K4

JENNIFER HARTLEY

K4 Teacher

7 years teaching experience

MAT Early Childhood Education, MED Technology Education, ABJ Telecommunications

Certifications:  Elementary Education, Special Education PreKindergarten-12, ASCI Certified

Church Home: The Chapel Midtown

Elementary School

BRENDA CLIFTON

Kindergarten

SSCS Teacher since 2017

40 years elementary teaching experience in Christian and public schools

Master and Education Specialist in Early Childhood Education

B.S. in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education

Certifications: Elementary Education; Early Childhood with a concentration in Reading Instruction

Church Home:  Frederica Baptist Church

Georgia TOTY Finalist (2000), Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (2003), Fulbright Scholar to Japan (2005), extensive mission volunteer assignments.

MARIE COUNTS

1st Grade

SSCS Teacher since 2009

13 years teaching experience

Early Childhood Education

ASCI Certified

Church Home:  Waycross Primitive Baptist Church

SSCS 2015 Teacher of the Year

DENISE WILLIS

2nd Grade

SSCS Teacher since 2011

13 years teaching experience

B.S. in Early Childhood Education

ACSI Certified

Church Home: Saint Simons Community Church

Denise’s classroom instructional method was featured on PBS to spotlight successful ways to teach reading to early readers.

DEBORAH HAWTHORNE

3rd Grade

SSCS Teacher since 2003

31 years teaching experience

B.S. in Early Childhood Education

ACSI Certified

Church Home:  Saint Simons Community Church

TSS Specialist for Glynn County, Resource Teacher for K-2 teachers for Glynn County, Teacher of the Year for C.B. Greer (1993), Teacher of the Year for SSCS (2010)

HELEN MOORE

4th Grade

SSCS Teacher since 1997

25 years teaching experience

B.S. Early Childhood Education, University of Georgia

ACSI Certified

Church Home:  Saint Simons Community Church

SSCS Teacher of the Year (2016)

ELIZABETH OLSON

5th Grade

Welcome Mrs. Olson!

12 years teaching experience

Masters in Special Education

B.S. Elementary Education & Multi-age Special Education

eolson@sschristianschool.com

Middle School

STEPHANIE RAMAGE

ELA, Social Studies

SSCS Teacher since 2015

8 years teaching experience

B.S. in Middle Grades

Certifications: Middle Grades English Language Arts, Middle Grades Science, Middle Grades Math, Early Childhood Education, and Family and Consumer Science

Church Home: Saint Simons Community Church

KARLA MASON

Science, Social Studies

SSCS Teacher Since 2017; previously taught 2010-11 school year

14 years teaching experience in Christian and public schools

SHARI LUKEN

Math, Spanish

SSCS Teacher since 1995

31 years teaching experience

B.A. Mathematics, B.A. Religion

Phi Beta Kappa

Church Home:  St. Simons United Methodist Church

MARK KOK

Headmaster, Geography, World Issues

SSCS Headmaster since 2014

24 years elementary and middle school teaching

10 years administrative experience

M.Ed in Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University

BA in Secondary Education, World and American History, and Psychology, Dordt College

ACSI Lifetime Certification

Church Home: St. Simons Community Church

Specials

KRISTEE GLACE

Computer Teacher and Aide

SSCS Teachers’ Aide since 2017

4 years teaching experience

B.S. Middle Grades Education from College of Coastal Georgia

Certifications:  Georgia Professional Teaching Certificate, Middle grades Science, Mathematics, Reading, and English/Language Arts

Church Home:  Calvary Baptist Church

Coca Cola Gold Scholar 2010, Phi Theta Kappa

DAN MOORE

P.E. Coach and Athletic Director

Welcome Coach Moore!

Teacher and Coach since 1980

Church Home:  Saint Simons Community Church

Michael Jennings, Music Teacher

MICHAEL JENNINGS

Music

SSCS Music Teacher since 2010

9 years teaching music in school
24 years in music ministry

M.A. of Church Music, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

B.A. Music, Carson-Newman University

Church Home:  First Baptist St. Simons Island

AUBRIE REEDY

Art

SSCS Art Teacher since 2016

5 years teaching art K-12

B.A. Fine Arts, Painting and Illustration, Savannah College of Art and Design

M.A. Art Therapy with Specialization in Counseling, Seton Hill University

Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist

Church Home: St. Simons Community Church

Administrative

JESSICA PAULDING

Administrative Staff

Staff Member since 2015

Part of the SSCS Family since 2012

Children Attending SSCS:  Gracie and Andie

Married to Travis Paulding

Church Home: Saint Simons Community Church

GINGER STREHLE

Administrative Staff

Staff Member since 2012

SSCS Family Member since 2003

Children Attending SSCS: Hayden, Landon (alumni), Taylor (alumni)

Married to Ted Strehle

Church Home: Saint Simons Community Church