Our Staff

 
B.S. Elementary Education, Louisiana College M.R.E. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Masters in Leadership, Luther Rice Seminary      Favorite Bible verse: Deuteronomy 7:9 "Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments."      What inspires me: I am inspired by those who face great adversity in their lives and faithfully live out their trust and confidence in God with joy and thanksgiving. Whether it be an ongoing health issue, a devastating loss, or circumstance beyond their control, they encourage and inspire me by their choice to choose joy.

B.S. Elementary Education, Louisiana College
M.R.E. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Masters in Leadership, Luther Rice Seminary

Favorite Bible verse: Deuteronomy 7:9
"Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments."

What inspires me: I am inspired by those who face great adversity in their lives and faithfully live out their trust and confidence in God with joy and thanksgiving. Whether it be an ongoing health issue, a devastating loss, or circumstance beyond their control, they encourage and inspire me by their choice to choose joy.

Debbie Thomas

Principal

Favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 41:10 "Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."      What inspires me: What really inspires me is to believe I'm making a difference in someone's life. Not only does that bring me joy, but it gives me strength to go on.  There is great satisfaction in glorifying God by helping others.

Favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 41:10
"Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

What inspires me: What really inspires me is to believe I'm making a difference in someone's life. Not only does that bring me joy, but it gives me strength to go on.
There is great satisfaction in glorifying God by helping others.

Willyne Malcom

Secretary

 

B.S. Early Childhood Education, University of North Georgia  Favorite Bible verse: Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."  What inspires me: I am inspired by my students' view on life. Their innocent, child-like, faith helps me keep life's discouragements in perspective. Some days they teach me as much as I teach them!

B.S. Early Childhood Education, University of North Georgia

Favorite Bible verse: Romans 8:28
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."

What inspires me: I am inspired by my students' view on life. Their innocent, child-like, faith helps me keep life's discouragements in perspective. Some days they teach me as much as I teach them!

Jessica Knight

Kindergarten

B.S in Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA M.T (Masters in Teaching), Virginia Commonwealth University   Favorite Bible verse: “The Lord is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8  What inspires me: I’m inspired to live for Christ because I know He has been proven faithful time and time again. I desire to teach my students of the Lord’s faithfulness throughout the school year so they can learn to depend on Him in all of life’s circumstances.

B.S in Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
M.T (Masters in Teaching), Virginia Commonwealth University

Favorite Bible verse: “The Lord is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

What inspires me: I’m inspired to live for Christ because I know He has been proven faithful time and time again. I desire to teach my students of the Lord’s faithfulness throughout the school year so they can learn to depend on Him in all of life’s circumstances.

April Reynolds

3rd Grade

B.S. Education K-8, Oklahoma Baptist University  Favorite Bible verse: Psalm 139:5 "You hem me in - behind and before; You have laid Your hand upon me."  What inspires me: True stories of God's working in people's lives - especially from missionaries around the world. For example, hearing church bells playing "A Mighty Fortress is our God" from a very old church in Poland, surrounded by people who don't know him yet, and being reminded He has not left them without a witness.

B.S. Education K-8, Oklahoma Baptist University

Favorite Bible verse: Psalm 139:5
"You hem me in - behind and before; You have laid Your hand upon me."

What inspires me: True stories of God's working in people's lives - especially from missionaries around the world. For example, hearing church bells playing "A Mighty Fortress is our God" from a very old church in Poland, surrounded by people who don't know him yet, and being reminded He has not left them without a witness.

Karla Pulliam

Middle School

BA in Early Childhood Education, Appalachian State University MA in Early Childhood Education  Favorite Bible verse: Ephesians 3:20 "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,'‘  What inspires me: Being quiet outside in God’s creation, especially the mountains.

BA in Early Childhood Education, Appalachian State University MA in Early Childhood Education

Favorite Bible verse: Ephesians 3:20
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,'‘

What inspires me: Being quiet outside in God’s creation, especially the mountains.

Jenny Hucks

1st Grade

B.S. in Early Childhood Education, Brenau University  Favorite Bible verse: Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for man."  What inspires me: Students! Every year that I see students get excited about learning, this inspires me. I love watching a student discover something new and truly enjoy it. I am inspired when I see their eyes light up. I am inspired as their confidence grows. Students inspire me to grow as a teacher and to keep learning and striving to do my best.

B.S. in Early Childhood Education, Brenau University

Favorite Bible verse: Colossians 3:23
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for man."

What inspires me: Students! Every year that I see students get excited about learning, this inspires me. I love watching a student discover something new and truly enjoy it. I am inspired when I see their eyes light up. I am inspired as their confidence grows. Students inspire me to grow as a teacher and to keep learning and striving to do my best.

Alison Kilgore

4th Grade

B.S. Science Education North Georgia College and State Univ. M.Ed. Secondary Science North Georgia College and State University      Favorite Bible verse: Colossians 3:23-24 "Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord, rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve."  What inspires me: I strive to teach with excellence, encouraging students that through the study of the natural world created by HIM, the character of God can be seen, discovered, and glorified. But also in life to approach opportunities by asking "How can I honor Christ in this task, situation, or relationship?"

B.S. Science Education North Georgia College and State Univ.
M.Ed. Secondary Science North Georgia College and State University

Favorite Bible verse: Colossians 3:23-24
"Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord, rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve."

What inspires me: I strive to teach with excellence, encouraging students that through the study of the natural world created by HIM, the character of God can be seen, discovered, and glorified. But also in life to approach opportunities by asking "How can I honor Christ in this task, situation, or relationship?"

Dena Tyree

Middle School

B.S. in Early Childhood Education, Shorter University  Favorite Bible verse: Jeremiah 29:12-13 "You will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."  What inspires me: When it comes to teaching, I am inspired by change. I love to see students discover, grow, and change. I am inspired when I see a student make changes academically, but even more when I see their character grow and change to be more like Christ.

B.S. in Early Childhood Education, Shorter University

Favorite Bible verse: Jeremiah 29:12-13
"You will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."

What inspires me: When it comes to teaching, I am inspired by change. I love to see students discover, grow, and change. I am inspired when I see a student make changes academically, but even more when I see their character grow and change to be more like Christ.

Christa Skipper

2nd Grade

B.S. Middle Grades Education, University of North Georgia.  Favorite Bible verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.  What inspires me: Stories of how God uses broken, flawed, and weak people to do BIG things. It is incredibly humbling to know God unconditionally accepts us for who we are and even handpicks us to play a part in His plans to accomplish His purposes, which are often a result of our weaknesses.

B.S. Middle Grades Education, University of North Georgia.

Favorite Bible verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

What inspires me: Stories of how God uses broken, flawed, and weak people to do BIG things. It is incredibly humbling to know God unconditionally accepts us for who we are and even handpicks us to play a part in His plans to accomplish His purposes, which are often a result of our weaknesses.

Courtney Buchanan

5th Grade

Favorite Bible Verse: Galatians 6:9      “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”      What inspires me: I am inspired by people who gracefully persevere to overcome adversity. It's not about whether they win or lose. It is all about how they endure and what they learn as they go.      B.S. Music with Concentration on Contemporary Worship, Truett McConnell University

Favorite Bible Verse: Galatians 6:9

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”

What inspires me: I am inspired by people who gracefully persevere to overcome adversity. It's not about whether they win or lose. It is all about how they endure and what they learn as they go.

B.S. Music with Concentration on Contemporary Worship, Truett McConnell University

Lauren Lloyd

Music

B.S. in Health & Physical Education from the University of North Georgia      M.Ed. in Health & Physical Education from the University of Georgia      Ed. S. in Health & Physical Education from the University of Georgia      Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 8:28      “This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”        What inspires me: Individuals of all ages who display peace and poise in adversity through their faith in Jesus Christ.

B.S. in Health & Physical Education from the University of North Georgia

M.Ed. in Health & Physical Education from the University of Georgia

Ed. S. in Health & Physical Education from the University of Georgia

Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 8:28

“This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”

What inspires me: Individuals of all ages who display peace and poise in adversity through their faith in Jesus Christ.

Bill Maxwell

Physical Education

Bachelor of Arts      Masters of Education      Certification: Early Childhood      Middle Grades: Math, Science, & S.S.      Gifted Certified in Math, Science, & S.S.      Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 8:28      “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”      What inspires me: I am inspired by God’s guidance to do what he would have me to do.

Bachelor of Arts

Masters of Education

Certification: Early Childhood

Middle Grades: Math, Science, & S.S.

Gifted Certified in Math, Science, & S.S.

Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 8:28

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

What inspires me: I am inspired by God’s guidance to do what he would have me to do.

Debra Maxwell

Physical Education

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