Faculty and Staff
Who We Are

Our highly-qualified, state-accredited teachers understand the importance of a quality education on a child’s life and therefore make it their mission to invest in each student by providing the highest quality teaching in all their classes.

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Only the Best

We offer our students the best comprehensive education-life preparedness.

At CIA, we believe each student should be provided with a quality, well-rounded Christian based education that strengthens and nurtures the mind, the body, and the spirit.

 

  • We are dedicated to our students
  • We are passionate about our faith
  • We care about the success of each of our students
  • We create college and life ready adults

Faculty and Staff

Gary Leiter

Gary Leiter

Administration

Kelley Cizek

Kelley Cizek

Office Administrator

Tina Knutson

Tina Knutson

Secondary Teacher

Teresa Mannhardt

Teresa Mannhardt

3rd & 4th Grade Teacher

Judy Leichliter

Judy Leichliter

Preschool Teacher

Jenny McKnight

Jenny McKnight

Spin Off Coordinator

Kim McMilin

Kim McMilin

Librarian

Don Shields

Don Shields

Administration

Scott Tomaso

Scott Tomaso

Secondary Teacher

Kenny Leaf

Kenny Leaf

Secondary Teacher

Heather DiLucchio

Heather DiLucchio

1st & 2nd Grade Teacher

Julie Lamb

Julie Lamb

Music Teacher

Shawna Petty-Kisor

Shawna Petty-Kisor

Bookkeeper

Janet Hillyer

Janet Hillyer

Athletic Director

Ginni Hagedorn

Ginni Hagedorn

Administration

Steve Peterson

Steve Peterson

Secondary Teacher

Steven Ray

Steven Ray

5th & 6th Grade Teacher

Amy Erickson

Amy Erickson

Kindergarten Teacher

Jill Leiter

Jill Leiter

Guidance Counselor

Phil Templin

Phil Templin

Head Cook

Jay & Karen Smith

Jay & Karen Smith

Custodians

A Word from

Our administration

Welcome to Cook Inlet Academy! We are excited to collaborate this year and continue the good work that has been started here at CIA. Check back for updates and follow us on Facebook to stay connected. 

– Admin. Team

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Join Our Team

Employment Opportunities

If you are interested in working with an amazing group of Christian teachers in a vibrant ministry, please consider applying. Must be eligible for a State of Alaska teaching certificate.

Cook Inlet Academy Teacher Application

More information on our Facebook Page

Contact the school at 907-262-5101 or email admin@cookinletalaska.org

Cook Inlet Academy
45872 Kalifornsky Beach Rd,
Soldotna, AK 99669-8279