Arts, Academics, and Athletics
Providence Creek Academy’s rigorous Academics infused with the Arts and Athletics provides a foundation that enables our students to reach their fullest potential. We do this because childhood matters.
Head of School
Denise Stouffer has been in the working in the field of education for over thirty years. Her father, who was a math teacher, inspired her career by asking her to volunteer to help children with disabilities in the school where he worked and she attended when she was in sixth grade. From that moment forward, she knew she wanted to be a teacher. Denise received her undergraduate degree in education from York College of Pennsylvania and her Master’s Degree from Pennsylvania State University. She has had to opportunity to teach children in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. As a part of her master’s program, Denise completed a research study involving the impact of cross-curricular writing on achievement which launched her career into instructional coaching and school administration. Prior to working at PCA, Denise worked for the Delaware Department of Education as the Lead Associate for the Charter School Office, but her most prestigious title she has ever held would be that of “mother”. Denise is a proud Mother of a Marine.
Denise believes Providence Creek Academy is a special place due to the incredible involvement of all of the school stakeholders have in supporting both the school and its events. The fusions of academic, arts, and athletics lends itself to opening up the school to great community involvement. PCA has demonstrated for over twenty years how a community with a vision can create something very special. She looks forward to continuing to support the PCA vision through continued community involvement.
Dean of Students
My goal is to build strong relationships with students, parents, and key school stakeholders across the school, share my knowledge of best practices for our current charter, state and local expectations and systems, have a dedication to the code of conduct and the student’s individual needs and utilize community resources to extend our program beyond the school walls.
- I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Widener University and a Master's degree in Clinical Health Psychology. I have over 20 years’ experience in the field of management and as liaison for youth and adults seeking connections to community resources.
- I started my journey at PCA working in the classrooms one on one with the students.
- I have a passion for counseling and have a knack for aiding the youth in our community with recognizing their fullest potential.
- I am an author and I love to do read alouds. My favorite books are motivational devotionals that inspire others.
- Health and wellness is important to me and I love to hike, bike ride and jog.
Director of Special Education
I am Patricia Scheers, Director of our Special Education Department. When I started my career working with children, I started working as a recess paraprofessional. I have since worked in classrooms from Kindergarten through 8th grade as a paraprofessional and then a special education teacher. During this time, working in schools, I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education/Special Education. I have since received my Master’s Degree in Special Education Instruction. My main focus in this position is to be able to help families, answer questions, and help create plans to show students how to succeed.
Dean of Academics
Sharvelle Cannon is a dedicated, passionate, and hardworking member of the PCA administrative team. She currently has a Bachelor’s Degree in middle-level math, Master's Degree in School Leadership and hopes to obtain her doctorate in the future.
She began her journey at Providence creek academy as the 8th-grade math teacher, where she enjoyed preparing students for high school and planning differentiated lessons to meet the needs of all learners in the classroom.
During her time as the 8th-grade math teacher, she challenged students to discover new and exciting ways to solve difficult math problems and built strong relationships with colleagues and PCA families but most importantly she allowed her passion for teaching to lead her to new opportunities that addressed student and teacher needs.
After a few years of teaching 8th-grade math, Mrs. Cannon became the Educational Technology and Security Coach for PCA. In this position, she provided professional development and coaching for faculty on the implementation of new and current technology used to advance student achievement and assisted in planning school-organized events and programs. She also participated in teacher PLC’s, facilitated PD’s and actively engaged with students throughout our campus.
Mrs. Cannon is now The Dean of Academics for Providence Creek Academy. In this position she will work with the administrative team, subject matter specialists, and teachers to continue to implement the total school curriculum in accordance with state academic standards, as well as the curriculum of Providence Creek Academy, assist teachers in the implementation of differentiated instructional program that is suitable for all students as well as participate, coordinate and assist with a host of other activities.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, taking vacations, and crafting. Mrs. Cannon is excited and eager to continue her journey at PCA. Please do not hesitate to reach out to her with any of your academic concerns or needs.