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

ERIN BURANDT

Kindergarten

SSCS teacher since 2020

21 years teaching experience

Masters Degree in Reading and BA

California Clear Teaching Credential

Reading and Literacy Authorization issued by the California Commission on Teaching Credentials

Master Teacher Award (2016-2019)

BRENDA CLIFTON

1st Grade

SSCS Teacher since 2017

41 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.

KAITLIN OURS

K4 Teacher

SSCS Teacher since 2020

4 years teaching experience

B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Special Education, College of Coastal Georgia

State Certified

Church Home: Rhema Community Church

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

26 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

SSCS Teacher since 2019

13 years teaching experience

Masters in Special Education

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

KRISTEE GLACE

MS Science / Elementary Computer Teacher

SSCS Teacher since 2017

5  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

Elementary Aides

LISA LYLE

Elementary Aide

SSCS Aide/Teacher since 2014

14 years teaching experience

Studied Early Childhood Education at George Mason University

GACE ParaPro Certification

Church Home:  Taylor’s Chapel

LEIGH NOONAN

Elementary Aide

SSCS Aide since 2019

8 years teaching experience

B.S. Elementary Education and Psychology from University of North Carolina

Church Home:  Community Church

Middle School

MICHAEL STEWART

Math – Middle School

6 years teaching experience in elementary, middle and high school

8 years administrative experience

BA in Christian Education, Baptist College of Florida
M.Ed in Educational Leadership, Trinity Baptist College

FACCS Professional Certification – Administrator (Ed. Leadership)

Middle/High School Teacher of the Year for CCS (previous school), 2014

STEPHANIE RAMAGE

ELA – Middle School

SSCS Teacher since 2015

10 years teaching experience

B.S. in Middle Grades, Georgia College

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

Church Home: Community Church

KARLA MASON

Social Studies

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

15 years teaching experience in Christian and public schools

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

KRISTEE GLACE

MS Science / Elementary Computer Teacher

SSCS Teacher since 2017

5  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

Specials

PAT JENKINS

Resource Coordinator

SSCS Resource Coordinator since 2016

33 years teaching experience, retired from Glynn County School system in 2015

B.S. in Special Education from University of Georgia, M.S. in Emotional Behavior Disorders from Georgia College, Administration Certification

Church Home:  Community Church

DAN MOORE

P.E. Coach and Athletic Director

SSCS Staff member since 2019

Teacher and Coach since 1980

Church Home:  Community Church

Michael Jennings, Music Teacher

MICHAEL JENNINGS

Music

SSCS Music Teacher since 2010

10 years teaching music in school
25 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

School Nurse

MISTY RICKS

School Nurse

School Nurse since 2020

18 years nursing experience in Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Clinical Staff Development/Education

Part-time Nursing Instructor at Baptist Health, Jacksonville, FL
Licensed Nurse in Georgia and Florida

Associate of Science in Nursing, Coastal Georgia Community College
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Georgia Southern University

Certifications: Emergency Nursing Association instructor for Emergency Pediatric Nursing, American Heart Association instructor for Pediatric Assessment and Adult and Pediatric Basic and Advanced Life Support

MAP International Award Recipient

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

Education:  BS in Accounting, Purdue University, 1997

Church Home: Saint Simons Community Church