Our Staff

Cathy Dobbs


Mrs. Dobbs is the Principal of Coastal Christian Academy. She has been at CCA since its beginning in the summer of 2017. She was a teacher for the first 1½ years before becoming the principal in January of 2019.

Mrs. Dobbs has worked with children for the almost 44 years, the first 16 years in a preschool setting, then in her favorite place – the world of the elementary student. She worked at Horizon Christian Academy for 24½ years as a teacher, Vice Principal and Principal. “I remember the very day, when I was only a few years out of high school, that the Lord confirmed in me that working with children was what He wanted me to do with my life. I have never turned back nor have I ever wanted to do anything else. My greatest satisfaction comes from interacting with the heart of a child and being able to encourage, guide and instruct them.”

Mrs. Dobbs has been happily married for 38 years and is the mother of 3 grown (and married) children, and the grandmother of 4 beautiful grandchildren.


Deanna Banda


Mrs. Deanna is our part-time accountant and is thrilled to be able to serve the families at CCA and be a part of the office team. She is a native San Diegan and even attended Sequoia Elementary School as a child, when her family lived in Clairemont. Deanna has worked in the banking industry as a branch manager before starting her family. She and her husband David met in high school and have been married 38 years and have 3 adult sons and one grandson.

Mrs. Deanna homeschooled all of her sons and has worked and volunteered for many homeschool organizations and ministries over the years. Most recently, she was a volunteer Speech Coach at Heritage Christian School and enjoyed working with homeschooled students to improve their communication skills and confidence in tournament competitions. Deanna loves solving jumble word puzzles and enjoys games, worship music, walking, Wheel of Fortune and spending time with her family.


Becca Holmes

Office Manager

Mrs. Becca has been the Office Manager at Coastal Christian Academy since July of 2020. She is originally from South Carolina and moved to San Diego in June of 2020. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from North Greenville University, she worked in administrative positions in the medical field and most recently for an orphan care ministry.

Mrs. Becca has been married since December 2017, and has one dog named Charlie. Some of her favorite things are spending quality time with her husband, reading, crocheting, hiking, and going to the beach.


Karen Campbell

Preschool Director & Teacher

Mrs. Karen is the Director of Coastal Christian Academy Preschool. She has been at CCAP since June of 2021.

Mrs. Karen has worked with children for over 10 years. She started as a teacher’s assistant at Horizon Christian Preschool. It was there that she found her love and passion for working with young children. In 2013, she returned to college to earn her units in child development and was promoted to a three-year old teacher. In the summer of 2017, Mrs. Karen accepted a position at The Lighthouse Early Childhood Center as the Lead Teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten class and as Assistant Director. She has learned so much and enjoyed the experience she has gathered these last four years.

Mrs. Karen is excited to maintain a successful program at Coastal Christian Academy Preschool, work alongside families, support children in their beginning education years, and share God’s love with them. Her favorite preschool verse is Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it”.

Mrs. Karen has been happily married for 25 years and the proud “fur mama” of two crazy boxers!


Ashley Milburn

Preschool Teacher

Ms. Ashley has lived in the greater San Diego area since the summer of 2007. After getting married and having two children, she was inspired to further her education and major in the field of child development. She obtained an Associate of Science degree in May 2019 from San Diego Mesa College. Just 15 months later, in August of 2020, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development from Point Loma Nazarene University. As a child development professional, she strives to aid in the success, positive development, and sustainability of all families regardless of background. She has been teaching since 2017 and has worked with associations including Head Start and the Mesa College Child Development Center.

During her time away from work, Ms. Ashley continues to work with families in the community. She volunteers at her church in Chula Vista: The Refinery and has been a teacher in the children’s ministry since January 2020. She has been an executive member of the PTA where her children attend school. Most recently, she has joined a group for parents with children with special needs at her daughters’ school and acts as a source of reassurance and navigation within the school system for families needing additional support.

Ms. Ashley is excited to be teaching at Coastal Christian Academy. She looks forward to modeling and disciplining the message of Jesus to all families in our school and in the community.


Krista Davies

Preschool Aide

Ms. Krista is from San Diego, and graduated from San Diego Mesa College with a certificate in child development, as a teacher assistant. She is the fundraiser director for Pacific Beach Rotaract, volunteers at Vacation Bible School and at a cat rescue center, and is a Special Olympics coach for kids and adults. She enjoys playing soccer, field hockey, reading, drawing, paddleboarding, snowboarding, and rock climbing. Ms. Krista also loves animals and has two cats.


Jennifer Hontucan

TK/K Teacher

Mrs. Hontucan teaches the Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten combination class at Coastal Christian Academy. She has worked with children in different capacities for over 25 years.

After graduating from Denison University, she started at Maranatha Chapel as a High School Counselor, and the same year became a Preschool Teacher. She enjoyed the Pre-K class so much, she decided to acquire her Teaching Credential from Point Loma Nazarene University. Over the years she has earned 18 Early Childhood Education units.

She has taught every age group from Toddlers in Preschool, to Elementary students at every grade level in both the public and Christian School settings, including Horizon Christian Academy and Maranatha Chapel.

Mrs. Hontucan enjoys spending time with her husband and three children and serves in the Children's Ministry at Horizon Christian Fellowship.


Kasie Anderson

1st/2nd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Anderson teaches the First/Second Grade combination class at Coastal Christian Academy.

After graduating in 2019 with her Liberal Studies degree, she continued her education at San Diego Christian College and received her teaching credential in May of 2020. As a first year teacher, she has a lot of excitement, motivation, and devotion to her first classroom.

"Ever since the 4th grade, I have known that this is what God had in store for my life. I am so blessed to finally see that dream come to fruition!"

Mrs. Anderson loves leading her young ladies Bible Study for teenagers and serving alongside her husband at their church.


Lori Smith

3rd/4th Grade Teacher

***Bio coming soon!

Bernie Decker

5th/6th Grade Teacher

Ms. Decker started teaching at Maranatha Christian Schools during the 1999-2000 school years. When the door to teach at CCA opened unexpectedly, she knew it was God’s calling. Ms. Decker received her Multiple Subject Credential at Christian Heritage College and also has her ACSI credential.

Since joining Coastal Christian Academy, Ms. Decker has taught third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. She is dedicated to children and counts it a privilege and blessing to partner with their parents to provide a Christian education.


Julia DeVincenzo

After School Director & Teacher Aide

***Bio coming soon!

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