Faculty and Staff

The faculty at ECA is a group of caring, Christian professionals who are dedicated to the Lord Jesus and to the spiritual and academic growth of our students. They help to provide a warm and secure atmosphere in which our students can thrive and grow in grace. Each team member is an experienced educator who is excited about teaching. Our faculty, many with masters degrees, have over 100 years of teaching experience.


Pastor Cary Schmidt
Pastor Cary Schmidt, President
Senior Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church,  Newington, CT


Mr. Jonathan Riopel
Pastor Jonathon Riopel, Administrator
Senior High Math
B.A. Youth Ministries, Pensacola Christian College,
M.S. Educational Administration, Pensacola Christian College,
M.Div., Pensacola Theological Seminary


Mrs. Cathy Nichols
Mrs. Cathy Nichols, Elementary Administrator
2nd Grade
B.S. Elementary Education, Maranatha Baptist Bible College

Other Elementary Faculty

Mrs. Renee Colby
Miss Bethany King

B.A. Music, West Coast Baptist College


Mrs. Renee Colby
Mrs. Renee Colby


Mrs. Billy Nichols
Mrs. Billy Nichols
B.S. Education, Maranatha Baptist Bible College


Mrs. Sarah Gallucci
Mrs. Sarah Gallucci
1st Grade
B.S. Early Childhood Education, Pensacola Christian College


Miss Stacey Monroe
Miss Stacey Monroe
3rd Grade
B.S. Elementary Education, Pensacola Christian College


Miss Hannah Phalon
4th Grade
B.S. Elementary Education, West Coast Baptist College


Secondary Faculty

Mrs. Loretta Hovey
Mrs. Loretta Hovey
English and Math


Mr. Peter Gallucci
Mr. Peter Gallucci
B.A. Pastoral Studies, Bob Jones University,
M.S. Biblical Counseling, Bob Jones University


Mr. Peter Gallucci
Miss Brianna O’Donnell
B.A. Biological Sciences, Pensacola Christian College


Mrs. Sara Finer
Mrs. Sara Finer
Middle School and English
B.S. Elementary Education, New England Baptist College



Mr. Sherwin Santiago
Pastor Sherwin Santiago
PE, Speech
Children’s Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church; Newington, CT,
B.A. Church Ministries, West Coast Baptist College,
M.S. Christian Education, West Coast Baptist College


Mr. Glenn Mason

Mr. Glenn Mason
Technology, Science, Math
B.S. Finance, University of Connecticut,
M.S. Education Technology, Central Connecticut State University,
M.S. Biblical Languages, Emmanuel Baptist Theological Seminary,
Graduate Certificate, Applied Mathematics, Maranatha Baptist University (In Progress)


Pastor Derrick Williams
Pastor Derrick Williams
11th-12th Bible
Associate Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church; Newington, CT,
B.R.E. Missions, West Coast Baptist College


Mrs. Amanda Montepeque
Mrs. Amanda Montepeque
Advanced Piano
B.S. Music Education, Golden State Baptist College


Adjunct Faculty

Mrs. Katerie Tower
Mrs. Katerie Tower
Senior High Science – Adjunct
B.S. Botany, University of Massachusetts,
M.S. Biology, Pennsylvania State University


Mrs. Brenda Love
Mrs. Brenda Love
Senior High English – Adjunct
B.S. Secondary Education, Maranatha Baptist Bible College


Office and Support Staff

Mrs. Nancy Gallucci
Mrs. Nancy Gallucci


Diana Brown
Mrs. Diana Brown
Finance Secretary

Carol Heller
Mrs. Carol Heller


Charlene Wright
Mrs. Charlene Wright