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FACULTY & STAFF

Headmaster: Mr. Gene Drummond

Mr. Drummond serves as the school's headmaster, but he spends most of his day in the classroom.  His teaching duties include 7 and 8 Grammar, Literature, Bible, and History.  Mr. Drummond's students often find his classes to be the most challenging, but also the most enjoyable.

Mr. Drummond received a B.A. in Secondary Education from Bob Jones University and a Masters in Education from the University of South Alabama.  He is married with two children and is a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Kindergarten: Mrs. Melanie Endres

Mrs. Endres is a graduate of Messiah College and has a BS in Elementary Education.  Melanie taught 2nd grade at the Christian school 1995-1999.

Melanie and her husband, Mike, have three children and are members of Grace Baptist Church.

 

 

First Grade: Mrs. Jan Springer       

Mrs. Springer provides a great foundation to our first graders in reading, phonics, grammar, and math.  The students are challenged and encouraged to develop their minds for the glory of God each day.


Mrs. Springer has a B.A. in Elementary Education from Shippensburg University and has advanced training in Reading development.  Through the years she has provided many families with individual tutoring for students with reading difficulties.  She is married, with three children and is a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Second Grade: Mrs. Susanne Harris 

Mrs. Harris is a 1986 Shippensburg University graduate with a BS in Elementary Education.  She has taught various grade levels including four years here at Grace Baptist Christian School (1990-1994) in first grade.

Susanne and her husband, Craig, live in Chambersburg where he pastors Grace Baptist Church.  They have two children.

 

Fourth Grade and 7th Grade Pre-Algebra: Mrs. Sue Gorton

Mrs. Gorton holds a BS in Elementary Education from Northwest Missouri State University.  Her teaching experience is in fourth grade and middle school math.

Sue and her husband, Glen, are members of Grace Baptist Church and have two children.

 

 

Fourth Grade Reading and Tutoring: Pam Hosler

Mrs. Hosler holds a BS in Elementary Education from Gordon College and MS in Reading from Shippensburg University.  In addition to these credentials Mrs. Hosler also has certification from NLD (National Institute for Language Development).  Mrs. Hosler taught Kindergarten at The Christian School 1981-1986.   She also served as a Learning Disability Specialist at Bible Baptist Christian School 2002-2012.

Pam has three children.  She and her husband, Greg, are members of Grace Baptist Church.

 

Fifth Grade: Mr. Greg Rudder

Mr. Rudder holds a BA in Physical Education and Christian Ministries from Anderson University, and also a Masters in History from Shippensburg.

Mr. Rudder has been employed as a substitute teacher in  local area school districts.  Prior to that he was involved in Christian camping ministries.  Greg says, "I believe learning is a lifelong skill to be continually developed.  Through respect and relationships built both in and out of the classroom, I expect to create an environment in which every student is challenged and encouraged to grow."


Greg and his wife Lisa have 4 children and are members of Redeemer Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

SPECIALTY STAFF

Technology Coordinator: Mr. Mike Endres

Mr. Endres received his Bachelor degree from Messiah College and  joined the faculty in 1999 after completing his Master's degree from Shippensburg University in Special Education.  After teaching 2nd grade for six years, he is the Computer Lab teacher for grades 1-8.  He also teaches 3rd grade Bible, reading, and spelling as well as directing the Boy's Ensemble.

He is married to Kindergarten teacher, Melanie,  and has three children.  Mike and Melanie are members of Grace Baptist Church.

Spanish: Mrs. Sara Leone

Mrs. Leone attended The Christian School of Grace Baptist Church from Kindergarten through eighth grade.  In 1987 she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Grove City College.  She has taught various grade levels in Christian schools in Illinois and Pennsylvania, including a year of beginning Spanish here at Grace Baptist Christian School (1999-2000).  From 2000 to 2005 she home schooled her children in rural Georgia.  She currently teaches seventh and eighth grade Spanish.

In 2007 Banner of Truth Trust published Mrs. Leone's book on the responsibilities of pastors' wives entitled, Her Husband's Crown - A Wife's Ministry and a Minister's Wife.  She and her husband Scott have three children and are members of Grace Reformed Baptist Church in Camp Hill, PA.  Her hobbies include reading, crocheting, piano playing, and family history.

Third Grade (afternoon) and Sixth Grade (language arts): Mrs. Shawna Morrow

Mrs. Morrow is a Christian School alumnus and graduate of Messiah College with BA in English with a Teaching Certificate.  She has experience teaching English and serving as a Title 1 Reading teacher in Northeast Bradford School District.

Shawna and her husband, Clayton, are members of Grace Baptist Church.

MIDDLE SCHOOL FACULTY

Math / Science: Mr. Gareth Schuth

Mr. Schuth is a 2005 Messiah College graduate with a BS in Music Education.  After teaching music in public school and tutoring students in Math, he discovered his love of teaching Math.  This led to adding Math and Science credentials to his PA Teaching Certificate. He is excited to share his knowledge and love of these subjects with his students.  "Helping transform young minds to the likeness of Christ takes time, effort and love."

Mr. Shuth teaches 6th-8th grade Math and Science, 6th grade Bible and Geography, and 7th and 8th grade Algebra.  Gareth and his wife, Annie, are members of Grace Baptist Church.

Music: Mrs. Carol Garman

Mrs. Garman is a 1979 Geneva College graduate with a degree in Elementary Education and a concentration in music.  Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Garman taught 2nd grade in The Christian School from 1979-80, 2nd and 3rd grade from 1980-81, and 2nd grade from 1981-1984.  She is a past member of the Genevans Concert Choir and Madrigals, and she traveled with the Continental Singers for one summer singing in Holland, Germany and Poland.  She has served in the Christian School as a music substitute for several years as well as accompanist and music coach.

Mrs. Garman returned to The Christian School as music teacher in 2002 providing music instruction to grades 1 through 8.  She directs the middle school choir, Girls' Ensemble, and Grace Notes.  Her duties include planning and directing the music portion of school programs, and preparing students for annual music competitions.   Phil and Carol Garman have three children and are members of Grace Baptist Church.

Art: Mrs. Joie Fitzpatrick

Mrs. Fitzpatrick teaches art classes for grades three through six.   She also serves as the school's volunteer Librarian.  After studying at Covenant College, she developed her love of art and is now sharing her knowledge with our students.

Mrs. Fitzpatrick is married to Charles Fitzpatrick.  Fitz, as he is affectionately called, taught in The Christian School for many years and is now the pastor of the Reibers Reformed Baptist Church.  The Fitzpatricks have five children and ten grandchildren.

 

Secretary: Mrs. Karyl Drummond

Mrs. Drummond serves as the school secretary and assists the Headmaster in many of his administrative duties.  She also provides first aid to the students.

Mrs. Drummond attended Bob Jones University and received her Secretarial Certificate from Norwich Business School in Connecticut.   She is the wife of our Headmaster and they have two children.  She is a member of Grace Baptist Church.

General information about faculty & Administration

The Christian School of Grace Baptist Church is governed by a Board of men elected from the membership of Grace Baptist Church of Carlisle and other churches holding like doctrinal beliefs.  The Board of Directors establishes the policies of the school, and appoints the school's chief administrator and faculty.

The Headmaster and faculty are selected first upon testimony of  Christian experience and life, and then upon academic preparation and experience.  The teachers must be well-qualified and represent a good balance in training, experience, excellence of Christian character and conviction, and love for children.  All faculty members must subscribe to the statement of faith as set forth in the Constitution of the Grace Baptist Church of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  All faculty members are subject to the rules, regulations, and provisions contained in the Constitution and By-Laws of the Christian School of Grace Baptist Church.

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