Nature Discovery Christian Academy is a loving, Christ-centered school that strives to achieve academic excellence. Our goal is to build up each and every student to have knowledge in all areas of life, as well as, be able to apply the word of God to any and all situations.
Welcome! It is such an honor to be able to walk with you through your education journey. We teach students how to discover a love for learning as well as a love for Jesus Christ. We will continuously speak, teach, and express the word of God throughout each school year. As well as, give each student the highest level of education in all subjects. Every child has a purpose, calling, and destiny that we are determined to show them. We are committed to providing an atmosphere of peace, love, joy, and kindness for all students, staff, and faculty.
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Say hello to the NDCA staff! These teachers and staff members are dedicated to encouraging each and every student to do their absolute best while involving God, each step of the way.
Starting a private Christian school has allowed me to share my love of God, teaching, and nature with children (including my own five). As co-owner of NDCA and a Kindergarten teacher, I have been blessed to use both my marine biology and psychology degrees to help train up young learners in academics & value lessons and help them grow into critical thinkers.
<3 John 3:16
Hi, I'm Mrs. Sand, mother of three NDCA students. This is my third year working at NDCA. I've always had a passion for teaching. For six years, I ran a certified in-home daycare. Before that I worked in preschools around Eugene. When I brought my oldest to NDCA for preschool, I fell in love with the school, and it's family based Christian values. I have been president of PTO since 2018. I'm always available for any questions. God bless.
I have a kind and compassionate heart of service towards helping others. Working with children and watching them blossom in growth brings me great joy. I have three wonderful children together with my loving husband. I enjoy photography, camping with my family, being outdoors, and watching my kids play their sport of passion. One of my favorite Bible verses is from Luke 1:37, “For with God nothing shall be impossible.”
1st Grade Teacher
Love teaching God's Children!
4 Boys-1 Stepson-4 Grandchildren
2nd Grade Teacher
My childhood dream was to be a 2nd grade teacher. Now, after many years of teaching preschool, I've finally made it. My favorite thing about teaching is seeing kids get excited about learning new things... that look when things "click" is priceless! My favorite Bible verse right now is Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
3rd Grade Teacher
Gentle guidance, teach with kindness, play and sing, don't worry about a thing. Science and History are no mystery. Read and write, imagination takes flight. Numbers and letters! What could be better? All math problems, we can solve them. Have no fear, Ms. McAllister's here! <3 :)
4th Grade Teacher
4th Grade Teacher
Hi! I am known as Mrs. G, for obvious reasons. I feel variety is the spice of life and that's why I love teaching. There is never a boring moment, and so many things to investigate. In my spare time I love to hike, white water raft, read, and play with my grandkids. My favorite verse is, Christ in me, my hope of glory.
5th Grade Teacher
I'm a follower of Christ Jesus, husband, and father of four amazing kids. I have many interests that I enjoy sharing, some include theology, apologetics, classic cars and trucks, off-roading, overlanding, anything automotive related, hiking, being outdoors, shooting sports, martial arts, health/nutrition, homesteading, gardening, growing your own food, saving seeds, and planting seeds of Truth in our kids and all people. My goal for the kids while learning is instill respect, grace, kindness, and confidence, while finding God's Truth in all subjects and seeing it all around us.
Proverbs 2:26 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
6th-12th Grade Teacher
I teach French, 6-12 grade social studies, and a variety of high school requirements such as health and personal finance. Related to social studies is my interest in the American Civil War, which I have reenacted since 1995. As a reenactor I have engaged in my other hobbies of cooking, sewing, reading, and acting. I love teaching at a Christian school because I can share my love for Jesus and for the Word of God. My favorite book of the Bible is Philippians, and my favorite chapter is the 4th because it contains so many great and often quoted verses such as “Rejoice in the Lord always . . . !”
Middle School/High School Math
My area of expertise is secondary mathematics. My teaching experience ranges from small-to-medium-sized private schools to small public-school to community college. I truly enjoy teaching when I can see my students' faces light up with understanding.
6th-12th Grade Teacher
I am the science teacher, but I also teach math and electives such as woodshop and survival skills. I enjoy any outdoor activities, but I especially like fishing, hunting, boating, climbing, and camping. My favorite Bible verse is John 8:31-32, “To the Jews who had believed Him Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Vice Principal/ P.E. Teacher
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kids; and the calf and the young lion and the flatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
Here at NDCA we believe in:
Teaching through a biblical worldview
We make learning fun with lots of hands-on activities!
Questioning, doing, making, creating
Building a community with our families
Frequent field trips