In the Classroom

   What do we offer?

Grades K-5th

Low Student to Teacher ratios

Widespread technology use by utilizing computers to familiarize and play educational games on websites such as Starfall, Funbrain, and PBS Kids. We also use educational videos from Discovery and National Geographic Kids.

Centers with hands-on learning experiences in Math, Language, and Science

One-on-one reading instruction to boost individual reading levels

We utilize the A BEKA curriculum as a base for all students and supplemental materials based on the individual needs of each child. This curriculum takes a Christian based approach. It has been thoroughly researched and tested for over 55 years in the classrooms at Pensacola Christian Academy.

Reading, Phonics, and math are emphasized most often in the a beka curriculum. We add supplemental materials to increase student achievement on an individual level. Low ratios provide an excellent opportunity for one-on-one instruction.

Pride & Joy Children's Academy

Miss Amanda Distin

​This will be her Second year teaching first grade. Amanda has her Bachelors degree in early childhood education (birth-2nd grade) from the college of saint rose, located in Albany, ny. after graduating she moved to Knoxville in 2014.

​in her free time she likes to spend time with family, hiking, and camping. She also loves to read and scrapbook.

has been teaching at PJCA for Four years. She has experience working with children from Kindergarten to High School. in 2009, she received her Bachelor's degree in Human Growth and Learning (Education K-6) from Tusculum College. She is currently teaching Kindergarten.

She loves to spend time with her family. She has four nephews and two nieces. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, reading, and planning events.

Miss Rebekah Nyen​huis

Special Areas

Meet our Teachers

     Miss Brittany Goins
This is miss Brittany's first year teaching second and third grade at pride and joy. she has her BS in interdisciplinary studies, human development (k-6th) from Lincoln memorial university. she also holds a 7-12th grade history endorsement and is currently working on her master's degree in school counseling.

​in her free time she likes spending time with her family. she also likes going out to the movies  and eating out and loves all neon colors.

Spanish & Art

​Vicki Giro attended Memphis State Barbra Lipmen School of Education. Began teaching Preschool Spanish since '05 and has been teaching Elementary Spanish since '07.

​Music & Bible

​Mrs. Heather Coffelt has a degree in Music Education from Crown College. She also teaches private piano lessons in her spare time.