Meet The Elementary Faculty

Marisa Brodhagen | Elementary Faculty Plymouth Christian Academy
Marisa Brodhagen
Physical Education & Health Teacher

Mrs. Brodhagen has been a member of the PCA faculty since 2003. She teaches elementary and secondary physical education and secondary health. She is the sponsor for the Class of 2021.

  • BS-Physical Education, Minor in Health, University of Michigan
  • MS-Curriculum and Instruction, Concordia University
DeDe Byers
Fourth Grade Teacher

Mrs. Byers has been a member of the PCA faculty since 2007.

  • BS in Elementary Education, Eastern Michigan University
  • MA in School Counseling, Eastern Michigan University
Kristin Chamberlain
3rd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Chamberlain joined the PCA faculty in a full-time teaching position in 2019. Throughout her 18-year teaching career, she has taught in the elementary classroom, served as a resource for 3rd through 6th grades, and taught music.

  • BA in Elementary Education & Music Education, Hope College
  • MA in Music Education, Eastern Michigan University
Travis Cook
Instrumental Music Teacher

Mr. Cook joined the PCA faculty in 2020 and is the Director of Bands for grades 5-12 at PCA.  According to Mr. Cook, “he has been blessed to teach music at a variety of different schools in Michigan.” Most recently he was the Music Director at our sister school, Lutheran Westland. Mr. Cook performs with the Metro Detroit Jazz Orchestra and is the founder of the Oakland County Brassworks Brass Quintet. When he isn’t teaching or performing, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, reading, and being outdoors.

Birgit Daniel
Elementary French & German Teacher

Mrs. Daniel has been a member of the PCA faculty since 2002.

  • MSLA, University of Munich in Germany