Meet the Staff

The SCA staff is composed of committed Christians who are devoted to educating students in a Christian environment. Each faculty member holds a degree in a specialized area of education. Our teachers actively disciple students in their knowledge and relationship with the Lord.


Marianne Rivers, Ed.D. 
School Principal

Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Master of Science in Reading Education
K-12 Reading Specialist Certification (Pennsylvania)

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education
7-12 Science and Mathematics Certifications (Pennsylvania)

Rachel Tajan

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education Certification (Pennsylvania)

Tiana Thompson

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a minor in Bible
Elementary Education Certification (Pennsylvania)

Alyssa Lough
Grades 1 & 2

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and a minor in Bible
Elementary Education Certification (Pennsylvania)

Karla Himka 
Grades 3 & 4

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a Language Arts concentration

Rebecca Farrell
Mathematics & Science (Grades 5-8)

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction — in progress

Bachelor of Science in

Melissa Feldman
English & History (Grades 5-8)

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and History with minors in Speech and Drama
Secondary Education Certification (Association of Christian Schools International — ACSI)

Jared Bradway
Choir (PK4-Grade 8)

Pastor James Buchanan, MDiv
Bible (Grades 5-8)

Master of Divinity

Bachelor of Science in Bible & Pastoral Ministry

Nichol Daniels 
Art (K5-Grade 8)

Bachelor of Science in Art Education
K-12 Art Certification

 Pete Daniels 
Physical Education (K5-8)

Bachelor of Science in Education
Secondary Education Certification

Sharon Davis, MEd
Classroom Aide | Grades 1 & 2

Master of Education in Elementary Education

Bachelor of Science in Education

Summit Christian Academy has openings for substitute teachers with a daily rate of $85. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Marianne Rivers at

Schedule a visit to Summit Christian Academy!

*Call 570-587-1545

660 Griffin Pond Road | South Abington Township | Pennsylvania 18411