Faculty Directory

Matthew Mercer (2018), President/Headmaster

B.S. – Human Ecology/Business Education Emphasis, University of Tennessee

M.A. – Instructional Leadership, Tennessee Technological University

Jacqueline Smith (2016), Elementary Principal

B.A., University of North Carolina – Asheville
M.A., Western Carolina University
Ed.S., Western Carolina University
Ed.D., Western Carolina University

Rex Smith (2017), Middle School / High School Principal

B.A., Western Carolina University
M.A., Western Carolina University


Kelly Sullivan (2018), Pre-K through 12th Assistant Principal

B.S. degree from Tennessee Wesleyan

M.Ed degree from Lincoln Memorial University

Ed.S in Administration and Supervision, Lincoln Memorial University

Marc Weekly (2012), VP of Development

B.A., Pacific Lutheran University
M.A., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Bill Cupp (2010), Supervisor of Plant & Facility

Toni Gioioso (1999), Administrative Assistant to the Elementary School Principal

B.A., University of Alabama

Michael Gunter (2007), Executive Chef, Director of Food Services

Sue Hawkins (2010), Director of Resident Life, Girl's Dorm Director

B.S., Liberty University

Kim Lovelace (2010), Business Office Manager

B.S., Murray State University
B.S., Wichita State University

Carol Mikels (2013), Administrative Assistant to the Middle School and High School Principal

Shannon Moore (2011), Asst. Business Office Manager

Don Rector (2011), Director of Information Technology

A.S., Tennessee Institute of Electronics

Cheryl Weekly (2012), Assistant to the President

B.A., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Jerry Atchley (2006), Grade 6 Social Studies; Grade 7 and 8 Technology

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 University, Cum Laude
Ed.D., Carson-Newman University

Emily Carlisle (2012), Upper School English

B.A., Lee University
Graduate Studies, English Literature, Wake Forest University

Tony Carmody (2016), Math

B.A., Johnson University
M.A., Johnson University

Jackie Castle (2016), Science

B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Graduate Studies, Biology, East Tennessee State University

Kendyl Chambers (2016), Resident Life

Liberty University

Jennifer Connatser (1998-2005, 2007), Grade K4

B.S., University of Tennesse
M.A., University of Tennessee

Carole Daft (2012), Kindergarten

B.S., Johnson University
M.A., Johnson University

Lee Daft (2001), Middle School Social Studies

B.S., Johnson Bible College
M.A., Johnson Bible College

Alexis Dale (2018), Chemistry

Joyce Dowdy (2007), Grade 3

B.S., University of Tennessee

Laurel Durham (2015), Librarian

B.A., Carson-Newman University
M.S., University of Tennessee

Andrew Fultz (2012), History; Bible

B.S., Johnson University, Magna Cum Laude
M.A., Johnson University
M.A.T.S., Liberty University
Doctoral Studies, Carson-Newman University

Rhonda Garbett (2009), Associate Teacher, Elementary

B.A., Marshall University
M.A., Marshall University

Angela Griffin (1999), Computer Technology; Personal Finance

B.B.A., Ohio University
Graduate Studies, Johnson University

Belinda Hoffman (2011), Grade K4

B.S., Texas A & M University, Kingsville
M.S., Texas A & M University, Kingsville

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

Jeanne Leiser (2013), Teaching Assistant

B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Julie Littleton (2011), Choral Music

B.M., University of Memphis, Summa Cum Laude

Stacy Lowe (2013), Grade 5

B.S., University of Tennessee
M.Ed., Carson-Newman University

Erin Lowell (2018), Art

Janet Lyon (2006), Kindergarten

B.M., Carson-Newman University

Leland Lyon (2006), Upper School Bible

B.A., Carson-Newman College
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Sonya Mink (2004), 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

Kari Polk (2012), Grade 2

B.S., Carson-Newman College
Graduate Studies, Lincoln Memorial University

Lisa Quesinberry (2006), Grade 5

B.S., Johnson University
M.A., Johnson University

Susan Reynolds (2008), Science

B.S., University of Tennessee
M.S., East Tennessee State University

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

Jonathan Sellers (2016), Assistant Director, Boy's Dorm

Pellissippi State

Angie Shaffer (2011), Mathematics, Wellness

B.A., Virginia Intermont College
Th.M., Cathedral College

Melissa Spong (2012), Resident Life Assistant Director

A.A., Johnson University
B.S., Johnson University

Emily Tyre (2013), Elementary Physical Education

B.S., Georgia Southern University

Lea Ann Voiles (2001), Guidance Counselor

B.A., Carson-Newman College
M.Ed., Carson-Newman College

Lori Wallace (2013), Grade 1

B.S., Carson-Newman University
M.Ed., Carson-Newman University

Renee White (2007), English

B.A., East Tennessee State University

Wei Xu (2016), Chinese

B.A., Henan University
M.A., Bohai 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

Teressa Breeden (2003), Custodian

Dale Cook (2015), Custodian

Lisa Cook (2014), Food Services

Johnny Cupp (2012), Maintenance

Debbie Kerley (2004), Van Driver

Christy Logan (2014), Chief Custodian

Allan Mink (2013), Maintenance

Ken Strunk (2011), Food Services

Angela Sullivan (2013), Food Services

Polly Wilbourn (2012), Food Services