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

  • Portrait photo of Dr. Berish Strother

    Dr. Berish Strother, High School Principal

    Dr. Strother has been a part of Augusta Christian Schools in various capacities for 19 years, most recently as the Director of Guidance. She is excited to take on her new role as High School Principal. She has 3 sons all of whom graduated from Augusta Christian Schools.

    Email: Berish Strother

  • Portrait photo of Rachel Anderson

    Rachel Anderson

    HS English
    Bachlors
    University of Georgia
    Email: Rachel Anderson

  • Portrait photo of Manda Bartlett

    Manda Bartlett

    HS PE
    Email: Manda Bartlett

  • Portrait photo of Jessica Beggs.

    Jessica Beggs

    Associates in Pre-Nursing
    Georgia Military College
    Email: Jessica Beggs

  • Portrait photo of Christy Beres

    Christy Beres

    HS Science
    Masters Public Health, BS Education
    USC, Appalachian State University
    Email: Christy Beres

  • Portrait photo of Ruth Betancourt

    Ruth Betancourt

    HS Spanish
    Spanish
    Universidad de Puerto Rico, GMC
    Email: Ruth Betancourt

  • Portrait photo of Jennifer Blair.

    Jennifer Blair

    HS Math

    Email:Jennifer Blair

  • Portrait photo of Beth Burckhalter

    Beth Burckhalter

    HS Math
    Accounting, Masters in Teaching
    Lander University, ASU
    Email: Beth Burckhalter

  • Portrait photo of Wade Caldwell.

    Wade Caldwell

    HS Science

    Email: Wade Caldwell

  • Portrait photo of Rebecca Cochran.

    Rebecca Cochran

    Visual Art

    Email: Rebecca Cochran

  • Portrait photo of Benson Crawford

    Benson Crawford

    History
    BA History – Berry College
    MED Ed/Admin – USM, Georgia State
    Email: Benson Crawford

  • Portrait photo of Mike Giddens

    Mike Giddens

    History
    BA
    Augusta State University
    E-mail: Mike Giddens

  • Portrait photo of Lauren Gilpin

    Lauren Gilpin

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

  • Portrait photo of Matthew Hill

    Matthew Hill

    HS History
    Email: Matthew Hill

  • Portrait photo of Amy Jenkins

    Amy Jenkins

    Health Sciences/School Nurse
    BSN, MAT
    Clemson, UGA
    Email: Amy Jenkins

  • Portrait photo of Stephanie Kellogg

    Stephanie Kellogg

    HS/MS Math
    BS Math, MAT Secondary Math
    Georgia Southern University, Augusta University
    Email: Stephanie Kellogg

  • Portrait photo of Julius McDonald

    Julius McDonald

    HS Bible
    BA Religion/Biblical Studies
    Luther Rice Seminary
    Email: Julius McDonald

  • Portrait photo of Emma Grace Milian

    Emma Grace Milian

    HS English
    BS English
    Liberty University
    Email: Emma Grace Milian

  • Portrait photo of Cheri Miller

    Cheri Miller

    MS / HS Math
    BS Math – Clark Atlanta University
    MAT Secondary Mathematics, Augusta University
    Email: Cheri Miller

  • Portrait photo of Jordan Nates

    Jordan Nates

    HS Bible
    Email: Jordan Nates

  • Portrait photo of Chris Norris

    Chris Norris

    MS/HS Chorus
    BA Music, Ouachita Bapt Univ
    MA Religious Ed, SW Seminary
    Email: Chris Norris

  • Portrait photo of Taylor Poss

    Taylor Poss

    Science
    BS Biology
    Augusta University
    Email: Taylor Poss

  • Portrait photo of Leticia Selph

    Leticia Selph

    High School Spanish
    BA Communications
    Augusta College
    Email: Leticia Selph

  • Portrait photo of Capt Timothy Sparks

    Capt Timothy Sparks

    JROTC/Bible
    MA National Security Affairs, BS Oceanography
    Naval Post Graduate School, US Naval Academy
    Email: Tim Sparks

  • Portrait photo of Hannah Steele

    Hannah Steele

    Teacher
    BA Secondary English Ed
    Toccoa Falls College
    Email: Hannah Steele

  • Portrait photo of Courtney Thompson

    Courtney Thompson

    HS English
    ASU / SE Baptist Seminary
    Email: Courtney Thompson

  • Portrait photo of Sarah White

    Sarah White

    Math
    B.S. Mathematics
    Augusta State University
    E-mail: Sarah White

  • Portrait photo of Angela Thompson

    Angela Thompson

    Teacher Assistant
    Email: Angie Thompson

  • Portrait photo of Cindy Rogers

    Cindy Rogers

    Secretary to the Principal
    E-mail: Cindy Rogers

  • Portrait photo of Shari Hodges

    Shari Hodges

    High School Secretary
    E-mail: Shari Hodges

Middle School Faculty and Staff

  • Portrait photo of Paige McLemore

    Paige McLemore, Middle School Principal

    Mrs. McLemore begins her third year as principal of our middle school division. She is married to Steve and they have a son, Blake, who is a senior at Augusta Christian. They attend First Baptist Church of North Augusta.

    Email: Paige McLemore

  • Portrait photo of Cheryl Cavadel

    Cheryl Cavadel

    MS Science and History
    Email:Cheryl Cavadel

  • Portrait photo of Katherine Claire

    Katherine Clair

    Elementary and MS Guidance
    Email: Katherine Clair

  • Portrait photo of Sammy Clough

    Sammy Clough

    MS Bible & Digital Media
    BA Communications
    Furman University
    Email: Sammy Clough

  • Portrait photo of Rebecca Cochran.

    Rebecca Cochran

    Visual Art
    Email: Rebecca Cochran

  • Portrait photo of Catrina Estep

    Catrina Estep

    MS English
    M.Ed in Curriculum & Instr., BA Social Sciences
    Ashford University
    Email: Catrina Estep

  • Portrait photo of Andrew Gardner

    Andrew Gardner

    MS PE
    Email:Andrew Gardner

  • Beth Harden

    Middle School Athletic Director
    MS/HS PE Teacher
    Email: Beth Harden

  • Portrait photo of Shannon Holland

    Shannon Holland

    MS Math
    BS Mathematics
    Armstrong State University
    Email: Shannon Holland

  • Portrait photo of Pamela King

    Pamela King

    MS English
    BA Ed, M.Ed. School Counseling
    Harding University, East Central Oklahoma
    Email: Pamela King

  • Portrait photo of Angela Lowry

    Angela Lowry

    History / English
    BA History / MA Public Admin
    Grand Canyon University
    Email: Angela Lowry

  • Portrait photo of Lauren McCue

    Lauren McCue

    MS English/History
    Bachelors in Psychology
    USCA
    Email: Lauren McCue

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    Joseph McElmurray

    6th Grade Math and Science

    Email: Joseph McElmurray

  • Portrait photo of Cheri Miller

    Cheri Miller

    MS / HS Math
    BS Math – Clark Atlanta University
    MAT Secondary Mathematics, Augusta University
    Email: Cheri Miller

  • Portrait photo of Chris Norris

    Chris Norris

    MS/HS Chorus
    BA Music, Ouachita Bapt Univ
    MA Religious Ed, SW Seminary
    Email: Chris Norris

  • Portrait photo of Capt Timothy Sparks

    Capt Timothy Sparks

    JROTC/Bible
    MA National Security Affairs, BS Oceanography
    Naval Post Graduate School, US Naval Academy
    Email: Tim Sparks

  • Portrait photo of Cheryl Williams

    Cheryl Williams

    MS Science
    BS, Masters Leadership, Ed.S
    Augusta State, Troy University, Cambridge College
    Email: Cheryl Williams

  • Portrait photo of Esther Wilson

    Esther Wilson

    MS Math/Science
    BS Math Eucation, Minors Bible, Coaching/PE
    Tennessee Temple University
    Email: Esther Wilson

  • Portrait photo of Debbie Sparks

    Debbie Sparks

    Teacher Assistant
    BA Psychology
    University of North Florida
    Email: Debbie Sparks

  • Portrait photo of Karen Quick

    Karen Quick

    Middle School Secretary
    Email: Karen Quick

Elementary School Faculty and Staff

  • Portrait photo of Michelle Wiley

    Michelle Wiley, Principal

    This is Mrs. Wiley’s second year as elementary principal. She is married to Jason and they have 7 children.
    E-mail: Michelle Wiley

  • Portrait photo of Jennie Palacz

    Jennie Palacz

    Director of Fury’s Ferry Campus
    B.S. Elementary Education
    Baptist Bible College
    E-mail: Jennie Palacz

  • Portrait photo of Bonny Baxley

    Bonny Baxley

    3rd Grade
    B.S.
    Liberty University
    E-mail: Bonny Baxley

  • Portrait photo of Anna Bay

    Anna Bay

    Learning Support Teacher
    BS ECE
    Brenau University
    Email: Anna Bay

  • Portrait photo of Stephanie Beauford

    Stephanie Beauford

    3rd Grade
    BA
    Augusta State University
    Email: Stephanie Beauford

  • Portrait photo of Katherine Claire

    Katherine Clair

    Elementary and MS Guidance
    Email: Katherine Clair

  • Portrait photo of Rebecca Cochran.

    Rebecca Cochran

    Visual Art
    Email: Rebecca Cochran

  • Portrait photo of Jennifer Eastman

    Jennifer Eastman

    K4
    BA Mathematics
    Augusta College
    Email: Jennifer Eastman

  • Portrait photo of Chandler Finley

    Chandler Finley

    2nd Grade
    Bachelors in Early Childhood Ed
    University of North GA, Augusta University
    Email: Chandler Finley

  • Portrait photo of Nicole Gay

    Nicole Gay

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

  • Portrait photo of Patricia Gibbs

    Patricia Gibbs

    5th Grade
    BS El ED, Master’s El Ed
    Ed Sp Leadership
    Miami University, USC A, USC Columbia
    Email: Patricia Gibbs

  • Portrait photo of Kim Henderson

    Kim Henderson

    K5
    ECE
    Augusta State
    E-mail: Kim Henderson

  • Portrait photo of staff Casie

    Casie Hill

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

  • Portrait photo of Ines Hourani

    Ines Hourani

    Spanish Teacher
    Email: Ines Hourani

  • Portrait photo of Diane Hyatt

    Diane Hyatt

    1st Grade
    BA Early Childhood Ed, Masters Curr & Instruction, Spec Ed Ldrshp
    Augusta College, CMU, University of Cambridge
    Email: Diane Hyatt

  • Lauren Ivey

    Fury’s Ferry Campus Music Teacher

    Email: Lauren Ivey

  • Portrait photo of Micah Janik

    Micah Janik

    K5
    BS Elementary Education
    Auburn University
    Email: Micah Janik

  • Portrait photo of Courtney Jones

    Courtney Jones

    K3
    Elementary Ed
    Liberty University
    Email: Courtney Jones

  • Portrait photo of Melissa MacConney

    Melissa MacConney

    5th Grade
    BS Elem Ed, M.ED Spec Ed; Ed.S. Curr & Instruction
    Malone University, Augusta University, Liberty University
    Email: Melissa MacConney

  • Portrait photo of Carolina McGowan

    Carolina McGowan

    Kindergarten Spanish
    Email: Carolina McGowan

  • Portrait photo of Michelle Merchant

    Michelle Merchant

    K5
    Bachelors
    Baptist Bible College
    Email: Michelle Merchant

  • Portrait photo of Jenifer Norris

    Jenifer Norris

    5th Grade
    BS Education
    Quachita Baptist University
    E-mail: Jenifer Norris

  • Portrait photo of Cathy Rawlins

    Cathy Rawlins

    K3
    Email: Cathy Rawlins

  • Portrait photo of Christy Sansom

    Christy Sansom

    Elementary Music and Chorus
    Bach of Music Ed, K-12 Choral Music
    Murray State University
    Email: Christy Sansom

  • Portrait photo of Dr. Julie Sibilsky

    Dr. Julie Sibilsky

    Learning Support Teacher
    Doctorate of Ed
    Presbyterian, Georgia College, Nova SE University
    Email: Julie Sibilsky

  • Portrait photo of Mary Anne Steele

    Mary Anne Steele

    Elementary Librarian
    BS Education
    Liberty University
    Email: Mary Anne Steele

  • Portrait photo of Wendie Stickel

    Wendie Stickel

    K3
    Early Childhood Ed
    AU, USCA
    Email: Wendie Stickel

  • Portrait photo of Dr. Jennifer Usry

    Dr. Jennifer Usry

    4th Grade
    BS, MAT Ed.D
    Liberty University, Augusta University
    Email: Jennifer Usry

  • Portrait photo of Shannon Walden

    Shannon Walden

    2nd grade
    BBA
    ASU
    E-mail: Shannon Walden

  • Portrait photo of Tammy West.

    Tammy West

    1st Grade
    BS Elementary Education
    Bob Jones University
    E-mail: Tammy West

  • Portrait photo of Margie Willis

    Margie Willis

    4th
    AA, BA Psychology
    Miami Dade CC, University of Maryland
    Email: Margie Willis

  • Portrait photo of Paige Boutwell

    Paige Boutwell

    Teacher Assistant
    Email: Paige Boutwell

  • Portrait photo of Michelle Briggs

    Michelle Briggs

    Teacher Assistant
    Email: Michelle Briggs

  • Portrait photo of Kristy Childers

    Kristy Childers

    Teacher Assistant
    Email: Kristy Childers

  • Portrait photo of Donna Burcham

    Donna Burcham

    K5 Assistant
    Email: Donna Burcham

  • Portrait photo of Sheri Dekle

    Sheri Dekle

    ASAP Director
    Email: Sheri Dekle

  • Portrait photo of Stacey Meyer

    Stacey Meyer

    Elementary Assistant
    Email: Stacey Meyer

  • Portrait photo of Candy Newman

    Candy Newman

    K5 Assistant
    Email: Candy Newman

  • Portrait photo of Sarah Duckworth

    Sarah Duckworth

    Elementary Secretary
    Email: Sarah Duckworth

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