The Gramercy Teaching Team

God has blessed Gramercy with a talented, committed, and experienced teaching faculty representing over 400 years of teaching experience!


Diane Adams - 5th Grade Teacher

gcsdadams@gmail.com

  • BS in Elementary Education from Old Dominion University, (1982)
  • 25 years in Education
  • 6  years at GCS

Janlyn Butler - Lower School Resource 

gcsbutler@gmail.com

  • BS in Elementary Education from UNC-Wilmington, (2004)
  • Gramercy alumna (2001)
  • 16 years in Education
  • 13 years at GCS

Jennifer Collars - 4th Grade Teacher

gcscollars@gmail.com

  • MS  in Elementary Education with Minor in Literacy from Walden Univ. (2015)
  • BA in Elementary Education with Minor in Community Health from UNC-Wilmington (2008)
  • 10 years in Education
  • 3 years at Gramercy
  • Gramercy alumna  2000

 Robert Cummins- 6th Grade Teacher/Lower School Principal

rcummins1951@gmail.com

  • MA in Christian School Administration - Grace Theological Seminary (1987)
  • NC Teacher certification from ECU-Greenville (1980)
  • BA in Religious Studies from UNC-CH, (1971; Phi Beta Kappa (1970)
  • ACSI Certification
  • 40 years in Education
  • 39 years at GCS

Jim Deeter - Upper School History/Bible       

gcsdeeter@gmail.com

  • MA in History from Marshall University, (1985)
  • BS in Religious Studies from Liberty University, (1980)
  • 31 years in Education
  • 22 years at GCS

 Suzanne DiPiero- Upper School Science 

gcsdipiero@gmail.com

  • MS in Marine Environmental Science from State University of New York, (1983)
  • BS in Biology from Millersville State University, (1981)
  • Served as Technical specialist in fisheries research (NY) (1984-1985)
  • Served as an Environmental Scientist for the EPA (1985-1987)
  • Served as adjunct professor for East Carolina University at Carteret Community College in Environmental Science and Biology (1989-1995)
  • 22 years in education
  • 4 years at GCS
Paul Greiner - Computer & Technology  
gcsgreiner@gmail.com
  • Master of Education Teaching and Learning, General Education from Liberty University (2018)
  • BS in Computer Studies from the University of Maryland, (2005)
  • AA Liberal Arts Studies from Fresno Community College (CA), (1990)
  • 13 years in Education
  • 7 years at GCS

Kelly Hamilton - Kindergarten Teacher

kelly.hamilton@gramercychristian.org

  • Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, concentration in Children's ministry (2006)
  • BA in Elementary Education with a minor in Cross-Cultural Studies and Bible from Cedarville University (2002)
  • Ohio State Teaching Certificate
  • ACSI Certification
  • 2 years in Education
  • 14 years in Children's Ministry
  • 1st year at GCS teaching kindergarten
  • 1 year at GCS teaching first grade (2014)

Amanda Hoover - Upper School English 

amanda.hoover@gramercychristian.org

  • BA in English with Literature Concentration from Christopher Newport University (2002)
  • 1 year in Private Education
  • 8 years in Children's Ministry
  • 10 years in Homeschool Education
  • 1st year at Gramercy

Sharon Klosterman - Upper School English, High School Principal

gcsklosterman@gmail.com

  • MA in Secondary Education from the University of Albany, (1996)
  • BA in English from the University of Albany, (1995)
  • 15 years in Education
  • 7 years at GCS

April Lawrence - 3rd Grade Teacher

gcsalawrence@gmail.com

  • BA in Elementary Education from Eastern University, (2002)
  • 17 years in Education
  • 5 years at GCS

Susan Lewis - Lower School Music/Spanish 

gcsslewis@gmail.com

  • BS in Bible and Church Music/Missions from Welch Bible College, (1986)
  • 7 years in Education
  • 5 years at GCS

Pietro Morelli - Upper School Math/Science

gcsmorelli@gmail.com

  • Honorably Discharged from the Italian Navy (2012)
  • Graduate: U.S Navy Flight School (2002)
  • Graduate: Italian Naval Academy with Honors (1999)
  •  Material Engineering, University of Messina (1996-1998)
  • 12 years in Education
  • 4  years at GCS


David Perry - Upper School Social Studies

david.perry@gramercychristian.org

  • BA in History, Minor in Math  from NC State University (1989)
  • BS in Social Studies Education from East Carolina University (1990)
  • National Board Certification (2002), Re-certification (2012)
  • Admitted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame 2019
  • 31 years in Education
  • 2 years at GCS

Andrea Purvis - Kindergarten Teacher

gcspurvis@gmail.com

  • MA in Education from Ball State University (2011)
  • BA in Elementary Education from Indiana Wesleyan University (2001)
  • 12 years teaching experience
  • NC, IN, and KY teacher certification in elementary and special education
  • Coached cross-country and track
  • 3 years at GCS

Cynthia Reavis - 2nd Grade Teacher

cindy.reavis@gramercychristian.org

  • BS in Child Development and Family Relations from East Carolina University (1997)
  • 8 years in Education
  • 1st year at GCS
Denise Story - Upper School Math/Science
gcsstory@gmail.com
  • BS in Math and Physics from the University of Tennessee, (2002)
  • 32 years in Education
  • 15 years at GCS

Braxton Underwood - P.E./Athletic Director

braxton.underwood@gramercychristian.org

  • Gramercy  alumnus 2012
  • BS in K-12 Physical Education and Health from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • 4 years in Education
  • 1st year at GCS

Amanda Vick- 1st Grade Teacher

amanda.vick@gramercychristian.org

  • MA in Curriculum and Instruction, Concentration in Reading and Learning Disabilities from North Carolina State University (2005)
  • BA in Psychology, Minor in Studio Art from Meredith College (2000)
  • North Carolina K-12 Teaching Certificate, with emphasis in Reading
  • 10 years in Education
  • 1st year at GCS

Cinda Walker - Upper School Math/Math Resource

gcswalker@gmail.com

  • BS in Elementary Education from Grace College (1974)
  • North Carolina Teaching Certificate Elementary Education, Middle Math and Science, High School Math
  • 30 years in Education
  • 3 years at GCS
  • 13 years prior at GCS (1992-2005)

Kathy Walters - Art

gcsartclass@gmail.com

  • MS Recreational Therapy from UNC-Chapel Hill, (1995)
  • BS Speech Pathology; Minor in Special Education from James Madison University (1992)
  • 9 years in Education
  • 9 years at GCS

Carla Weist- Middle School Language/Speech and Debate

carla.weist@gramercychristian.org

  • BS in Secondary English Education, minor in Bible and Psychology from Liberty University (1990)
  • NC Professional Educator's License 9-12 English and Academically Gifted
  • 25 years in Education (Traditional - 6 years; Homeschool and Classical Christian - 18 years)
  • 2 years at GCS

Patrick Weist - Middle School Math/Math Resource

patrick.weist@gramercychristian.org

  • BS in Psychology from James Madison University (1990)
  • NC Professional Educator's License K-12 EC/Math 6-9
  • 25 years in Education
  • 2 years at GCS

Hugh Whaley - Band Director

gcswhaley@gmail.com

  • MA in Music Education from Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania (1991)
  • BA in Music Education cum laude East Carolina Univeristy (1986)
  • 32 years in Education
  • NC Professional Educator's License K-12 Music Masters
  • 3 years at GCS

Michael Willis - Upper School English/Drama

gcswillis@gmail.com

  • MFA in Creative Writing, Queens University (Charlotte, NC) (2006)
  • BS in German/English Education from East Carolina University, (1975)
  • 28 years in Education
  • 8 years at GCS

Kara Withee - Upper School Bible, Executive Director

gcswithee@gmail.com

  • MA in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies from San Diego State University, 2000
  • BA in English and American Literature from the University of Texas, El Paso, Minor in Spanish Language, 1997
  • 6 years in Education
  • 4 years at GCS