Chattanooga Teachers

Grade 1 Humanities / Math / Science

Teacher:  Mindy Henley
Grade Level: 1st / 1st-2nd Science
Subject(s): Humanities / Science
Education: Middle Tennessee State University 
Church: Red Bank Baptist
Why I love to teach: I love to teach because I love to be involved in making learning fun! Being involved in the learning process and seeing each child's excitement in learning brings my heart joy!




Grade 2 Humanities / Math and Art

Teacher:  Mandi Roberts
Grade Level: 2nd grade humanities, 3rd grade math
Subject(s): Humanities and math, Art I
Education: Georgia Institute of Technology
Church Name: Rock Point Community Church
Why I love teaching: I enjoy inspiring students to reach their God-given potential. I take pleasure in presenting material in clear, concise, and creative ways to help students engage with the curriculum as well as with their Creator.




Grade 3 Humanities

Teacher: Jennifere Potteiger
Grade: 3rd Humanities 
Subject(s): Humanities
Education: 
Church
Why I love to teach

Grade 4 / 5-8 Science

Teacher: Wendy Steele
Grade Level: 4th, 5-8th grade science
Subject(s): Science
Education: St. Leo University
Church Name: Woodland Park Baptist Church
Why I love teaching: I love being a part of each student's journey of learning and discovering how God made each of us unique.  I am passionate about creating a fun learning environment that encourages independence and growth while exploring The Lord's hand in HIStory.

Grades 5-6 Humanities

Teacher: Savannah Madison
Grade Level: 5/6th grade 
Subject(s): Humanities
Education: Liberty University
Church Name: Grace Baptist Church
Why I love teaching: Teaching allows me the opportunity to invest in students academically as well as spiritually. When students see the subjects fit into God’s bigger picture, learning happens and inspires them. They can see the hope and purpose in life. These moments fill my heart with joy. I believe learning is a lifelong, thrilling journey and hope to pass on this passion to my students.



Grades 5-6 Humanities /High School Science

Teacher:Tekla Currie
Grade Level: 5th-6th High School
Subject(s): 5th-6th History / High School Biology and Chemistry
Education: B.S. Education, Liberty University
Church Name: Peavine Baptist Church
Why I love teaching: God has made each person with an incredible capacity for learning.  As a teacher, I get to witness the growth of each child’s mind, as they absorb and comprehend the knowledge and wisdom God gives to them, each through their own individual process.  I love to learn, and pray I can encourage life long learners.

Grades 5-6 Humanities

Teacher: Sarah Ferguson
Grade Level: 5th and 6th grade
Subject(s): Humanities English
Education: BA in Sociology University of Florida
Church Name: Wesminster Presbyterian Church
Why I love teaching: It is my joy and privilege to invest in the lives of children.  I am passionate about shepherding their minds and hearts through education and mentoring.  There is nothing more rewarding than seeing children discover connections that will follow them through life.

 

Grade 7-8 Humanities /Math

Teacher: Amy O'Rear
Grade Level: 7th-8th English, 5th and 7th Math
Subject: EnglishMath
Education: Pensacola Christian College, The University of Tennessee
Church: Grace Baptist Church
Why I love to teach: I believe that teaching is a gift that God has given me, so it brings me great joy to use this gift for His glory. In all my teaching, I am passionate about encouraging students to think deeply and biblically.

Grade 7-8 Humanities / 4th grade Math

Teacher: Brittany Merchant
Grades: 7-8 humanities / 4th grade math
Subject(s):  Grades 7-8 Humanities / Grade 4 Math
Education:  University of South Carolina
Church Name:  Two Rivers Church
Why I love teaching:  I have had a desire to be a teacher since I was in elementary school, and I am thankful to be able to live that dream out each and every day with my students. As a teacher, I have the privilege of helping students become critical thinkers and problem solvers in hopes that they will use those skills to serve the Lord.   I love to see the way God reveals Himself in all we learn and do.

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Grades 9-12 / English

Teacher: Allison Haupert
Grade Level: 9-12th
Subject(s): English
Education: B.A. English literature, Bryan College; M.A. English (rhetoric and composition), University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Church Name: Calvary Chapel Chattanooga
Why I love teaching: Teaching is a great way to invest in the lives of young people while also learning so much in the process. God can use any subject on any day for His glory, and by infusing a biblical worldview into every assignment and class, we come to know Him better.




Grades 9-12 History / 5-6 Math

Teacher: Christina Khalili
Subject(s): 5th/6th and 7th/8th Science, 9th-12th Bible, History and Rhetoric
Education: B.A. in Christian Theology and Masters in Teaching
Church Name: Brainerd Baptist Church
Why I love teaching: Teaching is not just a profession for me, it is a place where I have the privilege to cultivate a love of learning in each student and a place where I can learn from them too! I have absolutely no doubt this is what God has chosen for me and it brings me no greater joy than to share His love with others!

Middle School Math

Teacher: Jennifer Corvin
Grade Level: Middle School
Subject(s): Pre-Algebra
Education: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Church Name: East Brainerd Church of Christ
Why I love teaching: I love teaching because I love building relationships with young people. Math has always been my favorite subject, and being able to share it with my students brings me joy! I hope I can share some of my enthusiasm with them. 

High School Math

Teacher: Leslie Dearman 
Grade Level: High School
Subject: Geometry and Algebra II
Education: North Carolina State University
Church Name: Red Bank Baptist Church
Why I Love Teaching: I love to teach math because I love to help guide students as they work hard to gain and use critical thinking and problem solving skills to logically find solutions and understand mathematical concepts.

High School Science

Teacher: Chrystal Burge
Grade Level: High School 
Subject: Physical Science / Anatomy and Physiology
Education: Mississippi State University
Church: Red Bank Baptist Church
Why I love teaching:Teaching is an incredibly rewarding job and one that I am passionate about. I love working with students of all ages. Not only are we encouraging lifelong learners, but we are also strengthening our students' desire to learn all about God's glorious creation. 

6th Grade and High School Math

Teacher: Beth Wheatcroft
Grade Level: 6th Grade / High School
Subject: 6th Grade Math / Algebra I
Education: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Church: Calvary Chapel Chattanooga
Why I love teaching: I love teaching for the relationships. High school years are full of so much life, change, challenge, and preparation for big steps in new directions, and I have always hoped to pass along the mentorship that the Lord so blessed me with during that season of my life. Math has always been enjoyable to me and my hope has always been to pass that along to students. It is so exciting to see students "get something" rather than simply memorizing and to watch them grown in confidence. 

Science / Art

Teacher: Nancy Carter
Grade: 3rd-4th grade science / 
Subject(s): Art II
Education: Covenant College
Church Name: Calvary Chapel Chattanooga
Why I love teaching: I am a lover of art. I have an affinity for kids, nature and beautiful things. I began my study of art when I was ten and took my first Art History course through Calvert School. Over the years, I continued my art education not only thorough books, but by traveling the world to see and make art in many countries. In college, I studied Art and English, as well as earning certification to teach. Since then, I have taught in many types of classrooms and to a large variety of students. I also continue to study art myself. I am thankful that the God of the Bible is one who has called on me to share art with others.

Spanish

Teacher: Terrie Querring (Señora Terrie)
Grade: High School
Subject(s): Spanish 1 and 2
Education: Southern Adventist University
Church Name: Church on the Lake
Why I love teaching: My favorite thing about teacing is the "aha" moment-- the point when a
concept becomes clear and understanding takes place - beyond memorization but the capacity to
grasp and apply a concept. There is a lot of memorization in Spanish, but when the grammar clicks and students know how to use the concepts, Spanish becomes fun for them. That’s what I strive to bring to my students-- understanding.

Campus Director

Director: Heather Malone
Education: The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Church: Red Bank Baptist Church