Support Staff


Bridget O'Canna

Executive Administrative Assistant to Executive Principal

I am a Colorado Springs Native and am married to my high school sweetheart, Gabriel – also a Native.  We have two adult children and two grandchildren.  Nature, quilting, gardening, spending time with family and adventuring/traveling bring me much joy.  Serving in the capacity of ‘Admin’ is my true passion and expertise – I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the RMCA Team and community.



Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Principals

I moved to Colorado Springs in spring 2018 from the Los Angeles area where I was the Executive Assistant to the President of a community college for eight years. I come to RMCA from District 20. I have a daughter and two grandchildren who live here in Colorado Springs and I love working at the school where my grandson attends. I enjoy the outdoors, crafting, and spending time with my family, including our dog and four cats.

Ballew, J   

Facilities Director

John Ballew, is a Project Manager that brings his many years designing, estimating and project managing landscapes to Rocky Mountain Classical Academy. As the Facilities Director he aims to maintain the building and grounds environment which enhances the ability for staff and students to work and learn.



 I have been employed in the school system for about 10 years.  This is my first year at Rocky Mountain Classical Academy, I am married and have one son and one daughter.  My son is married and we have been blessed with three beautiful grandchildren! In my spare time I enjoy crafting, driving to the mountains and spending time with my family. 



I grew up in New Orleans and Houston and recently moved to Colorado Springs in June of 2018 with my husband. I graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in Geology and worked as a science teacher in Dallas, TX before moving to Colorado Springs. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling domestically and internationally, hiking, and learning Korean.


Business Office Coordinator

I was born in Santa Fe NM, raised in Colorado Springs, CO. I have 2 daughters and have been married for 15 years. My hobbies include music, theater, and hiking with my family and our dog. 


Front Office Assistant/Attendance

My name is Serena Mattison. I was born and raised in Colorado Springs, but the majority of my family lives in Hawaii. In 2014, I graduated from University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and taught 4th and 1st grade. I have 3 children; two of my oldest currently attend RMCA. My hobbies include traveling, camping & fishing, golfing, photography, playing guitar, singing, and baking. I'm looking forward to helping students, parents, and the community! 


Assessment Coordinator

I've been a part of the RMCA family since the 2013-2014 school year.  I'm a Colorado native along with my husband and two children.  Both my children have attended Rocky Mountain Classical Academy since their kindergarten year.  I have a son who is now a sophomore at Vista Ridge and this will be my daughter's last year here at RMCA.  I've been married to my wonderful husband for 19 years and we enjoy traveling, skiing, golfing and camping as a family.


IT Administrator

With a background in Elementary Education, I got into Tech Support over 13 years ago...and now I support Technology needs in Education. I love supporting the Teachers, and being an integral part of the education of so many students. I now Coach the Freshmen team at Sand Creek High School. I was the Head Coach for RMCA Football for 4 years, and finished with a 17-3 record over my last 3 seasons including winning the Central Colorado Athletic League Championship following an undefeated season in 2021. I'm happily married to the kindest person on Earth, and have been blessed with 2 sons who have attended RMCA.


Instructional Coach

I am an instructional coach at Rocky Mountain Classical Academy beginning her 15th year in education. I recently became a Nationally Board Certified Master Teacher and have over a decade of experience teaching middle school language arts. At RMCA, I love to work in partnership with staff, students, and community in order to support our amazing instructional vision!



I grew up in California and obtained my bachelor's degree from Cal State Long Beach. I have been a teacher and tutor for nine years, and I am excited to be part of the RMCA community. I met my husband in 2006 and together we have three children who attend RMCA.  As a family, we enjoy board games, soccer, and movie nights. 



I grew up in the beautiful Salt Lake City valley.  Later as an Air Force wife, I lived in Florida, Hawaii, Texas, and now my family calls Colorado Springs home.  My husband and I have been married 30+ years and we have a son and a daughter.  We also have a precious fur baby.  I graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Elementary Education.  I went on to earn a Master's Degree from the University of Hawaii in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Language Arts.  I have been involved in education in some capacity most of my adult life.  My experience includes being a full time classroom teacher, an item writer for Harcourt, a substitute teacher, and an interventionist. I have successfully completed training in SIPPS, HillRAP,  and the Colorado Department of Education’s Reading Foundations Academy.



I am a Colorado Springs native. I have 10 years experience working in Special Education. This is my first year at RMCA. I have been married for over 20 years and I have 3 wonderful sons.



Mrs. Warren is in her fourth year as a reading interventionist at RMCA. Originally from Oklahoma, she obtained her bachelor's degree in education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She has extensive training in early literacy including SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics and Sight Words).Mrs. Warren enjoys teaching students of all ages and has experience as a reading tutor.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, taking her dog for walks, and spending time with friends and family.