Grades 1-2

Teacher: Katie Pearce
Grade Level: 1st and 2nd Grade
Subject(s): Humanities
Education: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Church Name: Grace Fellowship of South Forsyth
Why I love teaching: I love teaching, because I love learning! Learning should never stop,
and I want to instill a thirst and hunger for learning in the next generation in the light of
God’s Truth. I want to help these young minds connect their world with God’s Truth in a
real and practical way.

Grades 3-4

Teacher: Janna Bearden
Grade Level: 3rd and 4th 
Subject(s): Humanities
Education: Early Childhood Education
Church Name: Creekside Church
Why I love teaching: Children are wonderful!  They are insightful and creative and hilarious! I consider it a privilege to be able to share with them that they are a part of God’s story. I also love learning and I believe it’s important to instill a love of learning early in life.

Grades 5-6

Teacher: Leah Pike
Grade Level:  5th and 6th
Subject(s):  Humanities
Education:  University of Alabama, Stillman College
Church Name:  North Point Community Church
Why I love teaching: I have a passion for all things Language Arts. I consider it a blessing to have the opportunity to share something that I enjoy with students. It was very much a calling on my life to teach, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to do that at Veritas.

Grades 7-8 History, Bible, Logic

Teacher: Landon Glenn
Grade Level: 7th and 8th Grade
Subject(s): Bible, History, Logic
Education:  The Kings College
Church Name: Grace Church at Town Center
Why I love teaching: There is an incredible degree of useful knowledge densely packed in the sprawling collections of Humanities. I love teaching humanities because students approach the same historical text from different perspectives, requiring a collective effort from all students to best understand. Most importantly, the complexities of humanities reveals a divinely inspired narrative constantly reaffirming its purposeful creation and begging to be explored.

Grades 7-8 - English

Teacher: Jenna Cavin 
Grade Level: 7th & 8th
Subject(s): English
Education:  Auburn University
Church Name: Cherokee Baptist Church
Why I love teaching: I am passionate about teaching and my primary focus is to challenge students to think critically through a Christian worldveiw, articulate their ideas logically, and gain an appreciation for literature.  More importantly, I want to invest in children’s lives and ultimately point them toward Christ.

Grades 9-12 English

Teacher: Paula Carpenter
Grade Level: High School
Subject(s): English
Education: Chapman University, Centre College
Church Name: Woodstock Church Jasper
Why I love teaching: Being able to teach is a blessing and a joy. I love teaching because I love to see others learn and to learn. 

Grades 9-12 English

Teacher:  April Murphy
Grade Level: 7-8 Grades / High School
Subject(s) 7-8 English / AP English
Education: Memphis State University, B.A.; University of Memphis, M.A.T.
Church Name: Living Hope 
Why I love teaching: Teaching repeatedly reminds me of the depths of the Christian faith—our connectedness to God, to the Word, and to each other.  We embody our faith in profound ways when we gather together and learn.

Grades 9-12 - History/Bible/Rhetoric

Teacher: Jason David
Grade Level: High School
Subject(s): History, Bible, Rhetoric, AP History
Education: Florida State University
Church Name: Roswell Community Church
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 hopes 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.


Teacher: Allison Haney
Grade Level:  1st-2nd / High School
Subject(s): 1st/2nd Grade Science / Forensic Science
Education:  BS- Sociology with a Criminology emphasis Graduate certificate- Forensic Death Investigation
Church Name:  Browns Bridge Community Church
Why I love teaching: I love teaching because I can encourage children to dream and give them the knowledge, tools, and confidence to pursue their dreams. I enjoy finding new and creative ways to make learning fun and enjoy teaching topics using different hands-on methods. I absolutely love the freedom of homeschooling and the ability to create engaging lessons that ultimately make learning fun and exciting for the student. I love encouraging children to think independently so that they can learn to see things from different angles.


Teacher:  Krisy Hales
Grade Level: 3rd/4th and 5th/6th 
Subject(s): Science
Educationa: Florida State University
Church Name: Waypoint Baptist
Why I love teaching: I know God created me to teach, so He gives me Joy in it. I have also learned to listen to His prompting over the last 9 years of homeschooling. I know where He calls me, He will equip me, so I get excited to see what He has in store for me each year. This year is no different. I have loved learning about God’s creation and people through the years, and I look forward to what our class will discover together about His creation.

High School Science

Teacher: Kristen Robbins
Grade Level: 7/8th and High School
Subject(s): 7th/8th Life Science and Biology
Education: University of Minnesota- Duluth, MA in Curriculum and Instruction from La Sierra University
Church Name: Hickory Road Baptist Church
Why I love teaching: I am humbled to be used by God as an instrument to spread His message to the students with the goal of drawing them to Him. Learning about God through studying His Creation is an exciting journey that I am excited to share with my students. 

High School Science

Teacher: Deana Menikoff
Grade Level: High School
Subject(s): Anatomy and Physiology
Education: Universtiy of Oregon, Howard University
Church Name: Mt. Vernon Baptist Church
Why I love teaching: I believe we should be good stewards of the mind God has given to us so that as we learn a variety of subjects, we learn better who God is as the creator of all knowledge. As we learn through a Christian worldview, we also will be more prepared to engage in a secular environment. Any part I can have in helping equip students in this endeavor is a privilege.

High School Science

Name: Kimberly Sassone 
Grade Level: High school 
Subject(s): Physical Science and 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. 


Teacher: Teena Hogue
Grade Level: 5th grade and Middle School 
Subject(s): 5th Grade Math / Pre Algebra   
Education: Wright State University, B.S. in Biomedical Engineering
Church Name: Midway Community Church
Why I love teaching: I love seeing the children’s faces as they gain knowledge and a new understanding of God’s handiwork in the world around them.


Teacher: Linda Salter 
Subject(s): 5th and 6th grade math
Education:  Mercer University and University of Georgia
Church Name: Mount Pisgah UMC
Why I love teaching: I have known I wanted to be a teacher since I was eight years old and the Lord blessed me with a gift to reach others.  The joy in a young person’s eyes when they express that ‘Aha’ moment is priceless.

High School Math

Teacher: Bob Edwards 
Grade Level: High School
Subject(s): Algebra I, PreCalculus
Education:  Rutgers University
Church Name: East Cobb Presbyterian
Why I love teaching: I believe that God desires us to learn about all his creation whether that involves the beauty of language, the history of what God has been doing in this world since its beginning, the mathematical and scientific principles He developed, or anything else. It is a great privilege to teach young people and help them in their life-long study of God’s creation. When one of my students begins to grasp a new (to them) concept, it energizes me and gives me great joy.

Grades 9-12 Math

Teacher: Sherry Haynes
Grade Level: High School
Subject(s): Geometry, Algebra II
Education: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University
      Master of Business Administration, University of Dallas
Church Name: Piedmont Church, Marietta, GA
Why I love teaching: I am constantly amazed at the beauty, complexity, and order that God has placed in our world and want to share that with students.  My desire is for God to use me to help prepare students with  the knowledge base and skills to be successful in whatever God calls them to – both now and in the future.

Math and Science

Teacher: Mike Jones
Grade Level: High School
Subject(s): Physics
Education: Georgia Tech and University of North Carolina
Church Name: Peachtree Corners Baptist
Why I love teaching: Teaching is the ministry that God has gifted me for and called me into. 


Teacher: Fenton Gardner
Grade Level: 9-12
Subject(s): Spanish I & Spanish II
Education: B.S. in International Affairs & Modern Language – Georgia Tech 
M.A. in Romance Languages & Literature – University of Missouri – Kansas City 
Church Name: Cornerstone Church
Why I love teaching: I love languages (I speak Spanish and Portuguese fluently), and I love discipling and mentoring young people; Teaching is a perfect combination of two of my passions.