GDA is hiring! Want to Join Our Team? Email your resume to info@gloriadeoacademy.org. 

Springfield Campus: K-6 Teachers, PE Teacher, High School Cross Country, Junior High Cross Country and High School Boys’ Golf.

Joplin Campus: K-6 Teachers, PE Teacher, 1st, 3rd, 4th Grade Teacher, Jr High Teaching Positions

417-379-5430

MEET GDA’S FOUNDER

Head of School 

Joy Davis

From the very beginning, Gloria Deo Academy has endeavored to prepare students for secondary studies and to equip them for their life’s calling.  In 2005, Joy Davis struggled to find a safe place for her children to grow and learn.  Many schools have slowly moved away from Judeo-Christian values and her wish was to create an environment where students felt safe and teachers could unashamedly stand on the authority of the Bible with a rigorous academic curriculum. Mrs. Davis started GDA with 45 students. Since 2005, GDA has expanded to over 500 students and three campuses. Joy is the mother of four children, three of which have graduated from GDA (one is currently enrolled). She is passionate about Christian classical education. 

Meet The Team

Grammar School Principal 

Bonnie Dugger

Grammar School Principal

Michelle Raithel

River Stone Principal

Carrie Jacques 

Upper Grades’ Principal

Vicki Elam 

Joplin Campus Administrator 

Catrina Steinmann

Joplin Campus Administrator 

Erin Loutzenhiser

Athletic Director 

Brittany Lalli

Development Director

Wendy Wright

Events Coordinator

Whitney Sparkman

Communications 

Madison Dick

Financial Coordinator 

Laurie Miller

Accountant

Caitlin Nelson

School Counselor

Jami Glenn