Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell
Kindergarten and 1st Grade Teacher
MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
BS in Chemistry, Furman University
“A rigorous education in the context of a biblical worldview is the best preparation today’s child can have to become an effective warrior for Christ. The well-educated child is equipped to compare what he or she hears with Scripture (Acts 17:11) and to rightly understand the Bible (2 Timothy 2:15). A good teacher helps students strive for academic excellence by engaging their minds, making material understandable, and holding them strictly accountable for mastery of it (2 Timothy 2:5). As teacher of the school’s youngest, I am helping them discover the joy of reading, arithmetic, and the Bible, building happy memories and a positive foundation for the rest of their educational years.”
Miss Melanie Walter
2nd and 3rd Grade Teacher
BS in Elementary Education, Clarks Summit University
"As a Christian educator, I desire to show my students Christ and His truth and love in all that I do and teach. I want my students to realize that the process of learning cannot only be fun, but that it can also provide opportunities to grow closer to the Lord. I count it a great privilege to be an educator of children and to have the opportunity to have such a significant impact on their lives. My greatest desire is to impact individuals for Christ so that they can then impact the world around them."
Miss Esther byer
4th and 5th Grade Teacher
BA in Elementary Education, God's Bible College
"Every morning on my way to work, I thank God for letting me do my dream job, which is teaching! I love working with children and teaching them the value of loving God and loving learning. I am passionate about training students to be educated Christians, and making learning fun in the process."
Mrs. Suellen Button
6th Grade Teacher
MA in Intercultural Studies
BM in Church Music, Campbellsville University
AA in Music Education, Wallace State Community
"Learning is a gift from God. We were created in His image with abilities to learn so many things. As Christians, we should strive to know more about God through the Bible. I consider it a great responsibility to teach in a way that brings glory to God and leads others to a closer relationship with Him."
7th and 8th Grade Teacher
MA in Analytical Linguistics
MA Biblical Languages
BA Commercial Writing/Speech
"I love helping students reach their goals, and I am energized by breaking down complex concepts into understandable parts...while teaching students to evaluate life based on what God say."
Dr. Hannah Bergren
5th - 8th Grade Math
PhD in Mathematics, Montana State University
MS in Mathematics, Montana State University
BA in Mathematics and Music, Lawrence University
"Our ability to think, to reason, and to compute with logic testifies to the fact that we are unique creatures made in the image of the all-knowing God who loves order and beauty. In every area of study we should recognize that knowledge comes from the Lord (Proverbs 2:6) and that He is not the author of confusion, but of peace (1 Corinthians 14:33)."
Mrs. Lindsay Finley
K - 8th Grade Music and Art Teacher
MA in Music Education, Western Kentucky University
BM in Music Education, Western Kentucky University
"After teaching in the public school system for 14 years, I have observed the importance of raising and educating our children with a Biblical worldview. As a music and art teacher, I want to provide my students the opportunity to bring glory and praise to our Lord through the arts. I am so excited to be at TSCA this year and look forward to sharing the arts with my students!"
Dr. Kristin Bird
Ph.D. Curriculum & Instructional Leadership, North Central University
M.A. Elementary Education, University of Pittsburgh
B.A. Fine Performing Arts/Biology (Pre-Med), Chatham College
"As an educator, I am committed to excellence and to being passionately Christ-centered in everything I do. I love Christian education because of the profound impact it has on the hearts and minds of children. My greatest passion is working with schools and teachers to support and cheer them on as they intentionally disciple students, speaking Biblical truth into students’ lives and helping them become more like Christ."
Proverbs 22:6- “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
Mrs. Renee Hodge
BSN, Bob Jones Univeristy
Renee was instrumental in bringing together the individuals who set in motion what is now Twelve Stones Christian Academy and she also contributed to the launch as project manager. She has been intricately involved in the day to day operations of the school and has taken on the responsibilities of Interim Administrator.
"Leaving a godly legacy is arguably the most important thing a parent can do for their children. This is what has motivated me to help bring TSCA to a reality - not only for my children, but for all the parents out there looking for a gospel-centered, biblical worldview education with academic excellence which seeks to equip our children with the full armor of God. Only then will they be ready to defend their faith and be great witnesses for the Lord in today's increasingly secular culture!"