Faculty/Staff

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    Wanda Lee, R.N., B.S., M.A.
Principal
wlee@captaingilmer.com

Wanda Lee has a Bachelor of Science decree in Elelmentary Education, as well as a Masters of Arts degree in Curriculum and Development from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI.  She joined our CGCS team in 2014, moving to the Fletcher area from Huntsville AL.  She has 30 years of teaching experience and administration.

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Teresa Bass, A.S.
Secretary/Registrar
tbass@captaingilmer.com

Teresa Bass is the Registrar at Captain Gilmer Christian School. She has worked at Captain Gilmer since the 2003-2004 school year, where she first assisted as a Teacher’s Aide in the Early Childhood Program. When she was younger, she attended Captain Gilmer and graduated from Fletcher Academy. She went on to further her education at Southern Adventist University, where she received an AS degree in Accounting.

Because of her past history and education on this campus, she has a real heart for the school and a dedication to the mission offered to the students and parents in the community. Teresa spends most of her spare time enjoying her family. Her interests include reading, music, animals, and camping.

 

Meredith McKenzie, B.S.
Kindergarten/Pre-First
mmckenzie@captaingilmer.com

Meredith McKenzie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. She and her husband are the proud parents of two children, a girl and a boy, both students here at Captain Gilmer Christian School..

Meredith is a graduate of Fletcher Academy and moved back to the Fletcher area from South Carolina to teach in our Kindergarten program.

 

Michael Southerland, B.S. 

1st Grade 
msoutherland@captaingilmer.com

 

Michael Sutherland, our first grade teacher, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education.  He joined the CGCS teaching family in 2017 after working for a short time in the FA Inc. IT Department.

 

 

Sheri Baker
3rd Grade Teacher, K-4th Choir & Handbells
sheriblake1@aol.com

Sheri Blake received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Southern Adventist University in 1993.  She has been teaching for 13 years - the last 6 years here at Captain Gilmer Christian Schoo.  She has been involved with directing children’s choirs for 24 years along with 9 years of directing handbells or handchime choirs.  She has SDA teaching certification as well as NC state certification and is a member of the International Reading Association.

Mary Beth Hagan, B.S., M.A.
4th Grade 
mhagan@fletcheracademy.com

Mary Beth Hagan is the 4th and 5th grade teacher at Captain Gilmer Christian School. Mary Beth has been teaching for over 20 years in various capacities. She has taught all the grades from K-8 at one time or another, has homeschooled her two children through elementary school and taught homeschool enrichment classes. She also taught English for one year at Fletcher Academy before coming back to Captain Gilmer. Mary Beth graduated from Andrews University with a degree in elementary education and she also has a Master’s Degree in Curriculum Development. In the summers she is the assistant director for Flag Camp, a summer day camp run by the Arden SDA Church. Mary Beth enjoys traveling, reading, running, hiking, and laughing.

 

 

Jackee Clodio, M.A. 
5th-8th Grade Teacher, 5th-6th Grade Homeroom
tuscansun1953@gmail.com

Ms. Clodio teaches 5th and 6th grade Bible, reading, language, science, and vocabulary.  She also teaches 7th-8th grade Bible, reading, and language. 

Ms. Clodio holds a B.S. in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Multiple Subjects. She also holds a Master of Arts in Education, specializing in Reading. Ms. Clodio has been teaching for over 20 years and has been Principal in both private and public school systems.

Ms. Clodio sat on the California Teacher Credentialing committee for the National Testing Association and helped rewrite the CBEST for all of California’s State and private teachers. She has also served as Mentor Teacher for five years in the Gorman School District in California as well as Director of Categoricals. Ms. Clodio has also served on many Student Study Teams, Professional Quality Review and Coordinated Compliance Review Committees. She is a member of The California Reading Association and The International Reading Association. Ms. Clodio was nominated Teacher of the Year for 1997 and has been honored in Who’s Who Among American Teachers twice.

 

Kevin Johnson, B.A.
5th-8th Grade Teacher, 7th-8th Grade Homeroom
kjohnson@captaingilmer.com

Mr. Johnson is an eight-year student and graduate of Captain Gilmer. He graduated from Mt. Pisgah Academy and then graduated from Southern Adventist University with a BA in History.

Mr. Johnson taught history and was the athletic trainer for one year at Hugh Cummings High School in Burlington, NC. This is his eighth year of teaching at Captain Gilmer.

Mr. Johnson has been married for 11 years. He spends his free time playing sports, reading, and spending time with friends. His accomplishments include being the third grade spelling bee champion.

 

Shelby Lucus
Aide, Kindergarten

 

 

 

 

 

Crystal Earnhardt
Librarian, 1st - 2nd Grade Teacher's Aide

Mrs. Earnhardt has worked in some form of Christian Education for over 25 years. She is the author of seven books, two of which are elementary age level. She is also a regular contributor of Junior Guide Magazine.  She serves our school as a librarian and also an assistant in the 1st and 2nd grade classroom.

 

Sandra Huntsinger, B.S.
Reading Tutor 

Sandra Huntsinger is a Title I Reading Tutor at Captain Gilmer Christian School, and loves working with the children and staff there.  She has lived in Skyland, NC all her life, where she attended T.C. Roberson High School and UNC-Asheville.  She played high school and college basketball while obtaining bachelor’s degrees in Education and Psychology.  She taught in public schools for 28 years before retiring.

Mrs. Huntsinger has two daughters.  One is a nurse and the other teaches and coaches at Hendersonville High School.  Her husband is softball coach at Roberson High.  She has two adorable grandchildren and enjoys watching them play ball.  She also enjoys walking and swimming with friends. 

 

Tim Browning
Band
tbrowning@fletcheracademyemail.com

 

 


The great principles of education are unchanged. "They stand fast for ever and ever" (Psalm 111:8); for they are the principles of the character of God. To aid the student in comprehending these principles, and in entering into that relation with Christ which will make them a controlling power in the life, should be the teacher's first effort and his constant aim. The teacher who accepts this aim is in truth a co-worker with Christ, a laborer together with God. {EGWhite - Education 30.4}

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