We are very proud of the caliber of teachers at Living Science.

Andrea AppleAndrea Apple
K-3 Clubs, 4th thru 8th grade Engineering, 4th grade English and 4th grade Science.

I knew from an early age that I wanted to teach young children and to write children’s books.  God instilled a passion for both within me a long time ago and that fire still burns brightly!  I received a degree in Early Childhood Education from KSU and taught in Cobb County for 9 years.  At that time, God blessed my husband, Jeff, and myself with our only child, Everett.  We decided to homeschool Everett from the beginning, and supplemented his studies at Living Science beginning with his 6th Grade year.  As Everett became more and more independent, the strong desire to be back in the classroom grew in me.  I thought I might return to public school, but God’s plan brought me to a teaching role at Living Science … His ways are ALWAYS better than our ways!  I am so thankful to be here, teaching, writing curriculum, and helping in any way I can.  I love the opportunity to pray with and for our students and their families … it’s one of my favorite aspects of teaching in such a Christ-centered atmosphere.  My goal, while teaching your children the STEM program, is to create life-long learners, hungry for the truth found in God’s Word and knowledge that will help them go out and influence and change the world for His glory!!

Elizabeth ChambersElizabeth Chambers
8th grade English, Fundamentals of Lit. (9th grade)

My story shows what God can do with this simple servant.  I have always hoped to teach in a Christian school with my family.  Now, after teaching English for 10 year from primary to university and raising my two crazy, amazing children for 10 more years,  I have the opportunity to share my gifts and love of learning within a Christian community.  God has prepared me for His service and, WOW, how great Thou art!

I look forward to joining the Living Science family and partnering with parents to prepare your child to excel in their new world.  I cannot wait to engage their academic, creative, personal and social skills for fresh insights and new ideas.  Then together, we can find creative ways to shape and share the Good News within our community.  I love doing work that genuinely matters; service in the classroom and out.  Let’s shine (Phil. 2:12-18)!

Michelle Crose head shot smallMichelle Crose
High School Engineering

Prior to having children I worked as a “rocket scientist” for McDonnell Douglas and Lockheed Martin. I have an Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering degree from Purdue plus the experience of teaching for the past 10 years. I love to watch students grasp how things work and are put together. I want them to get excited about all the possibilities within the field of Engineering.

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Mr D Portrait clearLance Davis (known as Mr. D)
Administrator and co-Founder

I was trained as a teacher in Africa. The English system of education mandated that if I were handed a class to teach, as long as I understood the content to be taught, I should be able to use good principles and practices in delivering an exciting, valuable and challenging lesson. I love teaching and leading students, young or old. Watching the light go on as a Servant Leader says, “Oh, I get it!”, or seeing a real life-change in one of them is still one of my favorite experiences.

Penney Davis (known as Mrs. D) Co-Founder
Middle School Science and Marine Biology

I have been teaching science for more years than many of our parents are old!  My passion has not changed or wavered.  I am passionate about God.  I am passionate about children.  I am passionate about science!  Put those three ingredients together and you have a dynamic environment that will impact lives permanently. It is easy to leap out of bed every day and enter a science lab filled with eager faces belonging to kids and young adults who are ready to engage in learning for the purpose of one day impacting others in the same way.

Andrea AppleStacey Dennison

5th grade Science and Middle School History

Beverly Dingley
Middle School and High School Spanish, Speech, and Drama

Being on staff at Living Science allows me to pass on a love of learning and passion to my students. For me, it is easy to get passionate about Spanish since I have had the fun of visiting Spain, Peru, and Honduras. Being able to communicate while traveling is a huge motivator! We have the added benefit of a large Hispanic community that gives plenty of opportunity to speak in Spanish right where we live. Students are given CDs with songs, dialogues, and readings so they hear the language apart from class. It is wonderful when students tell me stories of how they have used the language!

In the realm of Speech and Drama, it is a great experience to take kids ages 12 – 17, many of whom have never met each other, and forge them into a team. Our class becomes a team that helps each person improve in their speaking and acting skills. Over the course of the year, even students that seemed practically mortified to speak aloud in a group become more confident. Day to day life provides constant reminders of the need for public speaking skills: church services, college recruitment events, and sports banquets, to name a few. I love seeing my students stand tall, make eye contact, and articulate their opinions with passion!

staff_dan-fisherDan Fisher
High School Tech & Engineering Chair – High School Technology

I have discovered a passion for teaching; especially teaching God’s word and the application of technology. I find that theory without application is often boring and I seek to incorporate labs into my classes that provide practical application to what we are learning. God has led me to Living Science by way of the Marine Corps and a long career with Lockheed Martin. I believe that my experiences as a Christian in these highly secular environments helped to prepare me for this incredible opportunity to teach students in the uniquely edifying atmosphere that is Living Science. I see STEM as providing a critical underpinning for the understanding of the orderly nature of God’s world. I particularly enjoy the ability to work with students as individuals rather than as products on an assembly line.

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sandy-fisherSandy Fisher

Physical Science, Physics and Robotics

My passion in teaching physics is to help the students understand some of the underlying structure God placed in our universe.  Our orderly God created an orderly universe for us to study, to learn more about ourselves and Him.  Teaching home school students is great because we set our own goals and schedules.  This year, in addition to our regular course work, we are building 8 foot tall trebuchets for our spring team project.  Not many regular schools (public or private) can offer this kind of opportunity.  I especially like teaching at Living Science; the focus is your relationship with God, whether you are student, teacher or parent.  We put much emphasis on the heart and attitude of the student; when the heart and attitude are right, right actions typically follow.

Lisa GallionLisa Gallion
American Literature (Honors), British Literature (Honors), EN 101, 102 (Dual Enrollment)

As a college writing instructor, technical writer, marketing professional, and homeschool mom, I know how important it is for our high school students to have strong communication skills.  Studying great literature develops the critical thinking skills that our students need across the curriculum and in their adult lives.  Learning to critique worldview along with literary techniques helps students prepare to enter the college environment, where they will encounter many who do not share a biblical approach.  My literature classes spend most of our class time discussing the literature, and I use online grading and extensive commentary to tailor writing instruction to each student’s needs. It is a blessing and privilege to share my passion for literature with the outstanding young people at Living Science.

Angie Prince 1Angie Prince
4th and 5th Grade Math (STEM)

When I was in college I learned the “methods” of teaching different subjects, so I felt prepared when it came time to lead a class full of first graders that first year. Imagine my disappointment when those methods didn’t work! I quickly realized I was prepared to teach subjects like reading and math, but I wasn’t prepared to teach the child. As a teacher I learn from my students how to teach each of them. One of the many reasons I love being a part of the Living Science staff is that the emphasis is on teaching the child rather than teaching the text book. Children learn a myriad of ways and my job as your child’s math teacher is to find the key to unlock the way he or she learns math. That’s exciting to me! Thankfully, I can rely on the One who knows your child completely, to find that key. 

staff_jennifer-hughesJennifer Hughes

Algebra I (Parts 1 & 2), Geometry, Algebra II (Honors), Trigonometry

I love math and the fact that it can be applied in so many different ways and that there are multiple ways to solve every problem.  I like to see students discover new ways to solve problems, and I love it when I see a student reach understanding.  Math is everywhere, and I try to teach students to be thinkers and know why math works instead of just memorizing formulas or facts. The environment here is contagious; the parents are involved and the students are engaged.  I have the freedom to use many techniques and be hands-on, involving the students in learning.  It’s so important to me that it is not just about learning Math or Science or English, but it is about the character and heart of the student.  Learning here is centered around the Creator and His Creation—the way it should be!

Jenni IglesiasJenni Iglesias
6th grade Intro Math, 7th grade Technology (Middle school STEM)

One of the greatest gifts we have from the Lord is the ability to LEARN! I have always been fascinated by this process and have enjoyed the challenge of teaching others something they have not yet discovered for themselves. My passion is to help others in anyway the Lord places before me. Often, this has been through music (I have a Master’s in Percussion Performance) or administration which comes out in countless ways. This year, the Lord is blessing me with the opportunity to join the Living Science team and I am so excited to see what the Lord, the greatest Teacher of all, has in store

staff_tammy-larginTammy Largin
American History, World History, 8th gradeTechnology, and American Sign Language

In 2012, Tammy Largin joined the Living Science staff to teach American and World history, Government and Economics, and even American Sign Language. Tammy believes that “God can reach students through various subjects to change what will someday be their own history.”

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Carly LoweryCarla Lowery
Physical Science (9th grade) and Chemistry (11th grade)

I am a Science geek! I love the laboratory! In the ninth grade, I remember struggling so hard through my Physical Science class that I repeatedly told myself that “I will not take any more sciences than I absolutely need to have in order to graduate from college!” But then, in my senior year of high school, I had one teacher who made me fall in love with the sciences. So off to college I went and earned a Batchelor of Biology degree with a Chemistry minor.  Subsequently I earned a Batchelor of Nursing degree as well. I love the sciences! But more than that, I love the Lord! What a beautiful opportunity to share the grace of our loving Father and the world that He created with the next generation of young men and women. It is an opportunity for me to expose them not only to Physical Science and Chemistry but to give them the tools to walk in a deeper chemistry with their Creator. What an honor it is for me to have been called by the Lord to do this at Living Science where hearts and spirits are nurtured in the goodness of the Lord.

staff_synd-luskCyd Lusk
Biology, Anatomy and Physiology

I graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia in 1981. I love my job and especially now that I am teaching at Living Science.   I have been able to join my love of Veterinary Medicine with God’s Word in teaching.  The students at Living Science are par excellence.  It’s a joy to be able to show God’s Hand of creation in Anatomy and Physiology which is the course I am privileged to teach.  I am able to demonstrate how the design and structure of God’s creation is perfect for the function or work it is to perform. I use the dissection of the cat in a lab setting every day to show how God’s Word is truth and He is the Creator.  My passion is to let each and every student see God’s marvelous hand at work and stand in awe of His works.

lvx_teachers_saltersTerri Salter

God has given me the privilege of teaching elementary and middle school English at Living Science, and I praise Him for such a wonderful opportunity.  It is, and always has been, my heart’s desire to influence students to grow in their relationship with Him.  Believe it or not, it is possible to do it through grammar and writing.  My husband and I homeschooled our son through the twelfth grade, so I have a very special love for home school families.  God has used that experience along with my bachelor’s degree to give me a passion for teaching.   It is an amazing thing to be able to read, but how much more amazing is it to be able to understand the Word of God by understanding the grammar,  punctuation, and types of literature that give our language meaning.

JoelSpiessJoel Spiess
Living Sound Director

The Psalmist writes in Psalm 103:1, “Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name.” Sincere worship is a priority at Living Science. It is my goal to equip the singers and instrumentalists of “Living Sound” to lead their fellow students to God’s throne using music. Our rehearsals focus on the essential elements of music as well as the preciousness of being “lead worshippers.”

My roots are in northwest Ohio on a dairy and chicken farm. I graduated from Spring Arbor College with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in music. I have served various churches in differing music capacities over the past decades. I currently attend First Baptist Church Woodstock where my wife, Robin, and I are active choir members. All three of our children attend Living Science.

NeedPictureAmy Stafford
Latin I, Latin II and Latin III

Oksana Tikhonovsky Middle School Math

My belief is that Math should be fun and sometimes challenging. Arithmetic is God-created, and while getting to know each one of my students, I love helping them to enjoy His creation, see life applications of the subject, and not be afraid of Math. Math is Fun! After homeschooling my own children for over 12 years and teaching math and science in a private homeschool setting, I have been very blessed to join the Living Science Family. My hope is not only to teach your children Math but also help them to learn more about our Creator, discover new things about themselves, learn responsibility, and develop a strong work ethic. I love the fact that Living Science is not only a place where you learn different subjects but a place where you are surrounded with love, compassion, care, and prayer.

Angela Tow
6th grade Math, Honors Algebra and Calculus

Angela is passionate about guiding students through the “foreign language” that is Honors Algebra. In Honors Algebra 1, she equips students with the basic skills required to succeed in high school math. In Angela’s classroom, students learn skills that will take them into whatever field they choose – but spiritual development is essential in any field. To help students keep their hearts and minds turned towards God, Angela encourages her classroom to have “J.O.Y.” focused priorities, keeping relationships with Jesus first, others next, and ourselves (you) last.

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Kim Worsham
Elementary English and Technology

God is the master storyteller. He is writing a grand epic in each of our lives. It is my honor to teach the students in my English classes that writing and grammar are simply a means for each of us to tell our story and communicate Christ to the world. After teaching in the public school system for 27 years, it is exciting to be in a homeschool environment working beside parents to encourage and support students in their endeavor to become good communicators for the glory of God.  In my technology classes, our goals are very similar as we learn to communicate using technology in a responsible Christian manner.

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Bernie Adams
High School Computer Programming

Since Bernie Adams began teaching computer science and programming in August of 2015, she has combined two of her greatest passions: children’s education with science and technology. Applying both with a biblical focus in her classroom, she believes that “the world was created by God exactly the way he described it in Genesis.”

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