- Janie Neese
- Mitzi Wiggins
- Angel Bouler
- Olivia Mayfield
- Ashley Pierce
- Kim Torchia
- Becky Draper
- Wyconda Finney
- Shawanda Toodle
- Patricia Brieler
- Melissa Sprinkle
- Tori LaBombard
- Angela Moore
- Terra Gibson
- Tracey Bonner
- Jeri Morley
- Kim Brinson
- Amanda Boyle
- Amanda Ching
- Ashlynn Henderson
- Paula McDaniel
- Nicole Staples
- Margaret Payne
- Krissy Hipp
- Angela Jordan
- Melissa Worrell
- Kimberly Wilkes
- Shay Steedley
- Julie Hays
- Elizabeth Bryant
- Mary Katelin Summerlin
- Samantha Taylor
- Harmony Chason
- Heather Cubitt
- Grant Barber
- Lindsey Lear
- Anna Stoudenmire
- Carvel Jones
- Chris Scofield
- Christian Poche
- Brittney Roberts
- Christina Stirm
- Susan West
- Summer Howard
Mrs. Neese graduated from Alabama Southern with a degree in Business Technology. Before serving in a full-time role, she was an active substitute teacher at CHCA. She and her husband Darryl have two daughters who attend CHCA. Mattie is in 11th grade and Macie is in 9th grade. She and her family are members of Cottage Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Neese enjoys entertaining, decorating, and boating with her family.
Mrs. Mitzi Wiggins was born and raised in Mobile, AL. She graduated from Murphy High School in 2000 where she played softball and volleyball all four years. She earned numerous awards in softball which led to an athletic scholarship to Springhill College in Mobile. Mrs. Wiggins completed her degree at the University of South Alabama. She graduated from USA in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Criminal Justice and minored in Sociology. Mrs. Wiggins is married to Spencer Wiggins, and they have four children who attend CHCA: Caden (9th), Emerson (6th), Harper (4th), and Charlotte (K5). They have all attended CHCA since K5. The Wiggins family also attends Cottage Hill Baptist Church.
Mrs. Angel Bouler moved from the EEC to K2 as a Teachers' Assistant four years ago to become a K2 teacher. She has worked with children for about 12 years. Mrs. Bouler will soon celebrate 5 years of marriage with her husband Cliff. Together they share a three-year-old son who attends the EEC. She is excited to continue at CHCA in the preschool department and see what God has in store for her.
Olivia Mayfield is originally from LaGrange, Georgia. She moved to Auburn to attend college after she graduated from Troup County High School. She met her husband in 2005 and soon married and moved to Mobile for him to start his teaching and coaching career. She chose to become a stay-at-home wife and mother after having the first of their five children. She now has four wonderful boys and a sweet baby girl that has completed her family. They started attending Cottage Hill Baptist Church in 2015 and later became official church members. She started homeschooling her four younger children in 2019 and found that she has a passion for watching children learn and grow in life and with their faith in the Lord. She is excited to start her journey into teaching as part of the Cottage Hill Christian Academy family. She can not wait to be able to share her love, knowledge, and passion for children and to watch them grow in every aspect of their lives. Her family can usually be found cheering on the Warrior team and her husband, Coach Mayfield, from behind home plate on the baseball fields, or from in the stands under the lights on Friday night high school football games.
Mrs. Ashley is one of our K2 teachers here at CHCA. She is married to her husband Casey and has one daughter named Willow Grace. Mobile is her home and she has been a part of our Cottage Hill family for over 17 years. Her family started attending CHBC when she was 14 years old. During her middle school and high school years, Mrs. Ashley volunteered with Sunday school classes as well as VBS every summer. Before becoming a preschool teacher, Mrs. Ashley worked in our extended care program as well as our Mom’s Day Out Program for more than 4 years. It was then that she found her passion for working with children, and she knew it was something she wanted to make into a career. She will be starting her 10th year as a K2 teacher with CHCA this fall, and she is so excited for this new school year to begin and for all the new faces she will get to greet!
Mrs. Torchia has worked for 7 years as a 3-year-old teacher for Cottage Hill Baptist Church’s Mother’s Day out program. She then moved on to the Cottage Hill Christian Academy’s Early Education Center, where she worked in a classroom for three years, then served as the Assistant Director for three years. Mrs. Torchia is excited to now be a part of Cottage Hill Christian Academy’s preschool department and to be back in the classroom! She has stated that it has been a joy being a part of the Cottage Hill Family for the past 16 years and she is looking forward to many more exciting years of loving on children, guiding and teaching them, and being a small part of the plan that God has for their lives!
Mrs. Torchia has been married for 32 years and has three children, ages 30, 26, and 22, and one granddaughter!
Mrs. Patty is in her 15th year teaching preschool. She has been at CHCA for seven years. She loves teaching preschool and has a lot of fun teaching hands-on. She believes K4 is a fun age as they are eager to learn. Mrs. Brieler has been married to her husband David for 45 years, and they have three daughters and one granddaughter. Her youngest daughter, Anna Marie, is a Senior at CHCA and is a Varsity Cheerleader and plays on the Varsity soccer team. Mrs. Brieler's family attends Dauphin Way Baptist Church.
Mrs. Tori LaBombard grew up in Chalmette, Louisiana right outside of New Orleans. She moved to Mobile with her husband in 2005 and has two sons Mason and Tyler. She is currently pursuing a degree in Elementary Education and has been teaching preschool for seven years. In her spare time, Mrs. LaBombard likes to spend time with her family and friends, travel, and go to the beach.
While this is Mrs. Moore's first year at the Hill, this is her ninth year teaching K3. Prior to teaching K3, Mrs. Angela worked for the Mobile County Public School System for nine years. She has always had a love and passion for teaching children. Seeing them learn and grow academically and spiritually brings her the greatest joy. Mrs. Angela has been happily married to her husband, Shawn, for 29 years and they have two sons, Bradley and Zack. Bradley will be graduating from South Alabama in December with a degree in Sports Management and broadcasting. Zack graduated in May and is now fulfilling his dream by working full-time at a machine shop and paint and body shop after a year-long apprenticeship. Mrs. Angela and her family attend Dayspring Baptist church.
Mrs. Terra Gibson is a K3 teacher at Cottage Hill Christian Academy and has been teaching for 12 years. She loves teaching and sharing the love of Jesus with her students. Mrs. Gibson has been married for 19 years and has three children. Lilly (11th) and Chase (4th) both attend CHCA and her oldest son, Hunter, is a recent graduate.
Mrs. Morley attended the University of Mobile. She has been a teacher for 21 years, teaching middle school history, K4, 2nd grade, and 1st grade, but K4 is her passion. Mrs. Morley has a passion for music and uses it daily in her classroom to enhance the students learning experiences. She is married to Tracey Morley and they have 2 children: Heath Ames, who graduated in 2021 and is currently a sophomore in college, and Grace, who is in the 11th grade. She is the Warrior Mascot, and plays Varsity Basketball and Softball. Mrs. Morley and her family LOVE being a part of the Warrior Family.
Ms. Kim Brinson attained her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and went on to earn her master’s in education degree from Spring Hill College. She then went on to teach Kindergarten in the Mobile County Public School System for twenty-four years. She is happy to be here at CHCA where her son graduated in 2012. Ms. Brinson enjoys teaching in early childhood education and emphasizing learning by doing and providing hands-on opportunities. She wants children to problem-solve and think critically, as well as focus on responsibility and choice. Days in her classroom are often hands-on and include times with music and movement! Ms. Brinson enjoys sharing her love for the LSU Tigers with the children in her classroom.
Mrs. Ching graduated from the University of South Alabama with a degree in Elementary Education. After graduating she taught Kindergarten for 14 years and first grade for one year. Mrs. Ching has three sons that also attend Cottage Hill and her husband is a firefighter. She is excited about this new year!
Mrs. Paula McDaniel has been a teacher here at CHCA for twenty-three years. She taught K-5 for three years prior to teaching first grade. She will begin her 19th year in first grade this school year. Mrs. McDaniel graduated with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Alabama in May of 1991. She and her husband Kyle have four grown children, a grandson, a granddaughter, and a sweet dog.
Ms. Nicole Staples joined our team as a second-grade teacher in 2023. Nicole taught at Covenant Christian School in Mobile, Alabama for 5 years before coming to Cottage Hill. She is a native of Mobile who graduated from the Mississippi University for Women with a degree in Elementary Education. Ms. Staples, and her children Jackson, Jacob, Jesse, and Jayce attend Pathway Church in Mobile. She and her family are so excited to be part of the CHCA family!
Mrs. Margaret Payne grew up in Mobile. She graduated from B.C. Rain High School where she served as a member of Mobile's Azalea Trail. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in education from University of South Alabama and her Master of Science degree from Spring Hill College. Mrs. Payne then earned National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, watching sporting events, fishing, and playing pickleball.
Mrs. Payne attends Dayspring Baptist Church, where she teaches the senior adult ladies' Sunday school class.
She says the best thing about teaching at Cottage Hill is sharing the Good News about Jesus with my students. It's exciting to help them learn about our Lord!
Mrs. Krissy Hipp has taught at Cottage Hill Christian Academy for eleven years. She taught for two years in preschool and the past nine years in 3rd grade. Mrs. Hipp has an Associate's degree in Applied Science with a focus on paralegal studies and a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Hipp has two sons, Kyle (CHCA Class of '22) and Max (9th). Mrs. Hipp loves teaching and considers it an honor and blessing to play a significant role in her students' lives and be a part of their success in life.
Ms. Jordan has been teaching for 19 years, with 16 of those years spent at Cottage Hill Christian Academy teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. She also taught for three years in the country of Panama, where she spent most of her childhood. Ms. Jordan has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Language Arts Middle School Endorsement from the University of Mobile. Ms. Jordan enjoys reading and has always found it difficult to put a book down once she has started it. She is excited about helping another class of students develop a passion for learning. In addition to reading, Ms. Jordan enjoys baking and spending time with her nephew James.
Mrs. Wilkes is a native of Mobile, Alabama. She has her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and is beginning her 13th year teaching at CHCA. She has been happily married to her husband, Jeff, for 22 years. They have two children, Thomas (Class of '22) and Maggie (Class of '23). She teaches math, Alabama History, and Bible. Alabama History is her favorite subject to teach because of all the rich history located right here in my hometown of Mobile. Mrs. Wilkes and her family attend First Baptist Tillman's Corner, where they serve in many areas of the church.
Shay Steedley is entering her 7th year as a CHCA teacher and considers it a privilege to teach middle school. This school year she will be teaching 5th and 6th grade science as well as 6th grade Bible. Though born in the South, Mrs. Steedley grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She decided to return to her southern roots and attend the University of South Alabama. After graduating, Mrs. Steedley taught English at Ningxia University in Yinchuan China, served as women's director with a college campus ministry, and took part in a start-up international school in Weil am Rhein, Germany. Before teaching at CHCA, she homeschooled her daughters Becca and Ruby for six years. Becca is a 2023 CHCA graduate and Ruby is entering her junior year.
Mrs. Elizabeth Bryant joined our team as a second-grade teacher in 2019. Elizabeth taught at East Central in Hurley, Mississippi for 5 years before coming to Cottage Hill. She is a native of Mobile who graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Bryant, her husband Derek, and her son Hudson attend South Coast Church in Mobile. She and her family are so excited to be part of the CHCA family!
Ms. Mary Katelin Summerlin is the 2023 Nappie Award recipient for Mobile County's Coolest Middle School Teacher!
Ms. Summerlin has been teaching at CHCA for 11 years. She has a dual degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from the University of South Alabama.CHCA has always been home to Ms. Summerlin, as this is where she also attended school. Ms. Summerlin has a 5-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son. They are members of Cottage Hill Church.
Mrs. Chason loves living the life God has called her to with her husband Robby and 4 kids, Riley, Rianna, Zeke, and Xander. Mrs. Chason has a passion for Jesus, music, sports, and kids, and God allows her to minister to people every day using those things. Mrs. Chason has a degree from the University of Mobile in Music with a minor in Physical Education and English. She has been teaching and coaching in private Christian schools in the Mobile area for 22 years, 13 of those being at Cottage Hill.
Mrs. Cubitt is originally from Texas but also lived in Orlando, FL for seven years. She has called Mobile her home since 2013. She has been teaching since 1996 and has taught every grade from 2nd - 8th. Prior to coming to CHCA in 2018, she taught in public schools in Texas and Florida and also homeschooled her own children for five years. Mrs. Cubitt holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Texas A&M University and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. She is also certified through Learning Rx to administer the PACE (processing and cognitive enhancement) program as well as Master the Code for students with learning disabilities or who just struggle to learn. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach, studying God's word, and Bible journaling. Her favorite season is fall because she loves college football. Family is EVERYTHING to her. She has been married to my husband, Cary, since 2001. They have two daughters, Lexi and Ashton, who both graduated from CHCA.
Mrs. Lindsey Lear is originally from Jackson, Alabama. She graduated from Clarke Preparatory School in 2003 and went on to major in English at Auburn University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in 2008. Mrs. Lear had the opportunity to move back to Grove Hill in 2011 to teach junior high and high school English at her alma mater. While teaching at Clarke Prep, she coached scholar’s bowl and served as the junior varsity cheerleading sponsor. She was also named Teacher of the Year for the 2011-2012 school year. During this time, Mrs. Lear married her husband, Jon, and a year later they welcomed their daughter, Harper.
Mrs. Lear decided to further her education, and with the support of her family, she enrolled in a graduate program at the University of South Alabama. Mrs. Lear plans to earn her Master of Education in the spring of 2023.
Mrs. Lear and her family are thrilled to be a part of the CHCA family. They love the fact that this institution puts faith and family above all else. English and literature are two of Mrs. Lear’s passions, and she is glad to be back in the classroom and help develop young minds to prepare them for the future!
Christian Poché was born and raised in Mobile, AL. He attended Baker Highschool where he played baseball until graduating in 2016. He received a baseball scholarship at Bishop State and two years later received another baseball scholarship to the University of Mobile. Mr. Poché was a 5-year starter at the college level and in his senior year, he was named First-Team All-Conference.
Mr. Poché graduated in the fall of 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in History Education. In the Spring of 2022, he graduated with a Masters in Leadership and Communication. Mr. Poché currently serves as one of our preschool and elementary P.E. teachers and is the Head Coach for the Middle School Baseball team. He also attends Cottage Hill Church where he is an intern for the College Ministry.
Mrs. Roberts graduated from the University of Mobile in 2015 with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Art. She grew up in the Philippines with her family as missionaries and has lived in Mobile for 12 years. She has been married to her husband, Chris, for 2 years and they just had their first child, Carson, who was born in June. This is Mrs. Roberts' 8th year teaching Art at Cottage Hill to preschool, elementary, and middle school.
Mrs. Susan West is a graduate of The University of South Alabama with a degree in Elementary Education. She has twenty-five years of teaching experience in Mobile County Public Schools and private schools in Mobile. She and her husband, Darrell, have been married for thirty-three years, and they have three grown children – Andrew (married to Taylor), Aaron (married to Hannah), and Katie (CHCA class of 2017). They also have two grandsons, Oliver and Hudson. Mrs. West is passionate about reading and spending time at the beach. She is a member of Downtown Church.