Rose Ann Norwood, Preschool Director

This is Rose Ann's 32nd year at HCA. She has a bachelors degree from Florida Bible College and has been in Christian Education for 35 years. While at HCA she has taught art, home economics, kindergarten, first and sixth grades, and preschool. She and her husband Larry have been married for 35 years. Their children Maranda and Jeremy are both graduates of HCA. Maranda served as a missionary in Peru and now teaches Spanish here at HCA.

In her spare time, Rose Ann enjoys reading, making crafts, spending time with family, and taking care of the babies in the church nursery. She enjoys sharing God's love with children of all ages.

Cindy Shewcraft, Site Director & Tots K4 Teacher - Goodlettsville

Cindy began working for HCA in 1990. She has taught in the K3 and K4 classes.

Cindy and her husband Jeff, have been married for 38 years. Their sons, Dustin and Daniel both attended HCA. She loves to spend as much time with their 4 grandchildren as possible, and is excited about number 5 arriving soon!



Laura Boivin, K4 Teacher

This is Laura’s 3rd year at Hendersonville Christian Academy and her 9th year of teaching overall. She taught at a classical school before accepting a position at HCA. Laura’s two children, Caleb & Emily, attend HCA.

Laura enjoys scrapbooking and spending quality time with her children. She loves that children’s brains are like little sponges that soak in more than we imagine.

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Miss Finney has served at HCA 9 years with a total of 26 years in Christian education. She is a retired missionary nurse. She ministered in both Kenya and Israel for a combination of 10 years.

Miss Finney has written, illustrated, and published two children’s books, Look What the Animals Taught Me!and Why Was Jesus Born?. Children love to hear about her adventures. She has a wonderful love for God and great enthusiasm for teaching children.


Tan Ford, K3 Teacher

A university graduate of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Tan Ford came to the US in 2006. She has been married for 10 years to her husband, Keith, and has a son, Aden, at HCA. Before beginning with HCA, she worked with the preschool program at Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she and her family attend and worship. Miss Tan has been teaching at the HCA Goodlettsville Campus for 4 years.

Her greatest satisfaction in teaching is watching the amazement of children as they learn and gain new skills. She enjoys painting and photography in her spare time but has a passion for the kitchen and loves to share her delight of cooking with friends and family.

Sue Huffman, K4 Teacher

This is Granny Huffman's first full year at HCA. Before coming to Tennessee, she worked in Christian schools in Virginia and Utah as a K4 teacher for 49 years! "Granny" has more energy than her kids it seems like. She has been involved in numerous church ministries, teaching children for most of her life now. In her free time, she also developed and runs Joy Makers, a ministry for nursing home and retirement centers. Currently, she is involved in 11 centers, with a Joy makers meeting almost every day of the week.