OUR STAFF

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Chuck Bokisa
(Pre-K Teacher)

Chuck Bokisa received his bachelor's degree from Moody Bible Institute and is currently pursuing his M.Div at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Both Chuck and his wife Ellen teach at Providence Academy. His interests are reading, chess, campfires and hiking. His favorite subjects to teach are Spiritual Formations and Reading.

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Ellen Bokisa
(2nd Grade Teacher)

Ellen Bokisa's love for teaching stemmed from watching her dad teach high school English, and her background includes several years of teaching English to international students. Mrs. Bokisa graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelor's Degree in English.

Both Ellen and her husband Chuck teach at Providence Academy. Her interests are reading, hiking and going on weekend road trips. Her favorite subjects to teach include Reading & Writing. 

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Courtney Craft
(Art Teacher)

Courtney Craft received her art degree from Indiana Wesleyan University, in Marion, Indiana. 

 

Courtney and her husband are committed followers of Christ and are very active in their local church. Courtney is an experienced artist and designer and has worked for one of the top regional theaters in the country. She has come on board to teach art and lead our Fine Arts Program at Providence Academy.

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Rachel Fleshman
(Kindergarten Teacher)

Rachel Fleshman graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor's Degree in English. With over 20 years' experience working with children, including homeschooling her own kids utilizing the classical method, is excited to be part of this growing classical school. 

 

Rachel is married with three children. She enjoys reading, crocheting, and working with farm animals at Sterns Homestead. Her favorite subjects to teach include Grammar and Reading. 

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Evelyn Munson
(1st Grade Teacher)

Evelyn Munson joined Providence in 2021 as the first grade and music teacher. She has a music degree and history minor from Grove City College and also studied piano performance at the Franz Liszt Musikhochschule in Weimar, Germany. 

 

Evelyn loves sharing the joy of music and good stories with children. In her free time, she can be found in the kitchen, outdoors, or at the piano.    

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Lilya Santora
(Office Manager)

Lilya has 7 years of experience as an Office Manager. She graduated from Boyce College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible and Theology. 

Lilya is married to Coach Mike and they serve together in their local church.  In her free time, Lilya enjoys trail running and reading. 

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Michael Santora
(Physical Education Teacher)

Coach Mike, as he is known to the students, has extensive experience in the world of physical fitness. He has played organized football, worked as a personal trainer, and passed the rigorous fitness exam for firefighters. When he is not at Providence, Coach Mike works as a firefighter for the city of Parma and Seven Hills. 

 

Coach Mike and his wife live in Parma, Ohio. His interests include Ohio State Football and leading his small group in church. Coach Mike enjoys studying theology and issues related to health & physical fitness. 

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ANNA YAVORSKI
(Pre-K Teacher)

Coming soon.

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Olga Zhakunets
(3rd & 4th Grade Teacher)

Olga pursued a teaching degree from Cleveland State University and has spent the last several years working for the North Royalton City School District. 

 

Olga is married and has four children of her own. She is passionate about a Christ-centered education and is excited to bring her experience to Providence Academy.

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Oleh Zhakunets
(Headmaster)

Oleh Zhakunets is the headmaster of Providence Academy. His background includes ten years of working in the ministry as a pastor and ten years of working in the academic field as a teacher. Oleh graduated from the Moody Bible Institute with a Bachelor's Degree in Theology and Note Dame College with a Master's Degree in Education. 

 

Oleh and his wife Olga Zhakunets  have four children. His interests include playing golf and working on his lawn. Oleh enjoys reading books about theology and classic works of fiction.