NSCA School Board

The North Spencer Christian Academy Board of Education governs NSCA and consists of the pastor of North Spencer Baptist Church, members of the church, members from supporting area churches, and the School Administrator, who is an ex officio member.

Mrs. Marcy Cody  – Administrator

Mrs. Marcy Cody taught first grade here in 1994/95. A family move relocated them to OH. She returned to NSCA in 2008 as an Elementary teacher. Her specialty is Elementary Education. Biography: I am a graduate of NSCA who went on to Cedarville University. I graduated Cedarville with BA in Elementary Education. I have been at NSCA more than ten years now, teaching a variety of grades, such as PreK, 2, 3, 4, and 6th grade, and am now serving as the head of school.

Mrs. Lori Pittsley – Office Manager

Mrs. Lori Pittsley came to NSCA in 2008. She has been the Office Manager since 2016. She ensures that the NSCA Office runs smoothly with the myriad details from the smallest child’s booboo’s to meeting our NYS Education Department required reports. Biography. I Have held a variety of positions at NSCA, including four years as third and fourth-grade teacher, now office manager. I like to craft and I am the Yearbook Advisor.

Mrs. Maryalice Hunt  – PreK/K

Mrs. Maryalice Hunt is active at the Candor Congregational Church where she has led the Mothers Of Pre Schoolers (MOPS) program for a number of years. Mrs. Hunt graduated from Houghton and has taught at Twin Tiers Christian Academy.  In addition to experience in early education, she has expertise in English.

Miss Jana Kraybill  – 1st Grade

Mrs Sylvia J Weaver  – 2nd/3rd Grade

Mrs. Jeanettee Weaver began teaching first grade at Seffner Christian Academy in Seffner, FL in 1995. In 1997, she accepted a position in a third grade classroom at Faith Christian School in Margate, FL. Due to a military transfer, Mrs. Weaver accepted a position teaching third grade at Heritage Christian School in Cleveland, OH in 1998. She became a stay at home mother, until she accepted a first, second, and third grade teaching position at Valley Christian Academy in Athens, PA in 2006. In 2008, she assisted in founding a home school co op at her church in East Smithfield, PA. In August, 2019, Mrs. Weaver was offered a position teaching second and third grade at NSCA. Biography: I graduated from Clearwater Christian College, Clearwater, FL with a BS in Elementary Education and a minor in Bible. I am an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Athens, PA where I teach and assist in the younger children’s programs. My husband of thirty years and I reside in East Smithfield, PA.

Mrs Jessica Benson -4th/5th Grade

Mr Rick Decker  – 6th/12th Science

Mr. Rick Decker was raised on a dairy farm in a Christian home in the Village of Afton, NY. Mr. Decker specializes in secondary education in science. He graduated from Broome Community College with an Associate degree of Science. He received a Bachelor degree of Science from SUNY Oneonta. Mr. Decker obtained his Master in Science Education specializing in Earth Science from SUNY Cortland. He retired from Spencer – Van Etten Central School District after teaching science for twenty years. Mr. Decker began teaching at NSCA in 2018.

Miss Victoria Masters  – 6th/12th Social Studies

Miss Victoria Masters began teaching at NSCA in 2014. She specializes in secondary education and history, enjoying painting and drawing. Biography: I was raised in a Christian home and attended Christian school until I graduated and went to Toccoa Falls Bible College in GA. I graduated with a degree in secondary education with a history concentration. I moved from PA to NY to come to NSCA where I continue to teach history, English, Bible, and art in grades 7 to 12.

Mr. Graig Reeves – 6th/12th English

Mrs. Faith Broome –  PE and Art

Mr Jonathan Rainous –  Music

Mrs. Wendee Buchman Peake – Instrumental Music Teacher

Mrs. Wendee Buchman Peake has served at NSCA for almost twenty years. She is the Instrumental Music teacher. She specializes in worship teams, concert, jazz and marching bands. I hold a degree in music with a performance certificate in percussion from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, and participated in the 1980 Winter Olympics Orchestra. I hold a Masters degree from Ithaca College. I am a worship leader and songwriter and have recorded several CDs. I am the owner of Purple Sheep Music Studio and the Director of Purple Lightning, a Christian marching band.

Rev. Steve Barrows  – Pastor

Steve Barrows has been our pastor since October 2000. He is a graduate of Practical Bible College (now Davis College), Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and Cornell University. Steve is a certified biblical counselor through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, ACBC. He is married to Patricia (Trish).His daughter and her husband also bring two wonderful grandchildren to the extended family. Steve and Trish live in Candor on Amazing Grace Farm, where they raise Jacob sheep, angora rabbits, and a varying number of cats