Rebecca Raver, MA, CCTSF
Head of School
Mrs. Raver serves as Head of School at Jubilee Academy. She lives in Goshen, KY with her husband, five children and two dogs. She was a music teacher for six years before staying home to raise three young boys. During that time, she and her husband served as foster parents and child advocates for five years. This led to serving as the director of a local non-profit that supported foster and adoptive families. She has also served as an ESL teacher and Children's Ministry Director. Her graduate degree is focused on school culture, student resilience, teacher self-efficacy and relationship-centered learning and she is currently pursuing her graduate certificate in School Management and Leadership (CSML) through Harvard Business School and Graduate School of Education. Mrs. Raver is a certified school counselor through ACSI and feels honored to be called upon to pursue Jubilee's mission, come alongside and empower its phenomenal staff and love and serve each student, all in service to God.
Mrs. Jenni Rivette lives in LaGrange, KY with her husband and three children, all of whom attend Jubilee Academy. She has served the school for the past seven years, since its inception, in various roles and is currently serving as Jubilee's Administrative Director. In her free time, she enjoys reading, planning road trips, and exploring new places with her family. Each and every student is a special blessing to her and she is grateful to be a small part of the work that God is doing through Jubilee Academy.
Head School Counselor
Mrs. Swetnam has a great love for children and enjoys helping them on their journey to realize their God-given talents and gifts. She graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and after starting a family and homeschooling for 15 years, joined Jubilee Academy in 2017. In the past she has served Jubilee as Administrative Director, high school science teacher, and substitute teacher. She was certified through Association of Christian Schools International as a School Counselor in February of 2019. She is an active member of the American School Counselor Association and has received two Specialist Certificates in the areas of Anxiety and Stress Management and Students with Special Needs. As a life-long learner, she always seeks out continuing education to better serve Jubilee students. In her free time, she loves to be outside in nature (taking care of her animals, hiking or gardening), hunting for bargains at her local thrift store, or planning family vacations.
School Counselor, Bible Teacher
Mrs. Paul is a familiar face to many at Jubilee. She spent the last several years in the North Oldham school district, co-taught Cultural Studies in the early days of Jubilee, and this past year served as one of our faithful substitutes. She has taught pre-school through high school, coached volleyball and basketball, and served in youth and women's ministry. She is currently studying to be a Marriage and Family Therapist, is a certified school counselor with ACSI and looks forward to working alongside Mrs. Anne this year as our Assistant School Counselor. She is passionate and enthusiastic about Jesus, her family, great coffee, glamping in her RV, and cultivating authenticity.
Early Elementary Teacher
Shannon is married to David and has five children and four grandchildren. She enjoyed being a homeschool teacher for 8 years and also served as a Youth Pastor for 5 years. Shannon has been an integral part of the Jubilee family this last year through teaching fantastic, hands-on Friday classes, being a faithful substitute and volunteering as a Jubilee parent. She has been able to build amazing relationships with Jubilee staff and students and we're so glad she is joining us full time next year!
Early Elementary Assistant
Ms. Tina lives in Carrollton, KY with her husband of 23 years, has three children, one of which attends Jubilee, and five grandchildren. She brings with her many years of experience working with children including serving as a 2/3 grade teacher assistant, substitute teacher assistant and with the First Baptist Church Preschool. She is thrilled to be in her third year at Jubilee and knows God called her and her son to be members of the Jubilee family.
Mid Elementary Teacher
Ms. Williams is so excited to be working with your kiddos next school year! She has worked with children for 15 years in daycares, schools, clinics and hospitals. She has been a Registered Behavioral Technician working with children with autism and others who have needed support for the past 3 years and has loved it! While serving at Jubilee regularly this year, she has connected with so many students & staff. She was no longer able to ignore God's call to join the Jubilee family! Shianne's higher education has focused on Social Work and she is continuing her schooling in Education.
Upper Elementary Teacher
Elementary Team Lead
Mrs. Schrock is a lifelong learner who loves literature and feels that teaching is a calling on her life, which has given her the opportunity to share the Gospel with many students and athletes over her career. She has a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Missouri State University. She has been teaching elementary students for 26 years and has taught every grade level 1-6 as well as resource reading and math. She was also a high school volleyball coach for 21 years. Family is very important to Mrs. Schrock, who has six children, including three adult daughters and three children still in her home. She enjoys the outdoors, biking, cooking and, of course, reading. It is a pleasure to teach the incredible students here and to be a part of the Jubilee family.
Kathie Wrightson NBCT, MAT, MFA
6-12 English/Language Arts & Discovery Groups Teacher
6-12 Team Lead
Kathie Wrightson comes to us from Shelby County Public Schools, where she recently retired as the Gifted and Talented Resource Teacher for Shelby County High School. During her time with SCPS, Ms. Wrightson planned and implemented gifted student services plans yearly for 275 high school students. Most recently, Wrightson was responsible for designing and co-teaching a variety of summer enrichment programs for the county. She has also directed teachers in areas of Differentiation for Gifted Students and Using Blended Learning with Middle and High School Students. In 2017, Wrightson was presented the Michael Caudill Award for Teaching Excellence. This past spring, Wrightson was asked to be one of four educators to present at the state Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (KAGE) Spring, 2019 Conference to discuss Best Practices for Gifted High School students. She has been an Instructional Literacy Leader for National Writing Project and the Kentucky Writing Project. Wrightson holds a Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Fine Arts in Writing. She is also a National Board Certified teacher. Wrightson has published several pieces of creative non-fiction, short stories, and plays. In addition to teaching for Jubilee, Wrightson will also continue teaching composition and literature for Campbellsville University. In her free time, Ms. Wrightson enjoys writing fiction, gardening, baking and walking her very cute, but mischievous rescue dog named Ollie.
6-12 Mathematics Teacher
Mrs. Wilson graduated with a degree in Integrated Mathematics Education from a small Christian university in Ohio, Mount Vernon Nazarene University. She taught Math in public high school for 5 years (Principles of Math, Algebra 1&2, Geometry, Pre-calculus, AP Calculus), and then worked in health insurance for a few years before her 2 kids were born. She has been a stay-at-home mom caring for her kids for the past 8 years and is excited to be back in the classroom doing math every day! Mrs. Wilson lives in Buckner with her husband and 2 kids, who are all Ohio State Buckeye fans! She also volunteers at a non-profit, teaching classes about adoption. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing and crafting.
Brad McKeehan, MDiv
6-12 History Teacher, Bible Teacher
Mr. McKeehan was born and raised in Knoxville, TN then moved to Louisville in 2016 to pursue an M.Div. of Christian Ministry at Southern Seminary. He graduated in December of 2019 and since then has been the Director of Students at Sojourn Midtown. Mr. McKeehan has also served as a faithful chapel speaker at Jubilee for 3 years. In his spare time he loves to read, write, record podcasts and pursue art.
Jim Acquisto, MS
Friday Class Teacher
Mr. Acquisto spent 24 years in full-time law enforcement and as head of several state government agencies. After retiring, he worked in public safety data and government relations in the private sector . He has been a sworn reserve deputy sheriff for 14 years, and maintained his law enforcement certification. He has an AAS in Law Enforcement Technology, a BA in Criminal Justice, and an MS in Justice Administration. He is a public safety and government relations consultant.
The Jubilee Faculty and Staff are lifelong learners, many continuing education at the graduate level and through professional conferences and certifications. Ongoing professional development is highly valued with training in trauma sensitive classrooms, differentiation, learning exceptionalities, relationship centered learning, first aid, CPR and more.