Leadership & Staff

Founded in 1968, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy is a private, college-preparatory, non-denominational Christian middle and high school (grades 6-12) that seeks to Educate and Cultivate Servants for Christ. Students meet rigorous admissions standards both academically and spiritually. CVCA’s diverse student body represents 7 different counties and more than 200 churches; we have over 900 students of whom 25% represent minority populations.  We seek to represent the true diversity of the body of Christ.

Our facilities include a 177,000 square-foot building with state-of-the-art technology, 7 science labs, a 31,000 square-foot fieldhouse and competition gymnasium, a 600-seat chapel/auditorium, and 70 acres of sports facilities, including a turf stadium and all-weather track.

School Leadership

Jason Spodnik

President /Head of School

Laura Chadima

Director of Academic Success

Jessica Cooley

Director of Enrollment
and Communications

Ryan Crocker

Director of Technoloy

Matt Fleagle

Dean of Academics

Jim Gaul

Chief Operations Officer

John Harabedian

Director of Development

Cyndi Holmes

Assistant Dean of Students

Scott Iannetta

Middle School Principal

Matt Koons

Associate Head of School

Eric Ling

Dean of Faculty

David Mathena

Chief Financial Officer

LT Newland

Director of Student Ministries

Tim Schofield

Dean of Students

Sarah Telepak

Middle School
Assistant Principal

Jon Young

Athletic Director
“In a time when it is becoming more difficult to be distinctively and authentically Christian, CVCA’s culture exemplifies the thoughtfulness and diligence it takes to reflect an educational community centered on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
CESA Executive Director