TEACHERS AND STAFF
- NEW TEACHERS WILL BE UPDATED
Ms.Bo Lee grew up in North Carolina, where she studied Secondary Math Education. She moved to Southern California to study in a seminary as a missionary. She has been teaching and tutoring students in Math for over 10 years. She was an elementary and a secondary level Math teacher and an elementary Latin teacher at Veritas Classical Academy. She loves working with children and has a passion for raising godly youth leaders.
5th & 6th Grades
Mrs. Pyle is a Southern California girl, born in the city of Irvine and raised in Huntington Beach. She attended Azusa Pacific University and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Primary Education/Liberal Studies. She earned her teaching credential through the state of California in March, 2015, and is currently working on completing her Masters in Education from Azusa Pacific. She has worked for the Newport Mesa Unified School District as a substitute teacher for the last year, and has tutored English and Math for the last 4 years. She loves working with young people and helping them to discover their passions and God-given talents.
3rd & 4th Grades
Mrs. Pihl was born and raised in Garden Grove, California, earned a B.S. degree from George Fox University located in Newberg, Oregon, held a Virginia teaching credential, (after living there for 5 ½ years) and currently has an ACSI standard educator’s certificate. She has taught in Christian education for 21 years, and has raised a son and a daughter who have grown into wonderful young adults. Her hobbies include spending time with her husband, classic cars, traveling, gardening and serving in various ministries at church. Teaching is her greatest passion in life and she is humbly honored that God has called her to serve the children and families at ACCA.
Mrs. DeFusco is from the midwest but raised in So. Cal. She graduated from California Lutheran University with a BA in the French Language and subsequently earned her CA teaching credential at Chapman University. She spent early 1991 in Paris, France, assisting in a church plant. She has taught college and high school French, 5th/6th grades, and tutored. She started homeschooling her and her husband's two children in 2003 and her son graduated from Adelphia in 2015. Their daughter is a current Adelphia student. In her spare time, Mrs. DeFusco loves singing/listening to music, knitting, gardening, sewing, drawing, hiking, camping taking road trips, and would love to go back to college to study art. She loves working with and teaching young people.
2nd Grade Phonic and Reading
Lori Augustine, a Southern California native, grew up in Lakewood. Her inspiration to teach began when she was a teacher’s aide in the Long Beach Unified School district. She received her teaching degree from CSULB in 1989. Hired on right away by the Long Beach District, she taught third through fifth grades there for ten years. Jim Augustine married her in 1991. Eventually, she suspended her full-time teacher position to pursue a home-based business and begin a family. She has three handsome boys whom she home schooled for many years. While homeschooling, she was a classroom teacher for Classical Conversations for seven years and also taught many years of Sunday School. She is thrilled to be teaching at Adelphia where her youngest son attends. She delights in seeing how God comes alongside her in her teaching endeavors.
Office Manager, Science
Mrs. Benner is a California Native, who graduated from OCC and went to CSULB to study art. She was married in 1986 and began working in property management as administrator and then personal assistant to regional property manager for Transamerica Properties. She obtained her real estate license in 1990 and left full time work to be a stay at home mom and began homeschooling in 1995. Rebecca graduated the last of her four children in 2015. She developed a real love for learning while homeschool and is especially passionate about sharing God's handiwork in art, science, and music. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to museums, concerts, movie, and interacting with young adults. She serves at her church in women's ministry and hospitality.