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Staff and Program Directors

Mr. Steve Craner

Athletic Director


Mr. Craner is coming to us from a long-awaitied retirement from UPS where he was employed for 29 years. He studied Architectural Drafting at Albuquerque CNM while raising his family of four children.

Mr. Craner coached Junior wrestling, football and baseball in several local Albuquerque Leagues and his interests include building custom cars, motorcycles, golf and weight training.

Mr. Craner has been married for 20 years to his wife Nicole and together they have four children, one of whom  serves in the Army. He is so blessed for answered prayers that he is able to come and do what he enjoys while serving God.

Ms. Nicolette Chavez

Music Teacher

Miss Chavez was born and raised in Albuquerque, where she attended Calvary Christian Academy from K4 till 12th grade.  She was involved in CCA’s band, choir, and piano classes through elementary, middle, and high school. She currently serves as a worship leader at Calvary Chapel East as well as teaching the sweet students here at CCA. She believes in instilling not only a love for music, but also a love for God and for worshipping Him through music.  

Mrs. Erin Gruen

Dance Teacher


I began dancing ballet at the age of 4 and quickly discovered that dance was my passion. In addition to ballet, I went on to study jazz, tap, acrobatics and contemporary styles for 20 years. I was in many local productions such as the Nutcracker and Dracula. I also started competing at a very young age both regionally and nationally where I was honored to win many top awards. I continued to broaden my education when I joined the Eldorado High School's dance team where I studied military, kick and pom styles. I went on to graduate from the Uniersity of New Mexico with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication. During my time at UNM, I took my dance classes at the university in addition to joing the Chaparral Dance team. I have taught children and adults of all ages in both the team and studio environments. I am blessed to be able to share my passion for dance with new people every day.

Mrs. Dawn Doty

Reading Specialist


Dawn Doty has been involved in active teaching for 22 years.  She holds a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Massachusetts.  Dawn enjoyed providing her 5 children with a nurturing, faith-based learning environment, home schooling them for 7 years.  Dawn has spent her time with Calvary Christian Academy teaching a variety of different grades, depending on the need and has enjoyed ever moment! She started her teaching at Calvary Christian Academy as a Kindergarten level teacher and had so much fun teaching kids to read in the K-5 for 7 years.


Dawn moved on to teach 6th-12  English for 3 years and then went back to teaching Elementary education as the 5th grade teacher for 4 years. In 2010 Dawn taught her first year of 4th grade Elementary education and once again has enjoyed teaching kids at this level.   She came to CCA the first year of its ministry and is she continues to teach and enjoy her time at Calvary Christian Academy and her ability to teach any age is a wonderful asset the school treasures. Dawn says, It has been a privilege and joy to be part of the Christian education of hundreds of children.

Mr. Larry Hedrick



Larry Hedrick has been with Calvary Christian Academy since its inception. Mr. Hedrick takes his time to help with sports, building maintence, and IT.


Mrs. Dennae Keryte



12820 Indian School Rd.

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112

Phone: (505) 842-8681

Fax: (505) 292-4782

School Hours

Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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