Support Staff


Cassandra Cannon

Executive Assistant to the Executive Principal

I am originally from Florida, but my husband of 27 years has provided our family with a life of travelling through his military career. We have made the decision to call Colorado home (for now).  I have worked in education for over 20 years. Unlike everyone else in Colorado, I am not an outdoor person, I love travelling, shopping (especially for shoes and purses) and Netflixing it!


Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Principals

I'm Nancetta, I am the Administrative Assistant to RMCA Assistant Principals.  I had the great pleasure of being the lead for the 8th grade WalkDC trip last year and am excited to set the trip up again this year.  A long-time resident of Colorado Springs (Academy Blvd was a dirt road when I arrived), I LOVE to travel and have been to every continent but one!  This is my 4th year at RMCA and I am very glad to be back!

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. 


Maintenance Technician

I graduated in May of 2020 with my engineering degree and have been able to put it to practical use in the maintenance field since then. I got married in September 2020 and convinced my wife to move out here from Texas (and it's ok because she married into the native status). We enjoy the typical Colorado



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/Football Coach

With a background in Elementary Education, I got into Tech Support over 10 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 started coaching in 1999, and I am looking forward to my next season as the Knights Head Coach. I'm happily married to the kindest person on Earth, and have been blessed with 2 sons who have attended RMCA.

Smith, A 

Instructional Coach

My name is Ashlynn Smith and I am lucky enough to be one of two K-8 Instructional Coaches in the building. This is my 7th year working at RMCA and I love it. I am a true native to Colorado and have been married to my high school best friend for almost 16 years. We have 3 beautiful daughters who attend RMCA.  I love sports, especially coaching volleyball and watching football and basketball! I love all Colorado teams! GO BRONCOS! As a family, we spend many hours at the dance studio where my daughters are competitive dancers. We love to go camping, be with family and friends, and play games! 


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.