Sugarloaf - Teachers

Grades 1-2

Teacher: Julie Hand
Grade Level: 1st-2nd Grade
Subject: Humanities
Education: Brenau University
Church Name: Perimeter Church
Why I love teaching: My passion is working with early elementary students. I love being involved in the process of helping a child become a reader, knowing this first step opens the door to all other learning. I also enjoy introducing students to new information and concepts and helping them develop a love for learning.

Grades 3-4

Teacher: Ashley Deighton
Grade Level: 3rd-4th Humanities 
Subject(s): Humanities
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Grades 5-6 / Middle School Math

Teacher: Renae Reese 
Grade Level: 5th & 6th / Middle School
Subject(s): Humanities / Pre Algebra
Education:  Toccoa Falls College
Church Name: Christ Church in Suwanee
Why I love teaching: I teach because I love the group and one-on-one interaction with students.  I love to find creative, out-of-the-box ways for students to learn and I love to see their eyes light up with the realization that they own that knowledge.

Grades 7-8 / 5-8 Science

Teacher: Jennifer Covington
Grade Level: 5th-8th
Subject(s): 7th-8th History, Bible, Logic and English / 5-8 Science
Education: Belmont University
Church Name: Old Peachtree Presbyterian Church
Why I love teaching: I love teaching because I love learning!  I want to pass on to my students a sense of wonder, joy, and discovery.  I’m fascinated by God’s world and how He reveals Himself through it – especially as we study His hand in history.  I hope that my nerdy enthusiasm is contagious and my students gain a passion for learning, too.  I truly enjoy teaching logic stage students with their fun sense of humor and instinct to challenge, question, and analyze until they make connections and own what they’ve learned for themselves.

Grades 9-12

Teacher: Gina Weinmann
Grade Level: High School
Subject(s): English / AP English
Education:  Georgia State
Church Name: Providence
Why I love teaching: I initially became a teacher because I loved the subject matter.  I still love the content, but I’ve learned over the years that I teach students first.   The mechanism I use is the study of English. I sincerely enjoy being with young people and helping them understand the relevance of what they are studying in relation to God, others, and themselves. My ultimate goal is to help them do what they were created to do: glorify God (Isa. 43:7, 1 Cor. 10:31).

Grades 9-12

Teacher: Jason David
Grade Level: High School
Subject(s): Bible, History, Rhetoric / AP History
Education: Florida State University
Church Name: Roswell Community 
Why I love teaching: Having become a Christian as an adult, I have a deep passion concerning the need for people - especially young people - to understand the larger context of their lives in hope that they take hold of their faith. My desire is to empower, challenge, and shepherd these young people - through the lens of various subjects - to seek for the knowledge of God and discern what part he has for them in this incredible Story of Redemption.




Math

Teacher: Ilah Campbell
Grade Level: Middle School
Subject: Math / 6th Grade
Education: Francis Marion University and Georgia Tech
Church Name: Free Chapel
Why I love teaching: I enjoy helping students build a foundational understanding of math concepts and develop their problem-solving skills. I love increasing students' confidence in math and creating "good" math class memories.

High School Math

Teacher:  Amy Dolan
Grade Level: High School
Subject(s):  Algebra II
Education: B.S. in Mathematics from University of Georgia
Church Name:  NewBranch Community Church
Why I love teaching: I remember when I became passionate about math during my Algebra 1 class.  My teacher was a huge influence, and I attribute my initial love of math to her dedication and enthusiasm. I hope and pray that I will be able to positively influence my students in the same way that Ms. Logeman influenced me!

High School Science

Name: Kimberly Sassone 
Grade Level: High school 
Subject(s): Chemistry
Education: University of North Georgia 
Church Name: Piedmont Church 
Why I love teaching: I love teaching because every day is different. I consider myself a life long learner, and I want share the joy of learning about God's wonderful creation with others. 

High School Science

Teacher: Sharalyn Trapp
Grade Level: High School
Subject(s): Biology
Education: Berry College / Emory University
Church Name: Restoration Presbyterian 
Why I love teaching: I love teaching Biology because I am able to study how powerful, wise, and creative God is while learning about His creation with the biology students!