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Faculty & Staff - Lafayette Christian School

Administration & Staff

John Cipolla - HeadmasterHeadmaster

John Cipolla

Headmaster
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  • BS in Management
  • MS in Education Administration
  • 30 years experience
  • 11 years at LCS
  • ACSI Certification
  • 2010 STAR Teacher

Rene Gomez - Assistant HeadmasterAssistant Headmaster

Rene Gomez

Upper School Principal
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  • BA in Education
  • MA in Education Administration
  • 19 years experience
  • State Certification
  • ACSI Certification
  • 2007 Teacher of the year
  • 11 years at LCS

Shannon Powell - Lower School Principal Lower School Principal

Shannon Powell

Lower School Principal
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  • Bachelors in Physical Education
  • MA in Education Administration
  • 12 years experience
  • State Certification
  • ACSI Certification
  • 7 years at LCS

Wanda Peterson - Business ManagerBusiness Manager

Wanda Peterson

Business Manager
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  • BA in Business
  • 28 years experience
  • State Certification
  • 13 years at LCS

Caroline Nivens - Administrative AssistantAdministrative Assistant

Caroline Nivens

Administrative Assistant
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  • 24 years experience
  • 14 years at LCS

Stephanie Kelly - Student ServicesStudent Services

Stephanie Kelly

Student Services
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  • 2 years experience
  • 2 years at LCS
  • Nick Nehring - Athletic DirectorAthletic Director

    Nick Nehring

    Athletic Director
    Email

    • BA in Biology
    • MA in Education Administration
    • 12 years experience
    • State Certification
    • ACSI Certification
    • Troup High Teacher of the Year
    • 2010 LCS teacher of the year
    • 7 years at LCS

    Amanda Jordan - ELC DirectorELC Director

    Amanda Jordan

    Director of Early Learning Center
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    • BA in Human Development
    • AD in Early Childhood Education
    • 16 years experience
    • State Certification
    • ACSI Certification
    • 11 years at LCS

    Cynthia Hammock - Early Learning Center Office ManagerEarly Learning Center Office Manager

    Cynthia Hammock

    ELC Office Manager
    Email

    Amanda Simmons - Discovery Center - Library and KeyboardingDiscovery Center - Library and Keyboarding

    Amanda Simmons

    Library and Keyboard
    Email

    • BA in Communications
    • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
    • Library Media Specialist Endorsement
    • 14 years experience
    • 4 years at LCS
    • State Certification
    • ACSI Certification

    Elizabeth Inman - Discovery Center - Technology and Special EducationDiscovery Center - Technology and Special Education

    Elizabeth Inman

    Discovery Center - Technology and Special Education
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    • BS in Elementary Education
    • 11 years experience
    • State Certification
    • ACSI Certification
    • 6 years at LCS

    Debra Dokken - Discovery Center TeacherDiscovery Center Teacher

    Debra Dokken

    Discovery Center - Teacher
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    • BA in Elementary Education
    • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction
    • 34 years experience
    • State Certification
    • 4 years at LCS

    Amanda Ross - Lunchroom ManagerLunchroom Manager

    Amanda Ross

    Lunchroom Assistant
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    • 4 years at LCS

    Early Learning Center

    Charity Pike - K4K4

    Charity Pike

    K4 Teacher
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    • BS in Early Childhood Education
    • 5 years experience
    • State Certification
    • ACSI Certification
    • 5 years at LCS

    Shannon Wain - K4K4

    Shannon Wain

    K4 Teacher
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    • BS in Early Childhood Education
    • 2 years experience
    • State Certification
    • ACSI Certification
    • 2 years at LCS

    Elementary

    Emily Matheny - KindergartenKindergarten

    Emily Matheny

    Kindergarten Teacher
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    • BA in Human Growth and Development
    • Masters in Early Childhood Studies
    • 15 years experience
    • State Certification
    • ACSI Certification
    • 5 years at LCS

    Melissa Ward - First GradeFirst Grade

    Melissa Ward

    First Grade Teacher
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    • BS in Early Childhood Education
    • MA in Early Childhood Education
    • 16 years experience
    • State Certification
    • ACSI Certification
    • 9 years at LCS

    Dawn Redmond - First GradeFirst Grade

    Dawn Redmond

    First Grade Teacher
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    • BA in Early Childhood Education
    • MA in Early Childhood Education
    • Reading Endorsement
    • 24 years experience
    • State Certification
    • ACSI Certification
  • 4 years at LCS
  • Hannah Brackett - Second GradeSecond Grade

    Hannah Brackett

    Second Grade Teacher
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    • BA in Early Childhood Educaiton
    • MA in Early Childhood Education
    • 3 years experience
    • State Certification

    Linda Wooten - Second GradeSecond Grade

    Linda Wooten

    Second Grade Teacher
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    • BA in Elementary Education
    • MA in Education
    • 10 years experience
    • State Certification
    • ACSI Certification
    • 9 years at LCS

    Beth McLeroy - Third GradeThird Grade

    Beth McLeroy

    Third Grade Teacher
    Email

    • BA in Early Childhood Education
    • MA in Education
    • 16 years experience
    • State Certification
    • ACSI Certification
    • 11 years at LCS

    Brittney Hein - Third GradeThird Grade

    Brittney Hein

    Third Grade Teacher
    Email

    • BS in Early Childhood Education
    • 7 years experience
    • State Certification
    • ACSI Certification
    • 7 years at LCS

    Amanda Evans - Fourth GradeFourth Grade

    Amanda Evans

    Fourth Grade Teacher
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    Maggie Fernandez - Fourth GradeFourth Grade

    Maggie Fernandez

    Fourth Grade Teacher
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    • BA in Sociology
    • BA in Anthropology
    • 15 years experience
    • ACSI Certification
    • 5 years at LCS

    Jennifer Denney - Fifth GradeFifth Grade

    Jennifer Denney

    Fifth Grade Teacher
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    • Bachelor's Degree in Education
    • Master's Degree in Education
    • 10 years experience
    • State Certification

    Kevin Stringham - Fifth GradeFifth Grade

    Kevin Stringham

    Fifth Grade Teacher
    Email

    • MEd in Elementary Education
    • EdS in Elementary Education
    • 22 years experience
    • State Certification

    Upper School

    John Cipolla - Upper School MathUpper School Math

    John Cipolla

    Math Department
    Email

    • BS in Management
    • MS in Education Administration
    • 30 years experience
    • ACSI Certification
    • 2010 Star Teacher
    • 11 years at LCS

    Vickie Gedney - Upper School MathUpper School Math

    Vickie Gedney

    Math Department
    Email

    • BA in Math
    • MA in Math Education
    • 6 years experience
    • 4 years at LCS
    • State Certification
    • ACSI Certification

    Carla Jenkins - Upper School MathUpper School Math

    Carla Jenkins

    Math Department
    Email

    • BS in Elementary Education
    • Math Major
    • 5 years experience
    • ACSI Certification

    Carrie Busch - Upper School English and SAT PrepUpper School English and SAT Prep

    Carrie Busch

    English Department
    Email

    • BA in Secondary English Education
    • MA in English
    • 13 years experience
    • 4 years at LCS
    • State Certification
    • ACSI Certification

    Shannon Probst - Upper School EnglishUpper School English

    Shannon Probst

    English Department
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    • BS in Secondary English Education
    • 14 years experience
    • State Certification
    • ACSI Certification
    • 6 years at LCS

    Tamra Reaves - Upper School EnglishUpper School English

    Tamra Reaves

    English Department
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    • BA in English with Secondary Education
    • MA in Teaching
    • 7 years experience
    • ACSI Certification
    • 7 years at LCS

    Kim Douglass - Upper School ScienceUpper School Science

    Kim Douglass

    Science Department
    Email

    • BA in Elementary Education
    • Masters in Elementary Education
    • 17 years experience
    • State Certification
    • ACSI Certification
    • 14 years at LCS

    Nick Nehring - Upper School ScienceUpper School Science

    Nick Nehring

    Science Department
    Email

    • BA in Biology
    • MA in Education Administration
    • 12 years experience
    • State Certification
    • ACSI Certification
    • 7 years at LCS

    Sandy Young - Upper School ScienceUpper School Science

    Sandy Young

    Science Department
    Email

    • BA in Biology
    • Teacher Certification Endorsement
    • 13 years experience
    • ACSI Certification

    Emily Thomas - Upper School Science and MathUpper School Science and Math

    Emily Thomas

    Science & Math Departments
    Email

  • BA in Human Development
  • 8 years experience
  • State Certification
  • ACSI Certification
  • 3 years at LCS
  • Billy Bryant - Upper School HistoryUpper School History

    Billy Bryant

    History Department
    Email

    Kevin Payne - Upper School BibleUpper School Bible

    Kevin Payne

    Bible Department
    Email

    • BA in Music Performance
    • 3 years Teaching Experience
    • ACSI Certification
    • 3 years at LCS

    Kevin Probst - Upper School BibleUpper School Bible

    Kevin Probst

    Bible Department
    Email

    • BA in Christian Education
    • BA in History
    • MA in Secondary Education
    • 32 years experience
    • State Certification
    • ACSI Certification
    • 2 years at LCS

    Vikki Stringham - Upper School Bible and HistoryUpper School Bible and History

    Vikki Stringham

    Bible Department
    Email

    • BA in Psychology and Religion
    • MA in History
    • 13 years experience
    • ACSI Certification
    • 13 years at LCS

    Nate Shaw - Upper School HistoryUpper School History

    Nate Shaw

    History Department
    Email

    • BS in Broadfield Social Studies
    • 4 years experience
    • State Certification
    • ACSI Certification
    • 4 years at LCS

    Leigh Anne Hagan - Upper SchoolUpper School

    Leigh Anne Hagan

    Resource Management Teacher
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    • Bs in Home Economics
    • 10 years experience
    Jarred Pike - Upper School P.E.Upper School P.E.

    Jarred Pike

    Physical Education Department
    Email

    • BA in Health and Physical Education
    • ACSI Certification

    Fine Arts

    Roy Bowden - ArtArt

    Roy Bowden

    Fine Arts
    Email

    • BA
    • MA in Teaching
    • 6 years experience
    • State Certification
    • ACSI Certification

    Ed Coffey - MusicMusic

    Ed Coffey

    Fine Arts
    Email

    • 35 years experience
    • 10 years at LCS

    Darlene Shaw - Drama and ChorusDrama and Chorus

    Darlene Shaw

    Fine Arts
    Email

    • 10 years experience
    • 3 years at LCS

    Jalen Smith - Music InstructorMusic Instructor

    Jalen Smith

    Fine Arts Department
    Email

    • 1 years experience
    • 1 years at LCS

    Discovery Cottage

    Amber Donnett - DirectorDirector

    Amber Donnett

    Discovery Cottage Director
    Email

    Patricia Kelly - Occupational TherapistOccupational Therapist

    Patricia Kelly

    Discovery Cottage
    Email

    • State Licensed
    • 13 years experience

    Heather Johnson - TeacherTeacher

    Heather Johnson

    Discovery Cottage
    Email

    • BS in Early Childhood Education
    • 5 years experience
    • State Certification
    • ACSI Certification
    • 5 years at LCS

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