"It was my teacher's genius, her quick sympathy, her loving tact which made the first years of my education so beautiful. It was because she seized the right moment to impart knowledge that made it so pleasant and acceptable to me."
- Hellen Keller
Rev. David Shay
Rev. Shay, the founder and headmaster of CDA, provides instruction in Ancient Latin, Biblical Greek, Literature, English, Biblical Studies, and the Sciences. A father of five, Rev. Shay also serves as the pastor of Living Church in Summerville and as a senior leader of Kingdom Ministries USA, a network of churches and ministries from across the nation.
Miss Alexis Johnson
Miss Alexis teaches mathematics and arithmetic in the schools of grammar, logic, and rhetoric. Miss Johnson finished her undergraduate degree from Thomas Edison State College.
Mrs. Shannon Johnson
Mrs. Johnson teaches kindergarten and early grammar school. She received her Accounting degree from DeVry University and has managed or owned businesses throughout her life. She has two daughters that she home-schooled for many years before settling into CDA teaching since 2014.
Miss Olivia Shay
Miss Olivia teaches grammar school and high school Bible, literature, worldview, spelling, penmanship, history, geography, and art. Miss Shay is a graduate of CDA and is currently finishing her degree in New Testament Literature from Oral Roberts University.
Mr. Dalton Gatlin
Mr. Gatlin teaches literature, apologetics, history, logic, and rhetoric in our high school grades. Mr. Gatlin studied history and philosophy at Columbia College and is pursuing a master's degree in Christian school administration at Regent University. He is a husband and father of four.