Mr. Stephen TaylorHead of School
Stephen Taylor will be joining our community as Head of School on July 1, 2017. He currently lives in Corpus Christi, TX, along with his wife Emily and two children, Ellena and Corin. He loves the outdoors, from snowboarding to canoeing, and is a voracious reader. His favorite place to camp is in the Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota.
Mr. Taylor comes to us as an experienced leader and administrator with a passion for classical Christian education. For the past five years, he's been the Principal of the Schools of Logic & Rhetoric at Annapolis Christian Academy (ACA), an ACCS accredited PK-12 school. In his ten years as an educator, he's taught a combination of english, history, and computer classes to grades 6 - 12. He has also organized numerous clubs, retreats, and class trips.
During Mr. Taylor's tenure at ACA, he oversaw programmatic growth and improvement in a number of areas. Key accomplishments included revising the curriculum, introducing band and theater, leading the steering committee for ACCS re-accreditation and helping design the master campus expansion plan. He also worked closely with teachers to re-focus the School of Logic towards age-appropriate curriculum, resulting in increased student satisfaction and retention.
He earned his B.A. at Gordon College, majoring in English Language & Literature and Secondary Education. He graduated Summa Cum Laude, and was also recognized as an A.J. Gordon Scholar. The highlight of his undergrad years was studying art history in Orvieto, Italy for a semester. Mr. Taylor also holds an M.Ed. in Technology in Education from Lesley University and teacher certification from the Association of Classical & Christian Schools.
Mrs. Dina Ogg, BSAdmissions Director
Mrs. Dina Ogg, raised in West Virginia, loves mountains and calling Colorado home. Dina received her Bachelors in Business Administration from Marshall University and has a diverse background in owning two small businesses, working for the Federal Government, being a stay-at-home-mom and working in Christian Education.
Dina enjoys working with parents and loves children. She is excited to help Arma Dei grow to serve more children and parents in our local community.
Dina has two college-age daughters and one teenage son and knows it takes a Village to raise children. She feels blessed to be a part of the greater Kingdom of God, here at Arma Dei Academy.
Mr. Abel CaceresFacilities
Mr. Cáceres comes to Arma Dei with over 15 years coaching everything from Pee Wee, Pop Warner, Grammar School and High School football to U.S. Marine Corps boxing, High School fencing and track. He has 10 years of teaching Social Studies, Physical Education & Health and Physics in both the Grammar and High School level.
Mr. Caceres pledges every day to the Almighty that he will be a firm but fair representative of Arma Dei to each student that he interacts with whether it is on the athletic field, class room or common area. He has been entrusted with the care of your children, no matter what grade nor for how long a period of time and allows the Spirit of The Lord guide his actions. “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 23:1
He and his wife Cindy have two beautiful blessings; Addyson (Addy) who is in Kindergarten at Arma Dei and Emmanuel (Manny) who will start his journey with Arma Dei in the coming fall.
Mrs. Katheryn Pranno, MSCommunications Director
Mrs. Katheryn Pranno brings a wide variety education and experience to her position at Arma Dei Academy. Her undergraduate work was in Music Education and her Masters in Curriculum Development. Teaching led to other opportunities in technical training and web development. Craving to use her talents in education and technology in a ministry setting, she was hired by Cherry Hills Community Church as Director of Technology and Web Services. She was on staff there for many years before moving to Rocky Mountain Community Church, a church she and her husband, Anthony, planted in 2007. She served as the Children's Ministry Director & Communications Director at RMCC.
Anthony and Katheryn have three wonderful children that attend Arma Dei and she is passionate about excellent, Christ-centered, classical education.
Megan Billinger, BSAssistant Director of Communications
Mrs. Megan Billinger received a Bachelors in Computer Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Denver. After working for Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Solutions as a project manager for Department of Defense implementations, she became a stay-at-home mom and later home schooled her children. Eager to contribute to the work being done at Arma Dei Academy, she has joined the staff to assist in all things technical.
Megan and her husband, Erik, have three children that attend Arma Dei. She enjoys playing golf, crossfitting, and spending time with her family. She is passionate about raising up the next generation to praise and serve God.