Administration and Office Support

 

Mrs. Susan Hayward, Principal (Founding)
Years at HCA: 25                              hayward

Education:

  • Wellesley High School
  • University of Massachusetts BA, Education
  • Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, MRE (Masters of Religious Education)

Previous Employment 

  • Special Needs Aide, Wenham, MA, 2.5 years
  • Founded and directed the Barre Christian Preschool 8 years

Family: 

  • Happily married to Gary Hayward
  • Four children (all married)
  • Eight grandchildren (so far) 

Three of my favorite things to do (in addition to promoting the Kingdom of God)

  • Spend time with family & friends
  • Time outside in nature
  • Come up with new ideas

This year I am excited about:

  • Making learning fun, exciting, deep, and memorable for our students 
  • The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 re-enactment
  • Getting to know & love every child in the school

shayward@holdenchristianacademy.org

Life verse: 1 Corinthians 15:58

Susan Caron, First Grade Teacher/Asst. Principalcaron
Years at HCA: 25

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

This year I’m excited about:

  • Helping my students to get to know God better & love Him more
  • Seeing our Food for Life book published
  • Re-enacting the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893

scaron@holdenchristianacademy.org

Life Verse: Psalm 19:14

Mrs. Eileen Cunsolo, Early Education Coordinator Cunsolo
Years at HCA: 21

Education:

  • John Bowne High School
  • Queens College City University of New York, BA Early Education
  • Early Ed and Elementary Ed Professional license MA

Previous Employment 

  • Kindergarten Teacher Holden Christian Academy 9 years
  • Lead Preschool Teacher and Curriculum Developer 3 years
  • Literacy Tutor Worcester Public Schools 3 years
  • Art Instructor for ages 5-7 years at Worcester Art Museum 3 years
  • Preschool Teacher, Kindergarten Teacher, Afterschool Director at Evangel Christian School 3 years

Family:

  • married 
  • two adult children  ( alumni of HCA)

 Three of my favorite things to do 

  • Playing games and hanging out with friends and family
  • eating breakfast/ brunch outside outside on a warm sunny day
  • walking in Moore State Park
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This year I am excited about 

  • Our expanded Preschool program and getting to know all the new Preschoolers
  • The kids having fun and learning in the Nature Explore courtyard
  • The ACSI Early Education Conference in March and Blessing the Body Conference in Oct

ecunsolo@holdenchapel.org

Life verse: Philipians 4, the whole chapter! esp 4:6-9

Mrs. Judy Bleau, Assistant Administrator   bleau
Years at HCA: 18

Education:

  • Leicester High School
  • Assumption College, BA, Psychology/Social Rehabilitative Services Double Major

Previous Employment:

  • Guidance Office Assistant, Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities
  • Assistant Registrar, Holy Cross College

Family: 

  • August 2019 celebrated 30 years of marriage with Paul Bleau
  • Two children - (attended HCA and now married)

Three of my favorite things to do: 

  • Crafting of all kinds
  • Spending time alone; whether I’m enjoying time outside noticing God’s creation in nature, reading, or working on a computer project, I recharge in the quiet
  • Playing board games with my family

This year I am excited about: 

  • Experiencing and sharing examples of God’s amazing, generous provision as I help parents and staff with details regarding all things financial
  • Working with new staff members who are such a great addition to the HCA team!
  • Seeing the students play outside - always so many smiles and such joy!

jbleau@holdenchristianacademy.org

Life verse: Proverbs 3:5-6

Mrs. Jennifer Jonay, Outreach Coordinatorjonay
Years at HCA: 3

Education:

  • Pope John XXIII High School
  • Howard University BA, Political Science Major
  • Eagles International Training Institute, Minister of Dance

Family: 

  • Happily married to Kibwe Jonay
  • Two children (who attend HCA)

Three of my favorite things to do:

  • Dancing in worship
  • Coloring scripture verses
  • Nature Walks

This year I am excited about: 

  • Making community connections for our school
  • Directing the dance ministry again this year
  • Teaching Friday 4th Grade Bible

jjonay@holdenchristianacademy.org

Life Verse: Romans 8:28

Robin Stewart, Receptionist, File Specialist, K-2 Music Teacher stewart
Years at HCA- 15

Education:

  • Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School
  • Framingham State University
  • Quinsigamond Community College (ECE Lead Teacher)

Previous Employment 

  • Awana Leader & Director (Holden Chapel) 16 Years

Family: 

  • My Daughter Katherine

3 of my favorite things to do: 

  • Riding my horse
  • Playing music
  • Baking

This year I am excited about:

  • Sharing & teaching worship music with our students 
  • The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 re-enactment
  • The Christmas Fair and Concert!

rstewart@holdenchristianacademy.org

Life verse: Hebrews 13:5 

Ms. Alison Graham, Secretary 
Years at HCA: 8 as a parent; this is my 6th school year on staff!graham

Education: 

  • Wachusett Regional High School
  • Gordon College: B.A. in Educational Ministry, Communications and Bible

Previous Employment: 

  • 2nd Grade Teacher, Saddleback Valley Christian School, San Juan Capistrano, CA (3 years) 
  • 5th Grade Teacher, Covenant Christian School, Beverly, MA (2 years)
  • Stay at Home Mom (9 years)
  • Kindergarten Aide, Holden Christian Academy (5 years)

Family: 

  • I have 2 beautiful and amazing daughters Maddie is 14 (an HCA grad!) and Emma is 11 (in 6th grade at HCA!) 
  • One hypoallergenic beta: Bubbles the Beta Fish (who has never been enrolled at HCA)   

Three of my favorite things to do (in addition to serving God as the HCA Secretary):

  • Spend time with my girls, especially when we eat gluten free ice cream from Kimballs
  • It’s a tie between Kayaking on Comet Pond and Shopping at Homegoods
  • Watching movies, especially mysteries 

This year I am excited about:

  • The Middle School NYC field trip 
  • The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 re-enactment
  • Having my daughter and my nephew as HCA students 

agraham@holdenchristianacademy.org

Life Verse: Psalm 73:26