meet our staff

Melanie Bertoglio
Principal/Teacher

Melanie and her husband, Rick, have been married for 27 years and have three children. Their daughter, Shelby, graduated from CMA in May 2019. Their sons, Ben and Drew, have attended CMA since they were in the fourth grade and will be graduating in 2021.

Melanie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and has been on the staff of CMA/CMC for six years. She administrates the school and teaches high school English.

Melanie Bertoglio

Principal/Teacher

Courtney Harralson
K-3 Teacher

Courtney and her husband, Derek, have been married for 10 years and have a son, Hunter. They have attended CMC for several years and are highly respected members of the church, always found on the front row eager to worship and grow.

Courtney has an A.A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education and has been on staff of CMA for five years.

Courtney Harralson

K-3rd Teacher

Chatman Laxton
Teacher/Coach

Chatman and his wife, Hannah, have been married for five years and are parents to a daughter, Joan.  Chatman's first experience as a teacher and coach was in North Carolina where he and Hannah were also Youth Pastors.

Chatman moved his family to southwest Missouri to be closer to Hannah's family and to be a part of the CMC ministry. He is a passionate husband, dad, teacher, coach, and friend. He teaches junior high Math/English and coaches boys/girls basketball. 

Chatman Laxton

Teacher/Coach

Adam Jones
Teacher

Adam and his wife, Cynthia, have been married for 12 years and have two children, Colin and Cambri. Adam attended Applied Life Christian College at our Hot Springs, AR, campus right out of high school where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Church Administration. Adam taught math and science at CMA in Hot Springs for 13 years before relocating his family to Clever, MO. He teaches math and media at CMA. Adam teaches in our college-age internship program and has been ordained through CMC.

Adam Jones

Teacher