SCA Head of School Chris Hahn pictured with SCA’s 2022 Teacher of the Year, secondary Bible and Chinese teacher Michael Mayor

May 21, 2022

Summit Christian Academy (SCA) named secondary Bible and Chinese teacher Michael Mayor as SCA’s 2022 Teacher of the Year during a school-wide assembly this week.

Parents, students, and staff had the opportunity to nominate a teacher who has shown excellence in fulfilling SCA’s mission to “inspire students to achieve their God-given potential through excellent academics and Christian training in a compassionate environment.”

SCA’s 2022 Teacher of the Year finalists (left to right): Mrs. Julie Ray, Mrs. Elaine Whitfield, Mr. Tim Schwab, Mr. Michael Mayor, SCA Head of School Mr. Chris Hahn, Mrs. Kelly Montgomery, Mrs. Jackie Hurley, Mrs. Allisan Stephens, and Mrs. Kristen Tschida

Thirty-eight teachers were nominated, from which eight finalists were selected. Finalists included fifth grade teacher Jaci Hurley, secondary Bible and Chinese teacher Michael Mayor, secondary Social Studies teacher Kelly Montgomery, second grade teacher Julie Ray, secondary Chemistry and Physics teacher Tim Schwab, third grade teacher Allisan Stephens, third grade teacher Kristen Tschida, and Secondary Business teacher Elaine Whitfield.

“I am excited to see the gifts and talents of Mr. Mayor recognized and celebrated,” shared SCA Head of School Chris Hahn. “Multiple nominations in his name referenced Mr. Mayor’s passion for Jesus, his relational abilities as he cares for all kids, and the consistent JOY he brings each day into the classroom. SCA is blessed to have Mr. Mayor as a teacher and leader!”

Mayor is an alumni of SCA, and was part of their fifth graduating class in 2008. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Southwest Baptist University, and has taught at SCA since 2017.

Mayor was presented with a plaque, an SCA designated parking space, and a monetary award. As SCA’s Teacher of the Year, Mr. Mayor is also a candidate for the Great Plains Alliance of Christian Schools (GPACS) Teacher of the Year. The GPACS Teacher of the Year will be announced in January, 2023.