Elementary Teachers

Mrs. Amanda Coombs, Kindergarten Teacher
Years at HCA: 1 year
2019 Coombs

Education
 - Scituate High School
 - Rhode Island College BA,Elementary Education
Previous Employment 
 - Preschool Aide, Holden Christian Academy, 6 months
 - Military Spouse (world traveler) and stay at home mom
Family 
 - Happily married to David Coombs 
 - One son
Three of my favorite things to do (in addition to promoting the Kingdom of God)
 - Spend time with family & friends
 - Travel with my family
 - Crafting and baking

acoombs@holdenchristianacademy.org

Susan CaronAssistant Principal, First Grade Teacher2019 Caron
Years at HCA: 26

Education
- North Brookfield High School
- North Adams State College BS, ECH Education
Previous Employment
- Teacher, Barre Christian Preschool, 7 Years
Family
- Married 39 years to Andy Caron
- Three daughters
- Four grandchildren
Three of my favorite things to do
- Spending time with family & friends
- Bible Journaling
- Watching re-runs of Fixer Upper & Downton Abbey

Life verse: Psalm 63:3-4a
scaron@holdenchristianacademy.org

Mrs. Kaylyn Penza, Second Grade Teacher 
Years at HCA: 1 year
2019 Penza
Education
 - Neenah High School
 - University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point BS, Communicative Disorders with
teaching Intent
Family
 - My handsome husband, Mike
 - Four delightful daughters, all who go to school here at HCA
Three of my favorite things to do (in addition to promoting the Kingdom of God)
 - Spend time with family & friends
 - Gardening
 - Shopping, especially at thrift stores and yard sales

kpenza@holdenchristianacademy.org

Ms. Denise Rennie (formerly Reed), Third Grade Teacher, 
After School Program Leader
Years at HCA- 19 years

Education
 - Woburn High School
 - Lesley University, BS Elementary Education, Certified in grades 1-6
 - Graduate work - Lesley University- Special Education, Worcester State -Reading, Cambridge College -ESL
Previous Employment
 - Southborough Public School -Kindergarten Aide for Autistic community for 1 year
 - Barre Public School RTI -grades K-5 -1/2 year
 - Worcester Public School -5th grade teacher math/science -1/2 year
 - Holden Christian Academy - 4th grade teacher for 17 years
 - Bureau of Institutional Schools- Gaebler Children's Center, Met State, Somerville Hospital
 - Salem Hospital -Special Education teacher ages 7-21 for 5 years
Family
 - 2 children ages 23 & 26  - both attended & graduated from HCA
Three of my favorite things to do (in addition to promoting the Kingdom of God)
 - Spending time with family and friends.  I am blessed with many friends and even still have the same 9 friends from elementary school,  51 years and counting!
 - Singing
 - Listening to books on CD's and Podcasts 

drennie@holdenchristianacademy.org

Kristen Heenan, Fourth Grade Teacher,
SpEd Director2019 Heenan
Years at HCA- 4

Education
- Wachusett High School Diploma/ Preschool Teacher licensure program
- Quinsigamond Community College AS in Early Childhood Development
- Worcester Technical Institute Certificate in Art and Photography
- Liberty University BS, Elementary Education
- Liberty University Masters in Education with a specialty in Special Needs and Social Development
- ABA Certification through Marlborough High school
Former Employment
- The Nurtury In Holden
- Bright Horizons
- KinderCare
- Marlborough High School
- Algonquin High School
Family
- Happily married to John Heenan
- Kids: Andrew, 20; Joshua, 26; Joseph, 24
Three of my favorite things to do
- Spend time with family & friends
- Scrapbooking
- Anything social

Current Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 91:4- He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings, you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

kheenan@holdenchristianacademy.org