Staff

Kevin McAlvey

Administrator

Kevin started teaching at FBA in 1990 and has served as the administrator for 9 years. Coaching and teaching are his passions and he loves to see students get closer to God. He and his wife Laura have 4 children. Together they teach during the school year and work the farm in the summer baling hay and taking care of beef cattle. I believe we did the staff pics in black and white so you couldn't see the gray in his hair as well. Teaching will do that to you.

Robin Bollinger

Secretary

Mrs. Judy McAlvey

Mrs. McAlvey was involved at FBA from its inception in 1980. She was FBA’s first administrator along with her teaching duties. She earned her undergraduate degree from CMU in history and physical education. She also earned her elementary certification at CMU. She went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Curriculum at Grace Theological Seminary in Indiana. Other colleges attended to further her education are Michigan State, and Cornerstone. In 1995, she accepted a position at the Acton Institute, a public policy think tank in Grand Rapids, but returned to FBA in 2000. She presently teaches World History, Debate, and American History classes. Family and teaching are the joys of her life. Her son, Kevin McAlvey is presently the administrator at FBA. Her other son, Michael is the Youth Pastor at First Baptist. Mrs. McAlvey says, “ It is exciting to see how God faithfully continues to reward FBA’s ministry. When we step out and trust God for the impossible, He delights to triumph over fear of failure and doubts. FBA is a testimony to our community to the greatness and faithfulness of God.’

Ranee DeMott

Glenda Thompson

Glenda has been rounding up Kindergarten since 2005. Glenda and her husband Dan have 3 children, 2 of whom attend FBA. Glenda is a graduate of Bob Jones University and did her graduate work at Calvin College. She loves the Kindergarten age because learning is always exciting and fun. Each new thing they learn is wonderful and makes their eyes sparkle. Before coming to FBA she taught 9 years at Oakfield Baptist Academy and 13 years of homeschooling.

Annie Lee

Annie L. Lee is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, majoring in Language Arts. She has 17 credit hours of Graduate School toward a Major in Administration. Annie is teaching our 1st graders and helps with the kindergartners as well.

She enjoys teaching in the elementary grades. Teaching Reading is her passion. She finds it very rewarding to hear a child read fluently and to teach a child about our Lord and Savior in Bible classes. Annie feels truly privileged to be able to teach in a Christian school.

Kay Looyengood

Kay graduated from Cedarville University with a bachelors in Behavioral Science in 1979. She later graduated from Central Michigan with an elementary education degree. She taught at FBA from 1984-1988 and then spent several raising a family and working in a private business with her husband Bob. Both of her children graduated from FBA and attend university. Kay came back to teaching at FBA in 2001. Her hobbies include biking, hiking, camping, scrapbooking, drawing, and watercolor painting.

Tammy Clingenpeel

Tammy has been a faithful teacher at FBA since 1996. She is a graduate of Anderson University in Indiana. After graduating she subbed for 7 years and then taught for 3 years in Indiana. She loves scrapbooking, taking pictures, reading, biking, and her adorable husband Bob. Currently Mrs. C is our 4th-6th grade teacher and she does a fabulous job engaging her students with enjoyable learning.

Debbi Miester

Debbi graduated from CMU with teaching degree and subsequently taught at Breckenridge Community Schools for four years. She then spent several years raising a family and running the business office of her husband's construction company. Drawn back to teaching when her youngest was a 5th grader, Debbi taught at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Academy. During this time she earned her Highly Qualified certification from the State of Michigan and her ACSI teacher accreditation. Debbi is also devoted to spending time with her blended family and she enjoys international travel, antique tractors, flower gardening, and photography.

Laura McAlvey

Laura, a 1989 Cedarville grad, began teaching math and science at FBA in 2000. She coaches volleyball and loves to take care of her family. She enjoys reading, flower gardening, spending time with her family, and helping out at the church. She is married to the administrator, Kevin. All four of their children attend FBA.

Marie McAlvey

Marie has been teaching Middle School at FBA since 2013 and she is continuing her education at Baker College of Owosso. Marie coached basketball at FBA for 10 years with 2 State Championships. She is married and has 3 beautiful children. She loves working at FBA because she believes in challenging and educating students, so they may be used by God to bring Him glory and that the staff is so supportive and encouraging as she strives to become a better teacher.