Our Staff; Our Leaders
Mr. Cy Cole
Principal/Middle Grades Teacher
Mr. Cole has 30 years of experience and a proven track record of creating and growing highly successful schools. He is at the forefront of the development of innovative instructional designs, combining the latest in brain science with proven traditional approaches to teaching and learning. Mr. Cole is well known for his ability to command the respect of his students and challenge them to high levels of success. His love for God and commitment to kids’ success are what motivate him to offer this academically rigorous school, based on Christian principles, to the families of Oakdale.
"I seek to offer my own son, and the children of like-minded families, an excellent Christian education in an unparalleled environment. I'm confident my students will exceed even their own expectations. It is a privilege to offer this program to the families of the Oakdale Community."
Mrs. Beverly Henry
Mrs. Henry has over 20 years experience teaching children in the classroom, church settings, and homeschooling. Her professional experience includes working in the sylvan school district, Big Valley Christian School, and with Connecting Waters. She leads children's ministries at her church, developed and conducts an annual VBS for the last 12 years, and had the privilege to write curriculum for Answers in Genesis Vacation Bible School.
"I'm excited that the Lord has blessed me with the opportunity to teach and help guide the precious students at Oakdale Christian Academy! The foundation and life long skills that they are going to learn is truly rewarding. 'Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it' Proverbs 22:6"
Mrs. Jennifer Perreira
Primary Assistant Teacher
Mrs. Perreira assists with instruction and student support in the Primary classroom. She graduated with her BA in Communication Studies and continued her education at CSU Stanislaus where she completed her methodology courses. Since 1999 she has been teaching as a Kindergarten and substitute teacher. She and her husband started a family in 2005. Frank and Jennifer’s son, Jacob, will be 15 this year and is in the tenth grade at OCA.
"I’m excited to be a part of Oakdale Christian Academy for a fifth year. I have grown to love every student. OCA offers a unique learning environment. Students thrive in a safe, Christ centered, loving, rigorous school/family style school setting."
Mrs. Meg Cole
Mrs. Cole, with 12 years teaching experience, is a missionary kid born and raised in Costa Rica. She has associated with some of the best international schools in the world and brings a rich, multicultural perspective to her classroom. She believes in creating healthy kids and inviting classrooms where kids get excited about what they are learning. She especially loves to teach Spanish to all her students, tantalizing them with yummy food and clever excursions.
"I'm just so excited for this year to come. With such a small group, what we can accomplish, the fun we can have, is almost without limit! That's why I like this year's theme so much 'Exceedingly, Abundantly, Above & Beyond'. I can't wait!"
High School Teacher