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We are excited to launch our new #TMASpotlight series, which will give you an inside look at some of the faculty and staff that pour into our students on a daily basis. They will be posted weekly, starting tomorrow ... be sure to follow along!

BETSY VALLERY

Betsy comes to TMA as one of our first grade teachers this year. A graduate of Rollins College and experienced educator, she said she knew immediately that TMA was where she wanted to begin the next chapter of her career.

“Everyone I meet is filled with kindness and compassion, and you can tell this campus is wrapped tightly in the arms of Jesus.”

Betsy and her husband Jason, who is also an educator and coach, have three children: Colson (11th), Jackson (8th), and Rylee (K3). She enjoys frequent Disney trips with her daughter, coaching our middle school cheerleaders, as well as running half marathons.

Her goal as a teacher this year is to “partner with The Master's Academy families to create a safe, loving Classroom Family where our children can blossom and grow in heart, body, and mind to be ready to serve the Lord.”

CHAZ BARKER

Last school year, in an effort to plan a surprise trip to Florida for his cousin’s graduation from TMA, Chaz got on our website. He was searching for the date of graduation, but what he also found was a job listing. Chaz said that God moved every hurdle to bring his family from Indiana to Florida. He began working at Master’s 5 months ago, as the Learning Support Services Director.

Chaz and his wife Danielle have one daughter, Paxton, who is two years old. They also have a dog named Espn!

You may have heard that Chaz is helping coach baseball here at TMA, but what you may not know is that he also travels around the country to play slow pitch softball. When living in Indiana, he would travel to Florida every year to play. Now that his home is here, he is afforded the luxury of playing all year long!

Chaz is a great addition to the TMA family, with a passion for providing exceptional learning support services. His goal/prayer is that “in the near future, TMA will be the premier Christian school in the country for students with learning differences.”