Faculty and Staff

The heart of Augusta Christian Schools is the teaching staff. Each teacher is a committed Christian, academically certified and eager to build a positive relationship with each student. Many of our teachers have advanced degrees and are well trained to challenge students to reach their potential both academically and spiritually. Emphasis is placed on building responsibility and good study habits in a caring and loving atmosphere.

High School Faculty and Staff

Wayne Marchant, High School Principal

Wayne Marchant 2017

Mr. Marchant is in his fourth year as High School Principal. He previously taught science at Augusta Christian and has served as a teacher, administrator and basketball coach in other schools around the CSRA. He and his wife, Amy, have been married for 22 years and have daughters Keeley, Luci, and twins Mattie and Paris. Mr. Marchant is a Sunday School teacher at First Baptist of North Augusta where he and his family have attended church for over 20 years.

Dr. Berish Strother

Dr. Berish Strother

Director of Guidance
BS Criminal Justice ASU
MS K-12 Counseling, Cambridge, Ph.D Educational Leadership, Argosy
E-mail: Berish Strother

William Adams

Bill Adams 2013

Bible
BA Sociology; MA World Missions
University of N. Florida, Asbury Seminary
E-mail:William Adams

Lee Banks

Lee Banks 2017

Strength and Conditioning Trainer
BS Kinesiology/Exercise Science
Georgia Souther University
Email: Lee Banks

Lisa Campbell

Lisa Campbell 2014-15

Math
BS, Master Ed Teaching & Learning Special Ed
Limestone, Liberty

E-mail: Lisa Campbell

Charles Cooper

Charles Cooper 2013 b

History
B.S. Augusta State University
M.Ed History
Troy University
E-mail: Charles Cooper

Amy Freitag

Amy Freitag

HS Math
BS Education
University of Georgia
E-mail: Amy Freitag

Mike Giddens

Mike Giddens 2013 a

History
BA
Augusta State University

E-mail: Mike Giddens

Rebecca Graves

Rebecca Graves

HS English
BA English, MA English
Columbia College
St. Mary's University
Email:Rebecca Graves

Stephanie Hesse

Stephanie Hesse

Math
BS Mathematics
Georgia Southern University

Email:Stephanie Hesse

Amy Jenkins

Amy Jenkins

Health Sciences/School Nurse
BSN, MAT
Clemson, UGA

Email:Amy Jenkins

Todd Jenkins

Todd Jenkins

Band Director

Email:Todd Jenkins

Brian LaFavor

Brian LaFavor

History
BA, Master of Divinity
Columbia Int University/Southwestern Seminary
Email:Brian LaFavor

Abigail Linton

Abbie Linton

English
BA English
University of Alabama
Email: Abigail Linton

Diana McElmurray

Diana McElmurray

Spanish
BS Social Communications
Universidad Centroamericana
Email:Diana McElmurray

Renee McHatton

Renee McHatton 2013 a

HS Science
B.S. in Science
Augusta State University

E-mail: Renee McHatton

Chris Norris

Chris Norris 2014

MS/HS Chorus
BA Music
Ouachita Baptist University
MA Religious Education
Southwestern Seminary
Email:Chris Norris

Marynell Parker

Marynell Parker 2014

Art Instructor
B.A., Art Education
University of Georgia
Email:Marynell Parker

Jeanine Ritchey

Jeanine Ritchey 2013

English
BA Spanish/MAT
North Greenville Univesity
Augusta State University

E-mail:Jeanine Ritchey

Terry Rutherford

Terry Rutherford 2013 a

Bible
B.B.M.
Maryville College


E-mail: Terry Rutherford

Zulma Sostre

Zulma Sostre 2016

HS Spanish
BS Spanish
Augusta State University

Email:Zulma Sostre

Jacky Stone

Jacky Stone 2014

Bible
BS Agriculture Education/Biology Specialty
Texas A & M University
E-mail:Jacky Stone

Neill Surles

Neill Surles

Computer
BS Business Administration
Toccoa Falls College

Email:Neill Surles

Courtney Thompson

Courtney Thompson

HS History
English
Augusta State University
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Email:Courtney Thompson

Susan Werner

Susan Werner 2014

English
BS Education
Masters in Teaching/Curriculum
ASU
E-mail: Susan Werner

Sarah White

Sarah White 2013

Math
B.S. Mathematics
Augusta State University

E-mail:Sarah White

Dina Wilson

Dina Wilson

Guidance Assistant
BS/MS
Fort Valley State University
Email:Dina Wilson

Beverley Wright

Bev Wright 2013

Math
B.A. Mathematics
Emory University
Masters Math Education
Augusta State University
E-mail: Beverley Wright

Marion Melvin

Marion Melvin 2014

Teaching Assistant

Email:Marion Melvin

Angela Thompson

Angie Thompson 2014

Teaching Assistant

Email:Angie Thompson

Cindy Rogers

Cindy Rogers 2014

Secretary to the Principal

E-mail: Cindy Rogers

Shari Hodges

Shari Hodges 2014

High School Secretary

E-mail: Shari Hodges

Middle School Faculty and Staff

Keith Walton, Middle School Principal

Keith Walton 2017 MS 2

Mr. Keith Walton begins his first year as Middle School Principal. He has been a part of the ACS Faculty and Staff for over 20 years and recently served as Dean of Students in addition to coaching and strength training duties. He has a BA in Business from Southern Wesleyan and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. He and his wife, Lynette, have one daughter, Jordan, who is an 8th grader at Augusta Christian.

Michelle Brittingham

Michelle Brittingham

Math
BS/Masters Business Administration
ASU/GRU

Email:Michelle Brittingham

Lauren Gilpin

Lauren Gilpin

Middle School Bible
BS Child-Family Development, GSU
Masters Ed Leadership, Concordia
Email:Lauren Gilpin

Stephanie Hesse

Stephanie Hesse

Math
BS Mathematics
Georgia Southern University

Email:Stephanie Hesse

Sherry Holiman

Sherry Holiman

Middle School Science
BS Science, University of South Alabama

Email:
Sherry Holiman

Todd Jenkins

Todd Jenkins

Band Director

Email:Todd Jenkins

Jessica Luda

Jessica Luda

MS Science
BS, MAT Middle Grades
GA Southern, ASU

Email:Jessica Luda

Jeff Morgan

Jeff Morgan 2017

MS English
BA, MAR
Atlanta Christian College, Emmanuel Christian Seminary

Email:Jeff Morgan

Chris Norris

Chris Norris 2014

MS/HS Chorus
BA Music
Ouachita Baptist University
MA Religious Education
Southwestern Seminary
Email:Chris Norris

Marynell Parker

Marynell Parker 2014

Art Instructor
B.A., Art Education
University of Georgia
Email:Marynell Parker

David Sammons

David Sammons

History
BA History
GRU


Email:David Sammons

Courtney Sumner

Courtney Sumner

Middle School PE
BS in KNHS
Augusta State University
Email:Courtney Sumner

Neill Surles

Neill Surles

Computer
BS Business Administration
Toccoa Falls College

Email:Neill Surles

Karen Quick

Karen Quick 2014

Middle School Secretary

E-mail:Karen Quick




Elementary Faculty and Staff

Liz Lowery, Principal

Liz Lowery 2015-16

Liz Lowery is in her fifth year as Elementary Principal. Previously she was Augusta Christian's Kindergarten Administrator. She has a BS in Elementary Education/Reading from Concord University and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership.

E-mail: Liz Lowery

Courtney Hayes

Courtney Hayes

Kindergarten Administrator
BSEd, MSEd, Gifted Endorsement
ASU, Walden University

Email:Courtney Hayes

Bonny Baxley

Bonny Baxley 2013

3rd Grade
B.S.
Liberty University


E-mail: Bonny Baxley

Ashley Beasley

Ashley Beasley

1st Grade
BS Political Science
MA in Elementary Teaching
Kaplan University, University of Phoenix
Email: Ashley Beasley

Traci Bergum

Traci Bergum

K4
BS, MS
USC, Strayer

Email:Traci Bergum

Kay Cooke

Kay Cooke

Elementary Chorus and Music
Bachelors of Music
Masters of Music
Bowling Green/Florida State University
Email:Kay Cooke

Jennifer Eastman

Jennifer Eastman

K4
BA Mathematics
Augusta College

Email:Jennifer Eastman

Sharon Farrer

Sharon Farrer

K5
BSEd - Special Education
Georgia Southern University

Email:Sharon Farrer

Nicole Gay

Nicole Gay

Learning Support 1st-3rd
BS Interrelated Special Education
Augusta State University
Email:Nicole Gay

Tonya Gordon

Tonya Gordon

Learning Support 4th-5th Grades
Elementary Education
USC-Aiken
Email:Tonya Gordon

Amy Green

Amy Green

4th Grade
BA Elementary Ed
Moody Bible Institute

E-mail: Amy Green

Erika Harmon

Erika Harmon

K5
BA Psychology
Augusta State University
Email:Erika Harmon

Kim Henderson

Kim Henderson

K5
ECE
Augusta State

E-mail: Kim Henderson

Linda Hester

Linda Hester 2017

Elementary Guidance/Learning Support Coordinator
BS Education, MA Education/Technology
UGA, Lesley
E-mail: Linda Hester

Casie Hill

Casie Hill

Elementary PE
BS Kinesiology & Health Sciences
Masters in Education
ASU/Southwestern Seminary
Email:Casie Hill

Micah Janik

Micah Janik

K3
BS Elementary Education
Auburn University

Email:Micah Janik

Kate Jenkins

Kate Jenkins

4th Grade
BS Education/Masters Education
Georgia Southern University
Email:Kate Jenkins

Todd Jenkins

Todd Jenkins

Band Director

Email:Todd Jenkins

Carolina McGowan

Carolina McGowan

Kindergarten Spanish

Email:Carolina McGowan

Angela McNeal

Angela McNeal 2013

3rd Grade
BA, MSW, ASU,
Southern Baptist Seminary

E-mail: Angela McNeal

Bethany Newton

Bethany Newton

K4 Teacher
BS Elementary Education
Liberty University
Email:Bethany Newton

Jenifer Norris

Jenifer Norris 2013

5th Grade
BS Education
Quachita Baptist University

E-mail: Jenifer Norris

Jennie Palacz

Jennie Palacz 2013

2nd Grade
B.S. Elementary Education
Baptist Bible College

E-mail: Jennie Palacz

Marynell Parker

Marynell Parker 2014

Art Instructor
B.A., Art Education
University of Georgia
Email:Marynell Parker

Jennifer Stearns

Jenni Stearns

Elementary Spanish
BS Science, Minor Latin Am Studies
Old Dominion University

E-mail: Jennifer Stearns

Neill Surles

Neill Surles

Computer
BS Business Administration
Toccoa Falls College

Email:Neill Surles

Becki Sweeting

Becki Sweeting 2016

1st Grade
BS, University of GA
Early Education, MAT: ASU

E-mail: Becki Sweeting

Angela Terry

Angela Terry

5th Grade
BA in Education
University of South Carolina
Email:Angela Terry

Shannon Walden

Shannon Walden 2014

2nd grade
BBA
ASU

E-mail: Shannon Walden

Tammy West

Tammy West 2013

1st Grade
BS Elementary Education
Bob Jones University

E-mail: Tammy West

Anna Bay

Anna Bay

Teaching Assistant

Email:

Anna Bay

Kristy Benedict

Kristy Benedict

K5 Assistant

Email:Kristy Benedict

Melinda Brown

Melinda Brown

Learning Support Teaching Assistant

Email:Melinda Brown

Donna Burcham

Donna Smith

K5 Assistant

Email:Donna Burcham

Sheri Dekle

Sheri Dekle

Elementary Assistant

Email:Sheri Dekle

Sue Ford

Sue Ford

K4 Assistant

Email:Sue Ford

Stacey Meyer

Stacey Meyer

Elementary Assistant

Email:Stacey Meyer

Candy Newman

Candy Newman

K5 Assistant

Email:Candy Newman

Windy Poppell

Windy Poppell

K4 Assistant

Email:Windy Poppell

Heather Ranado

Heather Ranado

K3 Assistant

Email:Heather Ranado

Julie Reimer

Julie Reimer

K4 Assistant

Email:Julie Reimer

Cathy Nichols

Cathy Nichols 2014

Elementary Secretary

E-mail: Cathy Nichols

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