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Mr. Brian Burbach

School Administrator, Varsity Boys' Soccer Coach

Brian Burbach and his family came to SMCA in 2001. He previously taught for 5 years in Florida and received a Master's Degree in Education Administration. He has 4 children and has the privilege to work alongside his wife.

His strongest desire is to see the students, faculty and staff grow together, not just as a school, but in their understanding of who Jesus is and His purposes for humankind.

One of his favorite authors is Dallas Willard. Brian loves to cook, travel and spend time with his family,

Mrs. Janell Spurr

Office Manager

Janell Spurr earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with an Accounting emphasis, from Biola University in La Mirada, California. Prior to her employment at SMCA, she worked in accounting and finance. She also enjoyed homeschooling her children with the A Beka Academy curriculum for eight years.

Janell joined the SMCA office staff in 2011. She thrives on opportunities to connect home and school with useful tools and resources. From restructuring our student billing process when she first arrived, to supporting the migration efforts of two computer management platforms, she is always looking for ways to improve.

However, her greatest joy is to be a participant in the community-atmosphere that makes SMCA special. She is humbled to witness the contributions and sacrifices made by students, families, friends, faculty, and staff as they reflect the fingerprint of God.

Mrs. Audra Burbach

Guidance Counselor

Audra Burbach began working as our guidance counselor in 2012. She graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1994.

She and her husband moved to Merrimack, NH in 2001. Brian became the school administrator while Audra worked part-time at SMCA teaching home economics. After her four children were all in school, Audra came to SMCA full-time as our guidance counselor. Her desire is to assist each senior as they prepare for their future. She encourages them to understand their God-given strengths and interests, and helps them focus on developing their knowledge and skills, then links them to higher learning and training. She also provides individual counseling to help students thrive in a safe learning environment.

Mrs. Vicki Dufresne

School Nurse

Vicki Dufresne and her family joined our SMCA community in 2003. As her youngest daughter entered the K3 program, Vicki became our school nurse in 2010. She is an integral part of our staff as she cares for the health and well being of our student body. She is a great resource for our school community as she provides professional advice and training in various medical procedures.

In 1991, she received her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Plymouth State College. Her concentrations were in Elementary Education, Sociology, and Social Work. She received a minor in Childhood Development and an Option in Early Childhood Education.

In 1995, she received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Rivier Collge. Prior to receiving her RN, she worked as an LNA at the Children's Extended Care Center in Groton, MA.

Mrs. Kris Rechtsteiner

Administrative Assistant

Kris earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with Psychology and Literature minors from Houghton College in Houghton, NY. Prior to her employment at SMCA, she worked in Christian camping and for a software company. She continues to enjoy doing projects in her church including mission trips, fundraisers, and landscaping projects, as well as children's ministry.

Kris joined SMCA in 2017. She is eager to connect with the students and their families. She desires to make their daily routines more seamless even when they have issues that seem to run counter to that goal.

Mrs. Juliane Sidman

Financial Assistant

Juliane Sidman and her family have been part of our school community since 2013. She became the financial assistant in 2014. Prior to SMCA, she had the privilege of homeschooling her children for several years. Before homeschooling, she worked in different capacities, such as a lease purchaser for Toyota Motor Credit Corp., a tax investigator for the IRS, and the office manager for Laconia Christian School. As a young woman, she spent several years working with the special needs population and later became an elder care provider. She has a heart to serve wherever The Lord leads her.

Her hobbies and interests include whole health and nutrition, German shepherd dog breeding, playing the piano, watching her kids play basketball, and quiet times with her husband.

Her greatest gift is being redeemed and her greatest joy is to walk alongside her Savior, her loving husband, and God-given children.

Mrs. Janice Conyers

Lunchroom Coordinator

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