Faculty & Staff
Teachers for Kindergarten through High School must have earned a college degree in the appropriate field. They must be certified either with the State of Florida or with Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. In addition, they must be Christians who are active in a Bible-believing church. Their lifestyle must set a good Christian example for students. All staff is screened through law enforcement agencies, reference checks and medical examinations. Preschool teachers, extended care workers and other staff must show evidence of experience and skills for their positions and be trained in First Aid and CPR in addition to their background screening.
Principal – Mr. Joseph T. Klein: B.A., SUNY at Buffalo; M.S. Dowling College; Principal Certificate, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.
Development Director – Mrs. Jeanette Venable: B.S., Freed-Hardeman University.
School Secretary – Mrs. Amye Meador
Financial Services/Administrative Assistant – Mrs. Nancy Wolfe
K3 – Mrs. Wendy McLin: Polk Community College C.D.A.
K4 – Mrs. Ann Marie Combs: Polk Community College
K4 – Mrs. Shannon Schumaker: A.A. University of Florida; B.S. Warner Southern University
K5 – Mrs. Lynn Dunbar: B.A., Brock University; E.C.E., Sheridan College.
K5 – Ms. Kimberly Lanz: B.S., Faith Baptist College
1st Grade – Miss Linda Wood: B.S., Milligan College.
1st Grade - Mrs. Karen Mathis: A.A., Tallahassee Community College; B.S. University of South Florida.
2nd Grade – Mrs. Nancy Shytle: B.S., West Georgia College.
3rd Grade – Mrs. Edith Henderson: B.S., Florida Memorial University; M.Ed, Rollins College.
4th Grade – Mrs. Carlene Riner: B.A., M.A., Morehead State University.
4th Grade - Mr. Joshua Williams: B.A., Clearwater Christian College.
5th Grade – Mrs. Joan Merchant: B.A., Auburn University.
Secondary School Faculty:
Math – Mrs. Rachel Craft: A.A., Polk State College; B.S., Southeastern University.
Science – Mrs. Milanie Leonard: B.S., Bob Jones University.
Bible, – Mr. Baron Brown: A.A., Polk Community College; B.A., Landmark Baptist College.
Language Arts – Mrs. Eunice Wright: A.S., City College; M.A., Faith Baptist College; B.R.E., Midwestern Baptist College.
Social Studies - Mrs. Jeannette Williams: B.A., Bob Jones University.
Special and Extended Care Staff:
Physical Education – Mr. Phillip Carney
Spanish – Mrs. Emma Salemi
Music – Mr. William Hall
Computer Science – Mrs. Nadine Howard
Art – Mrs. Shannon Schumaker
Librarian – Mrs. Stephanie Moss
Extended Care Teacher K4/K5 – Mrs. Wendy McLin
Extended Care Teacher Grades 1 – 3 – Miss Stefanee Whitehead
Extended Care Teacher and Coordinator Grades 4-8 – Mrs. Ann Marie Combs