Our Electives are Art, Music, Drama, Dance, Cooking,  Service Learning: Community Service, Gardening and Virtue Building activities. 



Mrs. Houk – Art & Drama

Her BA in International Ministries with a major in Cross-Cultural Studies and a double minor in both Education & Theology is coupled over 20 years experiencing teaching K-12th.

Mrs. Houk is the Founder & Director of New Joy Arts.  She has been creating & teaching art in a variety ways throughout the US for 20 years.  Her experience in both the performing & visual arts gives her a broad base to teach from as well as the resources to encourage artists of various disciplines. Angela has worked with community centers, schools, churches & arts organizations to encourage environments of creativity & growth.

As a wife & mother of 4 children (who attend Almondale part time) she is constantly finding inspiration & opportunities for creativity in the daily rhythms & challenges of family life. Beauty, grace & transformation are perpetual themes that shape her life & work.

More Details about Mrs. Houk:
The Studio at Oak HIlls: http://oakhills.org/worship/the-studio/


Ms. Suero- Spanish 

Ms. Suero is Almondale Academy’s virtual Spanish teacher. She has been working at Almondale for two years and now lives in the Dominican Republic.

“I have experience working with children in all kinds of settings: in home-care, preschools, daycares, elementary schools, and childcare. After graduating with my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood education, I found the wonderful school of Almondale where I fell more in love with my career of teaching. The previous school year, I was the on campus primary and Spanish teacher but now I am dedicating my time to teaching Spanish virtually from the Dominican Republic. This allows me to take my student’s with me on my travels around the Dominican Republic giving them a virtual Spanish immersion class.” See more about her and her class on her blogsite by clicking here.







Mr. HammondMusic, Drama, Service Learning, & Gardening









Mr. Long Latin, Dance &Cooking










Mrs. Bardin – Service Learning & Financial Planning









 Mr. Chapman-Physical Education & Instrumental Music