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.


Heidi Taylor

Preschool Director

Heidi has been the Preschool Director at CCAP since October of 2019. She has been teaching preschool since 2006. She has taught at many types of preschools including San Diego Unified School district and several Christian preschools in San Diego. She loves being able to model and teach about Jesus to the preschool age children.

Heidi has been married for 18 years and has four children. She is happy to be a San Diego Native and lives in the Clairemont neighborhood. She loves to be outside doing anything from digging in the mud to watching butterflies to hiking. She also likes to take walks with her dog, Morgan.


Nicole Goodman

Office Administrator & Accountant

Nicole is the Office Administrator and Accountant of Coastal Christian Academy. She has been a part of the CCA family since 2017 as a parent, and started working at the school in January of 2019.

She has worked with children for over 15 years as a nanny, gymnastics coach, and personal tutor. She loves seeing children flourish in their identity in the Lord and reach their potential through loving encouragement.

Nicole received her Bachelors degree from Cal State Long Beach and loves all things administrative! She uses her love for planning and organization to serve in the Women's Ministry at her church. Nicole has been happily married to her husband, Adam, for 9 years and they have one beautiful daughter, Ella.

Jennifer Hontucan


Jennifer 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.

Michael Eannarino

1st - 2nd Grade

Mr. E loves teaching elementary school. The students remind him there is so much in life to be amazed with and so much joy to be had. Adults are a bit too much like the clumps in mashed potatoes, in his opinion.

He is passionate about expanding the kingdom of God and considers Christian education to be the best opportunity outside of the church to do so. In terms of education, Mr. E’s desire is to create a learning environment that kids are excited to be a part of. Childhood is a time of growth and preparation, but there is no rule that says preparation has to be boring.

Mr. E has a BA in Biblical Studies and a BA in Communication from The Master’s University. He is certified by ACSI as a Bible Specialist. He is recently married to Mrs. E (Isabella), who teaches English at the high school level. His favorite color is purple.

Miss Decker

3rd - 5th Grade

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

Since joining Coastal Christian Academy, Miss 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.

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