Meet Our CCA Team


Meet Our CCA Team


selene nelson

Mrs. Nelson proudly serves as Principal of Carefree Christian Academy. She's a graduate of Grand Canyon University, with over 20 year's experience in leadership, education, and business. Mrs. Nelson is known for maintaining CCA's high standards of excellence, safety, and success. She loves spending time with her husband and daughter, reading mystery books, and helping CCA students flourish and grow!

Mrs. Nelson also serves as a CCA instructor, currently teaching:

  • Bible

  • Math

  • Science

  • Dual-Enrollment College Course Facilitator


Gary Bacskay

Mr. Bacskay was born and raised in Phoenix Arizona, and has been one of Arizona's finest Christian school instructors for the last 5 years. He's passionate about coaching high school football, track, and sharing stories of his military career in the US Army. Mr. Bacskay is known for his engaging teaching style, high standards of excellence, and caring attitude for his students. When he's not leading PE drills or classroom discussions, Mr. Bacskay enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons.

Mr. Bacskay currently teaches:

  • English

  • History

  • Physical Education

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Bio details coming soon!

Mr. Crawford currently teaches:

  • Drama/Theater Arts 

  • General Science

  • Biology


Meet Our CCA Team

Meet Our CCA Team

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Melody Mendenhall

Mrs. Mendenhall is known for her hands-on teaching style and artistic flair. Skilled in both education and fine arts, she's taught students art, sign language, career and life/home economics skills for over 20 years. Mrs. Mendenhall oversees CCA's Fine Arts program and works with students to complete projects in a variety of media types. She also brings in guest art teachers from the local community and Sonoran Art League. When she's not teaching or creating artwork of her own, Mrs. Mendenhall enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children, creating culinary artistic masterpieces, and growing her collection of vintage sewing machines.

Mrs. Mendenhall currently teaches:

  • Art

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Shayla Davies

Bio details coming soon!

Mrs. Davies currently teaches:

  • Dance

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Bio details coming soon!

Mrs. Halliwill currently teaches:

  • Spanish I

  • Spanish II