Our Lower School Staff


 Kindergarten
Maci Bullard

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Campbell University
11 years in elementary education, five years at Grace
ACSI teaching certification
Attends Grace Chapel Church in Sanford.

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Kindergarten   Michelle Shumway

In completion phase of Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Western Governor’s University
Five years in Christian Education as aide and in administration.
Attends Grace Chapel Church in Sanford

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        Kindergarten          Emily Jones

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Campbell University
Taught for three years at Deep River Elementary School
Studied abroad though the Institute of Costa Rican Language and Culture Immersion Program
ACSI and North Carolina state teaching certifications
Attends Crossroads Church in Broadway

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First Grade
Tammy Strickland

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Taught for 30 years in Lee County public schools, and two years at GCS
Warren Williams Elementary School and Bullock Elementary School Teacher of the Year
ACSI and North Carolina state teaching certifications
Attend Grace Chapel Church in Sanford

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Second Grade
Sarah Edwards

Bachelor of Science in Childhood Psychology with an emphasis in Education from Liberty University
Completed coursework at Word of Life Bible Institute and Liberty University’s Master of Education program
Taught at Vass Lakeview Elementary and Southern Pines Elementary, and GCS for six years
ACSI teaching certification
Attends Pleasant Grove Christian Church

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Third Grade
Kelly Whiteheart

Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Palm Beach Atlantic University
Taught in Christian Education for 21 years
ACSI teaching certification
Attends The Summit Church in Raleigh

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Fourth Grade
Shania Ross

In completion phase of Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Western Governor’s University
Taught for three years at GCS.
Attends Calvary Church in Lemon Springs


Fourth Grade
Elaine Clegg

Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from North Carolina Central University
Master of Science in Higher Education from North Carolina A&T State University
In progress of Doctorate in Education in Higher Education from Walden University
Worked in Lee County schools for 10 years and as an instructor at Central Carolina Community College for six years
ACSI teaching certification
Attends Faith, Victory, and Freedom Church in Garner


Fifth Grade
Cindy Cook

Bachelor of Arts in History with an emphasis in Elementary Education from Fayetteville State University
Taught for 14 years as elementary teacher at Grace Christian School
Coached volleyball, soccer, basketball, cheerleading at GCS
ACSI teaching certification
Attends Pleasant Grove Christian Church in Bennett

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