First of all… THIS IS GODS PLAN!

There was never a thought for us to open a school (before now)! But one God put in our hearts and one we have become SUPER passionate about! 

(This ‘about us’ is a little lengthy… but good! So please… read on :))

Here’s how it started… the world shut down & we were forced to become “teachers” as we struggled to follow along with the curriculum our kids were using at their private school. That was the seed God planted. Little did we know the future would consist of that seed growing into such an amazing space.

I never imagined homeschooling our kids. That was a big “NO” in every conversation. Two weeks before the 2020-21 school year started, we received an email from their school going over the new “guidelines” for the year…. Masks, temp checks, no recess, no art class, no group projects, no eating together for lunch, plexiglass…. I started crying while reading it. I put my phone down, looked at Ryan, & said, “I’m homeschooling”. He said, “okay”. And that was the first step of this journey…. #GodsPlan


We stuck with the same curriculum the kids were using at their school… with all intentions of sending them back the next year… when things turned back to “normal”…. 
Two months in… and we hated it! It was then that I started realizing all of the programming that was happening in schools. Hurry up and finish! Not allowing kids to critical think, creatively think, find their passions. They sat in a room all day… learning about things that they didn’t care about… and quite honestly, things that aren’t important in the “real world”. 

I got mad. I dug in. I read a ton of books such as, Dumbing Us Down By: John Taylor Gatto. I got even more mad. I prayed for direction. God worked on my heart. The seed that He had planted grew.... And then again, I walked up to my (oh so supportive) husband and said, “We’re gonna open a school”. And yet again, he said, “okay”. 

We had NO idea how this was gonna happen! But we prayed and said, “God if this is what you want us to do, you’ll guide us every step of the way”. 

And here we are! 

We are SO EXCITED about this plan God has for us… and for you! We are raising the next generation of Leaders with passion & purpose! Leaders that will change the world! 

Lead Coach

for ages 6-17

Miss. Destinee Andreassen,

Lead Coach

for Preschool

Destinee is coming to us all the way from California! She has been in Greenville for several years now and says she has zero regrets. She knows God led her family here for all the right reasons.

She has a background in Business Administration, and is a veteran Homeschooling Mama of 9 years. She is passionate about helping the youth feel confident as learners, loves early education, and is okay with all the messy things!

On her days not teaching, you will find her and her family outside somewhere on the trails or on the water!

She also is an advocate for Epilepsy Awareness as her oldest son has a rare diagnosis and does all she can to educate others.


Angela Andreassen, Assistant Coach

Angela, aka GiGi, has always loved children and believes that they deserve so much love and nurturing. She owned a home day care for over 10 years while raising her own 2 daughters. She is happy to be working with young children once again. They make her smile and she loves seeing them learn.

Abigail Poole, Assistant Coach

Abigail is a senior in college as a Christian studies & educational studies major. She was born and raised in Rutherfordton, NC. She is the youngest of 14! She has been active in the church working with children for 6 years. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling to national parks and other countries. She's is excited to be in her new journey God led her to at LCA!

Elizabeth Weaver, Gardening Coach

Elizabeth is a happy wife, and mom to four kids. She is passionate about organic gardening, relationships and generosity. Greenville Garden Givers was born out of a desire to make a difference locally. Her enthusiasm is contagious and she loves to teach people simple economical ways to grow their own food.

Nita Leary, Nutrition & Cooking Coach

Nita (founder of The Whole You, LLC) is married (34 years) with 3 adult kids. She lived in PA most of her life except for 13 years of which she lived in Portugal (before moving to Greenville in 2021). Nita is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and also holds an Associates Degree in Business Management and Early Childhood Development Cert. She is passionate about educating others in the importance of healthy nutrition and being in balance with your whole being for a total wellness of our mind, body and soul. She believes that through the right dietary and lifestyle choices, we can heal and maintain our bodies to optimum care, the way God intended us to, and by teaching children how to make healthy dietary and lifestyle choices is the beginning to the rest of their healthy future.

Brandi Grover, Art Coach


Daniel Rivera, Spanish Coach


Sharina Jenkins, Gym Coach

Sharina is a happy wife of Antonio, her high school sweetheart of 13 years married but together for a total of 20 years. She is a super proud, holistic mom of 4, soon to be 5. She loves kids and is passionate about natural health, fitness, and birth. You can find her powerlifting in the gym several days a week with her identical twin sister and spending quality time with her family. She is a believer and believes that it is never a good idea to follow what the majority is doing. That it’s so important to be set apart and for that reason is proud to be a part of what LCA is doing.

Eli is a Licensed Financial Advisor by trade. Growing up, he was taught by his father the wisdom of utilizing the recourses they already had access to and wits to create, repair and fix the things they needed and use everyday as opposed to just replacing them. This not only is financially savvy but it challenged them to learn things. This is highly empowering when we realize how capable we truly are. And watching something that the work of our own hands brought to fruition is something everyone should experience. As a man and a father, it is important to Coach Eli to teach these skills and values to the next generation.

Lois Munkacsy, Reading Coach

Lois is a Daughter of God, a mother, grandmother, and a Patriot.  She was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to Florida when she got married. During her time there, she graduated from the University of South Florida with a BSW degree in Social Work. She worked with adults, teens, and families. She now works as a Read Right tutor helping children understand reading better. She loves helping kids become excited to read & excited to be a part of LCA. 

Jeff & Ann Brannon, Life Coach

The Brannons have owned Integrity Blinds and Shutters since 1987. They have been married since 1991 and have four married children. Ann stayed busy homeschooling their four children for 17 years, while Jeff built the business. They now enjoy working together in their business and sowing into the lives of their family and employees. They are loving the “empty nest” lifestyle, love to travel and try to stay active to keep up with their nine grandchildren (three are LCA students)! They are excited to share invaluable wisdom from “The Seven Habits of Happy Kids” with the students this year.

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