Mark Church

Mark Church

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”
My name is Mark Church and I am the instructional dean for grades 6-12 at CHA. I grew up in St. Helen, Mi. I graduated from Alma college in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in English, and a minor in Social Science. After graduating, I accepted a position at Roscommon Middle School where I taught grades 5-8 over the course of 19 years. In 2012 I accepted a position at CHA as an instructional dean and Athletic Director. I received my master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education in 2016. In my spare time I enjoy running, traveling and spending time with my two beautiful daughters.

Ashley Lawrence

Ashley Lawrence

As B.B. King once said “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”
My name is Ashley Lawrence and I am the instructional dean of grades 3-5, as well as the Early Childhood Director at CHA. I grew up in Lincoln Park, MI and regularly visited St. Helen with my family. I graduated from Baker College in 2010 with a Bachelors in Elementary education with a major in math and a minor in early childhood. I then went on to teach as a title one teacher in Southgate Schools for two years. In 2012, I joined the CHA team as our founding Kindergarten teacher. I continued my educational career at CHA, teaching GSRP preschool and Kindergarten for four years before accepting a position as instructional dean. I completed my master’s degree in 2015 from CMU with a degree in Educational Leadership. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my three boys and husband.

Angela Crall

Angela Crall

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

My name is Angela Crall and I am proud to serve as the building-wide Student Services Coordinator. After spending twenty years working in the financial industry, I took the leap as a single mom to change careers while working full time. The minute after I submitted my teacher application to Charlton Heston Academy, I questioned such a drastic shift. The moment I entered the building as a parent and as an upper grade math teacher, I knew I was home. I am able to bring every perspective to CHA as a parent, teacher, student advocate, community member and administrator. I completed my Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University in 2016. In 2018, I received an Accelerate Certification with Residency Program from Saginaw Valley State University. Currently, I am working on my Master’s Degree in Education Leadership from the American College of Education. In my spare time, I enjoy fishing, visiting my second home in Chicago (Wrigley Field, Go Cubs! Go!), and traveling with my sister and two children.

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