Carolina Christian School 

Lower School Faculty

(704) 888-4332

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Lesley Crosby

PreK Teacher

Mrs. Crosby holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  She has been teaching our CCS PreK students for the past 5 years and previously taught at Carolina Preschool while staying at home with her two children, Morgan and Matthew.  Mrs. Crosby loves teaching at CCS for the relationships formed between her and the students and families.

lcrosby@carolinachristianschool.com

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Jennifer Price

PreK Assistant

Mrs. Price holds an Associates degree in Computer Programming.  She began working at Carolina Preschool in 2009 after staying at home to raise her two children.  She has been a teacher assistant for 5 years in the Carolina Christian School PreK program.  She loves watching the children learn new things and how to do things on their own.

jprice@carolinachristianschool.com

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Beth Neal
Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Neal graduated from Wingate University with a Bachelor Of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. She taught Kindergarten and First Grade before staying home to raise her 7 children. She is excited to be a part of the Carolina Christian School family and is looking forward to serving the students and families here.   

bneal@carolinachristianschool.com

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Katelyn Taylor
Kindergarten Teacher 

Mrs. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is excited about joining the Carolina Christian School family and is looking forward to watching students grow both academically and spiritually.

ktaylor@carolinachristianschool.com

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Tami Carr

Grade 1 Teacher

Mrs. Carr holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education K-6 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  She has been teaching at Carolina Christian school for 19 years.  Mrs. Carr loves getting to know the CCS students and their families.  She enjoys watching them learn and grow in the Lord.

tcarr@carolinachristianschool.com

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Jeanette Faulkner
Grade 2 Teacher

Mrs. Faulkner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Gardner Webb University.  She is entering her twenty-fifth year as a Christian school educator.  She loves the sense of family and service to our community that Carolina Christian School promotes.

jfaulkner@carolinachristianschool.com

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Dawn Colravy
Grades 3 Teacher

Mrs. Colravy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.  She homeschooled her three oldest children through the 5th grade and has done a substantial amount of substitute teaching in the private and public schools.  Since 2016 she has taught 3rd, 5th, and 6th grades at Covenant Christian School in Panama City, FL. Mrs. Colravy's family moved to Locust in July and she is very excited to be a part of the Carolina Christian team.

dcolravy@carolinachristianschool.com

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Cindy Barnes
Grades 4-5 Teacher

Mrs. Barnes holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University and a Masters degree in Reading Language and Literacy from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  She has taught Kindergarten as well as Grades 1 and 3.  She worked for the last two years in the Carolina Christian front office and is now looking forward to getting back into the classroom and teaching as a part of the Grade 3-5 team.

cbarnes@carolinachristianschool.com

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Bob Hammond
Grades 4-5 Teacher

Mr. Hammond holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Gardner Webb University and a Masters degree in Christian Education from Reformed Theological Seminary.  Mr. Hammond has been teaching at CCS since 2011 and currently teaches Bible to Grades 3-5.  Mr. Hammond enjoys teaching at CCS because he wants to help children understand the world through the lens of Scripture, and he wants kids to love and follow Jesus throughout their lives.

bhammond@carolinachristianschool.com

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Wendy Hammond

Lower School Art/Library Teacher

Mrs. Hammond holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministries with a minor in Elementary Education from Belhaven University.  She enjoys encouraging creativity in her PreK through Middle School Art students and helping her library students find books that pique their interest while also exploring genres they might never have otherwise read.

whammond@carolinachristianschool.com

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MacKenzie McCarthy
Lower School P.E. Teacher

Coach McCarthy has been a part of CCS Athletics since its inception, and she is so excited to see the growth that has already taken place. As a student-athlete, Coach McCarthy gained knowledge of many different sports through playing, watching, and assistant coaching. Since graduating from High Point University, she has gained experience in the administrative and teaching side of athletics through work in local parks and recreation youth sports programs.

She is passionate about instilling the skills used in sports, such as leadership, discipline, and teamwork, in our youth so that they can take them beyond the court.

mmccarthy@carolinachristianschool.com

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Todd Harris

Lower School Music Teacher

Mr. Harris lives in Oakboro with his wife, Jennifer and daughter Tenley who is a 4th grader at CCS.  He enjoys teaching music at CCS and finds great joy in seeing the annual music performance showcase the students' many talents.  Mr. Harris holds his Associates degree from Stanly Community College.  He is currently an HR Consultant with Mecklenburg County Government in addition to teaching Lower School Music on Wednesdays at CCS.  He is a member of the praise band at Mission Baptist Church and the Minister of Music at First Baptist of Stanfield.

tharris@carolinachristianschool.com

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Teresa Manzewitsch

Lower School Spanish Teacher

Mrs. Manzewitsch was born in Paraguay and resided in Argentina until coming to the United States in 1989.  She holds a Bachelors degree in Business as well as a degree in Theology. 

Mrs. Manzewitsch taught Spanish in the Montgomery Homeschool Association for several years and has been teaching at CCS since 2008.  Currently, she resides in Stanfield, NC with her husband and she has two adult sons.

tmanzewitsch@carolinachristianschool.com

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Becky Kerns
Lower School Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Kerns has earned her certification in Child Development and Early Education as well as Teacher Effectiveness Training through Stanly Community College.  She has served for the past 3 years as Carolina Christian School's Elementary Teacher Assistant.  She finds great joy in being part of the educational process and loves watching the students grow academically, physically, and spiritually with each passing year and being a part of the CCS family!

bkerns@carolinachristianschool.com

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Penny Nance

Before & After School Care

Mrs. Nance has been a member of the Carolina Christian School staff for over 15 years.  She was a Carolina Preschool teacher assistant for 11 years and for the past 4 years, she has been over our Before & After School Care (BASC) program.  Mrs. Nance truly enjoys welcoming our students into the building each morning and spending quality time with them every afteroon.

pnance@carolinachristianschool.com

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Amy Floyd

Custodian

Ms. Floyd holds an Early Childhood certificate from Stanly Community College.  She has been a member of the Carolina Christian School staff for 16 years.  She spent 13 years as a Preschool Assistant and 3 years as the CCS Custodian.  Ms. Floyd enjoys working at CCS because it affords her the opportunity to pray with and share Christ with the students.

afloyd@carolinachristianschool.com