Theresa Monro was born and raised in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and attended Heritage Academy in Hagerstown, MD. After high school, she attended Baptist Bible College and earned a bachelor’s degree in Bible with an emphasis in elementary education. In 1994, Mrs. Monro began teaching at Faith Christian Academy in the fifth grade. Three years later, Mrs. Monro married and moved out of the area.
She taught in two different Christian schools for the next two years until finally coming back to Faith. She and her husband reside in Martinsburg. They have a daughter, Anastasia Grace. In 2005, Mrs. Monro earned a master of science degree in Christian school education from Baptist Bible College & Seminary Graduate School.
“I became interested in the Christian school education ministry as a teacher’s aid in high school. As a teenager, I was very involved in Child Evangelism Fellowship for 5 summers and felt the Lord calling me to pursue a teaching ministry. I feel very honored that the Lord has allowed me to become a part of this ministry at Faith.”
Pre-Algebra 7, Bible 8, & Dean of Students
Mr. Brock Keppley was born and raised in Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Conrad Weiser High School. He then attended Appalachian Bible College and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Bible and Pastoral Studies. A year after he graduated from college he, and his wife, Amy, were married. They then moved to Illinois, where he was a youth pastor at a small Bible church for four years.
While in Illinois he was given the opportunity to teach at a small Christian school. At this time he felt God calling him into the teaching ministry full-time. He then moved to West Virginia and began teaching at Faith in 2003. His wife Amy teaches kindergarten at Faith. They have three sons.
“I enjoy the opportunity to influence students to grow in their Christian life. I also have a great love for students and those are the two big reasons why I feel God has led me into the teaching ministry.”
Mr. Jason Crawford
Bible 7, & Advanced Band/Strings
Jason Crawford is our Band/Orchestra Director who also teaches Bible and music at FCA. He earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Alderson-Broaddus College (now Alderson-Broaddus University) in Philippi, West Virginia and a master’s degree in composition from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. In his long and varied career, Jason has been an inner-city public school music teacher, a Christian school educator, an assistant pastor, a minister of music, a private lesson instructor, and even a collegiate instructor of music theory and composition. He is an accomplished pianist, percussionist, conductor, composer, arranger, producer, clinician,educator,and worship leader. Mr. Crawford is also the minister of music at Westview Baptist Church in Martinsburg. He and his wife Anna live in Martinsburg, and their three children all attend FCA.
“The Lord has moved me around many times in service to Him, and I’ve been privileged over the years to serve in ministry and to teach in several schools,” Mr. Crawford explains. “Faith Christian Academy is by far the best school I’ve ever been associated with in any way. My earnest prayer is that God will allow me the honor of serving on this staff for many happy years to come. I want to build into the lives of young people by delivering educational and musical excellence while encouraging them to be all they can be for the glory of God alone.”
Ms. Jennifer Mann
Bible 6, Science 6, Math 6, & History 7
Ms. Jennifer Mann has three sons. Her eldest two have graduated from Faith and Shepherd University. The third son, Brady, is in middle school. Mrs. Mann was born and raised in Martinsburg, WV. After graduating from Heritage Academy in Maryland, she received her bachelor’s degree from Covenant College in Lookout Mt., Georgia. This is her 27th year of teaching at Faith. She has taught children in every grade of the school. She is currently teaching 6th and 7th grade math and elementary music.
“As a graduate from a Christian high school and college, I am committed to Christian education. I am thankful for the opportunity to share my faith and encourage young people in their walk with Christ. Music is one of the greatest gifts God has given us and I have the privilege of enjoying it every day as I teach for Him.”
Mr. Brian Hobbs
Coach Hobbs grew up in Williamstown, NJ where he attended Victory Christian School. He graduated from Clarks Summit University in Clarks Summit, Pa with a major in Bible with an emphasis in physical education and health. He did his graduate work at West Virginia University and holds a master’s degree in sport management. He and his wife Joy have three children who all attend Faith.
He is in Christian ministry because the Lord got a hold of his life through Christian high school and college athletics. He had wonderful coaches and teachers that greatly influenced his life. His passion is to do the same for the young people at Faith.
“Your ability to impact people spiritually is limited by your ability to function physically”
Mrs. Holly Romine
Mrs. Holly Romine was born in Cumberland, Maryland. However, her family moved shortly thereafter and she spent her childhood in Towson, Maryland, just outside Baltimore. She earned her undergraduate degree from Shepherd College where she majored in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Social Science. She taught for five years in the public school system at James Wood and Sherando High Schools in Winchester, Virginia. Upon the birth of her first child, Mrs. Romine elected to stay home full-time. Mrs. Romine’s began teaching at Faith in 2002. Romine is married and has two children who graduated from Faith: Samuel in 2015 and Ally in 2016.
“I feel truly blessed to be able to serve the Lord through teaching here at Faith Christian Academy. I am excited to be a part of assisting parents in their task of raising their children in the “nurture and admonition of the Lord”. For the first time in my teaching career, I have been able to fully integrate my love for the Lord with my love of teaching. I am privileged to be a part of the school and its mission.”
Mr. Jason Swinehart
Mr. Swinehart has a bachelor’s degree in Bible with an emphasis in Youth Ministry from Baptist Bible College. Mr. Swinehart also minored in Physical Education for two years before turning his full focus on Youth Ministry. He received his masters degree in curriculum and instruction from Baptist Bible Graduate School and Seminary. He has worked at church camps as a counselor and churches as an intern and interim youth pastor. He currently is teaching 7-12 grade Bible and upper elementary physical education.
Mr. Swinehart grew up in Durand, Michigan and is married to an alumnus of FCA, Heather. They moved to West Virginia in 2004 and were involved at Independent Bible Church. They are currently working with the youth group at Centerpoint Bible Church. They live in Martinsburg with their children Chloe, Elias, Chara, and Tytus.
“Going to a Christian school for a majority of my elementary and middle school years, I know how influential Bible class can be to students. It is a privilege and a great honor to be teaching the Word of God to the students of FCA.”
Mrs. Heather Mann
Mrs. Heather Mann grew up in Martinsburg, West Virginia and graduated from Martinsburg High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Shepherd University with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Biology. Mrs. Mann married her husband and former graduate of Faith, Benjamin Mann, in 2009. They have three young sons, Solomon, Abram and Ezra. Mrs. Mann teaches Life Science, Environmental Science, Earth Science, Biology, and Anatomy & Physiology at Faith. Mrs. Mann has been teaching at Faith since 2012.
“I was blessed to have the opportunity to stay home after our second son was born in 2011. During this time, I really felt the Lord leading me to the teaching ministry at FCA. I hope to encourage these young people to be confident in their faith as they learn and grow into young adults. It is exciting to be able to show students God’s magnificent creation every day through science.”
Algebra I 8
Monika Daugherty was born in Indiana but raised in New Zealand as a missionary kid. She moved back to the US to attend college in 1999. She graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in Bible from Appalachian Bible College before going on to earn her Bachelor of Science in math education at Concord University. She married Rob Daugherty (Coach Rob) right after graduation. Since then, she has spent time teaching both on the high school and community college level, as well as homeschooling for six years; she and Rob have four daughters.
“I went to Christian school most of my life, and now it brings me a lot of joy to be teaching in that environment. I love the small, more intimate classroom setting, and it’s such a blessing to have Christ at the center of our students’ educations. It’s an honor to help these young men and women as they bridge that gap between childhood and adulthood. I love them dearly and pray that each one of them will follow God when they leave Faith for college or work and beyond.”
Ms. Ashley MacKay
Ms. Ashley MacKay grew up in Texas, Michigan, Iowa, and Pennsylvania. She earned her undergraduate degree from Baptist Bible College (now known as Summit University) where she majored in Secondary English Education. She spent a year in western PA before moving to Martinsburg, WV.
Ms. MacKay has been teaching at Faith Christian Academy since 2015. She teaches sixth through eighth grade Language and Reading. She loves every crazy moment of middle school!
“Teaching is a privilege. I am extremely blessed to have each student in my classroom. Not only do I have the opportunity to teach English, but I have an active role in training students to be active communicators of God’s truth. We are called to be “salt and light” in a dark world and I have the distinct privilege of incorporating biblical principles into every aspect of education”.
Mrs. Sheri Cooper
Sheri Cooper was raised in Damascus, MD. She graduated from Damascus High School where her father taught shop and drafting. She now lives in Jefferson County with husband. Mrs. Cooper is the librarian at FCA and teaches art.
She has a Regents Bachelors of Arts degree with an emphasis in library science from Shepherd University and is working on her Masters of Education degree from Cedarville University
“I enjoy working with children in a positive Christian environment.”
Mrs. Abby Hill
Physical Education 6
Mrs. Abby Hill grew up in Petersburg, WV. She earned her black belt in Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon Do at the age of nine. She attended Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA and played basketball her freshman year. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education and a minor in Coaching. She married her husband Mike directly after college and moved to Martinsburg. She taught elementary PE for six years in the Frederick County, VA public school system. Mrs. Hill and her husband have two daughters, Kiersten and Kari.
Her favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”