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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
Email

  • 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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  • MA in Education Administration
  • 9 years experience
  • State Certification
  • ACSI Certification
  • 2009 Wynnbrook Teacher of the year
  • 4 years at LCS

Wanda Peterson - Business ManagerBusiness Manager

Wanda Peterson

Business Manager
Email

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

Caroline Nivens - Administrative AssistantAdministrative Assistant

Caroline Nivens

Administrative Assistant
Email

  • 15 years experience
  • 11 years at LCS

Stephanie Kelly - Student ServicesStudent Services

Stephanie Kelly

Student Services
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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
  • 12 years experience
  • State Certification
  • ACSI Certification
  • 2013 Teacher of the year
  • 8 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
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  • BA in Communications
  • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Library Media Specialist Endorsement
  • 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
Email

  • BS in Elementary Education
  • 8 years experience
  • State Certification
  • ACSI Certification
  • 3 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
Email

  • BS in Early Childhood Education
  • 2 years experience
  • State Certification
  • ACSI Certification
  • 2 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
Email

  • BA in Human Growth and Development
  • 14 years experience
  • ACSI Certification
  • 2 years at LCS

Melissa Ward - First GradeFirst Grade

Melissa Ward

First Grade Teacher
Email

  • BA in Early Childhood Education
  • MA in Early Childhood Education
  • 15 years experience
  • State Certification
  • ACSI Certification
  • 7 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
  • 19 years experience
  • State Certification
  • ACSI Certification

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
Email

  • 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
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  • BA in Early Childhood Education
  • MA in Education
  • 14 years experience
  • State Certification
  • ACSI Certification
  • 7 years at LCS

Brittney Hein - Third GradeThird Grade

Brittney Hein

Third Grade Teacher
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  • BS in Early Childhood Education
  • 4 years experience
  • State Certification
  • ACSI Certification
  • 4 years at LCS

Amanda Evans - Fourth GradeFourth Grade

Amanda Evans

Fourth Grade Teacher
Email

Maggie Fernandez - Fourth GradeFourth Grade

Maggie Fernandez

Fourth Grade Teacher
Email

  • BA in Sociology
  • BA in Anthropology
  • 10 years experience
  • ACSI Certification
  • 1 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
  • 5 years experience
  • 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
  • 9 years experience
  • State Certification
  • ACSI Certification

Shannon Probst - Upper School EnglishUpper School English

Shannon Probst

English Department
Email

  • BS in Secondary English Education
  • 12.5 years experience
  • State Certification
  • ACSI Certification
  • 3 years at LCS

Tamra Reaves - Upper School EnglishUpper School English

Tamra Reaves

English Department
Email

  • BA in Education with Secondary Education
  • 4 years experience
  • ACSI Certification
  • 2014 Star Teacher
  • 4 years at LCS

Kim Douglass - Upper School ScienceUpper School Science

Kim Douglass

Science Department
Email

  • BA in Elementary Education
  • 14 years experience
  • State Certification
  • ACSI Certification
  • 2006 Teacher of the year
  • 11 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
  • Troup High Teacher of the Year
  • 2010 LCS teacher of the year
  • 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
  • State Certification

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
  • 4 years Teaching Experience
  • Temporary ACSI Certification

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
  • 10 years experience
  • ACSI Certification
  • LCS Teacher of the year
  • 10 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
Email

  • 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

Discovery Cottage

Amber Donnett - DirectorDirector

Amber Donnett

Discovery Cottage Director
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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
  • 3 years experience
  • State Certification
  • ACSI Certification
  • 3 years at LCS

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