From the Leadership
When we introduce Liberty Bible Academy to someone new, we usually discuss a variety of things ... from academics to tuition, classrooms to curriculum. While we believe that all of these items are important, we believe that the unique value of the education we offer goes much deeper.
Children are pliable, and their young hearts are easily shaped by the dominant influences in their lives, whether positive or negative. Liberty Bible Academy is committed to shaping spiritual values by inspiring its students to be all that God wants them to be. We strive, every day, to promote honesty in word and deed, kindness toward others, respect for authority, and trust in God.
We also believe that a child's mind holds tremendous power and potential. We tap into these young minds through comprehensive, engaging, creative teaching. At LBA, children enjoy making new discoveries and feeling the pride of accomplishment. They are challenged to dream great dreams and are encouraged to have the confidence to achieve their goals.
More importantly, however, is the environment that we have created at Liberty Bible Academy, an environment of love and acceptance. We believe that students thrive when they feel important, loved, and valued, so we have carefully designed a structured, disciplined environment that also allows children to enjoy the freedom to play, love, and learn together.
Ultimately, our goal is to develop Christ-like servant leaders. As you explore the possibilities for your child's future, we welcome your questions and sincerely hope that you will consider pursuing an LBA education for your children!
Yours for our children,
The LBA Faculty, Administrative Team,
and Board of Trustees
Mrs. Dana Garwood
LBA Head of School
Mrs. Garwood has served as Head of School of Liberty Bible Academy since 2015. She has worked in the field of education since 2001, also serving as a kindergarten teacher, art teacher, 2nd grade teacher, summer camp director, preschool director, and elementary principal. She received her B.A. degree in Elementary Education, with a major in Biblical Studies, from God’s Bible School and College in Cincinnati, Ohio. She earned her M.A. in School Leadership and Administration from Concordia University Chicago. Mrs. Garwood is also a proud alumnus of Liberty Bible Academy.
LBA Board of Trustees
Pictured above, left to right: Beth Muskopf (Secretary), Chad Bowman, Ona Truesdale, Brian Wilder (Chairman), Dana Garwood, Alan Chaza, Frank Smith (Treasurer).
Not pictured: Mike Jutt (Vice-Chairman), Beau Vanderbur, Tom Moll
LBA Administrative Team
Dana Garwood, Head of School
Alexis Merritt, Special Education Director
Frank Smith, Facilities/Maintenance Director
Charlotte Smith, Admissions Director
Ona Truesdale, Finance Director
Lance Webel, Communications/Technology Director
LBA Grade Level Leadership
Vashti Cramer, Preschool Director
Tonya Bittner, Elementary (Grades K-6) Team Leader
Lexi O'Connor, Junior High (Grades 7-8) and High School (Grades 9-12) Director
Jill Dudley, High School Administrative Assistant/Guidance Counselor