Thrive Program—Tutoring Classes
Questions? Call NCA's Thrive Program at 425.322.2353
Thrive Program Teachers:
Mrs. Janet Christy
—holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Reading from Eastern Washington University, and her Master’s in Education, specializing in Reading and Language Arts, from Seattle Pacific University. Mrs. Christy has been a professional educator since 1990, including roles as a classroom teacher and a master teacher for student teachers in a university teaching degree program. Mrs. Christy began teaching at NCA in 2001, and then became NCA's Director of Student Learning and Staff Development in 2011. She also oversees our Literacy Program. Mrs. Christy's children have both attended NCA.
Mrs. Debbie Ellis—earned her Masters of Education from
University of Washington. She taught for seven years in the public school
system as a Special Education teacher and has had training in the
Slingerland® Multisensory Reading Approach. Mrs. Ellis joined the
teaching staff at NCA in 2013 and both of her children have attended
Mrs. Janet Scarth
—received a Bachelor of Science in Business at Oregon State. After gaining some management experience, she went back to get her teaching credential from University of Washington. She taught for Lake Stevens for two years, and then for two years at a private Christian school. She then home-schooled all four of her own children through 7th grade. She has tutored in a variety of capacities from a home-school parent partnership cooperative with another teacher at her home, to tutoring at several centers and privately. She joined NCA's Thrive team in 2017 with a desire to impact more students educationally and with her love of Jesus.