Second Grade Teacher
EDUCATION: B.S. in early and Middle Childhood Education from OSU. Ohio Permanent Certification K-12, and ACSI certification.
AT GCS SINCE: 1993
ORIGINALLY FROM: St. Paris, Ohio
FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE: All of them!
WHAT INFLUENCED YOU TO COME TO GCS? I had relocated to Mt. Gilead and was told by a new friend who had a child at GCS that I should apply. I was homeschooling my first grade son at the time. I believe every child deserves a Christian Education.
Fourth Grade Teacher
EDUCATION: B.A. in Elementary Education - Cedarville College
AT GCS SINCE: 1998
ORIGINALLY FROM: Arcadia, OH
FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE: Joshua 1:8
WHAT INFLUENCED YOU TO COME TO GCS? My children were students at GCS and I felt the Lord wanted me to teach again. I believed that GCS was truly a Christian school and had a desire to teach here.
EDUCATION: B.S. in Early Childhood Education - Ohio State University
AT GCS SINCE: 1996
ORIGINALLY FROM: Hillsboro, Ohio
FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE: one of them is Psalm 111:7
WHAT INFLUENCED YOU TO COME TO GCS? I had worked with Mrs. Olmstead at another Christian school, and heard many good things about Gilead Christian from her, and from others as well.
Band, Art Teacher
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Music - Bowling Green State University
AT GCS SINCE: 2004
ORIGINALLY FROM: Canton, Ohio
FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE: Psalm 150
WHAT INFLUENCED YOU TO COME TO GCS? I was looking for a Christian education opportunity for my children. Also, I wanted to be able to work in the same school system that my children attended so that I could be directly involved in what they were learning and to simplify our family schedule. God opened the right doors at the right time....GCS was seeking a person who could teach both instrumental music and art just at the time that I was looking for a Christian school near my home. My family and I have been truly blessed to become part of GCS.
First Grade Teacher
EDUCATION: B.A. in Elementary Education - Mount Vernon Nazarene College; M.A. in Pastoral Counseling-Ashland Theological Seminary
AT GCS SINCE: 1989
ORIGINALLY FROM: Mt. Gilead, Ohio
FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE: Proverbs 3:5&6
WHAT INFLUENCED YOU TO COME TO GCS? My mother worked in the pre-school at GCS prior to my education degree.
Fifth Grade Teacher
EDUCATION: B.S. in Education - University of Akron
AT GCS SINCE: 1999
ORIGINALLY FROM: Delaware, Ohio
FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE: Philippians 4:13
WHAT INFLUENCED YOU TO COME TO GCS? Gilead Christian found me. I had left another teaching position and was not sure where the Lord was calling me. GCS was given my maiden name as a possible teacher to fill a second grade opening. Although I was newly married with a new last name, I had moved, and had not applied, they still found me. When I interviewed with Don Chapman and Connie Olmstead, I knew the Lord had shown me the place He wanted me.
Physical Education Teacher, Independent Studies Coordinator
EDUCATION: B.S. Middle Childhood Education - Miami University
AT GCS SINCE: 2012
ORIGINALLY FROM: Lexington, Ohio
FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE: Romans 12:1-2
WHAT INFLUENCED YOU TO COME TO GCS: I had many influential teachers when I was in the upper elementary grades, so I wanted to have the same type of influence, most importantly spiritual, to that same age.