The staff of CCCS is focused on helping every child grow in wisdom and knowledge. If you're interested in joining the ministry of education and making an impact on tomorrow's leaders, contact the school for more information.


Administrator & Principal

Mrs. Kruzich comes to CCCS with years of both teaching and administrative experience. She holds both a bachelor's and master's degree from Liberty University and she is currently finishing up classes for her Doctorate in Philosophy for Higher Education Administration with an emphasis on Education Leadership.

Mrs. Kruzich's husband currently works at Michigan Tech, which is why they moved back to the area after leaving several years ago.  She has six children and one son-in-law. She is a proud Army mom of two soldiers, and has two high school girls still at home. She and her family attend Evangel Community Church.


Preschool & Kindergarten

Mrs Anderson is a phenomenal part of CCCS, having served in many ways. She started teaching 1st & 2nd grade in 2020,  and now is the K4 & K5 teacher.


Grades 1 & 2

Miss. Peterson has been a part of CCCS for many years. She is a CCCS alumni. She brings many smiles to her students every day.


Grades 3 & 4

Mrs. O’Connor finally joined our staff after her youngest came of school age. A mother of 13, she home schooled before starting her children at CCCS in 2006. Mrs. O’Connor has taught many classes at CCCS and is currently our 3rd and 4th grade teacher.
Mrs. O’Connor has also taught Sunday school and VBS at Evangel Baptist, as well as teaching water safety classes at Suomi College (now Finlandia University). She conducted home school seminars for teaching multi-age groups and coordinated homeschool conferences in the UP prior to joining our staff. She is creative & puts countless hours into providing a place where kids can learn to be creative in a nurturing atmosphere.


Women's Bible

Mrs. Blasiola graduated with honors from Eastern Michigan University with a Secondary Education Degree, double majoring in Language, Literature, & Writing, and Mathematics. She is passionate about pursing relationship with God through reading His word and through praise and worship—she sang on the worship team for many years as part of her campus ministry and her church. She moved to the Upper Peninsula in 2016, as her husband is a graduate of Michigan Tech, unsure of the plans God had in store for her. As the summer progressed, she felt the pull of the Holy Spirit calling her to work at CCCS. She currently is teaching the Girls Bible class!


Grades 7-12 Math

Mr. Anderson is the veteran teacher at CCCS.  He has taught various math classes at CCCS for over 20 years. He tries to strengthen student interest in Math with his own enthusiasm for the subject. Inspired by him, some of his students have even gone on to become teachers themselves. He is dedicated to CCCS and enters school every day ready with a smile. 
Mr. Anderson holds a B.S. in Math Education from Northern Michigan University, a Masters in Religious Education from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (ACSI Certified), and an MA in Teaching and Curriculum from Michigan State University. He was also a member of the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics for ten years.


Grades 6-12 Science

Brandon Charbonneau is a graduate of MTU in Chemical Engineering Student and works for His House Christian Fellowship at MTU. In his free time, Brandon likes to play board games or spend time with his friends at MTU along with nerding out over Pokémon. Brandon is most excited about sharing the Gospel with those that don't believe and spending time with the people that don't know God's Love.


Grades 6-12 History & Bible

Mr Olson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to CCCS. One minute he'll be relating experiences from serving in a Naval submarine, the next he'll be intertwining Biblical wisdom into a history lesson.



Kevin graduated from Ft. Lewis College, Durango, CO with a BA and taught elementary music for over 20 years in several schools in Colorado. He has been married to Leslie for 36 years and they have 12 adopted children and 6 grandchildren. After attending seminary classes online, and being close to having a Masters in Biblical Studies, he became a pastor in 2003. He is currently the pastor of Grace Christian Fellowship in Calumet.


School Counselor & Secondary Social Studies Teacher

Mrs. Downs grew up in Indiana, graduating in 2004 with High Honors from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Psychology (minor in English). She and her husband, Chris, have two sons, Clayton (9th grade) & Mitch (6th grade). Mrs. Downs loves dogs, reading, writing, and running. She has always enjoyed volunteering in her sons' schools. At Imlay City Christian School, she helped in 1st/2nd grade math classes as well as lunch assistant duties and fund-raising. She also taught 1st/2nd grade Sunday School for two years prior to relocating to the snowy North. We love seeing how God uses her at Copper Country Christian School.


5th & 6th Grade Teacher

Are you interested in serving CCCS? Call, email, or stop in the office to find out more!


(906) 487-1718

20980 Broemer Rd , Chassell, MI 49916, USA

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