Mrs. Jeanette Gillard

Principal / Grade 3rd-5th



I am very excited to be in my 14th year at Adventist Christian Academy.  I grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida and moved to Charleston in 1990.  I graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.  When I am not teaching, I love to spend time with my husband and my two girls.  My favorite family outdoor activities are going for long walks and bike riding.  These activities have always been a wonderful opportunity for us to talk about our day and reconnect as a family.  Becoming a mother has definitely helped me to have more patience and understanding for my students.  I believe as an educator it is my responsibility to be fully committed in building a personal relationship with my students in order to understand their needs, create a passion for learning, and help them reach their fullest potential. When my students are grown, my hope is that they will have positive memories of their experience in my classroom.

     When I chose to become a teacher, I began to understand the great responsibility I would have in the lives of my students. God could use me as an instrument to guide and shape young minds and I am honored to share this sacred opportunity. I encourage students to share their thoughts and ideas in a way that develops their ability to express themselves with the assurance that they will be respected as they will respect the views of others.  It is part of my goal to prepare my students to be citizens who will reflect God's character to the unbeliever. I want them to contribute in making their community a better a place through a Christ like attitude.

     I consider myself blessed to be a teacher who can share the Word of God daily with my students. It is vital for them to know that God is the center of every aspect of learning.  My desire is to help them discover and strengthen the talents the Lord has given them as they learn to trust and seek His plan for their lives.  

Mrs. Manju Michaelson

Grades 6th-8th



GRADES 6th-8th

Mrs. Michaelson is a seasoned teacher with over 14 years of experience. She is joining the ACA of Charleston family from Adventist Christian School in Greeley, Colorado, where she taught 3rd-5th and 6th-8th grades. She graduated from Spicer Adventist University and earned her B.A. in Biology and Health Education and Elementary Education from the National Institute of Open Schooling in Gujarat, India. She desires to aim her students heavenward and instill a love of learning in them.  





Miss Jailine Flores

Grade K5 - 2nd




GRADES K5 - 2nd

Miss Flores was born in Long Island, New York, and moved to South Carolina when she was 10. She currently lives in Summerville, SC. She attends the Summerville Spanish SDA Church and is actively involved. She graduated from Southern Adventist University with a Degree in Liberal Arts Education with a Minor in English as a Second Language. She developed and cultivated a dedication to helping those with no English background, both children and adults. She was a student teacher at Ooltewah High School and Ooltewah Adventist Academy, executive assistant for Southern Scholars at SAU, and self-managed tutor and mentor. Miss Flores was the First Chair of the Chamber Orchestra for two years and knows four languages and counting. She loves music and helping others. Miss Flores is known for her warm smile, friendliness, kindness, nurturing spirit, and authenticity. If you see her, welcome her to the ACA School Family!  


Mrs. Delores Qualls

Communication and Writing










Mrs. Millie Figueroa













Mrs. Melissa Azevedo  



Mrs. Erin Wheatley



The goals of the Home and School Association are to promote Christian education and foster a cooperative relationship between the home and the school. The Home and School Association sponsors events that afford opportunity for parents, students and teachers to mingle informally and better gain an appreciation for and understanding of one another.

Home and School Committee is made up of parents, relatives and/or friends of children in the school. They are a core group of volunteers who plan and organize the year's activities. All parents are encouraged to be a part of this committee.

Home and School sponsors many functions throughout the year. Parental participation is essential to its success and the more people participating in Home and School the stronger our school will be.

Visit our calendar to see what programs and events are scheduled.      











Mr. Sergio LaPorte

Physical Education










Mrs. Carrie Watford

Piano & Hand Chimes





Mrs. Watford holds a B.A. in Music Education from Charleston Southern University. She owns Watford Music Studio, where she has been teaching piano and voice classes for more than ten years. She taught music in the Dorchester School District from kindergarten to fifth grade, as well as choir and musical theater at East Cooper Homeschool Academy. She teaches private piano lessons to ACA students and serves as the Hand Chimes Director for grades 4th-8th.





Related Information

MRS. GILLARD'S 3rd-5th Grade  Classroom MRS. MICHAELSON'S 6th -8th Grade Classroom