(352) 489-7716 
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20831 Powell Rd
Dunnellon, FL 34431


Guiding students to be followers of Jesus Christ through academics, service and accountability to God's Word.



Kristy Minton Wheat – Head of School

Trisha Knox – Assistant Principal



Breckany Masciarelli – K3

Cristina Hill – VPK Teacher & Director


Janeen Kelly – K4 Wraparound, Library & Tutor

Myla Seaton – Kindergarten

Jessica Sistler – 1st grade

Jessica McDonell – 2nd grade

Amy Hytovick – 3rd grade

Matthew Bugbee – 4th grade

Jennifer Coburn – 5th grade

Kirk Pugsley – Middle School Math/Bible

Christine Sciortino – Middle School History/FLVS Facilitator

Alexis Richardson – Middle School English/6th Bible

Gayle Gatton – Library supervisor & Title I/Intensive Instruction Teacher

Tracy Jenner – STEAM & HS Physical Science to 8th graders

Teresa Williams – PE/Art

Janci Cannon – Powerline/Music/Computer


Support Staff

Jamie Gentzel – Title I Paraprofessional (Part-time, 30 hours)

Barbara Hackathorn – Administrative Assistant

Julie Pugsley – Receptionist

Denise Campbell – Aftercare


Frances Lee – Cafeteria Manager


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About Dunnellon Christian


Our Philosophy

The curriculum provides a traditional Christian education founded on the principles of Scripture. These principles are integrated in each subject throughout every class and by all instructors. The school implements the teachings of the family and the local church, helping to rear children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Statement of Faith

The following truths, we believe, are central to a Christian education and it is our desire to"bring them alive" in the entire school program:

1.   God is Creator and Sustainer of all things and the Source of all truth. (Psalm 104, Colossians 1:15-17)

2. Man was created in God's image but chose to rebel against God. His rebellion brought all men under the dominion of sin. (Genesis 1:27, Romans 3:23)

3.   God provided a means of regenerating man and restoring him unto Himself. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to be the sacrifice for that sin. Therefore, each student is encouraged to receive Christ as his personal Savior and as the Lord in his life. (Proverbs 9:10) As a ministry of First Baptist Church Dunnellon, we believe our unity is found in the Person of Jesus Christ whom we see as "the way, the truth, and the life" according to John 14:6. Man's eternal salvation is solely dependent on Christ's all-sufficient work on the cross. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5)

4.   The real Teacher in our lives as believers is the indwelling Holy Spirit by whose work Christlike character is developed. An important part of our curriculum emphasizes the development of biblical character qualities. (Romans 8:26-30, Galatians 5:22-23)

5.   The Bible is the authoritative, inerrant, sufficient Word of God. It permeates our academic teaching since all truth is seen ultimately as God's truth. (II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:21) For example, history is viewed as "His story," the workings of a sovereign, omnipotent God. Science is the study of His marvelous world, created by Him, and of man, who was created in His image. Each academic area is looked at within the perspective of His Word and with the ever present questions, "What is God's way in this?" or "What does God have for us to learn and apply?" We strive for biblical integration in all areas of study.

Ethics & Non-discriminatory Policy

Dunnellon Christian Academy adheres to The Code of Ethics and The Principles of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession in Florida. State Board of Education 6B-1.006,FAC

Dunnellon Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the academy. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, athletic or other academy-administered programs.



Dunnellon Christian Academy adheres to the guidelines provided by the Florida Department of Education when pertaining to sexual harassment of any nature.  Teachers also are held to the Standards of Ethical Conduct adapted from the Code of Ethics of the Education Profession in Florida and Principles of Professional Conduct for the Education Profession in Florida.  The policy is detailed in the Student/Parent Handbook.