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First Grade Teacher

A native of Winston-Salem, NC, Ms. Bishop attended Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools during the difficult early years of integration where she believes God helped her gain a vision for what to do with her life. She attended Winston-Salem State University with an Elementary Education major. Prior to education, she  worked in the corporate world at Wachovia Bank (Wells Fargo), J.C. Penney, and Belk Department Stores. Ms. Bishop believes that the Lord fulfilled His purpose for her life by directing Ms. Bishop to First Assembly Christian School (WSCS), where she has celebrated 20 years of ministry.

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Upper School Social Studies Teacher

Mrs. Broughton teaches history, geography and AP Human Geography to upper school students while also encouraging a culture of school spirit while coaching the MS and Varsity Cheerleading squads. She is a graduate of LSU and Centenary College and has earned a Bachelor's in history and a Master's of the Arts in Teaching. She has been an educator for 10 years and has taught a variety of ages and subjects, all in private Christian schools. Her true passions in life are God, her husband Andrew, coffee, gold office supplies, organization, well-made shoes and 90's music.

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High School Social Studies Teacher

Mr. Cooper history lover from the land of Lincoln. He is passionate about cultivating an excitement in students to know the history of the world and more about the Author of that amazing history.

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Third Grade Teacher
Mrs. Gruver has been teaching students for over 25 years with most of her experience in Christian education. She earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Mansfield University and a master’s degree from Liberty University as a reading specialist. JoEllen completed Orton-Gillingham methodologies training through the Institute for Multisensory Education and has earned her temporary ACSI certificate through Liberty University. JoEllen has taught at Faith Christian Academy in Florida, Gaston Christian School in North Carolina, and at Winston Salem Christian School when it was known as First Assembly Christian School. JoEllen is overjoyed that the Lord led her and her husband back to the Winston-Salem area and thrilled to be a part of the educational team at Winston Salem Christian School.
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Lower School Music Teacher

Mrs. Kuyler graduated from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, with a B.Mus. degree. She has also earned several certifications in Piano and Music Theory through the University of South Africa as well as the Royal Schools of Music in London. She has been a music teacher at WSCS for 4 years. Mrs. Kuyler and her husband, Adrian, have  three sons Phillip, Adriaan and Karl.

High School English Teacher

Originally from Long Island, New York, Mrs. Laurita obtained a B.A. from Hofstra University. She moved to North Carolina to pursue an M.Ed. in English from UNCG. North Carolina quickly became home and her family is happy to be settling in Winston Salem. Her teaching experience includes four years with Guilford County, where she taught English and served as Graduation Project Coordinator and Department Chair, and two years teaching online with North Carolina Virtual Public School. As part of the WSCS staff, she is very excited about this opportunity to serve the Lord in the classroom and to partner with this community in encouraging students to seek Him first.

Second Grade Teacher
Mrs. Madison began teaching in 1992. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education as well as a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Florida. She has taught in Florida as well as in North Carolina where she also served as an elementary instructional coach for 3 years with the NC Department of Public Instruction. She has received Teacher of the Year awards at the school, district and regional levels, but she gives God the glory for this as she strives to serve Him. She worked for the American Red Cross for a few years before moving to NC where she returned to the classroom. She believes teaching is her calling and is excited to be able to share her love for our Lord in the classroom.
Technology and Yearbook Teacher
After moving around her entire childhood, Mrs. Martin now claim Winston-Salem as her hometown. Upon completing her Advertising and Graphic Design degree, she worked in the corporate world of catalog design until last year when God led her to WSCS to teach Lower School Technology and Upper School Graphic Design. She has enjoyed this career change especially with the added bonus of working with her husband, York Martin (Middle School Science Teacher). They have 2 boys, Harrison (4 years old) and Owen (7 months).
Middle School Science Teacher

After pursuing a career in music, with a degree in entertainment technology, Mr. Martin felt the call to turn his focus towards education. Graduating with his teaching degree from Liberty University he started teaching full time in 2011. He is blessed with the unique opportunity to work alongside his wife, Kelsey Martin, with both of their children also attending WSCS. He enjoys the unequivocal diversity experienced at WSCS and believes it aids the school in all facets.

Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Mason is overjoyed to be joining the WSCS family as a kindergarten teacher. During the 2016-2017 school year, she was a full time teacher’s assistant in Mrs. Thompson’s kindergarten class. Prior to that, she was extremely busy working as a K-12 substitute teacher for three different charter schools in Forsyth County. She graduated from Greensboro College with a degree in Developmental Psychology and a minor in Special Education. Literacy and math are her favorite teaching areas and she has a strong passion for integrating the arts in all subjects. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, reading, conducting genealogy research, cooking, swimming, gardening, playing board games, and spending time with her husband and son.
Third Grade Teacher
Mrs. Piela has served the past two years in the Early Learning Center as the Transitional Kindergarten teacher. She felt God's calling to teach at a young age and pursued working in church ministries or summer camps to gain experience working with children. Upon graduation from Union Grove Christian School, she entered Piedmont International University where she obtained an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education. This will be her fifth year teaching. Mrs. Piela and husband were high school sweethearts. They have two little dogs, Lilly and Harley. 
Fifth Grade Teacher

Ms. Quave started her career with a focus in Special Education at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida where she grew up. She moved to North Carolina after she was married and raised and homeschooled three daughters. After completing a BA in Psychology at Salem College in Winston-Salem, she began teaching at WSCS 15 years ago. When she is not teaching or preparing, she loves spending time with family and her five grandchildren.

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Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Thompson graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, with a BS in Psychology. After working for 7 years in corporate America, she took on the role of teacher at WSCS. In addition to teaching kindergarten, she has coached JV girls basketball and track and field. She is married with three children

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Fourth Grade Teacher
Mrs. Todd is a North Carolina native and has been teaching for 11 years. She received her Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education from Lees McRae, and a K-5 Math addition from Appalachian State University. This will be her first year teaching at Winston Salem Christian School and she is extremely excited for the opportunity to serve God and work with the children at WSCS. She is married and has two children, Brookelyn (10) and Eli (3). In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, swimming, and playing sports.
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