Faculty & Staff

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Cindy Adams

Gadsden Campus Receptionist

Cindy Adams

Gadsden Campus Receptionist

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Margarett Archie

Main Campus Receptionist

Margarett Archie

Main Campus Receptionist

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Jackie Avalos

Main Campus Receptionist

Jackie Avalos

Main Campus Receptionist

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Rachel Barnett

High School English

Rachel Barnett

High School English

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Bailey Berry

High School Science

Bailey Berry

High School Science

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Margaret Bragg

VPK

Margaret Bragg

VPK

Education: Associate of Science Degree in Fashion Merchandising, Pensacola Junior College; FCCPC Certificate, Pensacola Junior College; Florida Director Credential, University of Alaska.

Favorite Restaurant: Olive Garden

Who Inspires Me: My mother. She is 96 and has a great outlook on life.

Hidden Talent: Decorating and baking

Other than the Bible, everyone should read: Heaven is For Real

What do you LOVE about EHCS: I love the friendly, family oriented Christian atmosphere at East Hill Christian. We have a great administration and staff to work with.

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Lisa Browning

Fifth Grade

Lisa Browning

Fifth Grade

Education: BA: Colorado Christian University, Main Campus, Lakewood CO Liberal Arts/Elementary Education-Summa Cum Laude, MA: University of Colorado Administrative Leadership & Policy Studies-Summa Cum Laude

Favorite Restaurant: I like several…McGuire’s, Sake Cafe, and for a great burger, Sammy Barker’s

Who Inspires Me: My husband

Hidden Talent: Leading worship

Other than the Bible, everyone should read: The Chronicles of Narnia and Mere Christianity (C. S. Lewis for both)

What do you LOVE about EHCS: I love the kids, the participation of the parents, my teaching partner, and that it is a Christian environment. I love being able to pray with/for my students.

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Jamie Coltrane

Fifth Grade

Jamie Coltrane

Fifth Grade

Education: Atlantic Baptist Bible College (now merged with Carolina University) in 1999 with a Elementary Ed. degree.

Favorite Restaurant: Cheddars

Who Inspires Me: I am inspired by my hard-working husband, David Coltrane. He loves the Lord and is always willing to put aside himself and help someone else.

Hidden Talent: I play piano

Other than the Bible, everyone should read: Pilgrim’s Progress

What do you LOVE about EHCS: I love the camaradarie of the teachers!

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David Coltrane

Middle & High School Principal

David Coltrane

Middle & High School Principal

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Laurie Desport

Second Grade

Laurie Desport

Second Grade

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Phillip Emond

History & Bible

Phillip Emond

History & Bible

Education: Bachelor of Arts in History, University of West Florida; Master of Arts in History, University of West Florida

Clubs you sponsor: National Honor Society

Favorite Restaurant: Carabbas

Who Inspires Me: People who persevere in their dreams

Hidden Talent: Singing

Other than the Bible, everyone should read: The Complete Works of J.R.R. Tolkien

What do you LOVE about EHCS: I love that we can teach the Bible and preach the gospel openly and unapologetically.

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Morgan Gleason

Athletic Director

Morgan Gleason

Athletic Director

Head Coach

Coach Morgan Gleason began cheerleading over 25 years ago and continues to stay involved. As an athlete, she was named All-Star five years in a row, as well as being named All-American and recognized as Top 5 in the nation. Academically, Morgan was also recognized as a National Scholar Athlete. As an alum of East Hill, her high school teams brought home three National Championships and a number of top five finishes. Before transitioning to coaching, Morgan cheered at the collegiate level for the Samford University Bulldogs. Coach Morgan has coached gymnastics, all-star cheer squads and school teams. Morgan started back with the East Hill program four years ago. Most recently, the Junior Varsity team won the FCC National Championship in 2022, and the Varsity team won the 2023 FCC National Championship. Coach Morgan recognizes her favorite part coaching as watching the girls develop close bonds while glorifying God through the sport of cheerleading. 

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Tara Godwin

Gadsden Campus Librarian

Tara Godwin

Gadsden Campus Librarian

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Shannon Grady

Student Success Specialist

Shannon Grady

Student Success Specialist

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Lori Hadley

Head of School

Lori Hadley

Head of School

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Clara Hemphill

First Grade

Clara Hemphill

First Grade

Education: Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, Kennesaw State University

Favorite Restaurant: The Oar House

Who Inspires Me: My husband and little girl inspire me daily.

Hidden Talent: I am artistic.

Other than the Bible, everyone should read: Priscilla Shirer’s devotional book, Awaken.

What do you LOVE about EHCS: I love the atmosphere that welcomes God in all aspects of the school. I love how prayer is truly and important part of the school and that it is demonstrated.

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Angelia Johnson

Spanish, Drama

Angelia Johnson

Spanish, Drama

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Jennifer Kughn

Third Grade

Jennifer Kughn

Third Grade

Education: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (ESOL Endorsed), Florida Atlantic University

Favorite Restaurant: Carrabas

Who Inspires Me: My husband

Hidden Talent: Worship Leader, Piano Player

Other than the Bible, everyone should read: Redeeming Love

What do you LOVE about EHCS: The family atmosphere and the freedom to teach my students about Jesus and His love for them.

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Kiersten Kutz

Kindergarten

Kiersten Kutz

Kindergarten

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Michele Lacasse

Guidance Counselor

Michele Lacasse

Guidance Counselor

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Emily Lacasse

Art, Graphic Design

Emily Lacasse

Art, Graphic Design

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Jason Levy

Math

Jason Levy

Math

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Meredith Locklear

Pre-Algebra, Algebra II, Geometry

Meredith Locklear

Pre-Algebra, Algebra II, Geometry

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Kelley Matheny

Fourth Grade

Kelley Matheny

Fourth Grade

Education: Bachelor of Science in Curriculum & Instruction, Texas A & M University

Favorite Restaurant: The Fishing Hole

Who Inspires Me: My mom, Nana Brown

Hidden Talent: Scrapbooking

Other than the Bible, everyone should read: Hansi: The Girl Who Loved the Swastika

What do you LOVE about EHCS: I love the teachers I work with, I love that the Lord is the main component of everything I teach, and I especially love that my children are at EHCS, too.

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Heather McDaniel

Middle School Science

Heather McDaniel

Middle School Science

EHCS Class of 1997
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Lisa Oaks

Fourth Grade

EHCS Class of 1997

Lisa Oaks

Fourth Grade

Education: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Christian Education, Baptist College of Florida

Favorite Restaurant: Dharma Blue and Coach-n-Four

Who Inspires Me: Dr. Ben Carson

Hidden Talent: cake baking and decorating

Other than the Bible, everyone should read: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

What do you LOVE about EHCS: Walking down the locker hallway and still being able to smell the chlorine from the former pool. The many memories I have that span 40 years.

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Beth Ann Owens

Elementary School Principal

Beth Ann Owens

Elementary School Principal

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Prity Patel

Executive Assistant

Prity Patel

Executive Assistant

Education: PSC (AS in dental hygiene) UWF (BS in Biology) 2003

Favorite Restaurant: Jaco’s and Bonelli’s

Who Inspires Me: My parents! They had no clue about the American culture, but came to the USA and made it happen. They were able to give me and my brother a beautiful life, send us to a Christian school, and enforced good morals and teachings. They faced a lot, but continued to be positive and encouraging for us to be great. Now we pass that on to our children.

Hidden Talents: I wish I had some talents!! Definitely would love to paint/draw, sing, run…but cooking/baking would be my only talents!

Other than the Bible, everyone should read: Move Your Bus

What I love about EHCS: My students!! Especially the wild and crazy ones, they have the best personalities and creativity. Seriously, EHCS feels like home! When you have no family around, EHCS staff, students, and parents make you feel like “you matter”!

20+ Years at EHCS
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Dallas Roper

Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

20+ Years at EHCS

Dallas Roper

Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

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Angela Rudd

Elementary Physical Education

Angela Rudd

Elementary Physical Education

Education: Bachelor of Science in Leisure Services and Studies, Florida State University

Clubs: Jogging Club

Favorite Restaurant: Jaco’s and Hot Spot Barbecue

Who Inspires Me: My dear friend, Rhonda Hughes, who has battled cancer with faith, dignity, and grace.

Hidden Talent: Song writings, poetry, and children’s stories

Other than the Bible, everyone should read: If the Tomb is Empty, Anything is Possible and Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess.

What do you LOVE about EHCS: I love the team of teachers and staff at EHCS. I also love having no holds barred conversations about Christ!

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Leslie Seelman

VPK Assistant

Leslie Seelman

VPK Assistant

Education: Bachelor of Science in Social Work, University of West Florida

Favorite Restaurant: The Grand Marlin

Who Inspires Me: My family

Hidden Talent: Organizing!

Other than the Bible, everyone should read:

What do you LOVE about EHCS: I love working with people who have the same values and I feel East Hill provides an outstanding education in a loving, Christian environment.

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Grace Sloan

Media Specialist

Grace Sloan

Media Specialist

20+ Years at EHCS
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Tonya Smith

Civics, Business Leadership

20+ Years at EHCS

Tonya Smith

Civics, Business Leadership

Education: Florida State University

Favorite Restaurant: George’s Bistro

Who Inspires Me: Leeana Tankersley, Ann Voskamp, Emily P. Freeman

Hidden Talent: I’m pretty good at the shooting range

Other than the Bible, everyone should read: Do the Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman

What do you LOVE about EHCS: I love that my granddaughter is an EHCS eagle.

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Mia Staneart

Math

Mia Staneart

Math

Education: Bachelor of Elementary Education, emphasis in Mathematics, Grand Canyon University

Clubs: Student Council, Math Counts

Favorite Restaurant: Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

Who Inspires Me: Strong Godly Women

Hidden Talent: I can make my tongue into a three-leaf clover!

Other than the Bible, everyone should read: Charlotte’s Web

What do you LOVE about EHCS: I love how I feel loved and accepted by my peers. I love how we are all on the same page. The importance that the school puts on the partnership with families! The good feelings I get every time I come here. The students are good! We got Green Turf!!!!

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Blondell Stroud

VPK Aftercare

Blondell Stroud

VPK Aftercare

Favorite Restaurant: Texas Longhorn

Who Inspires Me: People who display the Fruit of the Spirit

Hidden Talent: Writing

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Bren Stutz

Third Grade

Bren Stutz

Third Grade

Education: Bachelor of Elementary Education, University of South Alabama

Favorite Restaurant: Nick’s Boathouse

Who Inspires Me: Patti Garibay

Hidden Talent: I have a great memory!

Other than the Bible, everyone should read: To Kill a Mockingbird.

What do you LOVE about EHCS: Everyone is so friendly, and there is a sense of community. As an added bonus, EHCS is located in Pensacola, so there is little chance of snow.

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Jennifer Traweek

Kindergarten

Jennifer Traweek

Kindergarten

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Ericka Treto-Rivero

First Grade

Ericka Treto-Rivero

First Grade

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Julie Tynes

English

Julie Tynes

English

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Bryan Allen Waters

Economics, World Cultures, World History, Bible

Bryan Allen Waters

Economics, World Cultures, World History, Bible

Education: Bachelor of Arts in History, University of West Florida; Master of Arts in Political Science, University of West Florida

Favorite Restaurant: Union Public House

Who Inspires Me:

Hidden Talent: It’s a secret!

Other than the Bible, everyone should read: People who hold different perspectives, who have different life experiences, who have reached different conclusions about the nature of reality.

What do you LOVE about EHCS: I love the holistic perspective on education.

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Megan Wendal

Second Grade

Megan Wendal

Second Grade

Education: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, West Coast Baptist College; Elementary Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Pensacola Christian College

Favorite Restaurant: South Market

Who Inspires Me: My mom

Hidden Talent: I’m a barista.

Other than the Bible, everyone should read: Atomic Habits

What do you LOVE about EHCS: I love the heart and mission of the school.

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Doris White

Spanish

Doris White

Spanish

Education: Master of Arts in English as a Second Language, Hamline University

Favorite Restaurant: Five Sisters Blues Cafe

Who Inspires Me: My mother

Hidden Talent: I can fall asleep during takeoff!

Other than the Bible, everyone should read: The Diary of Anne Frank

What do you LOVE about EHCS:

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Elsa Wilson

Elementary Art & Spanish

Elsa Wilson

Elementary Art & Spanish

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Randy Wolfe

History Teacher

Randy Wolfe

History Teacher