• All-State Teams Released
  • Watson Recognized Academically
  • Harding Verbals to Michigan

Eastern Christian Academy

505 Blue Ball Road, Building #200

Elkton, Maryland 21921

410.620.3222 (Office)

443-207-5637 (Fax)

Fall Semester Grades At-A-Glance

  • 23% received an overall GPA of 3.5 or better
  • 52% received an overall GPA of 3.0 or better
  • 67% received an overall GPA of 2.5 or better

Student Quick Facts

  • 100% graduates are enrolled in College
  • 13 Graduates are playing College Football on scholarship at the FBS Level
  • 100% are enrolled in College Prep Courses
  • 62% are enrolled in Honor Courses
  • 10% are enrolled in AP Courses

"As a recipient of the school's programs over the last few years, I have seen a wonderful improvement in my son. His self-esteem has increased so much that he is excelling academically,  in sports both in and external to the school, and at home. I feel that they are teaching him and others how to succeed in life -- in a way that no other programs have in our community. I have highly recommended this program to others that need options and assistance for their children. Equally, I have been blessed and inspired to start my own business -- which I attribute to the assistance I am getting with my son. Being around this program you can't help but to be energized.  Thank you to the Staff and their families, and others who sacrifice for our children  -- this is much needed in our world today."  -- Anonymous Thankful Parent

Faculty Onsite


Tammy Day

Head of School

Telephone: 410.620.3222


Eric Day 

Chief Operating Adminstrator

Telephone: 410.620.3222


Academic Coaches

Carrie Timmons

Academic Coach - English & Science

Telephone: 410.620.3222


Keith Mackey 

Academic Coach - Mathematics 

Telephone: 410.620.3222


Patricia Cook

Academic Coach - Mathematics 

Telephone: 410.620.3222


Academic & Family Guidance

Chris Purnell

Academic Counseling

Telephone: 410.620.3222


Dwayne Thomas

Family Advocate

Telephone: 410.620.3222



Steve LeSieur - Director of IT 

Shannon Watson - Technology Advisor

Kedrick Whitehead - Construction Superintendent

Reggie Walls - Director of Facilities

Tracey Green - Director of Finance

International Connections Staff

Dr. Steven Guttentag

Head of School, International Connections Academy

Steven Guttentag

Dr. Steven Guttentag began his career as a classroom teacher and has spent the last 20 years designing and executing innovative approaches to K–12 education. He has held senior school district administrative positions where he was responsible for technology, facilities, special education, policy analysis, labor relations, budgeting, restructuring, and grants management. He also led KPMG Consulting’s Midwest education practice and was the senior educator for Education Networks of America.

As one of the founders of Connections Academy, Dr. Guttentag has been at the forefront of virtual education in the U.S.  An educator and innovator, he recognized early in his teaching career that technology can and should be harnessed to make the best possible educational resources available to every student regardless of location. As Dr. Guttentag says, “Academic achievement should be the constant…when, where and how should be the variables.”

Dr. Guttentag holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan, an M.Ed. in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Policy and Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.

Online Staff

Teachers at International Connections Academy (iNaCA) are talented, certified, highly-qualified professionals committed to each student’s success. Our caring teachers make all the difference for our students.

Expert Instruction

iNaCA’s certified teachers are experts in their fields as well as trained in online instruction practices. Leading the virtual classroom, our teachers help students across the country and across all grade levels achieve their potential . . .


eing an Online School Teacher
Learn more about our teachers at Connections Academy
  • Our elementary school teachers help students master the fundamentals.
  • Our middle school teachers hone students' writing, math, and science skills.
  • Our high school teachers prepare students for the challenges of college and career.
  • Our subject specialists help students master increasingly complex subjects and new skills.
  • Our foreign language teachers prepare students to communicate in a global community.
  • STEM subject matter experts foster the next generation of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians.
  • Our AP® and Gifted and Talented instructors expand educational opportunities for high-achievers.

Throughout the K–12 years, our teachers partner with parents and Learning Coaches to ensure students have the support they need to thrive in an online environment.

Teacher Responsibilities

In International Connections Academy’s student-focused, individualized online learning environment, our teachers:

  • Integrate state-of-the-art instructional tools and curriculum to engage and instruct.
  • Individualize lesson plans and instruction to each student’s needs.*
  • Provide engaging real-time instruction via LiveLesson® sessions.
  • Track each student’s progress and adjust individual learning plans appropriately.
  • Provide one-on-one support and instruction via phone, email, and LiveLesson® technology.

*Full-time students also participate in iNaCA’s ongoing Personalized Performance Learning® process.