field of education for many years. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, and a Specialist Degree in Education from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO. I have served 11 years as an elementary teacher, 6 years as an Elementary Building Principal and 14 years as a District Superintendent in the Missouri public school systems. I joined the CCA staff in 2018 and it is exciting to serve as the Lead Administrator at Clinton Christian Academy! I enjoy working closely with the teaching staff in the areas of curriculum and instruction. I also love getting to know all of our students here at CCA! Children are truly a gift from God and it is a privilege that parents have entrusted these precious gifts to the staff here at CCA where we strive to “prepare hearts and minds to impact the world for Jesus Christ.”
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Steve. We were blessed and highly favored to be able to move here to Clinton to be near our daughter, Miranda Curnutte, and her husband, Eric. Grandsons, Isaac and Seth, bring us so much joy and attend CCA. Additionally, I enjoy singing, piano, and reading!
Contact Mrs. Ritchie by phone at 660-890-2111 or rritchie@clintonacademy.
Upper School Principal
God has blessed our family richly in the spiritual realms and led us to the ministry of Clinton Christian Academy. My wife and I are celebrating our 33 years of marriage. We both prepared to teach at Harding University, a Christian school in Searcy, Arkansas. God has blessed us with eight children and one granddaughter (so far). We have a multitude of experiences in both Christian and secular educational settings including: Bible classes (cradle roll to a seniors’ auditorium class for those 65 and older), homeschool, private Christian school, public school, public charter school, dual credit early colleges school, and Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DODDS) overseas in England and Germany. I have taught in public schools in Arkansas and Missouri in the subjects of math, social studies, and personal finance. In the Air Force, I taught for three years at Officer Training School teaching communication skills, character education, and professional military subjects. My first master’s degree is in math education, and I am currently certified to teach math and social studies for middle school and high school in Missouri and Arkansas. I retired from the Air Force in 2015 as a Lieutenant Colonel with 26 years of service. I commanded the 10th Intelligence Squadron at Langley Air Force Base leading 450 military and civilian personnel. In 2010, I earned a Master of Military Operational Art and Science from Air University. One of my undergraduate majors was Bible/Ministry, and I am just over halfway through a Master of Divinity degree with the Harding School of Theology in Memphis, Tennessee. As a Christian, I believe God has given us the roles of ministers of reconciliation and ambassadors for Christ. I believe this is the purpose and goal of Christian education—to lead our children to God through Jesus the Christ.
Contact Mr. Stevens by phone at 660-890-2111.
I received my undergraduate degree in Journalism from Central Missouri State University, now UCM, in 2001. I received a minor in Music, which was, and has always been my true love. I enjoy teaching kids new songs, motions to songs, teaching Bible stories, verses, and God’s Word through music. It is a joy to share my musical gift with others.
My husband, Eric and I have been married since 2002. We have two boys, Keaton & Kaiden. I enjoy spending time with family, watching my boys play sports, scrapbooking, crafting, playing the piano, and singing.
You can contact Mrs. Townsend by calling 660-890-2111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was born and raised in Clinton, MO. I have been married to my husband for 16 years, we have one son who attends CCA. I am so blessed that God has given me the opportunity to work at CCA! It is so amazing to be surrounded by adults and children who love the LORD!
Guidance Counselor / Athletic Director
After graduating Chilhowee High School, I earned a B.S.E. in English and Secondary Health/Physical Education at CMSU. I began teaching junior high English and coaching junior high basketball and track in March of 1975 in the Ferguson-Florissant School District in St. Louis County. Three years later I moved closer to home and taught English and coached varsity basketball and track at Nevada High School. While at Nevada I completed my masters degree in guidance and counseling through CMSU. Five years later I moved to Clinton where I taught two years of middle school English, seven years of high school English and five years of yearbook, before moving into the special education department as a psychological examiner for the remainder of my career. Along the way I coached middle school football, middle school track, boys jv basketball, and varsity girls basketball two different stints. After enjoying a year and a half of retirement, I finished the year teaching English and coaching boys basketball at Montrose. In the fall of 2007, God and Gene Reid led me to teach middle school English at CCA, and that winter I coached the first CCA girls’ basketball team.
My wife, Patty, and I enjoy our five children and fourteen grandchildren. I like to hunt and fish at every opportunity, and I serve the Lord through First Baptist Church of Clinton and CCA.
You can contact Mr. Bancroft at 660-890-2111, 660-885-1468 or email@example.com.