In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cape Cod Christian Academy, a nonprofit hybrid school, was formed to meet the need of families seeking a different educational option for their children, especially after students had been forced to suddenly shift to remote learning. Through the remote-learning process, many parents recognized the benefits of homeschooling, including being able to: have more time for imparting their faith and values, provide a safe environment, and cater the curriculum to the child's interests and needs. In fact, according to a RealClear national poll from May of 2020, 40% of parents were more likely to choose homeschooling. Homeschooling allows flexibility and creativity. Parents can tailor their child's education to meet the child's individual needs, but planning a curriculum can be daunting. Cape Cod Christian Academy supports parents by providing the curriculum, lesson planning, and teaching support that parents need to be confident in their choice to homeschool. Cape Cod Christian Academy began accepting its first students in the summer of 2020, and it received its 501(c)(3) determination on September 8, 2020. Cape Cod Christian Academy officially became a private school in August of 2023, and is under the oversight of a board of directors.
Dr. Tracy L. Waters-Founder & Head of School
Dr. Waters has been teaching at the elementary and middle school levels for over 15 years. She earned her bachelor's degree in science and information technology, her master's degree in education, and her doctorate in educational leadership with a focus on curriculum. Her dissertation focus was on changes in teaching practices with the Next Generation Science Standards. She is a SEPT alumna of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and is certified as both a K-8 teacher and a K-12 administrator in Massachusetts.
Educational disparity is a concern close to Dr. Waters heart. She moved to Central America to do short-term mission work and teach English and computer skills in economically challenged regions, and ended up living in Costa Rica for over six years. During that time, she also learned Spanish, taught English and science in a private school, and became the Academic Director of a K-12 International Baccalaureate school.
An Alabama native, Dr. Waters spent summers on the Cape since 2014, and did her 500-hour school administration internship in Brewster. She moved to the Cape full time in 2019, and founded Cape Cod Christian Academy in 2020. When she is not teaching, she loves reading, being outdoors, traveling with her husband, Buster, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Mrs. Rachel Sullivan- Teacher (Kindergarten-1st Grade)
Mrs. Sullivan knew in high school that she wanted to be a teacher. She chose the four-year education pathway at the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, then studied elementary education at Wheelock College.
Mrs. Sullivan is a mom of two boys. She has always loved being outdoors and keeping active. Mrs. Sullivan is also a photographer. With her strong attention to detail and creativity, she also assists with our marketing.
Mrs. Sarah Bridgwood-Teacher (2nd Grade)
Mrs. Bridgwood has her bachelor’s degree in history from Gordon College. She has her Massachusetts teaching certification in social science, along with her Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) endorsement. Mrs. Bridgwood worked as a substitute teacher for public and private schools before she became a classroom teacher for a private school for 5 years. Mrs. Bridgwood has been with Cape Cod Christian Academy since 2020.
When Mrs. Bridgwood is not in the classroom, she loves traveling, decorating, music, and her growing number of grandchildren!
Mrs. Rachel Thackston Dodge Teacher (3rd-4th Grades)
Mrs. Dodge has her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Bridgewater State University, along with her Massachusetts licensure in elementary education for grades 1-6. She taught in the Barnstable Public School system for over fifteen years. In addition to her teaching duties, Mrs. Dodge also wrote curriculum for Grade 6 Social Studies, served as a mentor, and was given the award of “exemplar” teacher by her supervisor in 2016.
Mrs. Dodge is an active member of her church, where she teaches Sunday School to grades K-2. When not in the classroom, Mrs. Dodge enjoys reading, knitting, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Mrs. Rheanna Hastings- Teacher (5th-7th Grades)
Mrs. Hastings has her Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior from The College of St. Scholastica in Minnesota. Her main coursework was in biology and psychology. After earning her teacher's license, she was a substitute teacher in the Minnesota public schools for five years before homeschooling her own children. As a homeschooling parent, she taught grades 5-8.
Mrs. Hastings founded the Parent Community Coalition of Cape Cod and is very involved in her church and community. When she's not in the classroom, Mrs. Hastings enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, volunteering, scrapbooking, reading, and sailing.
Ms. Molly Hayman- Art
Ms. Molly Hayman graduated college with a degree in Fine Art from Northern VA Community College. She then moved to Montreal, Canada to further her studies in Fashion Design at College LaSalle, where she studied graphic design. After graduating, she landed a job doing graphic design for a small business. This opened the door for her to be able to work freelance graphic design for an array of different local businesses needing print and/or marketing materials. She enjoys using her skills for missions, and made an annual calendar for a group that went to South Africa each year to sell to raise funds for their mission trip each year. She has also designed some marketing materials for Cape Cod Christian Academy. Ms. Hayman has been passionate about art and performing arts since a very young age, and continues to understand the value of creativity in our daily lives.
Señora Allison Ramos- Spanish
Allison Ramos, M.A. has been working in education for over 20 years and has held a variety of roles including classroom teacher, academic advisor, director, and dean. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Colgate University and an M.A. in Higher Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. In 2021, she founded Las Puertas College Coaching, which specializes in coaching first generation students on the path to college.
Mrs. Sam Govoni-Roderick- Musical Theater
Mrs. Govoni-Roderick graduated from Covenant Bible College, and also holds an associates degree in science. She also studied Shakespeare at The Boston Conservatory.
Mrs. Govoni-Roderick has been involved in theater for most of her life. She started acting on stage when she was 9, and has never stopped. She’s currently the President of the Board Of Directors at The Academy Playhouse in Orleans, where she has taught various performance classes. "Miss Sam" has directed many successful shows, in recent years she has focused on directing full scale children’s productions here on Cape Cod. Those include Charlotte’s Web, Frozen, Snow White, Winnie The Pooh, and Sleepy Hollow. She loves sharing her passion of musical theater with her students. Watching them build their confidence through a creative outlet is the most inspiring aspect of her work.
Miss Sam is the mom of a seven-year-old CCCA student, and enjoys acting with her daughter, and spending time with their pets. She’s over joyed to be able to teach musical theater at Cape Cod Christian Academy.
Mrs. Antoinette Turner- Music Co-Teacher
Mrs. Turner (Mrs.T) is delighted to be back at CCCA and looks forward to working with the students! She is graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with years of music, teaching, ministry, education and engineering experience. She has a deep love for Jesus and people, and she loves equipping students in the language of music, in using their talents, and in developing depth of understanding in Scripture, team skills, confidence, grace, and more.