Our Teachers

 

     
DSC_0543    Alice Parker

Kindergarten Teacher

Alice.parker@arborbrook.org

Alice holds a degree from Troy University (Alabama) in biology and physical science. She home schooled her children for 8 years, using many of Charlotte Mason’s ideas; taught in church VBS, catechism classes, and pioneer clubs; and taught preschool at Arborbrook for two years, before returning to teach kindergarten.   Alice loves teaching young children, especially from a Biblical worldview and loves this season of childhood. She is currently a member of Wycliffe Bible Translators (her husband works at JAARS) and has served in Australia and Mexico on the mission field, making those units especially fun for her to teach as she “gallops the Globe” with the kindergarten class.
     
     
 DSC_0547   Janey Rosser

Kindergarten Teacher

Janey.rosser@arborbrook.org

At the age of ten, Janey knew her passion would be teaching young children. She brings her child’s view of the world and her innovative, creative enthusiasm wherever she goes. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Education and her Masters of Education from UGA. She was actively involved in education and home-schooled her 3 daughters for a season. It is her desire to share the love of Christ and learning in her Kindergarten classroom.
     
     
     Karen Ellis

Pre-First Teacher

Karen.ellis@arborbrook.org

Mrs. Ellis is an experienced teacher with a deep appreciation for and practical utilization of the Charlotte Mason philosophy of education. She has taught Kindergarten for fourteen years at Caldwell Christian Academy in Greensboro, NC, before moving to Charlotte. Karen is a graduate of Belhaven University and certified as a teacher by the Association of Christian Schools International. Karen is married to Lanier Ellis and they have three grown children. Two of her grandchildren attend Arborbrook. She and her husband serve as volunteer Coordinators for the Charlotte Host Family Program, matching international students in Charlotte with American Christian families for friendship. Mrs. Ellis loves teaching children and helping them to grow in their relationship with Christ. She is particularly gifted in creatively challenging and encouraging children to reach their full God-given potential.
     
     
    Tessa Frank

First Grade Teacher

Tessa.frank@arborbrook.org

Tessa is a graduate of Thomas Edison State College. She experienced the Charlotte Mason philosophy of education as a student and is excited to implement many aspects of this philosophy with her students as a teacher.
     
     
 DSC_0522   Elizabeth Mowbray

First Grade Teacher

Elizabeth.mowbray@arborbrook.org

A passion and love of children, God’s creation and imagination is what drives Elizabeth to teach. She holds a degree in Child Development and Early Education from Meredith College in Raleigh. She taught for six years before becoming a mom. After homeschooling her three daughters for ten years, she returned to the classroom to teach at Arborbrook, where she is in her fourth year back in the classroom. She has been a part of the Arborbrook family/community for nine years. One of her daughters attend Arborbrook, while the other two daughters attend college.
     
     
    Denise Moore

Second Grade Teacher

Denise.moore@arborbrook.org

Denise was raised in Somers, New York as one of 6 children. She is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University where she earned her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is a seasoned educator with 17 years of experience in both the public and private sector. Her teaching has encompassed various age groups, capacities, and elementary grade levels. Denise’s core passion through education is to inspire children to use the gifts that God has given them. In 1999, Denise moved to Charlotte and met her husband, Mike. They have two daughters who attend Arborbrook Christian Academy. Denise’s favorite pastimes include reading, cooking, traveling, listening to music, and spending time with family.
     
 
    Karla Dimmette

Third Grade Teacher

Primary Lead Teacher

Karla.Dimmette@arborbrook.org

 Karla has taught at Arborbrook since the very beginning; this will be her thirteenth year at Arborbrook. Karla graduated from North Texas State University with a BS in Elementary Education and has taught in some capacity for over 30 years including public school, home schooling, private school, and in many church situations. She has also taught beginning horseback riding and childbirth classes. She has been married 36 years with 4 adult children and 4 grandchildren. Karla loves to read and help children fall in love with reading.
     
     
     Ashley Brandsen

Third Grade Teacher

Ashley.brandsen@arborbrook.org

Info coming soon…
     
     
DSC_0519    Christy MacDonald

Primary Assistant Teacher

History and Nature Study

Chris.macdonald@arborbrook.org

Christy was raised in the Amazon jungles of Peru serving with her parents as missionaries. She home schooled her four kids for 20 years using much of Charlotte Mason’s philosophy. During those years, she and a friend started a home school co-op in Waxhaw and the annual home school historical ball, and also began a singing group that caroled in costumes, which started with 36 home schooled students and grew to around 60, ministering in nursing homes, hospitals, and singing for community events. Christy has taught at Arborbrook for many years and her creativity and hands-on learning methods make her a beloved teacher.
     
     
    Breanna Hurd

Fourth Grade Teacher

Breanna.hurd@arborbrook.org

 Breanna Hurd grew up with a love for teaching in Washington state and then in Costa Rica in Central America. Her parents were both pastors and later, missionaries. She attended Letourneau University in Texas where she studied Elementary Education with an emphasis on reading. Breanna, the love of her life, Jerry and their four kids have  spent the last 8 years in Kenya, east Africa as missionaries. Jerry is a pilot, aircraft mechanic and administrator. Breanna has been homeschooling their kids to enable the family to serve more flexibly in the desert of northern Kenya near the border of South Sudan and in the crowded busy capital city of Nairobi.
     
     
    Diane Rhoades

Fifth Grade Teacher

Diane.rhoades@arborbrook.org

Diane is a lover of books who worked as a school librarian before she had three children whom she homeschooled for eleven years. She has been on the faculty of Arborbrook for twelve years, having served as one of the original teachers. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in History, and a Masters of Ed in Instructional Resources (University of Arkansas). Diane has a passion for history and works as the history department chair for Arborbrook. Her hobbies include quilting, sewing, reading, and planting flowers.
     
     
    Kayla Murphy

Fifth Grade Teacher

Kayla.murphy@arborbrook.org

Kayla Murphy is a recent graduate of Liberty University with M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning. She comes to us with two years of classroom experience and an understanding of Charlotte Mason Philosophy. She is married to a young man she met on her first day of high school and they have two fur babies. Her hobbies include reading, singing, writing, and drinking lots of coffee. A few special teachers touched her life in a beautiful way and planted in her a desire to teach, which eventually brought her to Arborbrook.
     
     
    Stacia Noble

Sixth Grade Teacher

Stacia.noble@arborbrook.org

Stacia has her BS in psychology with a writing minor from Francis Marion University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of South Carolina.  After working in a psychosocial day treatment facility and as a medical social worker, she committed to being home with her children.  It was through homeschooling for five years, serving on the board of a still thriving co-op and being active in the Charlotte Mason community in Charlotte, that she found her passion for people to be mostly joyfully fulfilled in teaching children.  Stacia taught Inspirational Studies for middle grades for two years, was a 4th grade lead teacher for a year and a half, and served as a substitute for several years. Her daughter Grace and son Ian graduated from Arborbrook; her youngest, Rowan (10th grade), has attended Arborbrook since kindergarten. Stacia had the opportunity to travel to Italy and England to experience much of the art and architecture the sixth graders study in history. This is her third full year teaching 6th grade.
     
     
    Alice Guthmann

Sixth Grade Teacher

Alice.guthmann@arborbrook.org

Alice has a degree in English from the University of Memphis and homeschooled her nine children for thirty-one years, using many of Charlotte Mason’s ideas. Four of her children graduated from college and have families of their own with 5 grandchildren. Two of her children are in college, and her youngest will be a senior in high school in September. Four of her sons serve in the military. Alice taught church Sunday school and started a local homeschool support group (WWHEAT) and many learning co-ops over the years. She has been a loyal swim mom for 15 years with Swim MAC and is married to Howard, a family physician in Waxhaw.   She loves to see children excited about learning and looks forward to encouraging them in their writing and showing them how awesome God is through the study of botany.
     
     
MullinsPamela (1)    Pamela Mullins

Primary Music

Pamela.mullins@arborbrook.org

Pamela Mullins is a lifelong learner who loves to share new ideas and music with younger learners, and, in particular, introducing children to the folk tunes of many cultures. She has directed choirs and taught piano lessons for over 40 years. As a veteran homeschool mom, after much research and practice, she determined the Charlotte Mason ideals as best for her children’s education. As a Suzuki/traditional piano teacher, she observes much overlap between Mason’s and Suzuki’s educational concepts for training the whole child. Pamela holds a degree in Creative Arts from UNCC and a Masters Degree in music education from Winthrop University. Other professional involvement includes teaching American history and literature to high school seniors at Greyfriars Academy in Matthews, serving as president of Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum and State Piano Section Chair of NC Music Teachers’ Association. She is director of Charlotte National Guild and NCMTA District and State Piano Contest Festivals. Pamela worships and plays piano & harpsichord at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, NC and serves on piano faculty at UNCG Summer Music Camp.   Pamela and her husband David are proud parents of five adult children and seven lovely grandchildren and love to travel.

 

     
     
 Kourtney Sinclair-4   Kourtney Sinclair

Junior High Language Arts

Yearbook Advisor

Kourtney.sinclair@arborbrook.org

Kourtney received her BA from the University of South Carolina in 2009. She began her teaching career at Queens Grant High in Matthews, NC. There she taught English Literature, Journalism, and Yearbook. Her true love is storytelling. She loves literature, film, music, drama, and dance for the unique ways each fine art can tell a story.   She is married to Tyler, another English teacher with whom she has “Planning Parties.” She loves Jesus, her 11 nieces and nephews, her church and Life Group, doing celebrity impressions, hot cocoa, Oreos, PB M&Ms, and Disneyworld.
     
     
    Beonca Thompson

Junior High Math Teacher

Beonca.thompson@arborbrook.org

Beonca Thompson graduated from the University of South Carolina – Aiken in August 2013 where she received a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. After being in the workforce a year after graduating, she joined Teach for America where she received training to be a middle grades mathematics teacher. She then worked at her placement school teaching Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 and Geometry for three years. Mrs. Thompson has been married to Demarcus Thompson for two years and they have a one year old son named Mason. She enjoys spending time with family, planning events and singing with a gospel group in her spare time.
     
     
Faculty-45    Sherlyn Medlin

Junior High Science Teacher

Sherlyn.medlin@arborbrook.org

From years spent in the rainforests of the Amazon, a great love for nature and a curiosity for the natural world were cultivated. This appreciation for God’s creation is now something Sherlyn draws from to inspire and motivate her students as she teaches them science.  With 19 years of teaching experience in grades 1 – 8 (many subjects) and with a Bachelor of Science degree from Bryan college in Elementary Education and Liberal Arts, she has learned that igniting curiosity and motivating students with practical demonstrations and explorative activities is key in helping students to enjoy learning and succeed in critical thinking!  The passion of her heart is leading her students to a deeper love of their Creator.
     
     
DSC_0478    Amy Norman

Junior High History Teacher

Amy.norman@arborbrook.org

Aptly nicknamed “Mr. Smith” (from Mr. Smith Goes to Washington) for her wide-eyed and unceasing passion for America’s heritage and truth and for her tremendous heart for Junior High students, Mrs. Norman shares Smith’s desire to pass American values on to youth.  Students form intimate relationships with American heroes, glean character values from them, and discover God’s Providential hand along the amazing journey in her classes.  A graduate of Appalachian State University, Mrs. Norman earned her degrees in Broadcast Communication and Theatre.  Prior to having children, she worked as a corporate Certified Senior Trainer and Curriculum Developer.  She home educated her children for many years with a Christian Charlotte Mason philosophy, paving the way for her family to join the Arborbrook family. She has written and taught Bible Studies for women, has an adventurous spirit, and holds a special place in her heart for nature and African mission work.
     
     
Version 2    April Petrie

7th Grade Girls Bible Teacher

April.petrie@arborbrook.org

As a young girl growing up in the beautiful farmlands of Wisconsin, April developed an early childhood wonder over God’s creation and a curiosity to understand the Creator.  This flowed into her college years where she majored in biology and studied at Wheaton College and Palm Beach Atlantic University.   During a season of deep struggle and suffering in her family in her early 30’s, God became deeply personal and present to her heart in a transforming way.  It was coming out of this refining season that a longing to share the truth & transforming power of the Gospel to young women became her heart’s passion.  This passion to know and share Christ led her to seek opportunities to be trained in spiritual mentoring/discipleship, and biblical counseling over the past 7 years.  She has also served as a spiritual mentor to many women walking through grief/loss and suffering.  As a mother to four children (three of them at Arborbrook) she has a passion to enter into the hearts of young women who are on the cusp of adolescence.  This is her 5th year teaching at Arborbrook.  It is a deep joy & privilege to hear the hearts of the Jr High girls she meets with and point them to Jesus in this tender season of their lives.
     
     
     Jacqueline John

8th Grade Girls Bible

Jacquline.john@arborbrook.org

 Info coming soon
     
     
     Ulunda Baker

10th Grade Girls Bible

Ulunda.baker@arborbrook.org

 Info coming soon
     
     
DSC_0533    Jim Hughes

P.E./Health

Jim.hughes@arborbrook.org

Jim and his family first came to Charlotte as missionaries with the Charlotte Eagles Soccer Club. Jim had spent the previous 15 years, first as a student, then as a coach and the Associate Athletic Director of Taylor University-Ft Wayne. Jim and Renee’s connection with Arborbrook began as parents of Mariah and Erica, both graduates of Arborbrook. Jim soon began coaching and teaching as an Arborbrook staff member. As an ordained minister with a men’s and family ministry Jim, along with Renee, are honored to join the Arborbrook community in its passion to prepare the next generation of Christ followers.
     
     
    Deirdre Mumpower

High School English Teacher (grades 9 & 12)

Junior High Writing Workshop

9th Grade Girls Bible

Deirdre.mumpower@arborbrook.org

Deirdre received BA from King University (Bristol, TN) with a major in English Literature.  She taught at a private Christian school in Huntersville, NC from 2000-2005.  After having children of her own, she stepped out of full time teaching but continued with private tutoring as well as teaching American Literature for a tutorial center.   Deirdre’s family recently relocated from the Lake Norman area as her husband, Adam, began his ministry as Pastor of Church of the Redeemer.
     
     
    Kristy Miro

Junior High Spanish Teacher

9th,10th Grade Spanish

Kristy.miro@arborbrook.org

Kristy has a Master of Science in Reading Education from Nova Southeastern University in Miami, Florida. She has most recently taught High School English at Florida Christian School. Kristy also has extensive experience in youth ministry and outreach. She is fluent in Spanish and looks forward to sharing this knowledge with our Junior High and High School students.
     
     
     DaVon Alexander

8th Grade Boys Bible

Davon.alexander@arborbrook.org

DaVon Alexander is the Lead Pastor at TrueLife Fellowship Church in Matthews, NC and has a degree in Biblical Studies..  He has been in pastoral and youth ministry since 2003.  DaVon and his wife have three children and live in Indian Trail.
     
     
     Gabriel Woodman

7th Grade Boys Bible

Gabriel.woodman@arborbrook.org

 Info Coming Soon
     
     
     Jennifer Suttle

Junior High PE

Jennifer.suttle@arborbrook.org

 Info Coming Soon
     
     
DSC_0453    Stacie McIntosh

High School English Teacher

(grades 10 & 11)

Student Council

Stacie.mcintosh@arborbrook.org

Stacie has her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Florida International University. Her teaching experience includes multi-ethnic elementary classrooms in Miami, Florida and Papua New Guinea. She has homeschooled her four children for the past 11 years, as well as volunteering in both middle and high school youth groups, including a middle school girls Bible study and a high school guys’ study. She is a member of Wycliffe Bible Translators and a proud supporter of and co-laborer with her husband who is serving in the JAARS Maritime Department. She served in Papua New Guinea with Wycliffe Bible Translators teaching in an International School, volunteering in a school for the disabled, and living in and sharing the love of Jesus to a multi-cultural community. She loves adventure, travel, hot coffee, and the written word.
     
     
     Jennifer Isenhour

Band & Music Teacher

Jennifer.isenhour@arborbrook.org

Jennifer Isenhour earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Appalachian State University as a recipient of the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholarship, and received her Masters Degree in Wind Conducting from Winthrop University, where she studied with Dr. Bill Malambri. For the past five years, Jennifer served as a band director at Bryant Middle School in Bryant, Arkansas where the band program totals more than 500 students, consistently placing members in area honor bands and earning superior ratings at concert band assessments. Jennifer was also an active member of First Baptist Church of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, singing in the sanctuary choir and leading the Preschool Children’s Choir. Before moving to Arkansas, Jennifer founded the band program at Marvin Ridge Middle School in Waxhaw, NC. Her bands went on to receive superior ratings in Grades II, III, and IV at Music Performance Assessment and at local concert festivals.  Members of the MRMS band were well represented at the county, district and state level honor bands. She was the 2010-2011 Teacher of the Year for Marvin Ridge Middle School and also a recipient of the Encore Award from NC chapter of ASBDA. Jennifer served on the SCDBA board as middle school representative and as co-chair of the All-District Band Auditions.
Jennifer is a certified Level I Creative Motion instructor and serves as historian for the Creative Motion Alliance. She is active as a clinician and adjudicator and resides in Fort Mill, SC with her husband, Justin, and their two sons, Owen and William.
     
     
    Meg Spear

Nature Study Teacher

High School Home Economics

Meg.spear@arborbrook.org

 

Meg Spear is married to Matt, and is mother to seven children including one Arborbrook graduate and four current students. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Asbury University in Wilmore, KY, with a major in journalism and minor in English. Before children, Meg worked in the Public Relations offices at Queens University and at Ronald Blue and Company. Throughout the past 18 years, she has homeschooled different combinations of her children and has taught co-op and Sunday School classes in the Charlotte area. Thoroughly amazed by the beauty that surrounds us, and so thankful for the opportunity Arborbrook provides students to weekly experience nature in a meaningful way, Meg enjoys learning and working alongside students to study creation and know more deeply its Creator.
     
     
DSC_0496    Melody Shearer

High School History Teacher (World, US I, Civics/Econ)

Melody.shearer@arborbrook.org

Melody is a native Charlottean, growing up in the Matthews/ Mint Hill area.  She is a graduate of Columbia College with a bachelor’s degree in History and a minor in Christian Theology.  She is currently working on her master’s degree in education.  She has been in education for 10 years and has taught 4th grade, Middle School and the majority of her teaching experience has been in High School.  Melody has a passion for history and young people. This is evident through her work in youth ministry, children’s ministry and currently as her church’s Nursery Coordinator.  She loves sharing Christ with children of all ages! She is married to a man who shares her passion for reaching children as he is the Children’s Pastor at the church they attend.  They have two beautiful girls: one in college studying early elementary education and a bubbly bouncing 9 year old!  She also loves her family, friends, Panthers football, and volleyball.
     
     
    Jeri Zangmeister

High School History II Teacher

HS Girls (11th Grade) Bible Teacher

Bible Dept. Chair

Jeri.zangmeister@arborbrook.org

Jeri has a BA in Communications from the Ohio State University. She moved to Charlotte from Ohio more than 10 years ago for her husband to attend Southern Evangelical Seminary. While at the seminary, Jeri earned a Certificate of Women’s Ministry and taught classes to students and student’s wives for this certificate program for several years. She has three children (two of whom are graduates of Arborbrook and one who will be a junior at Arborbrook this fall) whom she also homeschooled for a few years. Her family has been at Arborbrook since the first year the school started. Jeri loves history and teaching and has a passion for carrying the faith to the next generation!
     
     
    Jim Zangmeister

High School Worldview Teacher

Jim.zangmeister@arborbrook.org

 

Jim studied at Wittenberg University, The Ohio State University School of Allied Medicine, The Columbus College of Art and Design, The Vienna Institute for European Studies, and Southern Evangelical Seminary. After being a commercial artist and animator for 30 years, he talked his lovely, organized, talented and highly motivated wife, Jeri, into starting their own video production company called “Zang!” They collaborate with Christian ministries to provide an articulate, intelligent voice for biblical Christianity in the public arena. When he’s not basking in the glow of his computer monitor, he loves playing squash, sipping Caribou coffee, and strumming his six-string.
     
     
     
DSC_0428    Jean Wood

High School Science Teacher

Jean.wood@arborbrook.org

Jean has taught science and mathematics for over 18 years and has served schools in The United States, Belgium, and South Korea.  She holds an undergraduate degree in Genetics from The University of Western Ontario and a master’s degree in Educational Administration.  She uses investigations in the science classroom to enhance her students’ learning experience.  Throughout her career, Jean has served as AP Coordinator, IB Examiner in Biology, and Curriculum Subject Chair for Mathematics.  Jean enjoys sports such as basketball, tennis, and hiking.
     
     
    Robyn Kimball

High School Math Teacher

Sign Language

Robyn.kimball@arborbrook.org

Robyn has dedicated herself to teaching high school students through diverse and creative experiences; something she learned while serving on the mission field in Belize, Central America. Finishing high school in two and half years, she returned to the states to obtain her degree in Accounting; however, while serving as program director for Camp Adventure summer youth camp, she quickly realized that her love of math was best expressed through teaching. Always searching for creative ways to both encourage a desire for learning and open eyes to practical application, she has embraced the Charlotte Mason philosophy. In addition to her 20 years of teaching all levels of high school math, she has been involved with yearbook, student council, volleyball, cheerleading, SAT prep, sign language, and community outreach. You will often find her collaborating with students to plan prom night, chauffeuring class trips, and attending sporting events to cheer on her students. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC to be close to her family.
     
     
 DSC_0503   Chad Meers

High School Spanish Teacher

Worship Assembly Director

Chad.meers@arborbrook.org

Chad has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Hispanic Studies from the University of Kentucky.  He served six years in Guatemala as a missionary where he was involved in various forms of ministry including discipleship programs, sports outreach, medical missions, and the construction of homes and churches.  He has extensive classroom experience teaching English, Spanish, and physical education overseas and in the United States.  Chad enjoys spending time with his wife Kacie, traveling, film, music, the outdoors, and cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats. He is also a worship leader.
     
     
     Lindsay Mangas

High School Algebra I

Chemistry

Lindsay.mangas@arborbrook.org

Info coming soon
     
     
DSC_0537    Mary Lou Scott

Substitute Coordinator

Junior High Assistant

Specials Teacher

Marylou.scott@arborbrook.org

Mary Lou is a graduate of the Master’s College in Santa Clarita California with a minor in Bible and a major in Communications. Before children, she worked for Sunshine Day Care and in the Admissions Department of the Masters College.

She has been married for 23 years to Brian Scott and has three daughters; the eldest Tiffany is a graduate of Arborbrook High School and a graduate of Charleston Southern University working as a graphic designer. Melissa and Jennifer are graduates of Arborbrook.

     
     
DSC_0568    Missy Trent

Junior Seminar Teacher

Guidance Counselor

Missy.trent@arborbrook.org

Missy graduated from NC State with a B.A. in Public Relations and Communications. She has been an elementary school teacher at three different schools including Arborbrook. She homeschooled until she discovered the Charlotte Mason educational philosophy and enrolled her two daughters at Arborbrook, both of whom are now graduates. In addition to teaching first grade, Missy has also served as an administrative assistant and electives coordinator at Arborbrook. Missy loves interacting with students and encouraging them to pursue their goals and dreams. Missy has been married to Jimmy for more than 20 years and loves reading, hiking, walking, serving in church, flower gardening, and going on missions trips. She loves to have fun, take short weekend trips, and explore new places.
     
     
    Mary Beekman

Art Teacher (K-6, HS)

JH Inspirational Studies Teacher

Mary.beekman@arborbrook.org

Since childhood, Mary was interested in art but chose Foreign Missions as her major at Moody Bible Institute.  She later studied art at the University of Texas.  Missions and art have been intertwined since.  Mary with her pilot husband, Tom, served 22 years in Indonesia and they currently serve with JAARS/Wycliffe Bible Translators.  While in Indonesia she illustrated reading primers, taught K through 12 art at Hillcrest International School and developed Sunday School curriculum for their Indonesian church, which she continues to do.  Mary and Tom’s five children were both homeschooled and attended the International School.  Mary has a love for art and enjoys watercolor and oil painting but most of all she has a passion to teach art to children.
     
     
    Michelle Ganson

Technology Teacher

Michelle.ganson@arborbrook.org

Michelle is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Before starting her own business in 2012, Michelle worked for Bank of America as a Vice President and Senior Vice President in their marketing and e-commerce divisions. She has extensive experience learning and implementing new technology for real world purposes. This experience will serve her well as she teaches students how to effectively use the technology that is all around them. Michelle has four children, three who will start at Arborbrook in the fall.
     
     
IMG_7405 (1)    Wade Grimes

High School Advanced Tech

Wade.grimes@arborbrook.org

Wade Grimes, a cyborg living in augmented reality, is a tech nerd disguised as a responsible adult.  For the past 20 years he has been deep undercover, working with servers, networks, data centers, phone systems, printers, tablets, smart devices, security, internets, and sometimes end users.  He has a degree in English from Asbury University, and upon realizing that he would actually need to get a job and pay the rent, also ended up with Microsoft, VMware, RedHat, and Citrix certifications.  His dad showed him how to use a computer and a modem to contact the library when he was in elementary school, and his mom gave him the opportunity a few years later to bring online his first network at a small Christian school in Six Mile South Carolina.  Believe it or not, he is married (Jen Grimes–sans pareil), has 3 kids (Sarah, Molly, Elliot–all awesome), and has a stable day job as the director of IT for a financial company in Matthews.
     
     
DSC_0461    Andrea Robson

HS Culinary Arts Teacher

Andrea.robson@arborbrook.org

As a writer for a recipe blog, Andrea has learned the importance of communication within the community.  Through her work, she has taught cooking classes to children of all ages, with the local YMCA, and at Arborbrook Christian Academy.  The social media world has intertwined with her work, which led to the contribution of time to local TV news stations and an external magazine providing cooking ideas.  All of her creative passions, both writing, and cooking, are credited to the many years shared with her grandmother. Andrea has gone to the University of Pittsburgh with a focus on music study.  She has three daughters, Hannah and Ella, who attend Arborbrook, and Cara (just born this summer!) Her husband Jim travels all over the east coast with a career in health employee software sales.
     
     
    Jeannine Miner

High School Photography

Jeannine.miner@arborbrook.org

Info Coming Soon
     
     
     Blair Burke

High School Boy’s Bible

Blair.burke@arborbrook.org

Blair graduated from Georgia Southern University in broadcast documentary and is currently working on his Masters in Christian Thought from Gordon Conwell seminary.  Blair served 10 years in Campus Outreach and 14 years in business in construction waterproofing. He owns his own company and is married to his beautiful wife, Stacy, has three amazing kids, two of which attend Arborbrook.
     
     
     Cody Carson

High School Elective – Web Design

Cody.carson@arborbrook.org

 Info Coming Soon
     
     
IMG_1864_MrTyson    Scott Tyson

Athletic Director

Scott.tyson@arborbrook.org

Scott played baseball at Northwood University in Michigan, and then moved to Lansing, Michigan and began working as a youth volunteer at Trinity Church where he felt God’s call to enter ministry as a vocation. In the fall of 2000, he returned to school at Spring Arbor University to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministries. He was studying to become a youth pastor but changed to sports ministry and then moved to Charlotte, NC and began working as the CHAMP Sports Director at Calvary Church where he remained until 2007. Scott then started Legacy Sports through Southbrook Church, a sports ministry that seeks “to integrate sports fundamentals with life principles and Biblical truths.” Legacy Sports is now a non-profit community sports program with a ministry focus that is partnered with multiple local churches and schools in the Union County area. Aside from continuing to grow Legacy Sports, Scott also has a heart to see more churches embrace sports as a necessary and viable outreach ministry.   Scott and his wife Janna were married in 2001 and currently have 4 children.