TKA’s 2014-2015 Personnel

Administrative OfficersAdministrative StaffFacultyStaff
(First Year of Service at the Academy in Parentheses)

Administrative Officers

Walter Grubb (1987), President/Headmaster
B.A., California Baptist College
Social Science Education, University of Tennessee
M.S., California State University
Education Administration, Azusa Pacific University
Fellow, Van Lunen Center for Executive Management in Christian Schools
D.Litt., Carson-Newman University

LeRoy Beam (2000), Principal
B.S., Southeastern Oklahoma State University
M.A., Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Principal Endorsement K-12
Middle School Specialist Endorsement


Mark Koss (2008), Dean of Students
B.S., Liberty University
M.S., University of Southern Mississippi
M.Ed., Indiana Wesleyan University

Sarah Sasscer (2010), Academic Dean
B.S., University of Tennessee, Suma Cum Laude

Marc Weekly (2012), Director of Athletics; Development Officer
B.A., Pacific Lutheran University
M.A., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

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Administrative Staff

Toni Gioioso (1999), Administrative Assistant to the Elementary & Middle School Principal
B.A., University of Alabama

Carol Mikels (2013), Administrative Assistant to the Upper School Director

Kim Lovelace (2010), Business Office Manager
B.S., Murray State University
B.S., Wichita State University

Janice Mink (1983), Director of Admissions

Shannon Moore (2011), Administrative Assistant, Business Office

Don Rector (2011), Director of Information Technology
A.S., Tennessee Institute of Electronics

Laurie Roberts (2013), Health Services Coordinator
B.S., University of Tennessee

Melinda Thornton (2010), Director of Enrollment Management
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Cheryl Weekly (2012), Assistant to the President
B.A., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

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Jerry Atchley (2006), Grade 6; Middle School Math
B.S., University of Tennessee

Jeffrey Ayers (1997), Upper School Social Studies
B.S., Radford University

Shelly Benson (2006), Elementary Music; Orchestra
B.S., Johnson Bible College, Cum Laude
M.A., Carson-Newman College

Heather Boschert (2013), Home-School Coordinator
B.S., Johnson University

Stacy Box (2011), Resident Life Assistant Director
Certificate in Supportive Ministry, Rhema Bible Training Center

Ian Britton (2004), Boys’ Dorm Director
B.A, Ouachita Baptist University

Amanda Broaddus (2013), Educational Therapy
A.S., Oklahoma State University, Tulsa
B.S., Oklahoma State University, Tulsa

Lori Campbell (1997-2002, 2004), Grade 4
B.S., Carson-Newman College, Magna Cum Laude
M.Ed., Carson-Newman College

Christine Carlisle (2002), Middle School Language Arts
B.A., Biola University, Cum Laude

Emily Carlisle (2012), Upper School English
B.A., Lee University
Graduate Studies, English Literature, Wake Forest University

Jennifer Connatser (1998-2005, 2007), Grade K4
B.S., University of Tennesse
M.A., University of Tennessee

Carole Daft (2012) Teaching Assistant; Physical Education
B.S., Johnson University
M.A., Johnson University

Lee Daft (2001), Middle School Social Studies and Physical Education
B.S., Johnson Bible College
M.A., Johnson Bible College

Joyce Dowdy (2007), Grade 3
B.S., University of Tennessee

Andrew Fultz (2012), Bible Instructor
B.S., Johnson University, Magna Cum Laude
M.A., Johnson University
Graduate Studies, Liberty University

Rhonda Garbett (2009), Associate Teacher, Elementary
B.A., Marshall University
M.A., Marshall University

Traci Greene (1990-1994, 1997, 1999-2003, 2010), Science; Wellness
B.S., University of Tennessee, Cum Laude
M.A., Carson-Newman College, Summa Cum Laude

Angela Griffin (1999), Computer Technology; Personal Finance
B.B.A., Ohio University
Graduate Studies, Johnson University

Michael Grubb (2012), Upper School English
B.A., Union University
M.F.A., Sewanee University

Belinda Hoffman (2011), Grade K4
B.S., Texas A & M University, Kingsville
M.S., Texas A & M University, Kingsville

April Kandel (2014), Math
B.S., Milligan College
M.Ed., Milligan College

Sue Koss (2010), Resident Life Director/Girls’ Dorm Director
B.S., Liberty University

Leena Leiniainen (1998-2004, 2010), Middle School Bible
B.A., Finland Bible College
B.A., University of Jyväskylä
M. Div., Christian Education, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Julie Littleton (2011), Choral Music
B.M., University of Memphis, Summa Cum Laude

Matthew Lowe (2013), Physical Education
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Stacy Lowe (2013), Grade 5
B.S., University of Tennessee
M.Ed., Carson-Newman University

Janet Lyon (2006), Kindergarten
B.A., Carson-Newman College

Leland Lyon (2006), Upper School Bible
B.A., Carson-Newman College
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Leslie Mielke (2012), Art
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Graduate Studies, University of Tennessee

Sonya Mink (2005), Teaching Assistant; Extended Care Coordinator

Erin Mobley (2010), Director of Learning Center; Educational Therapist
B.A., Berea College, Magna Cum Laude
M.Ed., American Intercontinental University, Summa Cum Laude

David Mosher (1985), Upper School Spanish and Drama
B.A., Carson-Newman College, Summa Cum Laude
M.S., University of Tennessee

Jama Mosher (1997), Grade 1
B.A., Carson-Newman College, Cum Laude

Ryan Moulden (2011), English as a Second Language
A.A., Johnson Bible College
B.A., Johnson Bible College
M.A., Johnson Bible College

Candice Pitney (2002), Grade 3
B.A., Purdue University

Kari Polk (2012), Grade 2
B.S., Carson-Newman College
Graduate Studies, Lincoln Memorial University

Jamie Potter (2014), Science
B.S., Tennessee Technological Universty

Lisa Quesinberry (2006), Grade 5
B.S., Johnson Bible College
B.S., Johnson Bible College
M.A., Johnson Bible College

Susan Reynolds (2008), Science
B.S., University of Tennessee
M.S., East Tennessee State University

Amy Rollar (2009), Kindergarten
B.A., Ashford University, Summa Cum Laude

Tonya Rollins (2003), Grades 4 and 5
B.A., University of Tennessee
M.S., University of Tennessee

Amanda Russell (2012), Grade 2
B.S., University of Tennessee, Cum Laude
Graduate Studies, University of Tennessee

Heidi Sasscer (2002), Grade 6; Middle School Math
B.S., University of North Texas

Angie Shaffer (2011), Mathematics, Wellness
B.A., Virginia Intermont College
Th.M., Cathedral College

Stacy Sharp (2001), Librarian
B.S., Tennessee Technological University
M.A., Tennessee Technological University
Graduate Studies, Cumberland University
Graduate Studies, University of Tennessee

Melissa Spong (2012), Resident Life Assistant Director
A.A., Johnson University
B.S., Johnson University

Andrew Stokes(2013), Resident Life Assistant Director
B.S., Carson-Newman University
M.A.T., Carson-Newman University

Emily Tyre (2013), Elementary Physical Education
B.S., Georgia Southern University
Graduate Studies, Mercer University Tift College of Education

Philip Tyre (2013), Boys’ Dorm Director/Associate Admissions Officer
A.A., Waycross College
B.B.A., Georgia Southern University
M.A.C.E., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Lea Ann Voiles (2001), Guidance Counselor
B.A., Carson-Newman College
M.Ed., Carson-Newman College

Kelly Wagner (2003), Middle School Science
B.S., East Tennessee State University, Cum Laude

Lori Wallace (2013), Grade 1
B.S., Carson-Newman University
M.Ed., Carson-Newman University

Sophie Wang (2014), Chinese Language and Culture
B.A., Henan University
M.A. Henan University

Renee White (2007), English
B.A., East Tennessee State University

Anne Zuber (2010), Upper  School Math and English as a Second Language
B.A., Georgia Southern College, Magna Cum Laude
M.Ed., University of Georgia

James Zuber (2013), Math
B.S., Mississippi State University

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Jennie Allred (2005), Food Services

Teressa Breeden (2003), Custodial Services

Bill Cupp (2010), Supervisor of Plant and Property

Johnny Cupp (2012), Maintenance

Michael Gunter (2007), Director Food Services

David Hamilton(2013), Farm to Cafeteria Coordinator
B.S., Union University

Patrick Howell (2014), Custodial Services

Debbie Kerley (2004), Commuter Van Driver and Food Services

Glenda McCarter (1977), Food Services

Christy Logan (2014), Custodial Services

Allan Mink (2013), Maintenance

Ken Strunk (2011), Food Services

Angela Sullivan(2013) Food Services
A.A.S., Walters State Community College

Polly Wilbourn (2012), Food Services

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