Mrs. Heather Harbin
Secondary Math, Director of Athletics
Mrs. Heather Harbin was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana and Kissimmee, Florida. She graduated from Johnson Bible College (now Johnson University) with a B.S. in Bible and Interdisciplinary Studies and a M.A. in Holistic Education. She has her Ed.S. in Educational Leadership and is currently working on obtaining her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University. Heather has taught in public schools in both Tennessee and Indiana with experience teaching kindergarten, 1st, 5th, and Title I Reading to 1st -6th grades. She is also the varsity volleyball coach and assistant basketball coach. She lives in Winchester with her husband, Michael, who also teaches at MVCA and daughter, Zoe, a student at MVCA. Heather loves the family atmosphere at MVCA and enjoys the relationships she has formed with her co-workers, her students, and their families.
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Mrs. Trudy Keiter
Secondary Spanish, Chemistry, Secondary Assistant Administrator, Curriculum and Instructor Administrator
Trudy Keiter, a graduate of Shepherd College, is in her 27th year of teaching at MVCA. She came to school with her oldest son as a proctor for the video school, returned to college to complete her education, and has been at Mountain View ever since. Long-distance running was her sport of choice and she ran three half-marathons and one marathon before knee surgery side-lined her a few years ago. Mrs. Keiter shares her love of running with students as an assistant cross country coach at MVCA and pursues her other passion by playing the piano in the praise band at the Church of Christ at Mountain View. She and her husband, Wayne, have been married for 43 years. They have two sons, both graduates of the academy, two daughters-in-law, and six grandchildren.
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Mr. Brock Eckert
Secondary Bible/Campus Minister
Brock Eckert is the Bible teacher and campus minister for Mountain View Christian Academy. He also offers spiritual counseling to the students of the school and spiritual consultation for their families. He teaches the secondary students 7-12 grade and facilitates chapel services for all ages.
Brock is from Effingham Illinois. He is an ordained minister in the Christian Church/Church of Christ. He earned a bachelors degree from Central Christian College of the Bible in Cross Cultural Ministry and Communication. He earned a masters degree in Church History/Historical Theology from Lincoln Christian University.
Brock has been married to his best friend Annie for nearly ten years. They have two children, John and Sarah. He and his wife previously served in preaching ministries for the past ten years in the Midwest. They recently moved to Winchester, VA to be closer to family. Lastly, he look forward to getting to know his students and their families!
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Mr. Jamin Gibson
Jamin Gibson was born in Rochester, New York and raised primarily in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He graduated high school from CFS, The School at Church Farm in Exton, Pennsylvania in 2006. He continued his education at Shepherd University and graduated in December of 2010 with a Bachelor of the Arts Degree.
He is married to Monica and have two kids. Their names are Luke who is 5 and Noah who is 2. He has a strong passion for sports and has had the opportunity to coach at Mountain View Christian Academy.
He is excited for the opportunity to pay it forward and give back to the student body of Mountain View Christian Academy. With receiving a high school Christian education, He is excited to play an integral part in the lives of the students at MVCA. Jamin is thankful that God has opened this door and opportunity. Here is to a wonderful 2021-2022 School Year!
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Dr. Melinda J. Donnelly
Doctor Donnelly graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. Her goal was to become a Psychologist, but, was intrigued by the intricacies of the body and how it functioned. After completing 5 years in the mental health field, Dr. Donnelly decided to pursue a career in Chiropractic. In 2000, Dr. Donnelly graduated from Life University and started off the new millennium dedicating herself to educating patients on the structure and function of this magnificent machine called the human body. Doctor Donnelly had been in practice for 20 years practicing in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Virginia. She has spoken at a variety of high schools sharing her love of Chiropractic and has team-taught a college preparatory class focusing on the medical and rehabilitation fields. Her favorite type of patients are student-athletes and enjoys helping them reach their athletic goals. She looks forward to helping her students at Mountain View Christian Academy realize the importance of who they are, how God has created them, and has a plan for each of their lives. On a personal note, Dr. Donnelly is madly in love with her husband of 25 years, Darin, and enjoys spending time with him no matter if it is trying a new restaurant, traveling, or sitting watching “McLintock”. She and Darin build their lives on the relationship they have with Jesus and hold tight to His promises. The Donnelly’s have one daughter, an 8-year-old German Shepherd named Sarah, who loves to go for walks and catch frisbees. Being from southwestern Pennsylvania, you guessed it, Dr. Donnelly is a Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates fan.
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Mrs. Joy Presley
Mrs. Joy Presley, originally from Tazewell, Virginia, lives in Maurertown, Virginia with her husband, Ed, her two sons, and her two dogs. A 2007 graduate of James Madison University with a B.A. in History, Joy has taught 4th and 5th grade at MVCA and currently teaches secondary history classes. Her son, Kallin, graduated from MVCA in 2016; her other son, Jakob, attends high school at MVCA.
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Mrs. Rebekah Streich
Secondary Language Arts
Secondary Language Arts
Miss Tammi Cooke (the Labrary Lady!)
Computers, Library, Ignitia and Online Classes, and Technology Integration Coach
Miss Cooke, born and raised in Riverside, California is in her 15th year teaching at MVCA. She graduated from Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary in 2000 with a B.A. in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Youth Ministry. She has ministered with congregations in OH, GA, and WA, switched to teaching at MVCA in 2007 and has been here ever since!
Miss Cooke graduated from Grand Canyon University in July of 2022 with a Master of Science in Instructional Technology. She teaches computers and library through 8th grade, facilitates Ignitia and other online classes, and has taken on a new responsibility: She is working with teachers as a coach to help with technology integration into regular core content.
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