TAA FACULTY

Kathleen Hazen

Technology & Arts Instructor

Mrs. Hazen joined the Army when she was a teenager and has traveled all over the world. Having married a Marine, she continued her travels and has lived throughout the United States, Japan, Hawaii, and the Far East. She was an English and cultural teacher in Japan for the Japanese Maritime Navy for 4 years before moving to Hawaii. She taught cooking, cake decorating, and art classes in Hawaii, Japan, Washington, Oregon, and California. Living in Hawaii she became involved in missions by assisting  during Hurricane Iniki and helping patients and families at the Kalaupapa Leper Colony. She has friends all over the world and from all walks of life. She's been on mission trips working in cities rebuilding homes, churches, and schools in Mexico, orphanages in Japan, and homes in our cities. In her last teaching job in Minnesota before moving to Illinois, her favorite students were at the Detention Center. She was a preferred teacher there and at other schools. It was a sad time for her when she left Minnesota, and they were sad that she moved away.  However, she hopes to make a difference here too!

Sarah Engel
Technology & Arts Instructor


 

 

“Some things have to be believed to be seen.”

Madeleine L'Engle

Shaun Hays 

TAA Art Instructor

Shaun Hays began his professional career as an artist 25 years ago, by speed painting for a crowd of less than 50 people. His artwork and his presentation was received with enthusiastic ovation. Soon he was traveling across the United States presenting speed chalk art to groups of thousands.

He began to take his love of street art and illusion and combine them to create 3D masterpieces around Chicago and the Globe. Most of his works are drawn freehand and extemporaneous. He has created worlds firsts* and is continually developing new techniques for 3D chalk and he has been featured at festivals and events on several continents.

Shaun has taught several artists that have taken chalk artistry as far as the Philippines, become well known artists and…with his help: champions.


Artist, speaker, author - Chicago Chalk Champ

Reuben Arulanandam

Visiting Computer Science Instructor

Mr. Arulanandam is an experienced IT professional with eight years of software development and twelve years of Corporate and Government Sales and Marketing background. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and an undergraduate degree from Moody Bible Institute in Pastoral Studies. After working with InterVarsity Press in their IT department, Reuben has served within the IT consulting marketplace for twelve years in various roles including as the Director of Business Development for a major Microsoft National Systems Integrator. He has won many accolades from Microsoft and was one of the leading Microsoft Partner Account Executives within the Microsoft Government ecosystem. Reuben is passionate about not-for-profits, the street children of India, the poor, and the oppressed. 

Robert A. Mack 

Visiting Bible Discipleship Training Instructor

Mr. Mack has been a follower of Jesus for over 46 years. He and his family have been involved in the founding and progress of Covenant Christian School since its inception in 1979. With his early background as a chemist he continues to pursue and serve the Lord having been part of the discipleship program known as YWAM, Youth With A Mission https://ywam.org/ . He  continues to carry a burden to help parents raise, prepare and disciple Godly children in His will and ways.

Dr. Huntley Brown 

Visiting Music Instructor: Huntley Brown

Dr. Brown is an ordained minister, an internationally acclaimed concert pianist, and recording artist who travels worldwide spreading the gospel through music. He is one of the pianists with the Billy Graham Association and the artist in residence at Judson University where he received his B.A. in music performance. He earned his M.A. from Northern Illinois University in piano performance and pedagogy. In 2020 he received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Judson University.  https://huntleybrown.org/

Dr. Nina Bissett 

TAA Administrator

Dr. Bissett has served at Covenant Christian School as a teacher and administrator with experience as a program director and therapist through the National Institute of Learning Disabilities. The Lord has given her an intrinsic desire to introduce and bring God's youth to Himself and to train adults in leading young people to serve others and to worship the King of Glory.  She holds a B.A. in Education from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee; a M.A. in Christian School Administration from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana; and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration and Teaching from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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