Welcome to CCA

Mrs. Beth Easterling
Kindergarten – K5

By Abby Agerton

This is Mrs. Easterling’s first year teaching at CCA. Her hometown is Starkville, Mississippi, but she has been living in Columbus for thirteen years. She attended high school at Starkville High, and college at Mississippi State University. Her favorite parts about teaching are watching her students learn to read and being a positive influence in their life. Her “dream vacation” would be a cruise through Italy with her family. J

When it comes to choosing a movie, she goes for the action and adventure movies. Mrs. Easterling prefers dogs over cats, and her favorite pizza topping is sausage.

Welcome to CCA Mrs. Easterling!


Ms Kelly Smith
Kingergarten – K5

By Olivia Mascarenas

Our new kindergarten teacher Ms Kelly Smith let me interview her during her second week on the job. Her hometown is Valdosta, Georgia. She has lived in Columbus for fourteen years and even graduated from Immanuel Christian School (now CCA). She went to college at Mississippi University for Women.

Some of her favorites are:

  • Pizza topping – black olives
  • Color – green
  • Dogs or cats – Dogs
  • Movie – Roman Holiday
  • Dream Vacation – Anywhere in Europe

When she’s not teaching, she’s outside hiking or kayaking. She says the best part of teaching is spending time with the kids.

Welcome to CCA Ms Smith!


Mrs. Judy Sanderson
4th Grade

By Leslie Burns

Mrs. Judy Sanderson is one of the new members of our CCA family and is our fourth grade teacher. She has called Columbus home for 18 years, but her hometown is Waynesboro, Mississippi. There she attended Waynesboro County High School and she attended several colleges. She attended Clark University, William Carey, University of Texas, and the University of North Carolina.

Some of her favorites are:

  • Pizza topping – Canadian Bacon
  • Color – green
  • Dogs or Cats – Dogs
  • Movie – Steel Magnolias

Mrs. Sanderson enjoys reading children’s books and crocheting. Her dream vacation is going to the mountains. Lastly, her favorite thing about teaching is being at our school.

Welcome to CCA Mrs. Sanderson!


Mrs. Sandy Fowlkes
High School Math & Spanish

By Mallory Lake

Mrs. Sandy Fowlkes is a new teacher here at Columbus Christian Academy. Her hometown is Farmington Hills, Michigan. She went to Harrison High School & Central Michigan University for college. Her hobbies are reading, yoga, and spending time with her children.

Some of her favorites are:

  • Pizza topping – Black Olives
  • Color – Pink
  • Movie – Gone With the Wind
  • Dream Vacation – Italy

Mrs. Fowlkes has lived in Columbus for a total of five years. She says her favorite thing about teaching is “when the students are engaged and excited to learn something new.”

Welcome to CCA Mrs. Fowlkes!