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Middle School Faculty

Mr. Brock Keppley

Pre-Algebra 7, Bible 8, & 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


Jason CrawfordMr. Jason Crawford

Bible 7 & Advanced Band

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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​

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

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


Mrs. Sharon Fisher

Sixth Grade

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Educational Background
Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Discrete mathematics 
Additional hours in Reading and Special Education
Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction
Masters Degree in Mathematics Elementary and Science

Favorite Part of Teaching
I enjoy watching students having a lightbulb moment when they finally understand because it was taught in a manner at which they make the connection. Education should be fun and engaging for all students no matter what their learning style.

Key Scripture
Matthew 19:44 "Let the little children come to me. Do not stop them! for the kingdom of heaven belongs to those who are like these children."

Personal Information
Family:
Married to Philip, three sons, one daughter in law and one daughter 
Church: Covenant Church


Mrs. Holly Romine

History 8

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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

Bible and Computer

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

Clubs
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

Science 7 & Science 8

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


Abby HillMrs. Abby Hill

Physical Education 6 & 7

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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. Heather SwinehartHeather Swinehart

Language Arts and Reading

Education
B.S. in Bible with Emphasis in Education (K-8) from Clarks Summit University (formerly Baptist Bible College)
ACSI Teacher Certification
Faith Christian Academy Graduate (2001)

Key Scriptures
Proverbs 16:9 "A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord determines his steps." 
Lamentations 3:22-24 "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”

Favorite part of Teaching
Daily interactions with students; Creating new and engaging ways to communicate new concepts to students

Personal Information:
Family: Married to Jason Swinehart, 4 children 
Church: CenterPoint Bible Church


Mr. Larry Kerns

Science & Math Teacher

Education
BS in Physics from West Virginia University   
MS in Education from Cairn University
Faith Christian Academy Graduate (2010)

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


Mrs. Sarah Taylor

Art/Seconday Classes

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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


Mr. Brandon Schafferman

PE/Bible Teacher

Educational Background

B.S. in Exercise Science - Liberty University
Bible Certificate from Word of Life Bible Institute
Faith Christian Academy Graduate (1993)

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


Mr. Ethan Kerns

Secondary Teacher

Educational Background
B.S. in Religion - Liberty University
M. Div. in Biblical Studies - Liberty University
Faith Christian Academy Graduate (2012)

Favorite Part of TeachingMy favorite part of teaching is seeing God glorified in the intellectual and spiritual life change of a student.

Key Scripture
Matthew 28:18-20:  And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Personal Information
Family: Married to Kadey with two children
Church: Grace Church


Mr. Jack E. Price, II

Teacher & IT Coach for Teachers/Admin.

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Educational Background

BS Secondary Education Social Studies - West Virginia University
Computer Science - Mountain Empire Community College
Certified technology integration specialist in the state of West Virginia.

Favorite Part of Teaching
One of the most rewarding aspects of teaching computers to elementary students is
witnessing their sense of wonder and curiosity come to life. Young children approach
technology with a natural sense of enthusiasm, and as an educator, it’s incredibly fulfilling to
see their eyes light up when they manage to make something work on their own.

Key Scripture
Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare[
and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Personal Information
Family: Married to Carolyn, two children – Jennifer and Blake, two grandchildren – Lillie and
Connor Schoppert
Church: Independent Bible Church