High School Teachers


Robert Carter

History Teacher

Degree: BA History

College: NC Wesleyan College

Area of Expertise/Passion: History

Honors/Awards: Magna Cum Laude, Departmental Honors

Why I love to teach: I love to help students understand that God has worked throughout history to carry out His plan which He will complete in His own time. I also want to help them grow into people who see their part in God’s plan.

Justin Hall

AP History, AP Psychology, World Civilizations Teacher

College: East Carolina University

Degrees: BS History Education, MA History

Honors/Awards: Roy N. Lokken Scholarship

Why I love to teach: I love to teach because I love my students and I want to help them fall in love with learning.


Mathematics and Science

John Dixon

Math and Science Teacher, AP Calculus, AP Biology, IT Coordinator

College: UNC Wilmington

Degrees: BS Biology, Minor in Chemistry

Area of Expertise/Passion: Upper level math and science, Computers

Honors/Awards: Summa Cum Laude

Why I love to teach: I love to push/encourage my students to reach their full potential in learning so that they will be prepared for both college and career. My hope is that they will continue to enjoy the pursuit of knowledge throughout their lives.

Jeremy Jones 

Math Teacher, Middle School Principal, Football Coach

College: East Carolina University

Degree: BS Mathematics Education

Area of Expertise/Passion: Mathematics, Weight Training and Bible (developing the mind and body)

Honors/Awards: Magna Cum Laude, National Board Certified Teacher

Why I love to teach: I love watching the growth occur in the children we teach. I especially love teaching high school; having the opportunity to see Freshmen come in and four years later leave as young adults ready to take their next step in life.

Melanie Lucero

Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science Teacher

College: Peace College, UNC Chapel Hill

Degrees: BS Science Education

Area of Expertise/Passion: Jesus and all sciences (especially love the life sciences)

Why I love to teach: I love the students and forming those relationships. I always love for students and myself to learn and explore in Science and discover God’s awesome creation!

Rikki Rich 

Math Teacher, Guidance Counselor

College: UNC Pembroke

Degrees: BS Mathematics, Minor in Computer Science, MA Mathematics Education

Area of Expertise/Passion: Geometry, Statistics, College Prep

Why I love to teach: I love to teach because of the relationships I am able to build with my students. Getting to share my love of math in creative ways is a passion, and getting to do so in a Christ-centered environment makes it all the more rewarding.


Beth Lewis

English, AP English, Psychology Teacher

College: Rocky Mountain College, Regent University

Degrees: BA English Education, BA Business, MA Biblical Studies

Area of Expertise/Passion: The writing process, Foundation of Christianity

Why I love to teach: I learn by teaching, so I get to learn everyday. I love a job that is never routine and always forces me to look for ways to improve.

Seth Woodley

English Teacher, High School Principal

College: College of Charleston, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Degrees: BA in English, Master's of Divinity w/ concentration in Christian Ministry

Area of Expertise/Passion: Student Advising, Discipleship, English

Why I love to teach: I love to teach because I long to see the next generation of students become, as C.S. Lewis articulates, my own critics and rivals. I hope to play some part in preparing young  people in being better prepared and more thoroughly equipped than previous generations to do the work of God's kingdom on earth.

Drew Williams

English, Civics Teacher

College: Mississippi College, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Degrees: BA Christian Studies, Minor in English Literature, Master's of Divinity

Areas of Expertise/Passion: Scripture, Literature, Dinosaurs

Why I love to teach: I love helping students learn, grow, and find their place in God's grand story!


Taylor Mains 

Bible Teacher, High School Music & Technology, Worship Arts

Chris Schank

Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, Bible Teacher

College: Clear Water Christian, Piedmont International University

Degrees: BS Biology, MA Biblical Studies

Area of Expertise/Passion: Biology

Why I Love to teach: Passionate teaching comes from the greatest commandment and the Great Commission given by Jesus in the Gospels. First, I love my students...why? Because Jesus first loved me. Second, I love to teach these beloved students, because Jesus promises His power and presence as we "go therefore teaching them to observe all that I have commanded."

Foreign Language

Miranda Elias

Spanish I, II, III Teacher

Fine Arts

Danelle Cauley

Theatre Arts Teacher

College: Indiana University of PA, UNC Greensboro

Degrees: BFA Theatre Performance, MFA Drama(Acting)

Area of Expertise/Passion: Performance, Directing, Musical Theatre, Gift Encouragement

Honors/Awards: 2013 Freddie G. Experience (National Theatre Educator Award), nominated for a Teaching Award 2006 & 2007 at UNC Asheville, nominated and finalist Teacher of the Year 2000-2001 & 2001-2002 at Northern Granville Middle School, Employee of Distinction Nov. 1996 & Dec. 1997 at CLIMB Theatre

Why I love to teach: I love teaching because God placed incredible gifts in each of us, and I thrive on pulling those gifts out of each person!

Shellie Currin 

Art Teacher, OM Coach

College: School of Design at NC State University

Degree: BA Industrial Design

Area of Expertise/Passion: Art/Design

Honors/Awards: World Finalist OM 2014-2015

Why I love to teach: I love kids! I love spending my time, my effort, and my heart to help them grow.

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