Meet the Staff & Faculty

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 Finlandia University. She has six children and one son-in-law. She is a proud Army mom of two soldiers, and has two girls still at home. She and her family attend Evangel Community Church.


Joanna (JoJo) Kruzich

K4 - K5

Miss JoJo is working on her degree in early childhood education, she has been working with children for several years through her church nursery, MOPS, and Awanas. She also spent a year working with AmeriCorps. 


Position Open

Grades 1 & 2



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.

Mrs. Anderson is a phenomenal part of CCCS, having served in many ways. She has taught K4 - K5, 1st & 2nd, and has now moved to the 4th & 5th grade!

Administrative Assistant

Jr. & Sr High ELA & Social Studies

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Jen Bach

Athletic Director


Judy Chizek

Jr & Sr High Teacher

Mrs. Chizek is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the Airforce.  She holds Bachelors in Sciences in Behavioral Science from the US Air Force Academy, a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University, a Master of Military Art and Science from the US Army School of Advances Military Science.  She also taught Military Art and Science at the US Air Force Academy and Critical Thinking at Michigan Technological University. 

She teaches ELA, Social Studies, Physical Education and other classes as needed. Her classes are primarily 6th - 8th, but she does help with the 9th - 12th. 

Mrs. Chizek has also coached baseball, softball, basketball and drama for 13 years. 

Lynn Lanala

Jr. & Sr. High ELA & Science


Ben Eckl

Sr. High Bible & Art


4th &5th  Grade Teacher

Lindsey Anderson

Naomi Mason

Stacy Brown

3rd - 7th Grade