Our support Staff



K-12 Physical Education
DeShawn Brown

Bachelor of Science in Sports and Recreation Management
from Ashford University
Served GCS as MS girls basketball coach 2017-18
Ten years’ experience in the US Army, five as Staff Sergeant
Master Fitness Trainer rep for the Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Fort Bragg
ACSI teaching certification
Attends One Hope Assembly of God in Sanford
deshawnbrown@gracechristiansanford.com

K-12 Music and Theater
April Ward

Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Southeastern Freewill Baptist College
Taught Piano and Music at GCS since 2001
ACSI teaching certification
Attend Grace Chapel Church in Sanford aprilward@gracechristiansanford.com


K-12 Computers
ALISHA GILLILAND

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from St. Leo University
Master of Arts in Healthcare Management from Trident University
Microsoft certification
ACSI teaching certification
Attends Grace Chapel Church in Sanford
alishagilliland@gracechristiansanford.com


K-12 Art Megan James

Completed coursework at Liberty University and Central Carolina Community College
Served in the Grace Christian Child Development Center for the last two years
ACSI teaching certification
Attends Grace Chapel Church in Sanford

K-5 Library & Spanish
PATRICIA MIKESELL

Bachelor Degree in Nutrition Science from Evangelical College in El Salvador
Served at GCS for seven years
Attends Mana Church in Fayetteville
patriciamikesell@gracechristiansanford.com


LEARNING SUPPORT PROGRAM SPECIALISTS
JANET HOPSON

Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Barton College
Master of Divinity in Church Music from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Taught in special education for eight years
ACSI teaching certification
Attends Christ Community Church in Pinehurst
janethopson@gracechristiansanford.com


Elementary Aide
Kimberlee Hicks

Associate Degree in Nursing from Northwestern State University School of Nursing
Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Louisiana State University
Attends Grace Chapel church in Sanford