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Mark Koontz, Jr. graduated from Grace Academy in 2000. Over the past ten years he has been involved with the school as a volunteer, substitute teacher, coach, and board member. His wife, Ashley Koontz, is also a graduate of Grace Academy, and their three children currently attend.
Mr. Koontz is a follower of Christ, an educator and a life-long learner. He graduated from Hagerstown Community College with an Associate’s degree in Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Studies, and in 2011 he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Shepherd University. In 2013 he received a Master’s degree in Education from Frostburg State University.
Mr. Koontz has gained valuable insights and skills through his work on various research projects and strategic teams within the educational community that he believes can be of value to the Grace Academy community. He intends to seek the Lord constantly, and allow Him to lead the school into the future.
David Libby and his family have been at Grace Academy for the past nine years. During that time, David has served as a coach for the middle school girls, varsity girls, and is currently the coach for the middle school boys. David is a pilot for Southwest Airlines and he enjoys devoting time to the sixth grade class, walking them through a program developed by Southwest Airlines called ‘adopt-a-pilot’. He has served as a board member since October of 2018.
Ballard brings his dedication to Christ, experience in corporate and non-profit financial management, and his desire to see children receive a quality education to Grace Academy as he serves as Treasurer of the board. With over 20 years of experience in financial
management, currently, he works as Director of Accounting in the non-profit sector. Jesse knows the value and impact of children attending a Christian school where Jesus is magnified and students are strengthened in academics and faith. Joining the board in
2019, Jesse is enjoying his time serving and adding to the value at Grace Academy.
Eddie Sweeney is a 1998 alumni of Grace Academy. He attended Grace Academy from kindergarten through 12th grade. He met his wife Diane at Grace Academy and now sends his two children there. Eddie is a part of a masonry family business that he runs alongside his father and two brothers. Eddie has served on his church board for the last 10 years. He started on the Grace Academy board in the spring of 2019, where he took on the role of looking after and overseeing all the Grace Academy facilities.
Growing up in a Christian home, Jonathan fully dedicated his life to Christ at the age of 19. He is now a Husband and Father of two boys. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and also a Master’s in Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo. For the past fourteen years, Jonathan has been serving as Youth Pastor for Valley Assembly of God. Simultaneously, he serves as a Science Educator for Washington County Public Schools. Jonathan endeavors to live for Christ, letting his light shine and being the salt of the Earth in order to obediently serve God in winning souls for the cause of Christ.