Faculty & Staff
Head of School & Principal
BIO: As the Head of School, Dave Seibel aims to cultivate a generation of scholar-disciples who are passionate about learning. Husband to Brooke and father of three future Coram Deo students, Dave holds an MDiv from Southern Theological Seminary, an MEd from Marian University, and BA in Economics and Spanish from Wabash College. His family attends Soma Northwest.
Academy Assistant & Physical Education
BIO: Kata Bawel holds a B.A. in Exercise Science (Anderson), an M.S. in Public Health/Nutrition (Indiana State), and an Indiana Teacher’s License in Physical Education & Health (American College of Education). With a focus on PE and Health, Ms. Bawel has tutored, taught exercise classes, and subbed at various different schools. Her hope is to teach students to love physical activity. Kata attends Christ Lutheran Church in Brownsburg.
Partnership Director & Logic Teacher
BIO: A classically educated homeschooler, Paige Deaton studied humanities and business at Boyce College. In 2016, she founded The Story Sketcher, a marketing business that helps organizations turn complex messages into simple stories. She also works as the marketing manager at Apprentice University and instructor at Freedom Project Academy. She & her husband attend Clearnote Church in Indianapolis.
Lead Teacher & Kindergarten
BIO: DeeDee Feeney started CDA’s full-day Kindergarten program in 2010, but she began teaching while still in college. After graduating from Wingate University with a degree in Elementary Education, she taught for six years before staying home with her five children. She aims to establish the building blocks of a good education and instill in children a love for learning. She and her husband attend Grace Church.
BIO: Mrs. Harvey became CDA’s 1st Grade teacher in her 20th year post-graduation from Belmont University, where she graduated with a dual major in education and health. Her diverse teaching experience covers elementary, middle, and high school in 3 different states and 2 different countries. She believes that education is a never-ending invitation to discover God’s heart.
BIO: Laurel Smith holds a B.A in Education from Ball State University and a Master of Arts from Indiana Wesleyan University. Prior to accepting her position at CDA, she taught for Pike Township, Carmel-Clay, and Westfield Schools. Mrs. Smith also served on the district-wide committee for writing rubrics and planning for the original web-based report card. Her family attends Heartland Church in Indy.
BIO: Mrs. Warman graduated from Hillsdale College with a specialty in English and Classical Education. She has taught 3-6th graders in Hillsdale, Las Vegas, and Indiana. Her mission is to reveal goodness, truth, and beauty to her students by modeling Christlike compassion, separating light from the darkness, and diffusing joy into the community. She and her husband attend College Park Church.
Dana Grace Chasen
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BIO: Mrs. Chasen graduated with a degree in Rhetoric and Education from Hillsdale College in 2017, where she taught 3rd grade for a year. While there, she was a member of the Women’s Tennis team and captained her upperclassman years. She brings her love of physical activity and discipline into her classroom through many different interactive and robust activities. She and her husband attend College Park Castleton.
Curriculum Director & 5th/6th Grade
BIO: Julie Griffin graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a degree in Elementary Education. Before joining CDA in 2017, she taught in traditional Christian schools for twenty years. In teaching, her goal is to engage students in learning more about God, His story, and His world so they will desire to be lifelong learners prepared to advance His work and kingdom on earth. Her family attends Harvest Church.
BIO: After graduating with a B.A. in History from Patrick Henry College, Danielle Weirich chose to continue her life-long learning through teaching. She began teaching at Coram Deo in 2017. Her passion as a teacher in the Coram Deo Academy School of Logic is to “turn heads” toward the perennial truth that God has chosen to reveal about Himself through and to His creation. Her family attends Grace Church.
Math & Science 7th/8th Grade
BIO: Kathryn Kempson holds an M.S. from Rutgers in Nutritional Science (with published research in three peer-reviewed journals) and a B.S. from Houghton College, having double majored in Chemistry & General Science and minored in math. Kathryn worked in analytical laboratory technical sales before starting a private nutritional consulting practice. She attends College Park Church where she plays flute in the orchestra.
BIO: Emma Foss graduated in 2019 from Bob Jones University with a B.S. in Music Education. Alongside CDA, she teaches music classes at The Music Playhouse, as well as private piano lessons. Her musical knowledge spans piano, violin, guitar, ukulele, recorder, voice, percussion, flute, trumpet, and cello. Mrs. Foss believes music is an essential and beneficial part of children’s education. She and her husband Andrew attend Noblesville Baptist Church.
BIO: Michelle holds a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Taylor University and a Master’s of Social Work from Indiana University. Prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom, she worked as a school social worker in the Carmel school district. She fell in love with classical education because it shares the greatest story, God’s story, and fosters a love for learning seeing Him in all things. Her family attends College Park Church in Fishers.
BIO: Lora Dodson holds a B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Butler University and a Masters of Speech-Language Pathology from Indiana University. Prior to staying home with her children, she worked in Pike Township and Carmel Clay Schools as a speech-language pathologist. She is passionate about children loving Jesus and becoming lifelong learners. Her family attends College Park Church North Indy.