Senior Spotlight

Trenton Holman

Trenton’s extracurricular activities at CTA have included Drama Club & Soccer (Capt. and 2nd team All-Conf.) and he attends KCTC for Diesel Mechanics. He has played soccer with AYSO and enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, and working on small engines. He plans to pursue a career as a diesel mechanic.

- Trenton Holman

Cody Holman

Cody has participated in Soccer at CTA (Capt., 1st & 2nd Team All-Conf.). He attends KCTC for Criminal Justice, has been on the honor roll and has taken AP courses. He’s played AYSO soccer and enjoys hiking, camping and working on small engines. He plans to pursue a career as a correctional officer.

- Cody Holman

Parker Tompkins

Parker Tompkins has been at CTA since 3rd grade and has played basketball and soccer. Parker has also been on the honor roll. Parker enjoys downhill skiing, swimming and any other outdoor activities. He plans to be an auto mechanic and would also like to do auto restoration as a hobby.

- Parker Tompkins

Jackson Southwick

Jackson plays Soccer for CTA and in the Rockford NITRO Skeet and Trap group and on the Rockford Bass Team. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing video games. Jackson plans to attend either GRCC or Eastern Michigan University to study ichthyology after graduation.

- Jackson Southwick

Brooklyn Schantz

Brooklyn has participated in volleyball (Team Capt. for 2 years) and NHS (co-president) at CTA. She has been on the honor roll and takes FSU college courses. She enjoys crafting, sports, playing with her dog and works at Arby’s. She plans to attend GVSU, to pursue a Psychology degree.

- Brooklyn Schantz

Kameron Boomer

Kameron has been at CTA for 2 years. Kameron has played basketball and soccer at CTA, where he was also a team captain this year. He enjoys working on quads and cars, playing sports, and hanging out with friends. He plans to enter a trade for working on small motors or doing body work on vehicles.

- Kameron Boomer

Staff feature

Amy Van Harten

This is Mrs. Van Harten’s 10th year teaching at CTA and 20th year of teaching. She loves CTA because here we are a family. Mrs. Van Harten has two children who attend CTA, a husband and her dog, Oakley. Mrs. Van Harten loves to read and will always discuss books when asked.

- Amy Van Harten - K-8th Technology/Interventionist

Kelsey Malone

This is Mrs. Malone’s 4th year at CTA. She was previously the 1st grade teacher and is now the Elementary Academic Specialist. Mrs. Malone is currently in grad school to become a Youth Librarian! She loves spending time with family, being outdoors, going to concerts, and traveling.

- Kelsey Malone - Elementary Academic Specialist

Heidi Reichelt

This is Mrs. Reichelt’s second year teaching fifth grade at CTA, though she spent two years before that as a substitute teacher in the district. She has 4 children who attend CTA. Mrs. Reichelt stays busy camping, working outside, and working with their 4H animals and many pets.

- Heidi Reichelt - 5th Grade

Mika Lewis

This is Mrs. Lewis' 1st year at CTA, and 8th year in education. It is her passion to watch her students grow as readers and excel as students of moral character. She loves to read, attend U of M football games, watch her kids play their many sports, and spend time with her family and friends.

- Mika Lewis - 4th Grade Teacher

Melissa Evans

This is Ms. Evans’ 1st year teaching at CTA and has nearly 20 years of teaching experience. She is currently finishing up her thesis project at GVSU in literacy and language. By the end of this year, she will have a M. Ed. with 3 additional endorsements in grades K-8. She has 3 children.

- Melissa Evans - 3rd Grade Teacher

Taylor Breuker

This is Mrs. Breuker’s 2nd year working at CTA. This is her 6th year working as an educator. She loves watching her students grow in their love for learning and celebrating their accomplishments! In her spare time, she loves to read, bake yummy treats and walk her golden retriever, Sammy.

- Taylor Breuker - 2nd Grade Teacher

Sarah Underhill

This is Ms Underhill’s first year at CTA. She previously taught preschool, 1st and 2nd grades. Her teaching degree from Aquinas and her Master’s degree is from GVSU. She has a son in 3rd grade, a dog and cat. Ms. Underhill loves swimming and hiking. Mo Willems is her favorite children’s author.

- Sarah Underhill - 1st Grade Teacher

Ruthanne Brinks

This is Mrs. Brinks’ 2nd year working at CTA. She has been a part of CTA for the past 9 years with her children as students. She is pursuing a career in education, currently is the K-2 teachers aide. She enjoys outdoor activities with her family such as, swimming, soccer, biking and skiing.

- Ruthanne Brinks - K-2 Teacher Aide

Darcie Oudbier

This is Mrs. Oudbier’s 22nd year of teaching preschool and kindergarten. She enjoys watching her children in sports as well as on stage, coaching Girls Charging Ahead, running, baking macarons for her side business, and acting in the Sparta Community Theatre.

- Darcie Oudbier - Kindergarten Teacher