Mrs. Jen Brooks joined the GGCA elementary school staff as a teacher’s aide in the first grade. She is the wife of Doug and the mother of three children who are all currently enrolled at GGCA. Spencer is in 7th grade, Reece is in 4th grade, and Caroline just started kindergarten.
Ara Shismanian joined GGCA as the Assistant Principal in the fall of 2020 and brought a wealth of experience to our school having served in 61 schools during his career. Currently a Doctoral Candidate at Morgan State University, he holds several degrees: a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Connecticut, and Advanced Certificate from Loyola University of MD, a Bachelor of Arts from Springfield College and a degree from Maryland Bible College. He is Maryland Certified, and served 26 years in the Baltimore City Public school system, a teacher for 18 years, an Administrator for 8 years, a curriculum specialist, and mentor of teachers. He also taught at Springfield Christian School in MA for 5 years, and our very own GGCA for 2 years. He is married to Terry, who is currently teaching history at GGCA. They have three daughters, Beth, Danielle, and Tara, and one grandson, Preston, a 7th grader at GGCA.
Mr. Cyril joined GGCA in the fall of 2020 as the high school math teacher. He is a graduate of Maryland Bible School and Seminary and earned a Bachelor Degree in Christian Studies. He also holds two Masters’ Degrees: one in Commerce from Kerala University, Trivandrum, India, and the other in Information Technology (MS-IT) from Assumption University, in Bangkok, Thailand. He also possesses a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA). He is currently residing in Baltimore with his wife, Poonpanit and their daughter, Eva.