Tidewater Classical Academy

Teaching the Tools of Learning


Principal: Mrs. Alyson Crews

Alyson Crews is serving her fourth year as principal of TCA. She holds a Master's Degree from the University of Miami and served on staff as Associate Director of Campus Ministries at Palm Beach Atlantic University. She has been married over 20 years and has four beautiful children, all of whom have been (or are currently) students at TCA. She enjoys time with her family, cooking, and singing. 

Secretary and Bookkeeper: Mrs. Kelly Young

Kelly joined the staff of TCA in 2012 first as a 3rd/4th grade aide and then as the secretary and bookkeeper. Kelly has many years of experience working in accounting offices and is delighted to be on the TCA team. She graduated from ODU in Decision Science (BS). 

PreK: Mrs. Amanda Beltran

Amanda joined the TCA staff in 2016 as the PreK teacher. Before joining TCA, she homeschooled her two boys. She is a military spouse and has been married for 9 years.  

Kindergarten: Mr. Jared Martin

Jared joined the TCA staff in 2017 as the Kindergarten teacher. He was born and raised in Modesta, CA. He received a Bachelor of Communication degree from Liberty University. He has two children that attend TCA. He is a member of Green Run Baptist Church and serves on the worship team.

1st Grade: Mrs. Cindy Santmyer

Cindy received her certification in primary education in France in 2005. She worked as a teacher for 12 years there before moving to Virginia Beach, her husband's hometown. This is her second year teaching at TCA.

2nd Grade: Mrs. Reva Hazlett

Reva grew up on a farm in Virginia Beach and graduated with her Associates degree from Tidewater Community College. She has been employed with various large corporations in the area and worked extensively with many interior design projects. Reva has always had a fondness for educating children and has a daughter who attends TCA. She enjoys spending time with her family, photography, interior design, cooking and gardening.  

2nd Grade Aide: Mrs. Susan Applegate

Susan has been teaching at TCA since 2011. She has taught PreK, Kindergarten, and 2nd grade. She has 3 sons and 7 grandchildren. She loves music and plays piano for Green Run Baptist Church. 

3rd Grade: Mrs. Renee Sireci 

Renee graduated from a Bible college in the Midwest where she met her husband, Jim. She has been a stay-at-home mother, military wife and Christian school teacher. She has 4 grown children and 8 grandchildren. She and her husband serve in their local church, Grace Covenent Church, in Virginia Beach.

4th Grade: Mrs. Angela Sison

Angela joined the TCA staff in 2018 as the 3rd/4th grade teacher. She graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Audiology in 2003. Angela and her husband both served in the US Navy and have one daughter. 

5th and 6th Grade: Mrs. Teva Beasley 

Teva joined the TCA staff in 2016 teaching 2nd grade. She now teaches our 5th/6th grade while increasing her knowledge of classical education. She carries  a passion for ministry that stems from four years as a missionary with YWAM Australia. Teva brings administrative and teaching abilities from her past as the Children's Ministry Directory for Big House Church. Teva is married with three daughters and is a visual artist in her spare time.   

4th - 8th Grade Latin & 7th/8th Writing: Mrs. Esther Snodgrass 

Esther holds a BA in Classical Liberal Arts from Patrick Henry College. This is her 3rd year teaching Latin, although her first year at TCA. Her teaching experience ranges from private tutoring, to teaching piano lessons and horse riding lessons. She runs her own piano studio and also enjoys her involvement with the music ministry at her church. She is married and has a dog, cat and a saltwater aquarium. 

7th/8th Grade Omnibus & Logic: Mr. Mark Hall 

Mark joined TCA in 2018 as the 3rd and 4th grade teacher’s aide. He now teaches 7th and 8th grade Omnibus and Logic. Before joining TCA, Mark worked as a permanent substitute teacher at Larkspur Middle School. Mark also serves as the Pastoral Assistant at Green Run Baptist Church, and is currently completing a seminary degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

7th/8th Grade Science: Mrs. Gina Foote 

TCA Aide: Mrs. Nancy Jones

Nancy’s involvement with TCA began with her daughter’s enrollment in 2008. Nancy served as a volunteer before joining our staff in September 2011.

TCA Aide: Mrs. Susie Freeman

Susie has teaching degrees in General Science and Library Media from Concord College in Athens, WV. She has three children, two who currently attend TCA and one who graduated from TCA. Before accepting the aide position, she volunteered as our librarian.