About the ACA Instructors
Reading Specialist and Teacher
Shannon Escobar has both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education and has taught in elementary and middle schools for over 10 years. She has been trained and certified to work with dyslexic students in the Action Phonics program through Learning Potentials and the Orton-Gillingham method through the Dyslexia Training Institute and has been privately tutoring students with dyslexia and other reading problems for 8 years. Shannon has a strong background in teaching art and theatre for children/youth.
Principal and Head Teacher
Ami Kyser has a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Social Science, and a Master’s degree in English Literature with an educational endorsement in History and English. She has taught kindergarten through middle school grade levels for over 5 years including in diverse cultural settings. She has also worked as a math and science tutor for elementary and middle school students in after school programs. She employs a project based hands-on learning approach to engage students and help them reach their potential.
Appalachian Christian Academy
The Appalachian Christian Academy family exists to show children Jesus, nurture their love for Him and others, teach them to think, and empower them to serve.