Faculty & Staff

Felton Stephens|Head of School|BS Health, Physical Education, Minor in Science; Mars Hill University|MS Education, Physical Education; Western Carolina University|MS Administration, Principal Certification; Western Carolina University
Felton Stephens
Head of School

BS Health, Physical Education, Minor in Science; Mars Hill University
MS Education, Physical Education; Western Carolina University
MS Administration, Principal Certification; Western Carolina University
Susie Hepler|School Administrator, Elementary and Upper School Principal|BS Elementary Education and Child Development; University of North Carolina at Greensboro|Graduate Work- Regent University
Susie Hepler
School Administrator, Elementary and Upper School Principal

BS Elementary Education and Child Development; University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Graduate Work- Regent University
Christy Messer|Assistant Principal, High School History|BA Elementary Education; Concordia Lutheran College|MS Educational Leadership; Barry University
Christy Messer
Assistant Principal, High School History

BA Elementary Education; Concordia Lutheran College
MS Educational Leadership; Barry University
Dannah Young|Director of Development
Dannah Young
Director of Development

Sarah Bolick|Upper School Dean of Students, Senior English Teacher, Senior College & Career Teacher|BS English; Liberty University
Sarah Bolick
Upper School Dean of Students, Senior English Teacher, Senior College & Career Teacher

BS English; Liberty University
Ruthie Williams|Media Center/Curriculum Director, STEM Lab Director, Art Teacher|AA Applied Science in Women's & Children's Mental Health; Columbus State|BS Elementary Education & Social Sciences; Ashford University|MS Higher Education; Ashford University
Ruthie Williams
Media Center/Curriculum Director, STEM Lab Director, Art Teacher

AA Applied Science in Women's & Children's Mental Health; Columbus State
BS Elementary Education & Social Sciences; Ashford University
MS Higher Education; Ashford University
John Manley|Athletic Director, Physical Education Teacher|BS Liberal Studies; Excelsior College
John Manley
Athletic Director, Physical Education Teacher

BS Liberal Studies; Excelsior College
Heidi Neese|Director of Student Support|BA Journalism; Bob Jones University|MA Counseling; Lenoir Rhyne College
Heidi Neese
Director of Student Support

BA Journalism; Bob Jones University
MA Counseling; Lenoir Rhyne College
 Shirley Hyatt|Strong Tower Reading Specialist|B.A. Elementary Education; Mars Hill University
Shirley Hyatt
Strong Tower Reading Specialist

B.A. Elementary Education; Mars Hill University
Tammy Cantrell|Strong Tower Reading and Math Specialist|BS Education; Bob Jones University
Tammy Cantrell
Strong Tower Reading and Math Specialist

BS Education; Bob Jones University
Lynn Lewis|Strong Tower Reading and Math Specialist|BS Biology; East Carolina University
Lynn Lewis
Strong Tower Reading and Math Specialist

BS Biology; East Carolina University
 Debbie Browning|Performing Arts Director, Technology Instructor|BA Business; Montreat College
Debbie Browning
Performing Arts Director, Technology Instructor

BA Business; Montreat College
Carrie Gilstrap|Elementary Music and Vocal Performance|BA Vocal Performance; Mars Hill University
Carrie Gilstrap
Elementary Music and Vocal Performance

BA Vocal Performance; Mars Hill University
Amber Cicillian|Early Education Teacher|Early Childhood Credential; Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College
Amber Cicillian
Early Education Teacher

Early Childhood Credential; Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College
Kim Chandler|Early Education Teacher, Elementary Assistant|AA Early Child Education; Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Kim Chandler
Early Education Teacher, Elementary Assistant

AA Early Child Education; Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Michele Hopson|Kindergarten Teacher|BA Psychology/Elementary Ed; University of NC -Asheville
Michele Hopson
Kindergarten Teacher

BA Psychology/Elementary Ed; University of NC -Asheville
Taylor Hepler|First Grade Teacher|BS Integrated Education, Elementary Education and Special Education; Mars Hill University|MS Elementary Education, Mars Hill University
Taylor Hepler
First Grade Teacher

BS Integrated Education, Elementary Education and Special Education; Mars Hill University
MS Elementary Education, Mars Hill University
Briana Gilliam|Second Grade Teacher|BA Elementary Ed/Special Ed; Mars Hill University
Briana Gilliam
Second Grade Teacher

BA Elementary Ed/Special Ed; Mars Hill University
Danielle Metz|Third Grade Teacher|MEd Elementary Education; Mars Hill University
Danielle Metz
Third Grade Teacher

MEd Elementary Education; Mars Hill University
Chase Shermer|Fourth Grade Teacher|MEd Elementary Education; Mars Hill University
Chase Shermer
Fourth Grade Teacher

MEd Elementary Education; Mars Hill University
Elaine Enloe|Fifth Grade Teacher|BS Elementary Education; Howard Payne University
Elaine Enloe
Fifth Grade Teacher

BS Elementary Education; Howard Payne University
Katie McFarland|Sixth Grade Teaher|MS Kinesiology/History; Alice Lloyd College
Katie McFarland
Sixth Grade Teaher

MS Kinesiology/History; Alice Lloyd College
Caitlin Tweed|Elementary Assistant |Early Childhood Education Student; Asheville Buncombe Technical College
Caitlin Tweed
Elementary Assistant

Early Childhood Education Student; Asheville Buncombe Technical College
Karen Grooms|Elementary Teaching Assistant|University of North Carolina-Asheville
Karen Grooms
Elementary Teaching Assistant

University of North Carolina-Asheville
Kimberly Miller|Elementary Teaching Assistant|BA Florida Theological Seminary
Kimberly Miller
Elementary Teaching Assistant

BA Florida Theological Seminary
Lauren Roberts|Administrative Assistant
Lauren Roberts
Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Foster|Middle School Bible, Yearbook Advisor|BA Psychology; Bryan College|MDiv Thelogy; New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Jennifer Foster
Middle School Bible, Yearbook Advisor

BA Psychology; Bryan College
MDiv Thelogy; New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Cynthia Royer|Middle and Upper School English
Cynthia Royer
Middle and Upper School English

Alyssa Franco|High School Spanish|BA Spanish Education; University of North Carolina-Asheville
Alyssa Franco
High School Spanish

BA Spanish Education; University of North Carolina-Asheville
Danny Kendall|Upper School Math|BS Mathematics; North Carolina State University
Danny Kendall
Upper School Math

BS Mathematics; North Carolina State University
Tom Gill|Upper School History and Bible|PhD Christian Education; Florida Christian University|MA Theology; Florida Theological Seminary
Tom Gill
Upper School History and Bible

PhD Christian Education; Florida Christian University
MA Theology; Florida Theological Seminary
Diane Patterson|Business Manager
Diane Patterson
Business Manager

Mary Rice|Office Manager
Mary Rice
Office Manager