Portrait Of A Paladin


Drew Cutchins and Julia Young have advanced to the Governor’s Honors Program State level semi-finalists interviews at Berry College, Rome, Georgia.


Proud to be a Paladin

2012-2016

Over $11,000,000 in scholarships were awarded to graduating classes.

An additional 92% received funds from the GA HOPE Scholarship Fund.

Average GPA Profile

3.49-4.17

Average Test Score Profile

ACT 24-27

SAT 1540-1860

Service Profile

100% Participation

A hallmark of an FCS education,
service opportunities enhance and
enrich the academic experience.


Sixth Grade Teachers

Bible

Brad Welty
Brad Welty
Teacher

Undergraduate Degree:B.S. Physical Education, Lee University
Education Experience:Eight years at FCS, Nineteen years total
Church Home:First Baptist Church of Woodstock
Favorite Bible Verse:No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. 1 Corinthians 10:13
What I enjoy most:I enjoy the opportunity to work with young people and have an impact on their lives. Your work day is never the same and I enjoy the energy and enthusiasm they bring to their days and mine. The biggest thing I would like a student to learn from me is to love Jesus and to do their very best in all things. I would like them to learn to not measure success by the world’s standards, but rather by God’s.
Courses:Bible 6
Email:brad.welty@fcspaladins.org
Math 6

Beth Cookston
Beth Cookston
Teacher

Undergraduate Degree:B.A. Mathematics and Physics, Agnes Scott College
Graduate Degree:M.B.A. Management, Georgia State University
Professional Certifications:ACSI Secondary Certification in Math
Education Experience:Seven years at FCS, Eight years total
Church Home:North Point Community Church
Favorite Bible Verse:Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
What I enjoy most:I enjoy teaching students about how miraculous God made mathematics in our world and how the concepts that we study tie together so perfectly. It blesses me to see a student suddenly “get” a solution to a problem and thereby become far more confident and proficient in math.
Courses:Math 6
Math 7
Email:beth.cookston@fcspaladins.org
English

Liesl Webber
Teacher

Undergraduate Degree:Middle Level Education: Reading and Language Arts- Georgia State University
Graduate Degree:MED: Reading, Language, and Literacy + ESOL Endorsement- Georgia State University.
At FCS Since:2015
Church Home:Northlands Christian Church
Favorite Bible Verse:Isaiah 49: 8 -10 : This is what the Lord says: “In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and will make you
to be a covenant for the people,
to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances,
to say to the captives, ‘Come out,’
and to those in darkness, ‘Be free!’
“They will feed beside the roads
and find pasture on every barren hill.
What I enjoy most:Engaging in critical thinking in order to break down any existing stereotypes, biases, or prejudice. As believers, we are to be known for our love and that involves renewing your mind to see others as Christ sees them. I feel called to partner with parents and the Lord in raising up a generation of leaders who are Christ-centered, clear, and logical thinkers.
Email:liesl.webber@fcspaladins.org
Earth Science

Taylor Woods

Taylor Mattheson
Teacher

Undergraduate Degree:B.S. Biology, Brenau University
Professional Certification:ACSI Preliminary Certification
Education Experience:One year at FCS, Four years total
Church Home:Passion City Church
Favorite Bible Verse:“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” Romans 5:5
What I enjoy most:It is an exciting opportunity to be able to interact with students each day and watch them grow in Christ! Having worked in positions both inside and outside of the classroom, I can say that no other job is quite like teaching. I thoroughly enjoy science and believe that it is an exciting way to learn about the greatness of God and His creation. My hope is that I can encourage my students to take hold of the verse in Philippians 1:6 that says “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” I want my students to know that Christ continues to work in us and it is in Him alone that we may know the true freedom and joy that comes through His grace! We are on this journey together and I count it a gift to be a part of their lives.
Courses:Science 6
Email:taylor.woods@fcspaladins.org
History


Tom Harrison
Teacher

Undergraduate Degree:B.A. History, Louisiana State University
Graduate Degree:M.A. Latin American Studies, Indiana University; current m.Div student, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Education Experience:Two years at FCS, Five years total
Church Home:Passion City Church, Atlanta
Favorite Bible Verse:Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
1 Peter 1:3-9
What I enjoy most:I enjoy having the opportunity to direct students towards critical thinking skills so that they can satisfy their own inquisitive minds as they begin to shape their worldview in a way that emulates and mirrors the mind of Christ. The opportunity to work with young people in the classroom is a blessing to me.
Courses:English 8
Email:tom.harrison@fcspaladins.org

Seventh Grade Teachers

Bible


Tom Harrison
Teacher


Undergraduate Degree:B.A. History, Louisiana State University
Graduate Degree:M.A. Latin American Studies, Indiana University; current m.Div student, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Education Experience:Two years at FCS, Five years total
Church Home:Passion City Church, Atlanta
Favorite Bible Verse:Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
1 Peter 1:3-9
What I enjoy most:I enjoy having the opportunity to direct students towards critical thinking skills so that they can satisfy their own inquisitive minds as they begin to shape their worldview in a way that emulates and mirrors the mind of Christ. The opportunity to work with young people in the classroom is a blessing to me.
Courses:English 8
Email:tom.harrison@fcspaladins.org

Bible
Bible & Pre-Algebra


Anna Orille
anna.orille@fcspaladins.org

Degree B.S. In Secondary Education Math
Education experience 5 years teaching, 1st year at FCS
Church home Momentum Church
Favorite Bible Verse Zechariah 4:6 ICB “You will not succeed by your own strength or by your own power. The power will come from my Spirit,” says the Lord of the heaven’s armies.
What you enjoy most My greatest enjoyment comes from encouraging students to push beyond what is expected and strive for what is best. My aim is to change negative thoughts concerning math and embrace a positive outlook of possibilities. My teaching goal is to reach each student with God’s love and mercy through the studies I am honored to teach.
Courses Pre-Algebra (7th and 8th grades), Bible 7, Math Support Study Hall


Math 7

Beth Cookston

Undergraduate Degree:B.A. Mathematics and Physics, Agnes Scott College
Graduate Degree:M.B.A. Management, Georgia State University
Professional Certifications:ACSI Secondary Certification in Math
Education Experience:Seven years at FCS, Eight years total
Church Home:North Point Community Church
Favorite Bible Verse:Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
What I enjoy most:I enjoy teaching students about how miraculous God made mathematics in our world and how the concepts that we study tie together so perfectly. It blesses me to see a student suddenly “get” a solution to a problem and thereby become far more confident and proficient in math.
Courses:Math 6
Math 7
Email:beth.cookston@fcspaladins.org

English


Lori Cole

Degree Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education English
Education Experience At FCS since 2016, 19 years total experience
Church Home Passion City Church
Favorite Bible Verse Jeremiah 29:11 "'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.'"
Courses Seventh grade English and Yearbook

Life Science

Cameron Smith

Camy Smith
Teacher


Undergraduate Degree:B.S. Middle Grades Education (Science and Math) Kennesaw State University
Graduate Degree:M.Ed. Middle Grades Science and Gifted Education, Kennesaw State University
Education Experience:One year at FCS, Five years total
Church Home:North Point Community Church
Favorite Bible Verse:May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
What I enjoy most:I enjoy seeing God’s grace through my students and the never-ending love and happiness that they bring into the classroom. As a science teacher, it is exciting to share my love for science with my students and how our amazing God created everything we have around us. I am excited for another year at Fellowship and the new relationships ahead with the 7th grade class!
Courses:Science 7
Email:camy.smith@fcspaladins.org

Geography


Ryan Walter

Ryan Walter
Department Chair
Teacher


Undergraduate Degree:B.A. Social Science, Azusa Pacific University
Education Experience:Two years at FCS, Ten years total
Professional Certifications:ACSI Certification in Secondary History
Church Home:Faith Community Church
Favorite Bible Verse:Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands…so that your life may win the respect of outsiders.
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
What I enjoy most:I have always loved watching students engage the Truth of God’s Word and realize that God’s plan permeates every compartment of our lives. To see a student’s worldview come into alignment with God’s will is extraordinary, and to be a part of that process is humbling.
Courses:Geography 7
Email:ryan.walter@fcspaladins.org

Eighth Grade Teachers

Bible

Jeff Valerioti

Jeff Valerioti
Teacher

Undergraduate Degree:B.B.A., University of Florida
Graduate Degree:M. Theological Studies, Liberty University
Postgraduate Degree:Doctoral Student, Liberty University
Professional Certifications:ACSI Certification
Pastoral Ordination
Education Experience:Five years at FCS, Fourteen years total
Church Home:First Baptist Woodstock
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:Seeing students fall in love with their Savior through studying His Living Word keeps my passion for teaching fresh and new each school year. Shepherding His kids in the classroom is my joy, my privilege, and my calling as I seek to serve my God and my King.
Courses:Bible 8
Email:jeff.valerioti@fcspaladins.org


Bible & Pre-Algebra


Anna Orille
anna.orille@fcspaladins.org

Degree B.S. In Secondary Education Math
Education experience 5 years teaching, 1st year at FCS
Church home Momentum Church
Favorite Bible Verse Zechariah 4:6 ICB “You will not succeed by your own strength or by your own power. The power will come from my Spirit,” says the Lord of the heaven’s armies.
What you enjoy most My greatest enjoyment comes from encouraging students to push beyond what is expected and strive for what is best. My aim is to change negative thoughts concerning math and embrace a positive outlook of possibilities. My teaching goal is to reach each student with God’s love and mercy through the studies I am honored to teach.
Courses Pre-Algebra (7th and 8th grades), Bible 7, Math Support Study Hall


Algebra

Cameron Smith

Camy Smith
Teacher


Undergraduate Degree:B.S. Middle Grades Education (Science and Math) Kennesaw State University
Graduate Degree:M.Ed. Middle Grades Science and Gifted Education, Kennesaw State University
Education Experience:One year at FCS, Five years total
Church Home:North Point Community Church
Favorite Bible Verse:May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
What I enjoy most:I enjoy seeing God’s grace through my students and the never-ending love and happiness that they bring into the classroom. As a science teacher, it is exciting to share my love for science with my students and how our amazing God created everything we have around us. I am excited for another year at Fellowship and the new relationships ahead with the 7th grade class!
Courses:Science 7
Email:camy.smith@fcspaladins.org

Geometry (High School)


Liz Ray - Profile coming soon.

English

Julie Lenhart
Julie Wilson
Teacher

Undergraduate Degree:B.A. English (Secondary Education), Grand Valley State University
Graduate Degree:M.Ed. English Education, University of Georgia (Currently enrolled)
At FCS Since:2013; Six years total experience
Church Home:North Point Community 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 working with adolescents and making a difference in their lives. There is nothing more rewarding than helping students grow. The students are what make my job of being a teacher one worth doing.
Email:julie.wilson@fcspaladins.org

Physical Science


Rebecca Jackson
Teacher


Undergraduate Degree:
Graduate Degree:
Professional Certification:
Education Experience:First year at FCS
Church Home:
Favorite Bible Verse:
What I enjoy most:
Courses:
Email:rebecca.jackson@fcspaladins.org

Honors Physical Science

Tammy Williamson

Undergraduate Degree:B.S. Business Administration, University of Florida and B.S. Middle Grades Education with science and math certification, Kennesaw State University
Professional Certification:Georgia State Certification in Biology, Grades 6-12
Education Experience:Twelve years at FCS, Thirteen years total
Church Home:Fellowship Bible Church
Favorite Bible Verse:For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
What I enjoy most:The most rewarding part of teaching to me is watching students get excited about science and see God’s fingerprints in all of creation. My desire is that students would know without a doubt that He exists and science shouts as a testimony of His glory. Second, I believe that education is the vehicle that equips students with the knowledge and discipline they need to fulfill their own calling and purpose for which God planned in advance. Middle school is about students taking ownership of their learning so that they can be ready for that calling.
Courses:Honors Physical Science
Email:tammy.williamson@fcspaladins.org

History

Joan Ergle
Teacher

Undergraduate Degree:BS Ed University of Georgia
Graduate Degree:
At FCS Since2015, Thirteen years education experience
Church Home:First Baptist of Woodstock
Favorite Bible Verse:Isaiah 40:31 "but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."
What I enjoy most:I love getting to see students grow in their faith and knowledge of the Lord. It is a true blessing to get to shepherd a student each day.
Courses:History 8 (U.S. History)
Email:joan.ergle@fcspaladins.org

Spanish 1 (H)

Rebeca Jones

Undergraduate Degree:B.A. Secondary Spanish Education, Pensacola Christian College
Professional Certifications:ACSI
Education Experience:Two years at FCS; Four years total.
Church Home:Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Favorite Bible Verse:The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1
What I enjoy most:I love seeing "when the light comes on" regarding the learning of a new language. I also feel honored to have the opportunity to influence lives for Christ.
Courses:Spanish 1 (H)
Email:rebeca.jones@fcspaladins.org

Wheel Teachers

Boys P.E. 6 Grade


Curt Morrell

Curt Morrell
Teacher


Undergraduate Degree:B.S. Health and Physical Education, Kennesaw State University
Education Experience:One year at FCS
Church Home:North Point Community Church
Favorite Bible Verse:But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
What I enjoy most:I enjoy teaching and working with young people because it gives me the opportunity to get to know the students and be a positive influence in their lives.
Courses:PE
Email:curt.morrell@fcspaladins.org

Boys P.E. 7 & 8

Brad Welty

Brad Welty



Undergraduate Degree:B.S. Physical Education, Lee University
Education Experience:Eight years at FCS, Nineteen years total
Church Home:First Baptist Church of Woodstock
Favorite Bible Verse:No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. 1 Corinthians 10:13
What I enjoy most:I enjoy the opportunity to work with young people and have an impact on their lives. Your work day is never the same and I enjoy the energy and enthusiasm they bring to their days and mine. The biggest thing I would like a student to learn from me is to love Jesus and to do their very best in all things. I would like them to learn to not measure success by the world’s standards, but rather by God’s.
Courses:PE
Life Time Fitness
Email:brad.welty@fcspaladins.org

Girls P.E. 6, 7 & 8


Kayla Rechenbach
Teacher


Undergraduate Degree:
Education Experience:
Church Home:
Favorite Bible Verse:
What I enjoy most:

Courses:

Email:kayla.rechenbach@fcspaladins.org

Art 6 & 7

Tracy Purdy

Tracy Purdy
Teacher

Undergraduate Degree:B.A. Commercial Art, Brenau University
Education Experience:Sx years at FCS, Nineteen years total
Church Home:Alpharetta First United Methodist
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:The interaction with the students is the best part of teaching for me. It is so rewarding to provide the basic building blocks of art to help them mature to the next independent level. I love using intersections of faith within my teaching, as God is the ultimate artist and creator. Art is all around them in everyday life, in so many ways, and it is a joy to share that with my students.
Courses:Art 6
Art 7
Portfolio 1
Email:tracy.purdy@fcspaladins.org

Spanish 7

Rebeca Jones

Undergraduate Degree:B.A. Secondary Spanish Education, Pensacola Christian College
Professional Certifications:ACSI
Education Experience:Two years at FCS; Four years total
Church Home:Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Favorite Bible Verse:The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1
What I enjoy most:I love seeing "when the light comes on" regarding the learning of a new language. I also feel honored to have the opportunity to influence lives for Christ.
Courses:Seventh Grade Spanish Wheel
Email:rebeca.jones@fcspaladins.org

Spanish 6 & 8

Undergraduate Degree:B.A. History, Louisiana State University
Graduate Degree:M.A. Latin American Studies, Indiana University; current m.Div student, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Education Experience:Two years at FCS, Five years total
Church Home:Passion City Church, Atlanta
Favorite Bible Verse:Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
1 Peter 1:3-9
What I enjoy most:I enjoy having the opportunity to direct students towards critical thinking skills so that they can satisfy their own inquisitive minds as they begin to shape their worldview in a way that emulates and mirrors the mind of Christ. The opportunity to work with young people in the classroom is a blessing to me.
Courses:Spanish 8
Email:tom.harrison@fcspaladins.org

Computer 6, 7 & 8

Wayne Rasku

Wayne Rasku
Teacher


Undergraduate Degree:B.S. Business, Nova SE University
Graduate Degree:M.S. Educational Technology, Nova SE University
Education Experience:Nine years at FCS, Twenty-one years total
Church Home:Fellowship Bible Church
Favorite Bible Verse:Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:1-2
What I enjoy most:It is most enjoyable for me when students tell me what they accomplished with the skills and concepts they learned from my teaching.
Courses:Computer 6
Computer 7
Computer 8
Basic Photography
Email:wayne.rasku@fcspaladins.org

Leadership

Anthony Tacquard

Tony Tacquard
Middle School Principal


Undergraduate Degree:B.S. Multi-Disciplinary Studies with Math Specialization, Texas Tech University
Graduate Degree:M.Ed. Educational Leadership, Barry University
Professional Certifications:ACSI Administration, National
Middle School Math, Texas & Florida
Elementary Education, Texas & Florida
Educational Leadership, Florida
Education Experience:Three years at FCS, Eightteen years total
Nine years elementary and middle school; Ninet in administration
Church Home:First Baptist Woodstock
Favorite Bible Verse:Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
What I enjoy most:Education is an amazing career where I get to see God working in the lives of the students and parents that He has brought our way. I truly enjoy the interaction and relationships that are developed with the teachers, students and parents.
Email:tony.tacquard@fcspaladins.org

Elective Teachers

Portfolio 1

Tracy Purdy

Undergraduate Degree:B.A. Commercial Art, Brenau University
Education Experience:Four years at FCS, Sixteen years total
Church Home:Alpharetta First United Methodist
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:The interaction with the students is the best part of teaching for me. It is so rewarding to provide the basic building blocks of art to help them mature to the next independent level. I love using intersections of faith within my teaching, as God is the ultimate artist and creator. Art is all around them in everyday life, in so many ways, and it is a joy to share that with my students.
Courses:Art 6
Art 7
Portfolio 1
Email:tracy.purdy@fcspaladins.org

Photography

Wayne Rasku

Wayne Rasku
Teacher


Undergraduate Degree:B.S. Business, Nova SE University
Graduate Degree:M.S. Educational Technology, Nova SE University
Education Experience:Nine years at FCS, Twenty-one years total
Church Home:Fellowship Bible Church
Favorite Bible Verse:Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:1-2
What I enjoy most:It is most enjoyable for me when students tell me what they accomplished with the skills and concepts they learned from my teaching.
Courses:Computer 6
Computer 7
Computer 8
Basic Photography
Email:wayne.rasku@fcspaladins.org

Girls Lifetime Sports

Kayla Rechenbach
Teacher


Undergraduate Degree:
Education Experience:
Church Home:
Favorite Bible Verse:
What I enjoy most:
Courses:
Email:kayla.rechenbach@fcspaladins.org

Boys Lifetime Sports

Curt Morrell

Undergraduate Degree:B.S. Health and Physical Education, Kennesaw State University
Education Experience:One year at FCS
Church Home:North Point Community Church
Favorite Bible Verse:But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
What I enjoy most:I enjoy teaching and working with young people because it gives me the opportunity to get to know the students and be a positive influence in their lives.
Courses:PE
Email:curt.morrell@fcspaladins.org



Brad Welty

Brad Welty
Teacher

Undergraduate Degree:B.S. Physical Education, Lee University
Education Experience:Eight years at FCS, Nineteen years total
Church Home:First Baptist Church of Woodstock
Favorite Bible Verse:No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. 1 Corinthians 10:13
What I enjoy most:I enjoy the opportunity to work with young people and have an impact on their lives. Your work day is never the same and I enjoy the energy and enthusiasm they bring to their days and mine. The biggest thing I would like a student to learn from me is to love Jesus and to do their very best in all things. I would like them to learn to not measure success by the world’s standards, but rather by God’s.
Courses:PE
Life Time Fitness
Email:brad.welty@fcspaladins.org

Robotics

Undergraduate Degree:Coming Soon
Education Experience:First year at FCS
Church Home:
Favorite Bible Verse:
What I enjoy most:
Courses:Robotics
Email:lynn.cutchins@fcspaladins.org

Drew Laws

Home Economics

Taylor Woods

Taylor Matthesen
Teacher


Undergraduate Degree:B.S. Biology, Brenau University
Professional Certification:ACSI Preliminary Certification
Education Experience:One year at FCS, Four years total
Church Home:Passion City Church
Favorite Bible Verse:“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” Romans 5:5
What I enjoy most:It is an exciting opportunity to be able to interact with students each day and watch them grow in Christ! Having worked in positions both inside and outside of the classroom, I can say that no other job is quite like teaching. I thoroughly enjoy science and believe that it is an exciting way to learn about the greatness of God and His creation. My hope is that I can encourage my students to take hold of the verse in Philippians 1:6 that says “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” I want my students to know that Christ continues to work in us and it is in Him alone that we may know the true freedom and joy that comes through His grace! We are on this journey together and I count it a gift to be a part of their lives.
Courses:Science 6
Email:taylor.matthesen@fcspaladins.org

Drama

Joan Ergle
Teacher

Undergraduate Degree:BS Ed University of Georgia
Graduate Degree:
At FCS Since2015, Thirteen years education experience
Church Home:First Baptist of Woodstock
Favorite Bible Verse:Isaiah 40:31 "but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."
What I enjoy most:I love getting to see students grow in their faith and knowledge of the Lord. It is a true blessing to get to shepherd a student each day.
Courses:History 8 (U.S. History)
Email:joan.ergle@fcspaladins.org

Finding Voice/ Spoken Word

Liesl Webber
Teacher

Undergraduate Degree:Middle Level Education: Reading and Language Arts- Georgia State University
Graduate Degree:MED: Reading, Language, and Literacy + ESOL Endorsement- Georgia State University.
At FCS Since:2015
Church Home:Northlands Christian Church
Favorite Bible Verse:Isaiah 49: 8 -10 : This is what the Lord says: “In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and will make you
to be a covenant for the people,
to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances,
to say to the captives, ‘Come out,’
and to those in darkness, ‘Be free!’
“They will feed beside the roads
and find pasture on every barren hill.
What I enjoy most:Engaging in critical thinking in order to break down any existing stereotypes, biases, or prejudice. As believers, we are to be known for our love and that involves renewing your mind to see others as Christ sees them. I feel called to partner with parents and the Lord in raising up a generation of leaders who are Christ-centered, clear, and logical thinkers.
Email:liesl.webber@fcspaladins.org


Julie Lenhart

Undergraduate Degree:B.A. English (Secondary Education), Grand Valley State University
Graduate Degree:M.Ed. English Education, University of Georgia (Currently enrolled)
At FCS Since:2013; Six years total experience
Church Home:North Point Community 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 working with adolescents and making a difference in their lives. There is nothing more rewarding than helping students grow. The students are what make my job of being a teacher one worth doing.
Email:julie.wilson@fcspaladins.org

Strength Training

Undergraduate Degree:B.S. Educational Services (Spanish Emphasis), Birmingham Southern College
At FCS Since:2013
Church Home:Perimeter Church
Favorite Bible Verse:For from him and through him and to him are all things; to him be the glory forever and ever amen! Romans 11:36
What I enjoy most:I love using athletics and training to build relationships with the students and athletes. I love using the platform God has given me as a coach to encourage student athletes in their faith and point them towards Christ.
Courses:Strength and Conditioning
Email:jimmy.stainback@fcspaladins.org

Worship Team

Ryan Walter

Undergraduate Degree:B.A. Social Science, Azusa Pacific University
Education Experience:One year at FCS, Ten years total
Professional Certifications:ACSI Certification, Secondary History
Church Home:Faith Community Church
Favorite Bible Verse:Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands…so that your life may win the respect of outsiders.
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
What I enjoy most:I have always loved watching students engage the Truth of God’s Word and realize that God’s plan permeates every compartment of our lives. To see a student’s worldview come into alignment with God’s will is extraordinary, and to be a part of that process is humbling.
Courses:Bible 7
Email:ryan.walter@fcspaladins.org

Student Support

Maddie Cason

Maddie Cason

Maddie Cason

Undergraduate Degree:
B.S. Ed. Mathematics Education, The University of Georgia

Certifications:
State of GA Certification Secondary Mathematics, Grades 6-12

At Fellowship since:
2015

Church Home:
Fayetteville First Baptist Church

Favorite Bible Verse:
So do not fear, for I am with you: do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strenthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

What I enjoy most:
I love the opportunity I have everyday to be a positive influence on students' lives, and I enjoy encouraging students to be confident in their abilities. I also love helping students develop the creativity and talents with which God has gifted them.

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