Meet Our Faculty

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  • The staff of Freedom Christian School have varied backgrounds and church experiences. However, the two common denominators for all staff members are their passionate devotion to Jesus Christ and their determination to enable all of their students to reach their God-given potential. This strength of purpose and vision create an atmosphere of unity and love for the FCS community.

  • Pastor Duane Coller- Administrator

     Pastor Duane is the administrator of Freedom Christian School. In addition to the oversight of the school he has been integrally involved with its day-to-day activities for more than 25 years. He is committed to the ongoing mission of Freedom being a place where students are loved, encouraged, and enabled to acquire the knowledge and skills in learning that will serve them throughout their life and to develop a transformative relationship with Jesus Christ.

     

    Ms. Meghan Jackson

    Ms. Jackson grew up in the Sacramento area and continues to reside there. She received her BA from William Jessup University and has more than ten years of teaching experience in multiple contexts. Ms. Jackson has spent most of her classroom teaching experience working with school-aged children because of their great curiosity and excitement for learning. She prefers a hands-on approach to learning, and she loves to incorporate projects and experiences for students into daily lessons. Before she became a full-time classroom teacher, Ms. Jackson served as a graphic designer for a Christian non-profit organization. She still enjoys utilizing her skills and experience in art to inspire student engagement. Incorporating her experience in graphic design and teaching into creative ways to serve, Ms. Jackson is currently involved with ministry to women and youth in her home church.

     

    Mrs. Kristela Ball

    While attending the University of California, Davis, Mrs. Ball worked with children on the Autism Spectrum. That pursuit birthed her passion for incorporating individualized teaching strategies to enable them to reach their full potential. Mrs. Ball became a full-time teacher at Freedom Christian School in 2011. Aside from earning her B.A. from UC Davis, she has taken additional courses in education from National University. She also has a passion from women's and children's ministry and serving at her local church.

     

  • Mr. Mike Mullen

    Mr. Mullen taught elementary school after graduating from St. Mary's College several years ago. While he loved teaching, he decided to serve his community in a different way, and became a police officer. He worked in Mountain View, CA (Bay Area) and then transferred to the Sacramento Police Department where he retired as a Corporal in 2018. His love for teaching was apparent in his law enforcement career as he taught the D.A.R.E. program and worked at the academy teaching new officers. After retiring he returned to teaching. Mr. Mullen prefers the hands-on approach to teaching and enjoys using technology in his lessons. He enjoys working with the worship team at his church (behind the scenes!), and also helps out with the website design.

     

     Mrs. Anne McCutcheon

    Mrs. McCutcheon earned her bachelor's degree in Mathematics with a minor in Spanish as well as her teaching credential from California State University, Sacramento. While she began her teaching career in the public school system, she has taught at Freedom Christian School since 2002. Her love of learning and enthusiasm for her subject areas have encouraged students to excel in coursework when many did not feel they could achieve success. When she is not teaching, Mrs. McCutcheon is a leader in her local church - and a winning girls' basketball coach (leading FCS girls to two League Championships and four playoff berths).

     

  • Mrs. Nikki Moore

    Mrs. Moore is Freedom's registrar and office manager. Her extensive training and decades of experience in various aspects of medical and business office management makes her an asset to the school office. She is dedicated to the mission of Freedom Christian School and is a great asset to our staff and school families.  

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  • Ms. Tatiana Dokudovskaya

  • Ms. Tatiana brings a variety of interests to the students. She is fluent in Russian and English as well as conversant in French. She utilizes music and games in her activities with the students, ensuring the learning experience accommodates a variety of learning styles and is engaging for all students.

     

     

    Mr. Jeriah Coller

    After graduating from Freedom Christian School, Mr. Coller continued his education at the University of California, Sacramento, receiving a Religious Studies degree. Concurrently, he completed a five year degree in Christian Leadership and Religious Studies from the Institute of Theological Studies by Extension (INSTE). Mr. Coller serves as a pastor, teacher and IT Director for Freedom Christian School. Seeing students develop into the people God has planned for them to be is important to Mr. Coller. Having worked for several technology companies, he is a true "geek" who emphasizes to his students how to use technology appropriately to succeed in their personal lives as well as to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    Mrs. Kayla Burleson-Coller

    Mrs. Kayla has been part of the FCS team for several years and is loved by the students as an encouraging adult who brings fun to the campus. Her many years of experience in children's ministries informs her daily interactions with students- emphasizing each student's unique significance and value. Mrs. Kayla works part-time in various capacities at the school.

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"Freedom is not the ability to do whatever you want, but the power to do what you ought."