Number of years in teaching: 9
Number of years at CCS: 9th year at CCS
BSN – Nursing (East Carolina, 2001)
MaEd – Instruction & Curriculum specializing in Mathematics
(University of Phoenix, 2010)
Married to: Darris Whitley
Children: Four children, 3 at CCS and 1 at Carolina Preschool
I teach at CCS because… God brought me here.
If I weren’t teacher, I think I would like to be… Children’s camp
director because I love working with God’s little children and being outdoors; or be a nurse at a summer camp
A scripture I try to live by is … Multiple ones… Col. 3:3, Cor. 3:5-9, Eph. 1:4 … I’m founded in Christ, not in my job or family or anything else. Whatever I do I should do it for God. He will be the one to allow fruit to develop.
Number of years in teaching: 6
Number of years at CCS: 7th year at CCS
BA – History (UNCC, 2007)
Married to: Jamie Cochran
Children: One child who is 3 years old.
I teach at CCS because… I feel God has called me to a place to serve others through a Christ-centered education. I have been truly blessed both before and during my service at Carolina Christian and I look forward to making the best of the opportunity that God has so graciously given. I love students; I love to watch them grow and learn academically as well as spiritually. I am convinced that God has created our school to be a ministry to the community and I look forward to continuing to be a part of God’s work.
Something unique or unusual about me… Ummmm…
If I weren’t teacher, I think I would like to be… Missionary because I have a desire to see the word of God spread throughout the world.
A scripture I try to live by is … I Peter 3:25… which states, “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.” As Christians, we live in a world of change and secularization. I believe the future church of Christ in America will be built upon the foundation of prepared Christians who are able to present and articulate their beliefs.