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Ramona Tiegs

Mrs. Ramona Tiegs

Pre-Kindergarten – 4 Teacher

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Educational Background
2 year Bible Degree - New Tribes Bible Institute
Preschool Associate Credential - Liberty University
Registered with WV STARS for development of early care and education of children

Favorite Part of Teaching
Teaching children to know and love God; Seeing joy on the children's faces as they learn to read.

Key Scripture
Lamentations 3:21-21 " But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: the steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Personal Information
Family: Married to Kurt for 37 years, three daughters who graduated from FCA and four grandchildren who currently attend FCA
Church: Independent Bible Church


Amy Keppley - Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Amy Keppley

Kindergarten Teacher

Educational Background
B.A. in Bible, B.A. in Missions - Appalachian Bible College
ACSI Teacher Certification

Favorite Part of Teaching
Seeing a child grow from learning the alphabet to becoming a fluent reader

Key Scripture
Micah 6:8 "He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"

Personal Information
Family: Married to Brock Keppley, three sons
Church: CenterPoint Bible Church


Kim Pryseski - First Grade Teacher

Mrs. Kim Pryseski

First Grade Teacher

Educational Background
B.S. in Psychology - Frostburg State University
ACSI Teachers Certification

Favorite Part of Teaching
Watching children get excited as they learn new stories/truths from the Bible

Key Scripture
Isaiah 41:10 “fear not, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Personal Information
Family: Married to Grant Pryseski, two children
Church: Fellowship Bible Church


Lisa Peifer - Second Grade Teacher

Mrs. Lisa Peifer

Second Grade Teacher

Education Background
B.A. in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Art - Hood College
ACSI Certification

Favorite Part of Teaching
Being able to share the Word of God with my students everyday and witnessing their transformation from the knowledge of His word to living it out in their hearts and lives!

Key Scripture
Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (NKJV)

Personal Information
Family: married to Tom Peifer, three sons (oldest is married) who have all graduated from FCA
Church: Fellowship Bible Church


Wanda Bradshaw - Third Grade Teacher

Ms. Wanda Bradshaw

Third Grade Teacher

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Educational Background
B.S. in Elementary Education - Hyles-Anderson College
M.Ed in Secondary Education - Hyles-Anderson College
Working with Children with Autism Certificate - Regent University
ACSI Teacher's Certification

Favorite Part of Teacher
Seeing the excitement in their eyes when they understand a concept that is being taught.

Key Scripture
Isaiah 26:3 "Thou will keep him in perfect peace, when his mind is stayed on Thee."

Personal Information
Family: Christian, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, and Teacher
Church: Shenandoah Bible Baptist Church


Fran Stoddard - Fourth Grade Teacher

Ms. Fran Stoddard

Fourth Grade Teacher

Educational Background
B.S. in Elementary Education - Kansas State University
M.S. in Special Education -- Behavior Disorders - Kansas State University
ACSI Teacher Certification

Favorite Part of Teaching
Each one of the students! I especially enjoy watching them grow in their relationship with Jesus.  

Key Scripture
Zephaniah 3:17: "The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you.  He will quiet you with His love.  He will rejoice over you with singing."

Personal Information
Family: Three children and their three spouses
Church: CenterPoint Bible Church


Kelly Michael - Fifth Grade Teacher

Mrs. Kelly Michael

Fifth Grade Teacher

Educational Background
BA Elementary Education - Shepherd University
MA Elementary Education - West Virginia University
+30 Graduate credits in Education
ACSI Teachers Certification

Favorite Part of Teaching
Seeing students learning and growing both academically and spiritually 

Key Scripture
Isaiah 41:13 "For I , the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, 'Fear not, I will help you.'"     

Personal Information
Family: Married to Jeffrey Michael, three children and one grandchild
Church: Independent Bible Church


Bryan DeOms - Elementary Computer Pre-K – 5th grade

Mr. Bryan DeOms

Elementary Computer Pre-K – 5th grade

Educational Background
BS Business Administration - Shenandoah University
MA Teaching - Johns Hopkins University

Favorite Part of Teaching
Watching the "lightbulb" go off in a students head as they discover and learn new skills.

Key Scripture
Galatians 6:9 "Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up."

Personal Information
Family: Married to Kendra DeOms, three children
Church: Independent Bible Church


Jennifer Mann

Ms. Jennifer Mann

Elementary Music Pre-K – 1st grade

Educational Background
B.A. in Education K-8 - Covenant College
15 graduate Credits in Curriculum and Instruction
ACSI Teacher Certification

Favorite Part of Teaching
My favorite part of teaching is knowing that I am in the service of the Lord and able to teach and encourage the students that He has specifically placed in my classroom each year.

Key Scripture
1 John 4:4: “Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”

Personal Information
Family:
Three sons, two daughter-in-laws, and six grandsons
Church: Fellowship Bible Church


Sheri Cooper - Elementary Art & Elementary Library

Mrs. Sheri Cooper

Elementary Art & Elementary Library

Educational Background
RBA with an emphasis in Library Science - Shepherd University
MEd - Cedarville University
ACSI Teachers Certification

Favorite Part of Teaching
Interacting with students and being part of helping children love to read.

Key Scripture
Ephesians 2:10 “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

Personal Information

Family: Married to Christopher Cooper, two children
Church: Fellowship Bible Church


Abby Hill - Elementary Physical Education Pre-K – 5th grade

Mrs. Abby Hill

Elementary Physical Education Pre-K – 5th grade

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Educational Background
Bachelor of Science Degree Health & Physical Education - Eastern Mennonite University
Minor in Coaching
ACSI Teacher Certification

Favorite Part of Teaching
Developing students into healthy young adults that are equipped to fulfill God’s purpose

Key Scripture
Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”

Personal Information
Family: Married to Michael Hill, two daughters
Church: Fellowship Bible Church (VA)


Jason Crawford - Elementary Music 2nd -4th grade & Beginning Band/Strings 5th grade

Mr. Jason Crawford

Elementary Music 2nd -4th grade & Beginning Band/Strings 5th grade

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Educational Background
Bachelor of Arts in K-12 Music Education magna cum laude - Alderson-Broaddus University, Philippi, West Virginia​
Master of Music in Composition summa cum laude - Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio​

Awards and Associations
Who's Who Among Teachers
Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction
Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society
Pi Kappa Lambda national music honor society
National Association for Music Education
West Virginia Music Educators' Association
ACSI Teacher Certification

Favorite Part of Teaching
I love helping students take personal responsibility for the application of Biblical and musical knowledge discovered together. I am happy to teach facts and skills, but I am overjoyed when facts and skills are used wisely in practical application; this sets students on the path toward Biblical maturity and musical greatness. Teaching students how to be successful is important to me.

Key Scripture
Philippians 3:7-8a "But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord."

Personal Information
Family: Married to Anna Crawford, three children who all attend FCA
Church: Westview Baptist Church (where he is Minister of Music)


Mr. Hector M. Zavala

String Orchestra - 5th Grade to 12th Grade

Educational Background
Shenandoah University, Winchester Virginia
Masters in Music Education
Masters in Instrumental Conducting
Escuela Superior De Music y Danza de Monterrey, Mexico
Bachelor in Violin Performance

Experience
Fellowship Bible Church WV
Washington County Public Schools
Loudoun County Public Schools
Escuela Superior De Music y Danza

Favorite Part of Teaching
Setting good playing foundations

Key Scripture
Psalm 150:3 "Praise Him with Strings and Pipe."

Personal Information
Family: Married to Adrienne Zavala, two children Diego and Mateo
Church: Fellowship Bible Church


Karla Macias - Foreign Language (Pre-K through 5th grade)

Mrs. Karla Macias

Foreign Language (Pre-K through 5th grade)

Educational Background
B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies concentration in Education - University of Texas at El Paso
Early childhood certification
Bilingual certification
ACSI Educator Certificate

Favorite Part of Teaching
Building relationships with teachers and students. I also love watching students grow in the skill and subject being taught.

Key Scripture
Psalm 19:14 "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer."

Personal Information
Family: Married to Julio Macias, three daughters