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Pre-K



Cecille Kinsey

Cecille Kinsey

Undergraduate Degree:

B.A. Social Work, Asbury University

Professional Certification:

ACSI Elementary Teacher (Standard)

At Fellowship Since:
2010

Total Education Experience:

Sixteen years total

Church Home:

Watermarke Church

Favorite Bible Verse:

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

What I enjoy most:

Four year olds love learning! What I enjoy most about teaching them is creating an atmosphere where learning is fun and exciting, and then watching the children delight in their new experiences.


Kindergarten



Jennifer Hurley

Jennifer Hurley

Kindergarten Teacher

Undergraduate Degree:

B.A. English, Covenant College

At Fellowship Since:
2009

Total Education Experience:

Sixteen years total

Church Home:

Perimeter Church

Favorite Bible Verse:

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

What I enjoy most:

I consider it an honor to partner with Christian parents in the education of their children. I love getting to play even the tiniest part in the story God has scripted for each child He brings through the doors of my classroom. Each day is different and each student is unique. In kindergarten, questioning,experimenting,learning,discovering, awe,wonder,amazement and "light bulb" moments are a part of every single day! I simply can't imaging that there's anything much more profound than seeing the wonders of God's world. the story of His great rescue plan as told in His Word, and the love of Jesus thorough the eyes of a child.

Tina Herrmann

Tina Herrmann

Kindergarten Assistant

Undergraduate Degree:

B.A. Business Human Resources, Georgia State University

At Fellowship Since:
2014

Church Home:
Fellowship Bible Church

Favorite Bible Verse:

I can do all things in Him that strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

What I enjoy most:

I love the fact that children don't realize they are learning through the games and manipulatives used daily. Once they figure it out you see the sense of accomplishment in their eyes and confidence in themselves rise to new levels.

Cindy Pizza

Cindy Pizza

Kindergarten Teacher

Undergraduate Degree:

B.S. Elementary/Early Childhood Education Samford University

Professional Certification:

ACSI Elementary Teacher (Standard)

At Fellowship Since:
2015

Total Education Experience:

Four years total

Church Home:

North Point Community Church

Favorite Bible Verse:

Galatians 2:20
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."

What I enjoy most:

I love getting to be a part of the "aha!" moments! The joy and pride on the students' faces are priceless! It is such a joy and honor to be a small part of their lives and to get to share the love of Jesus with them.


Lynn Finch

Lynn Finch

Kindergarten Assistant

At Fellowship Since:

2014

Total Education Experience:
Thirteen Years

Church Home:
Fellowship Bible Church

Favorite Bible Verse:

For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55:8-9

What I enjoy most:

What I enjoy most about teaching is experiencing a new adventure through the eyes of the students on a daily basis. I love seeing them connect socially and spiritually as they begin to understand and apply new concepts.


Pre-First



Libby Madden

Libby Madden

Pre-First Teacher

Undergraduate Degree:

B.A. Early Childhood Education, University of South Carolina

Graduate Degree:

M.Ed., Columbia College

Professional Certification:

Georgia Educators P-5
Middle Grades Language Arts, Math, Science
ACSI Standard-Elementary

At Fellowship Since:
2013

Total Education Experience:
Eighteen Years

Church Home:
Fellowship Bible Church

Favorite Bible Verse:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

What I enjoy most:

I love being with the children everyday and seeing them grow and learn. It is especially important for me to be able to share the love of Christ with them.


Julie Kennedy

Julie Kennedy

Pre-First Assistant, Elementary Aftercare Co-Coordinator

Undergraduate Degree:
BSW

At Fellowship Since:
2015

Church Home:
Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church

Favorite Bible Verse:

Isaiah 41:10 ...fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous hand.

What I enjoy most:

Having the opportunity to be in daily relationships with the children and their families. Also, watching the children grow in their learning and knowledge of the world around them.


First Grade



Prudy Hughes

Prudy Hughes

First Grade Teacher

Undergraduate Degree:

B.A. Biblical Studies and Christian Education, Florida Bible College

Professional Certification:

Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator

Graduate Degree:

M.Ed. Curriculum and Teaching, Fresno Pacific University


At Fellowship Since:
2006

Total Education Experience:
Twenty-six Years

Church Home:

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church

Favorite Bible Verse:

To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His steps. 1 Peter 2:21

What I enjoy most:

My goal is to create a loving and secure environment for the classroom with plenty of hands-on learning experiences. This allows the student to understand that learning is fun and will give them the confidence they need to succeed.

Susan Booker

Susan Booker

Undergraduate Degree:

B.S. Elementary Education, Bob Jones University

Graduate Degree:

M. Ed. Kennesaw State University

At Fellowship Since:
2011

Total Education Experience:
Twenty-nine

Church Home:

First Baptist Church of Woodstock

Favorite Bible Verse:

Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not. Jeremiah 33:3

What I enjoy most:

I love working with children. They make you laugh and touch your heart with tender moments. Every day is filled with new challenges and opportunities. It is neat to see them grow academically and spiritually. My favorite aspect of teaching is to watch children grasp new concepts and have fun learning.

Jennifer Bourne

Jennifer Bourne

First Grade Assistant

Undergraduate Degree:

B.B.A. Management, Georgia State University

At Fellowship Since:
2015

Church Home:

St. Michael Archangel Catholic Church

Favorite Bible Verse:

"Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." Hebrews 13:5

What I enjoy most:

I love watching the children grow from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. I love seeing the children learn about God in Bible lessons and all subjects. It's a joy to see each child offer their own special gifts and talents that God has bestowed upon them.


Second Grade



Barbra Hornsby

Barbra Hornsby

Second Grade Teacher

Undergraduate Degree:

B.S. Elementary Education, Auburn University

Graduate Degree:

M.Ed. (Math concentration), LaGrange College; Gifted Certification, West Georgia College

Professional Certification:

A.C.S.I. Standard
Early Childhood Ed (P-5)
Gifted (P-12): Language Arts, Math, and Social Science
Middle Grades (4-8): Math, Language Arts, and Social Science

At Fellowship Since:
2008

Total Education Experience:
Twenty-seven Years

Church Home:

First Baptist Church of Woodstock

Favorite Bible Verse:

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! Philippians 4:13

What I enjoy most:

I love being able to teach my 2nd graders about Jesus, and watch them grow spiritually as well as academically. I also love challenging my students – especially in math and reading! I have high expectations for each one of them, but I lovingly help them realize that with God all things are possible (Philippians 4:13)! As a teacher, I enjoy the challenge of finding new, fun ways to teach concepts so that students will truly understand and enjoy learning.

Margaret Ramsey

Margaret Ramsey

Second Grade Teacher

Undergraduate Degree:

B.S. Elementary Education and Special Education, Bob Jones University

Professional Certification:

Georgia Educator Certificate - Middle Grades 4 through 8 in Social Science, Science, Language Arts and Early Childhood Education Grades P-5, ACSI Elementary Teacher (Standard), and ACSI Special Education Specialist (Standard)


At Fellowship Since:
2006

Total Education Experience:
ElevenYears

Church Home:

Mount Zion Baptist Church

Favorite Bible Verse:

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

What I enjoy most:

Teaching gives me the opportunity to partner with parents in the education of their child from a Biblical world view. My desire is for my learning environment to be both engaging and fun. The best part of my day is when a student asks a probing question that leads the class in a discussion about what does the Bible say about this particular area. It a blessing to see young children follow Christ and encourage them in their walk with Him!


Laurie Addison

Laurie Addison

Second Grade Assistant

Undergraduate Degree:

B.S. Economics, The Florida State University

At Fellowship Since:
2014

Church Home:

North Point Community Church

Favorite Bible Verse:

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9

What I enjoy most:

I enjoy being a part of a school that believes in partnering with Christian parents to raise up the next generation of people committed to Jesus Christ. I enjoy working with children as they approach their day with a sense of wonder and curiosity for new learning experiences!


Third Grade



Christine Shaw

Christine Shaw

Third Grade Assistant

Undergraduate Degree:

Currently enrolled at Liberty University

At Fellowship Since:
2014

Total Education Experience:
Seven Years Total

Church Home:

North Point Community Church

Favorite Bible Verse:

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

What I enjoy most:

I love experiencing the love of Christ through the eyes of the students. Watching them grow academically, spiritually, and socially during the year is truly a blessing. Being able to spend time with these children, in this amazing environment, is a privilege that I am so grateful for!


Terry Schopp

Terry Schopp

Third Grade Teacher

Undergraduate Degree:

B.A. Early Childhood Education, Brenau University

Graduate Degree:

M.Ed. Early Childhood and Math k-5, Walden University

At Fellowship Since:
2010

Total Education Experience:
Seventeen Years

Church Home:

North Point Community Church

Favorite Bible Verse:

By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
John 13:35

What I enjoy most:

I enjoy exploring all of the wonders that God has given us in the world and sharing that with my students. I love animals and nature, and I love sharing those wonders with the people around me.



Fourth Grade



Cheryl Albright

Cheryl Albright

Fourth Grade Teacher

Undergraduate Degree:
Western Michigan University, B.S., Double Majors - Elementary Education and Special Education, Minor in Math and Science

Graduate Degree:

M.Ed., Georgia State University - Special Education

At FCS Since:
2009

Church Home:
Woodstock City Church

Favorite Bible Verse:
For you created my inmost being: you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139: 13&14

What I enjoy most:
I am grateful for the opportunity to come to work each day and teach God's children. Each child is fearfully and wonderfully made which makes every day different and exciting in the classroom. I enjoy the times when I know a student understood and learned something new and most days I go home having learned something new from my students.


Suzi Harrison

Suzanne Harrison

Fourth Grade Teacher

Undergraduate Degree:
B.S. Elementary Education, Taylor University

Education Experience:
Five years at FCS, Ten years total

Church Home:
Passion City Church

Favorite Bible Verse:
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, Plans to proper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

What I enjoy most:
I enjoy the opportunity to get to know my students and their families, to encourage students and their families, to encourage students in the classroom, and to be a partner with parents as we work to develop our students' abilities and character.


Laura Morgan

Laura Morgan

Fourth Grade Teacher

Undergraduate Degree:
Florida Southern College, BS in Elementary Education and Specific Learning Disabilities

At FCS Since:
2008, Fifteen years education experience

Church Home:
North Point Community Church

Favorite Bible Verse:
Dear Friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love, does not know God because God is love. 1 John 7-8

What I enjoy most:
What I love most about teaching is my students! They are my heartbeat. It is my desire to foster a love for learning in a safe and nurturing environment. I am very passionate about teaching and feel it is a privilege to work alongside children and to partner with their parents to help them grow academically and spiritually throughout the school year.


Fifth Grade



Christy Goar

Christy Goar

Undergraduate Degree:
B.S. Early Childhood/Middle Grades Education

At FCS Since: 2004

Church Home:
Fellowship Bible Church

Favorite Bible Verse:
"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

What I enjoy most:
I enjoy the aha moments that children have when they finally get something they have been working so hard on. I love teaching about Jesus and His love for us and watching children reach out to one another in prayer. I love being able to help them figure out how to run all things through their spiritual filter. I also enjoy the love the staff and parents show to each other. It is a wonderful environment to be a part of.

Courses: 5th Grade Bible and History

Coaches: MS Volleyball

Karol Santarsiero

Karol Santarsiero

Undergraduate:
B.S., Florida State University

Church Home:
Roswell United Methodist Church

Favorite Bible Verse:
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32

What I enjoy most about teaching:
My favorite part of every day at FCS, is being greeted each morning with see "hellos" and warm hugs from the students and staff. It is a happy environment, and I am blessed to be surrounded with people who love the Lord and have joy in their hearts.

Erin McGill

Erin McGill

Undergraduate Degree:
B.S. Elementary Education, Russell Sage College

Graduate Degree:
M.Ed. Reading, Rivier College

Certifications:
Georgia Educator P-5
Georgia Educator Reading Specialist K-12
Georgia Educator Middle Grades: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies ACSI

Education Experience:
One year at FCS, Fourteen years total

Church Home:
North Point Community Church

Favorite Bible Verse:

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

What I enjoy most:
Teaching provides me with rewards I never anticipated when God led me to this career. I love being part of the FCS community and getting to know each student and their families. I enjoy seeing students excel in and out of the classroom setting. For me, this highlights their unique and special God given talents. I can then show them that God has a distinct and special purpose that only they can fulfill.

Michele Peterson

Michele Peterson

Undergraduate Degree:
B.A. Elementary Education and Psychology, Rutgers University

Education Experience:
Nine years at FCS

Church Home:
Fellowship Bible Church

Favorite Bible Verse:
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in out weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself interceded for us with groans that works cannot express. Romans 8:26

What I enjoy most:
I love connecting with students and working in a Godly atmosphere. I want to be a good example of Jesus in the lives of these precious children.


Specials



Computer

Stephanie Thomson


Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Elementary Education, Auburn University

Education Experience: Elementary Technology/STEM Teacher At FCS since 2015

Church Home: Passion City Church

Favorite Verse: The Lord your God is with you, the Might Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17

What I enjoy most: I love incorporating my main passions in life into my job: my faith, working with children, and education. I enjoy equipping students with the technology skills they will need for their futures, as well as encouraging them to be confident in those skills. I also love being able to tell children how much they are loved by the God of the universe.


Spanish

Christie Bertrand

Undergraduate Degree:
B.A. Spanish, Berry College

Education Experience:
Since 2004

Church Home:
First Baptist Woodstock

Favorite Bible Verse:
"For I know the plans I have for you," declared the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

What I enjoy most:
Nothing brings me greater joy at school than when my students are executed and enthusiastic about Spanish. I strive for my students to gain a deeper understanding of the Spanish culture, to be loving and accepting of all people and cultures, and to share their love of Christ with the world.

Elementary P.E. Director

Janet Milton

Undergraduate Degree:
B.S. Therapeutic Recreation, Georgia Southern College

Graduate Degree: Master's in Education, University of Georgia

At FCS Since: 1997

Church Home:
Alpharetta First Baptist Church

Favorite Bible Verse:
Mathew 17:20 "He replied, Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, move from here to there, and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

What I enjoy Most:

Watching children discover their talents and abilities and learn how to glorify God while using them.

Courses:
Pre K - 5th PE, 5th Grade Survival Skills

Coaches: Elementary Track Team. Every year we compete in the Perimeter Track Meet and do very well. We have some exceptional athletes.

Coaching Philosophy:

My philosophy is that everyone can bring something to the table. You may have athletes who are really strong in some area but not in others. Other athletes may be strong in the area of the weaknesses of the previous player. God has wired everyone with special abilities and talents and if they work together, they make a great team.


Janet Milton serves as the Athletic Director for the elementary school. She earned a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation from Georgia Southern College and holds a Master's degree in Education from the University of Georgia. She is an education veteran, having taught for over 30 years, 16 of which have been at Fellowship Christian School.


Music

Susan Wideman


Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Education, Samford University

Educational Experience: At FCS since 2005, Twenty-Three years total

Church Home: Passion City Church

Favorite Bible Verse: For I know the plans I have for you", declares the LORD "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

What I enjoy most:I love getting to teach children how to worship God in spirit and in truth. Singing and dancing before the Lord makes my heart happy, but seeing children worship makes me realize that I have impacted others for eternity.

Elementary P.E. Assistant



Undergraduate Degree:
B.S. Elementary Education

Education Experience:
First year at FCS, 11 years of teaching

Church Home:
Browns Bridge Church

Favorite Bible Verse:
“God is able to do far more than we could ever ask for or imagine. He does everything by his power that is working in us.” Ephesians 3:20

What I enjoy most:
I love connecting with the students each day, listening to their stories and seeing their smiles! I am grateful for the opportunity to teach at Fellowship and share the love of Christ!

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Media Lab/Library

Mary Wethern


Undergraduate Degree:
B.S. Ed University of Georgia
Graduate Degree:
M.Ed. Early Childhood Education Brenau University SLMS certification Univ. of West Georgia
At FCS since:
2017
Church Home
St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church, Roswell
Favorite Bible Verse
Phillipians 4:6-7

Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

What do you enjoy most about working in Education?
My greatest joy is watching those "light bulb" moments as students learn. As the Media Specialist, I enjoy collaborating with teachers to support curriculum goals. I enjoy the challenge of matching students with books they will want to read.


Student Support



Randi Brown

Randi Brown

Undergraduate Degree:

BSED University of Georgia

Graduate Degree:
MED University of Georgia

Professional Certifications:
Special Education P-12; Early Childhood K-5

At Fellowship since:
2016, 21 years in public school (Elementary and Middle School)

Church Home:
Dwelling Place Church

Favorite Bible Verse:
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and not of yourselves: it is a gift of God, not of works.

What I enjoy most about teaching:
I enjoy touching the hearts of my students. I embrace different opportunities to teach about the love of Jesus, and I enjoy the many different ways that my students learn!




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