Meet Our Staff

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Amy Pfaff-Biebel

School Administrator & Ninth English
BA and MA from Saginaw Valley State University.
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Lori Swatzell

Assistant School Director, Pre-K Director, High School Personal Finance
Walters State Community College - Associates Degree - General Business
ETSU - Bachelors of Science - Finance/Banking
ETSU - Masters of Education - Special Education (Comprehensive and Modified)
Vanderbilt University - Certified Family/Child Advocate
"Kingdom Education is important to me because it incorporates our most precious gifts (our students) with our most precious Savior. We are given the opportunity to celebrate our Lord and Savior and all that He does for us daily."
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Kim Starnes

Kindergarten
BS in Elementary Education from Tusculum College
TOCS since 2013
"I believe it is my duty and privilege to teach children about Christ and what He has done for us all."
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Megan Schlessing

First Grade
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from University of Southern Indiana and Master of Arts from Viterbo University.
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Kim Masters

Second Grade
BS in Elementary Education from Milligan Collage
TOCS since 1998
"Christian education is a great support for families seeking for their children to know the truth, to know God’s word and to know Jesus."
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Mercy Bailey

Third Grade
BS in Early Childhood Education from Maranatha Baptist University in
Watertown, WI.
"I love teaching at TOCS because it allows me to show Christ’s love for my students through teaching and daily interactions. I also love my work colleagues because they encourage me and are always willing to help when I need an extra hand. We also laugh together on a daily basis which makes for a great time!

In my spare time I enjoy running, reading, cooking, watching college football, writing poetry, traveling, and writing for my blog."
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Rita Brown

Fourth Grade
BS in Elementary Education from Tusculum College; 14 years experience
TOCS since 2006
"Christian education relates academics to Biblical principles and makes developing a relationship with Jesus Christ the most important goal."
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Kyle Kingery

Fifth Grade Teacher
Bachelor of Science, Organizational Management from Tusculum College
and Master of Arts-Teaching Tusculum College
"I'm blessed to be able to openly praise and teach about our Lord and Savior, and live more congruently without having to conceal my faith. I'm excited to build relationships with my students and to reinforce their relationships with Christ. "
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Rebecca Mancil

Sixth grade Language & PE
Bachelor or Arts degree in Elementary Education and American Studies from Rider University (New Jersey). Certified in NJ and TN. TOCS since 2014
" I have felt teaching as a calling for years. Starting off as a substitute teacher when my kids entered, it seemed like the perfect career path. However, as a woman of faith, I felt held back during times when the children needed spiritual guidance. I did not wish to bend the rules, but I provided the guidance they needed as I saw fit in The Lord’s eyes. When my husband and I made the decision to send our children to TOCS, I felt The Lord’s calling to apply for employment at the school. During my tenure, I have achieved that perfect balance between working in my desired job field while having the freedom to witness to my students, teach them about Jesus Christ and show them how a woman of God is supposed to act! God is good!"
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Sherry Stockton

Sixth grade homeroom, Middle School history & High School World History
BS in Elementary Education, Tennessee Tech University; 25 years experience
TOCS since 2004
"Christian education focuses on truth and points the student to Christ emphasizing that Christ is all, in all, above all."
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Pat Carpenter

Seventh grade homeroom ; middle school science
BS in Education Masters in Education and Science; 41 years experience
TOCS since 2011
"Christian education is important to me because it is important to God. I pray to be salt and light to my students while also helping them learn the academic content that will best prepare them for God’s next step in their journey."
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Spencer Solomon

8th Homeroom, Bible, and Middle School Mathematics
Bachelor's in Exercise Health Science and a minor in Biblical Studies.
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Makayla Reeves

8th Language Arts, Freshmen Bible, and English 9-10
Bachelors in Education from West Coast Baptist College
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Marvin Reeves

Bible 10 and High School Science
Bachelor in Science from University of Tennessee.
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Sarah McNeil

Algebra 1 & 2
Bachelor’s In Education from Bob Jones University.
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Desiree Yates

Art
Associate’s Degree from Fayetteville Technical Community College and a Bachelor's of Fine Arts from University of North Carolina-Pembroke with a certification K-12 ART Education.
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Patrick Franklin

Computer
ETSU Design Graphics, Computer Graphics, Programing & development
TOCS since 2015
"I love showing our TOCS children ways that they can use technology for Christ."
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Jodi Kriebel

Latin & Library
BS in Biology from Tennessee Temple University
TOCS since 2013
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Kim McGee

Music
Kim McGee Masters in Music Education from Pensacola Christian College.
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Rebekah Harrison

Spanish 1 & Music Assistant
Diploma in Spanish as a second language from The Spanish Language Institute, San José, Costa Rica.
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Bonnie Nance

Middle School Math Assistant
BS in Math and English Education, LSU; 40 years teaching experience
TOCS since 1993
"Children need to be given an opportunity to attend a school that emphasizes a Biblical point of view"
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