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Karen Adams 6th Grade Language Arts
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Karen Adams

6th Grade Language Arts

  • Education:

    BS in English Education & Bible

  • College Attended: Northland Baptist Bible College
  • Teaching Experience: 

    4 years

  • Church: UGBC
  • Family: 

    Married, 3 children

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Music
    Sports
    Reading

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Psalm 73:25 - 26

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    "We should not be entertained by the sins for which Christ died." - John MacArthur

    "The gospel is this: we are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope." - Tim Keller

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    I strive to cultivate a passion for excellence in the Language Arts disciplines. God communicates with man through His written Word, and He has also given us the gift of language! By improving their skills of reading, writing, and spelling, Christian young people can effectively communicate the glorious Gospel of Christ to the world.

Grace Baugh Elementary P.E.
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Grace Baugh

Elementary P.E.

  • Education:

    BS in English Education
    Pursuing Masters in English Ed

  • College Attended: Piedmont International University; Liberty University
  • Teaching Experience: 

    6 years

  • Church: Gospel Light Baptist
  • Family: 

    Married, 3 children

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Running
    Karate
    Outdoors with family
    Reading

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Philippians 4:13
    All of Proverbs

  • Favorite Quotes: 
  • Personal Mission Statement:

    Make a positive difference in someone's life today.

Beth Beck Third Grade Teacher
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Beth Beck

Third Grade Teacher

  • Education:

    Alumni of Union Grove Christian School
    B.S. Early Childhood Education
    M.Ed. Special Education: Learning Disabilities
    M.Ed. Special Education: Emotional Disabilities

  • College Attended: Bob Jones University
  • Teaching Experience: 

    8 years

  • Church: UGBC
  • Family: 

    Married, 1 child

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Cooking
    Reading
    Shopping

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Ecclesiastes 11:9

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    "Character is higher than intellect...A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "My friends are my estate." - Emily Dickinson

    "You're never to old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child." - Dr. Seuss

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To create a learning environment that encourages students to learn more about their Creator God in all subject areas. In my classroom I strive to have high expectations for each of my students that will foster creativity, as well as spiritual, social, emotional, and academic growth.

Bobby Beck Art/Computers
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Bobby Beck

Art/Computers

  • Education:

    Alumni of Union Grove Christian School
    Masters in Commercial Art

  • College Attended: Pensacola Christian College - B.S., M.A.
  • Teaching Experience: 

    First year

  • Church: UGBC
  • Family: 

    Married with one child

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Art

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Isaiah 40:31

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. - Albert Einstein

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    : To equip our students with the desire and skills to better serve God.

Wendy Beverly Third Grade Teacher
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Wendy Beverly

Third Grade Teacher

  • Education:

    Alumni of Union Grove Christian School
    Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

  • College Attended: Piedmont Bible College
  • Teaching Experience: 

    3 years in 4th, 1 yr in 5th, 8 yrs in 3rd for a total of 12 years

  • Church: UGBC
  • Family: 

    Married, 3 children

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Cake decorating, reading mystery books

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Jeremiah 29: 11 - 12

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    "Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    My goal as a teacher is to help my students grow spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. When my students leave my classroom I want them to know Jesus, know they are loved by their teacher, and to have more academic knowledge than when they entered my class.

Jeff Beverly Spanish Teacher, Bible Teacher
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Jeff Beverly

Spanish Teacher, Bible Teacher

  • Education:

    Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies
    Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

  • College Attended: Piedmont Baptist College, Cedarville College
  • Teaching Experience: 

    8 years

  • Church: UGBC
  • Family: 

    Married, 3 children

  • Hobbies/Interests: 
  • Favorite Scripture: 

    I Thessalonians 5:24

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot loose. - Jim Elliot

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    Whether I eat or drink or whatever I do, do all to the glory of God.

Addison Calley History Teacher, Athletic Director
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Addison Calley

History Teacher, Athletic Director

  • Education:

    BS History Ed and Physical Ed

  • College Attended: Pensacola Christian College
  • Teaching Experience: 

    1 year in Garland Christian Academy Garland Texas
    7 years at Union Grove

  • Church: UGBC
  • Family: 

    Married, 1 child

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Hunting, Sports

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Jeremiah 29:11

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    "I never known a man to get into too much trouble by talking to little" - President Calvin Coolidge

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To motivate young adults to reach their full potential in order for them to be effective in the vocation they are called.

Kacee Cromer English 10, Speech, Fine Arts Program Director
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Kacee Cromer

English 10, Speech, Fine Arts Program Director

  • Education:

    B.S.
    M.A.

  • College Attended: Pensacola Christian College
  • Teaching Experience: 

    10 years
    - Victory Christian School (Pell City, Alabama);
    Pensacola Christian College (Pensacola, Florida);
    Pensacola Christian Academy (Pensacola, Florida);
    Sheets Memorial Christian School (Lexington, North Carolina)
    Union Grove Christian School

  • Church: Center Grove Baptist Church
  • Family: 

    Married, 3 children

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Cooking
    Hosting people in the home
    Singing
    Spending time with friends and family

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    I Chronicles 29:11

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." - CS Lewis

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    I desire each day to be the hands and feet of Jesus, living in a heart of worship for the very one who deserves my ALL.

Patricia Daniels Kindergarten Teacher
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Patricia Daniels

Kindergarten Teacher

  • Education:

    BS Elementary Education

  • College Attended: Piedmont Bible College, Forsyth Tech
  • Teaching Experience: 

    24 years

  • Church: UGBC
  • Family: 

    Married

  • Hobbies/Interests: 
  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Isaiah 45:10

  • Favorite Quotes: 
  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to those around me.

Patty Fox Fourth Grade Teacher
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Patty Fox

Fourth Grade Teacher

  • Education:

    B.S. of Religious Ed.

  • College Attended: Piedmont International University
  • Teaching Experience: 

    32 years teaching 4th grade

  • Church: Kerwin Baptist Church
  • Family: 

    Married, 3 daughters and 10 grandchildren

  • Hobbies/Interests: 
  • Favorite Scripture: 
  • Favorite Quotes: 
  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To live my life in such a way that others would want to know the same God I serve. That Christ would be pleased and honored with my life, and in the end I would hear, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."

Dana Gianforte Mrs. K3/K4 Teacher
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Dana GianforteMrs.

K3/K4 Teacher

  • Education:
  • College Attended: 
  • Teaching Experience: 

    10 years

  • Church: UGBC
  • Family: 

    Married, 2 children

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    My family
    Close Friends

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Psalm 91

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    "The best apology is changed behavior"

  • Personal Mission Statement:
Annette Gilmore Kindergarten Teacher
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Annette Gilmore

Kindergarten Teacher

  • Education:

    Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
    I’m currently a Senior with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education Interdisciplinary Studies

  • College Attended: Forsyth Technical Community College & Liberty University
  • Teaching Experience: 

    1991-1993 @ New Testament Christian School
    1995-2007 @ Kerwin Baptist Christian School
    2007- present @ Union Grove Christian School

  • Church: Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family: 

    married to Husband-David Gilmore, Sons-Phillip and Seth, Daughters-Annie and Haley

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    cooking

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Psalms 37:4

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
    Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    My mission as a Kindergarten teacher is to motivate, inspire, encourage, and support my students by providing a safe, secure and loving environment. While under my care and training, I purpose to educate them socially, emotionally, and cognitively so they can continue to build a foundation and love for a life of learning.

David Gilmore Middle School Teacher; Minutemen Coordinator
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David Gilmore

Middle School Teacher; Minutemen Coordinator

  • Education:

    BA in Church Ministries
    Masters in Sports Management

  • College Attended: Trinity Baptist College; Liberty University
  • Teaching Experience: 

    New Testament Christian School 1986-1993
    Kerwin Christian School 1995-2007
    Union Grove 2007- present
    for a total of 28 years

  • Church: UGBC
  • Family: 

    Married, 4 children

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Sports
    Family Time
    Reading

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Lamentations 3:22 - 24

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    "Worship must include showing God extravagant love and extreme submission."

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    Love Christ supremely, to love my wife as Christ loved the church, to raise my children to know God, and to show others who God is through my life.

Jennifer Grogan Administrative Assistant High School
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Jennifer GroganAdministrative Assistant

High School

  • Education:

    BS in Business Adminstration

  • College Attended: Appalachian State University
  • Teaching Experience: 
  • Church: UGBC
  • Family: 

    Married, 3 children

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Playing Games with my kids
    Reading
    Sports

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Philippians 4:13

  • Favorite Quotes: 
  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To live my life in a manner that brings glory to God. My prayers is that friends, family and acquaintances can see Christ not only in my words, but also in the life that I live when I don't think they are watching.

Pastor Ken Harris President of UGCS Pastor - Union Grove Baptist Church
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Pastor Ken HarrisPresident of UGCS

Pastor - Union Grove Baptist Church

  • Education:
  • College Attended: 
  • Teaching Experience: 
  • Church: 
  • Family: 
  • Hobbies/Interests: 
  • Favorite Scripture: 
  • Favorite Quotes: 
  • Personal Mission Statement:
Debbie Hartman Senior High Mathematics Teacher
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Debbie Hartman

Senior High Mathematics Teacher

  • Education:

    Bachelor of Science

  • College Attended: James Madison University
  • Teaching Experience: 

    25 years

  • Church: UGBC
  • Family: 

    Married, 1 child

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Reading
    Teaveling

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Proverbs 3:5 & 6
    Psalm 37:4
    III John 4
    Jude 22

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    "You don't have to like it. You just have to learn."

    "Five minutes of wasted time each day in class resulted in three weeks of lost instruction time by the end of the school year."

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    God placed a burden in my heart for teenagers. I want them to know Christ as their Savior and to develop a vibrant, life-changing relationship with the Lord that infiltrates every area of their lives. Nothing brings greater joy to my heart that to watch my former students faithfully serving the Lord in whatever areas God has chosen to use them.

Amy Herns 5th Grade Language Arts
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Amy Herns

5th Grade Language Arts

  • Education:

    B.S. in Elementary Ed

  • College Attended: Pensacola Christian College
  • Teaching Experience: 

    11 years

  • Church: Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family: 

    married with 2 children a 12 year old girl and 8 year old boy

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Reading and thrifting

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Psalm 46:10a Be still, and know that I am God

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    Don’t dig up in doubt what you planted in faith ~ Elisabeth Elliot

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    I want conduct my life in a manner that pleases God whether it be with my family, church or teaching in the classroom.

Dan Hightower Assistant Administrator
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Dan Hightower

Assistant Administrator

  • Education:

    B.S. in Religious Education 1980 Tennessee Temple University
    Masters of Educational Administration 1993 Tennessee Temple University

  • College Attended: Tennessee Temple University
  • Teaching Experience: 

    !980-1983 Lakeview Baptist Christian School- Youth Pastor, Math, Principal
    1984-1986 Union Grove Christian School- Administrator
    1989-2009 Sheets Memorial Christian School -Administrator
    2011-present Union Grove Christian School- Assistant Administrator

  • Church: Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family: 

    Wife- Becky Hightower Is a Dyslexic Therapist
    Daughter-Rachel is married to Brent Ward. They have 2 children, Janaa 13 and Caleb 1. Rachel is also a Dyslexic Therapist. They live in Clemmons NC.
    Son - Jonathan is married to Whitney. They have 2 boys, Drew is 7 and Wyatt is 5. Jonathan is the Assistant Director of Facilities at Liberty University.

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Family, Hunting, Fishing, Woodworking

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Psalms 18:2, 1 Peter 5:7

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    "May we live with eternity's values in view" Leonard Ravenhill
    "Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it." Charles Swindoll

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To Love, Seek, And Serve GOD daily

Becky Holt Secondary Math & Physics
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Becky Holt

Secondary Math & Physics

  • Education:

    Bachelor of Science in Industrial Electronics

  • College Attended: Bob Jones University
  • Teaching Experience: 

    3 years

  • Church: Faith Church
  • Family: 

    married,Husband – Jack, Son – Jerry, Daughter - Ansley

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Running, Reading, Sewing, Hiking, Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Refinishing old furniture

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Phil 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. Abraham Lincoln

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    My goal is to glorify God in all I do in every aspect of my life by pointing others to Christ and His love for them, and secondly to teach others to use the abilities that God has given them to do the same.

Karen Jacobsen English 7, English 8, U.S. History 2
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Karen Jacobsen

English 7, English 8, U.S. History 2

  • Education:

    B.S.

  • College Attended: Pensacola Christian College
  • Teaching Experience: 

    22 years

  • Church: Marshall Baptist
  • Family: 

    Married, 3 children

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Photography
    Traveling
    Journaling
    Reading
    Adult Coloring Books
    Hiking
    Camping
    Gardening

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Psalm 34:18

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    Use my talents, abilities, and spiritual gifts to make a difference in the live of my students, family and others that I may encounter; so that each of them can realize and fulfill their God-given purpose in life.

Shirley James Preschool Coordinator K3/K4 Teacher
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Shirley JamesPreschool Coordinator

K3/K4 Teacher

  • Education:

    North Davidson High School

  • College Attended: 
  • Teaching Experience: 

    29 years

  • Church: UGBC
  • Family: 

    Married, 2 sons, 4 grandsons

  • Hobbies/Interests: 
  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Proverbs 3:5 & 6

  • Favorite Quotes: 
  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To provide a fun learning experience for my preschoolers.

Eric James Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry Anatomy, Bible
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Eric James

Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry Anatomy, Bible

  • Education:

    Alumni of Union Grove Christian School
    Associate in Science
    Bachelor of Science
    Mater's Business Administration
    Doctor of Biblical Studies

  • College Attended: DCCC; HP University; UNCG; University of Phoenix; Rock of Ages Theological Seminary
  • Teaching Experience: 

    2 years

  • Church: Gospel Light Baptist Church
  • Family: 

    Married, 3 children

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Flying
    Diving
    Hunting
    Golf

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Psalm 18:30

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    "You can't start a new chapter unless you are willing to turn the page."

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    Live a God directed life.

Tina Keller First Grade Teacher
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Tina Keller

First Grade Teacher

  • Education:

    B.S. Elementary Ed

  • College Attended: Bob Jones University
  • Teaching Experience: 

    42 years

  • Church: Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family: 

    2 Children Jason and Julie, 2 grandchildren

  • Hobbies/Interests: 
  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Psalms 27:14

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant –Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To show the love of God to my students through my teaching.

Ruth McPhaul K4 Teacher
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Ruth McPhaul

K4 Teacher

  • Education:

    B.S. Elementary Ed

  • College Attended: Piedmont Bible College
  • Teaching Experience: 

    15 years

  • Church: Grace Baptist Church
  • Family: 

    Married with one daughter

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Birds, Crafts & Puzzles

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Psalms 37:23 "The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and He delighteth in His way"

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    Pretty is, as Pretty does.
    If you don't obey, you don't get fun stuff.

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    I love being a teacher. I love to see when a child understands what is being taught and is excited about learning. I really enjoy watching children saying their Bible verses that they have learned. Knowing God and His Word is so important in their lives.

Quenda Miller Daycare
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Quenda Miller

Daycare

  • Education:

    BS in Elementary Education

  • College Attended: Tennessee Temple University
  • Teaching Experience: 

    22 years

  • Church: UGBC
  • Family: 
  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Cross Stitching
    Reading
    Scrapbooking

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Psalm 19:14

  • Favorite Quotes: 
  • Personal Mission Statement:
Gina Moon Fifth Grade Teacher
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Gina Moon

Fifth Grade Teacher

  • Education:

    Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

  • College Attended: Tennessee Temple University
  • Teaching Experience: 

    28 years

  • Church: UGBC
  • Family: 

    Married, 2 children

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Enjoy the outdoors
    Hiking
    Bird Watching
    Gardening

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Psalm 28:7

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    "God is good all the time; all the time God is good!"

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To help children reach their highest academic potential while helping them to know how special they are to me and God.

Susan Nease Fourth Grade Teacher
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Susan Nease

Fourth Grade Teacher

  • Education:

    BS in Elementary Education

  • College Attended: Pensacola Christian College
  • Teaching Experience: 

    30 years

  • Church: UGBC
  • Family: 
  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Anything northwestern
    Lady Vols basketball

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    I Peter 5:7

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    "It's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it!"

    "You can choose your sin but you can't choose your consequences."

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    That my students know that I love Jesus and I love them. I want to make sure they know Jesus and want to serve Him while making sure I teach them the academics they need to prepare them for the next grade.

Joann Page Second Grade Teacher
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Joann Page

Second Grade Teacher

  • Education:

    Certificate Institute of Christian Service BJU
    BA Bethel Baptist College

  • College Attended: Bob Jones University, Bethel Baptist College
  • Teaching Experience: 

    39 years have taught all grades from K4 through 6th grade

  • Church: Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family: 

    married, 2 grown daughters, one son-in-law and one grandchild-Finn

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Music and reading

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Hebrews 12:1-2-Wherefore, seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    It is a sin to do less than your best
    The greatest ability is dependability
    Don’t sacrifice the permanent on the altar of the immediate.

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    My mission first and foremost is that each child would know Christ personally as Lord and Savior and know without doubt they will go to heaven someday. It is my goal to assist and serve families who desire for their child an education that is distinctively Christian in all subject areas. To integrate Biblical principles into all subject areas in a loving and orderly classroom setting. To help each child discover and achieve their God given potential goals.

James Page Life Science, Earth Science, Bible
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James Page

Life Science, Earth Science, Bible

  • Education:

    Doctorate

  • College Attended: Bob Jones University; Bethel Baptist College
  • Teaching Experience: 

    40 years

  • Church: UGBC
  • Family: 

    Married, 2 children, 1 grandchild

  • Hobbies/Interests: 
  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Psalm 139:14 - 16

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    "Soon"

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    Honor the Lord, be an example.

Melissa Russell High School Honors English, Yearbook Advisor
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Melissa Russell

High School Honors English, Yearbook Advisor

  • Education:

    B.S. English Education
    M.A. Educational Leadership

  • College Attended: 
  • Teaching Experience: 

    6 years

  • Church: UGBC
  • Family: 

    Married to Garrett; children: Audrey and Wyatt

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Photography, Crafting, Creative Writing, Reading

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn

    “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Ghandi [paraphrased]

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    I strive to lead and inspire students to never stop learning and to always do their best, leading lives that glorify Christ in everything they do.

Holly Sharp P.E. and Health Teacher
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Holly Sharp

P.E. and Health Teacher

  • Education:

    Bachelors of Science in Sports Medicine

  • College Attended: Copper Mountain, DCCC, UNCG
  • Teaching Experience: 

    2 years

  • Church: UGBC
  • Family: 

    Married, 2 children

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Coaching
    Playing Sports

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Philippians 4:13

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    "I can accept failure, everyone fails at something, but I can't accept not trying." - Michael Jordan

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    My family and I strive to create a Christ centered environment, To love, trust, and give; to listen, share, and care; to obey, serve and forgive.

Andrea Sizemore K3/K4 Teacher
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Andrea Sizemore

K3/K4 Teacher

  • Education:
  • College Attended: Forsyth Tech
  • Teaching Experience: 

    3 y ears

  • Church: UGBC
  • Family: 

    Married, 2 children

  • Hobbies/Interests: 
  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Psalm 121: 1 & 2

  • Favorite Quotes: 
  • Personal Mission Statement:
Peter Steinhaus Administrator Administrator
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Peter SteinhausAdministrator

Administrator

  • Education:

    B.S. Bible and Secondary Education
    M.S. Educational Administration

  • College Attended: Maranatha Baptist University and Pensacola Christian College
  • Teaching Experience: 

    1984-1986 - Bethany Christian School, Troy, Michigan - Athletic Director, P.E. Teacher, Bible Teacher
    1987-1990 - Calvary Christian Academy, Ypsilanti, Michigan - P.E. Teacher, Bible Teacher
    1990-2003 - Calvary Christian Academy, Ypsilanti, Michigan - Administrator
    2003-Present - Union Grove Christian School - Administrator

  • Church: Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Family: 

    Wife - Sherry
    2 Daughters, Son-in Law and 1 granddaughter

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Watching Michigan and Minnesota Vikings Football
    Backpacking
    Reading

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:"

    Philippians 1:6

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    Wherever you are, be all there - Jim Elliott

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To live my life in such away that I might impact the life of every student that crosses my path by pointing them to truth - Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.

Yvette Vanworkum Music
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Yvette Vanworkum

Music

  • Education:

    Bachelor of Science, Music Education

  • College Attended: Piedmont International University
  • Teaching Experience: 

    2 years Sheets Memorial Christian School
    first year Union Grove Christian School

  • Church: Vienna Baptist
  • Family: 
  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Music
    Hiking
    Cooking

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Psalm 115:1

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    "Once you have tasted love, you are ruined for the empty shells of religious performance." - Sarah Bessey

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    Teaching music to build relationships of discipleship for the glory of God.

Rene Weaver 6th Grade Math & History
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Rene Weaver

6th Grade Math & History

  • Education:

    Alumni of Union Grove Christian School
    BS Elementary Education

  • College Attended: Tennesee Temple University; Piedmont Baptist College
  • Teaching Experience: 

    11 years

  • Church: UGBC
  • Family: 

    Married, 3 children

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Reading
    Playing Piano
    Fishing
    Playing Games

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Psalm 91

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    "Don't shine so others can see you, shine so that through you, others can see Him." C.S. Lewis

    "God is most glorified in me when I am most satisfied in Him." - John Piper

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    To be able to effectively convey the love of Christ to my students, emphasizing a personal relationship with Him. To emphasize growing in Christ, striving to please Him (above anyone else) in everything we do. To build relationships with my students so that they know that I love them and would try to help them in any way that I can. To teach the disciplines of math, history, and science, not only with academics in mind, but each with Biblical emphasis.

Kelly Whiteheart Second Grade Teacher
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Kelly Whiteheart

Second Grade Teacher

  • Education:

    B.S. Elementary Education

  • College Attended: Pensacola Christian College
  • Teaching Experience: 

    12 years of Elementary Classroom experience

  • Church: Gospel Light Baptist
  • Family: 

    Married with 3 children

  • Hobbies/Interests: 

    Shopping, reading and spending time with family

  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Proverbs 3:5,6 "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, lean not unto thine own understanding, In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths."

  • Favorite Quotes: 

    "Be the kind of leader that you would follow"

  • Personal Mission Statement:

    My mission is to teach each child what it means to not just "know about" God, but to know Him personally as their Savior. Personally my mission is to be sure that everything I do and say will honor and glorify God.

Erica Wiles Adminstrative Assistant
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Erica Wiles

Adminstrative Assistant

  • Education:

    Credentials in Early Childhood Development

  • College Attended: Wilkes Community; Forsyth Tech
  • Teaching Experience: 
  • Church: Center Grove Baptist Church
  • Family: 

    Married, 1 child

  • Hobbies/Interests: 
  • Favorite Scripture: 

    Jeremiah 33:3

  • Favorite Quotes: 
  • Personal Mission Statement:

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