Meet Our Faculty

                                                                       Image result for 1 to 1 program
 
  • The staff of Freedom Christian School have varied backgrounds and church experiences. However, the two common denominators for all staff members are their passionate devotion to Jesus Christ and their determination to enable all of their students to reach their God-given potential. This strength of purpose and vision create an atmosphere of unity and love for the FCS community.

     

     

  • Mrs. Annette Coller- Administrator

    After completing her bachelor's degree in Education from Iowa State University summa cum laude, Mrs. Coller acquired her master's degree in Educational Leadership with distinction from National University. Her teaching career began in the public-school classrooms in Iowa. While homeschooling her own children for several years, Mrs. Coller was employed as the National Director of Children's Ministries for her church denomination. After moving to California, Mrs. Coller directed a homeschool program at Freedom for five years. In 1997, Mrs. Coller became the administrator of Freedom Christian School.

    Ms. Meghan Jackson

    Meghan grew up in the Sacramento area and continues to reside there. She received her BA from William Jessup University and has more than ten years of teaching experience in multiple contexts. Meghan has spent most of her classroom teaching experience working with school-aged children because of their great curiosity and excitement for learning. She prefers a hands-on approach to learning, and she loves to incorporate projects and experiences for students into daily lessons. Before she became a full-time classroom teacher, Meghan served as a graphic designer for a Christian non-profit organization. She still enjoys utilizing her skills and experience in art to inspire student engagement. Incorporating her experience in graphic design and teaching into creative ways to serve, Meghan is currently involved with ministry to women and youth in her home church.

     

    Mrs. Kristela Ball

    While attending the University of California, Davis, Mrs. Ball worked with children on the Autism Spectrum. That pursuit birthed her passion for incorporating individualized teaching strategies to enable them to reach their full potential. Mrs. Ball became a full-time teacher at Freedom Christian School in 2011. Aside from earning her B.A. from UC Davis, she has taken additional courses in education from National University. She also has a passion from women's and children's ministry and serving at her local church.

     

  • Mr. Mike Mullen

    Mike taught elementary school after graduating from St. Mary's College several years ago. While he loved teaching, he decided to serve his community in a different way, and became a police officer. He worked in Mountain View, CA (Bay Area) and then transferred to the Sacramento Police Department where he retired as a Corporal in 2018. His love for teaching was apparent in his law enforcement career as he taught the D.A.R.E. program and worked at the academy teaching new officers. After retiring he returned to teaching. Mike prefers the hands-on approach to teaching and enjoys using technology in his lessons. He enjoys working with the worship team at his church (behind the scenes!), and also helps out with the website design.

     

        Mrs. Anne McCutcheon

    Mrs. McCutcheon earned her bachelor's degree in Mathematics with a minor in Spanish as well as her teaching credential from California State University, Sacramento. While she began her teaching career in the public school system, she has taught at Freedom Christian School since 2002. Her love of learning and enthusiasm for her subject areas have encouraged students to excel in coursework when many did not feel they could achieve success. When she is not teaching, Mrs. McCutcheon is a leader in her local church - and a winning girls' basketball coach (leading FCS girls to two League Championships and four playoff berths).

     

    Mr. Jeriah Coller

    After graduating from Freedom Christian School, Mr. Coller continued his education at the University of California, Sacramento, receiving a Religious Studies degree. Concurrently, he completed a five year degree in Christian Leadership and Religious Studies from the Institute of Theological Studies by Extension (INSTE). Mr. Coller serves as a pastor, teacher and IT Director for Freedom Christian School. Seeing students develop into the people God has planned for them to be is important to Mr. Coller. Having worked for several technology companies, he is a true "geek" who emphasizes to his students how to use technology appropriately to succeed in their personal lives as well as to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

  •  

  • Mrs. Christina Waldo

    Christina grew up in the Bay area where she served in youth ministry in her local church and in the Northern California region. During Bible college, she met and married Jacob Waldo, and they moved to Iowa as youth pastors. While there, Christina worked in a medical organization and public school as office staff. She is a vital part of the Freedom family as she applies her office management skills and her passion for loving and helping students to enable the organization to operate smoothly every day.

     

  • Mr. Jacob Waldo

  • Iowa was home for Jacob until he moved to the West Coast to attend Bible college. After graduation, he and his wife, Christina, returned to Iowa as youth pastors. While there, he served as a coach in the public school and looked for every opportunity to help students grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ as well as their personal development. Jacob's dedication to Christ and to his students is evident in everything he does at Freedom.

  •  

"Freedom is not the ability to do whatever you want, but the power to do what you ought."