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High School Faculty

Mr. Brock Keppley

Bible 9, Bible 12, Geometry 10, & Dean of Students 

Educational Background
Bachelors in Bible and Pastoral Studies - Appalachian Bible College

Favorite Part of Teaching
I love teaching students the Bible and seeing them grow in their relationship with God.

Key Scripture
Colossians 2:6 "Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him."

Personal Information
Family: Married to Amy Keppley, three sons
Church: Centerpoint Bible Church

Brian HobbsDr. Brian Hobbs

Secondary Principal/Director of Athletics

Educational Background
BS in Bible and Health/PE - Baptist Bible College (now Clarks Summit University)
MS in Athletic Administration - West Virginia University
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Liberty University
Ed.S. in Educational Leadership - Liberty University
ACSI Educator Certificate - Lifetime
ACSI Athletic Director Certificate - Lifetime

Favorite Part About Teaching/Administration
Seeing students grow physically and spiritually

Key Scripture
Micah 6:8 "Has told you....what is do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God."

Personal Information
Family: Married to Joy Hobbs, three children
Church: Centerpoint Bible Church

Jason CrawfordMr. Jason Crawford

Bible 11, Advanced Band & Praise Team

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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: Husband of Anna Crawford, father of Jackson, Jude, and Amelie
Church: Worship Pastor at Westview Baptist Church

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

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

Jennifer MannMs. Jennifer Mann

High School Choir

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
Three sons, two daughter-in-laws, and six grandsons
Church: Pilgrim Presbyterian

Mrs. Holly Romine

World History 9, US History I 10, US History II 11, American Government 12 & Bible 11

Educational Background
B.S. Secondary Education (Social Studies) - Shepherd University
ACSI Teacher's Certification

Favorite Part of Teaching
Engaging students to think Biblically about every area of life

Key Scripture
2nd Chronicles 16:9 "For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him."

Personal Information
Family: Husband - Scott, Son and Daughter in Law: Samuel  (FCA '15) and Taiylor, Grandson: Ryder and Daughter: Ally (FCA '16)
Church: Centerpoint Bible Church

Jason SwinehartMr. Jason Swinehart

Computer 9, High School Advanced Computer, & IT Coach

Educational Background
B.S. in Bible Emphasis in Youth Ministries - Clarks Summit University (Formerly Baptist Bible College)
M.Ed in Learning and Teaching - Liberty University
+13 Graduate credits in Education
ACSI Professional Certification

CodeClub FCA (Upper Elementary & Middle School)
Raspberry Pi Club (High School)

Favorite Part of Teaching
Teaching is about life change.  When the students leave my class during the day or at the end of the year, they should be different than when they walked in.  The ability to see growth and change in students is what gets me pumped about teaching...that and coffee.

Key Scripture
2 Timothy 1:7 & 2:22

Personal Information
Family: Married to Heather Swinehart, four children
Church: Centerpoint Bible Church

Heather MannMrs. Heather Mann

Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology

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Educational Background
B.S. in Chemistry and Biology - Shepherd University
3 Graduate Credits in Education
ACSI Teachers Certification

Favorite Part of Teaching
Showing students God's magnificent creation every day through science

Key Scripture
1 Corinthians 15:58 "Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."

Personal Information
Married to Benjamin Mann, FCA Graduate 2003, three children
Church: Fellowship Bible Church

Larry Kerns

Science & Math Teacher

BS in Physics from West Virginia University   
MS in Education from Cairn University

Key Scriptures
2 Corinthians 12:9-10   But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.  

Favorite part of Teaching
Being able to impact students' lives spiritually and academically and see them mature.

Personal Information:
Family: Married to Ashley, two children Tripp and Ellie
Church: Gateway


Abby HillMrs. Abby Hill

High School Physical Education 

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

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: Grace Church

Mrs. Sarah Taylor

Art/Seconday Classes/Health

Educational Background
B.S in Family & Consumer Sciences - Shepherd University
Associates in Culinary Arts - Shepherd University
M.S in Strategic Leadership - Mountain State University

Favorite Part of Teaching
Watching students discover and use the talents God has given them.

Key Scripture
Psalm 32:8"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you."

Personal Information
Family: Married to Jeff Taylor, four childen
Church: Central Chapel

Mrs. Dania Kanokogi

Spanish Teacher

Educational Background
Bachelor degree, Universidad del Atlántico, Colombia
Education Sciences Specialized in Spanish and English

Favorite Part of TeachingI enjoy watching how students are motivated to learn a second language and that they can see on me a testimony for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Key Scripture
2 Timothy 1:12 “For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless, I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believe and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day”

James 1:5-6 “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will give to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind”

Personal Information
Family: Married, two young adults and one 7 year old
Church: Fellowship Bible Church at Shenadnoah Jct.

Miss Mary Caith Finch

High School English

Educational background 
Auburn University, Bachelor of Science in Education - Secondary Education, English Language Arts in 2015 
Covenant College, Master of Education - Specialty in Integrated Curriculum and Instruction

Favorite Part of Teaching
My favorite part of teaching is modeling for students how to develop a biblical world and life view so that after they leave the classroom, they are prepared to interact with God’s world in a manner that will make them lights to the world.  

Key Scripture
Colossians 1:18b, “…that in everything He might be preeminent.” 

Personal information 
I am from Tuscumbia, Alabama. I love to travel (I did my student teaching in Cologne, Germany). I love to spend time outdoors kayaking and hiking. 
Family: I have three younger brothers, and one is married with my niece, the light of my life. ;) I am very close to all of my family. 

I am new to the area, but I have strong ties to the Presbyterian Church in America, and I plan to attend Pilgrim Presbyterian Church in Martinsburg. 

Mr. Brandon Schafferman

PE/Health/Bible Teacher

Educational Background

B.S. in Exercise Science - Liberty University
Bible Certificate from Word of Life Bible Institute
Faith Christian Academy Graduate

Favorite Part of Teaching
Building relationships with the students and seeing them grow spiritually.

Key Scripture
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.

Personal Information
Family: Married to Hannah Schafferman, two sons.
Church: Independent Bible Church