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Teaching Team

THE GRAMERCY TEACHING TEAM

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

Cynthia Reavis

Kindergarten Teacher

cindy.reavis@gramercychristian.org

  • BS in Child Development and Family Relations
    from East Carolina University (1997)
  • 9 years in Education
  • 1 year at GCS teaching 2nd grade
  • 2 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
  • 4 years in Education
  • 23 years in Children’s Ministry
  • 2 years at GCS teaching Kindergarten
  • 1 year at GCS teaching first grade (2014)

Liza Ferguson

1st Grade Teacher

mrs.ferguson@gramercychristian.org

Amanda Vick

1st Grade Teacher

mandy.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
  • 11 years in Education
  • 2 years at GCS

Shannon Billings

2nd Grade Teacher

mrs.billings@gramercychristian.org

  • MA in Elementary Education from
    Liberty University (2020)
  • BS in Elementary Education from
    Liberty University (2011)
  • 10 years in Education
  • 1st year at Gramercy
 

Amanda Cox

2nd Grade Teacher

mrs.cox@gramercychristian.org

  • BS in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education from Liberty University (2020)
  • 6 years in Educatoin
  • 1st year at Gramercy

Jennifer Collars

4th Grade Teacher

gcscollars@gmail.com

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

Diane Adams

5th Grade Teacher

gcsdadams@gmail.com

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

Robert Cummins

6th Grade Teacher / Lower School Director /
Middle 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

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)
  • 10 years in Education
  • 10 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
  • 5 years in Education
  • 2 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)
  • 14 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
  • 7 years in Education
  • 2 prior years at GCS teaching Elementary Spanish
  • 5 years at GCS

Sharon Klosterman

Upper School English, Upper School Director

gcsklosterman@gmail.com

  • MA in Secondary Education from the
    University of Albany, (1996)
  • BA in English from the University
    of Albany, (1995)
  • 16 years in Education
  • 8 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)
  • 13 years in Education
  • 5 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
  • 32 years in Education
  • 3 years at GCS
 

Michael Springfield

Upper School Science

mike.springfield@gamercychristian.org

Denise Story

Upper School Math / Science

gcsstory@gmail.com

  • BS in Math and Physics from the
    University of Tennessee, (2002)
  • 33 years in Education
  • 16 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)
  • 32 years in Education
  • 23 years at GCS

Carla Weist

Middle School Language / Upper School English / 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
  • 26 years in Education (Traditional – 6 years;
    Homeschool and Classical Christian – 18 years)
  • 3 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)
  • 33 years in Education
  • NC Professional Educator’s License K-12 Music Masters
  • 4 years at GCS

Janlyn Butler

Lower School Resource 

gcsbutler@gmail.com

  • BS in Elementary Education from
    UNC-Wilmington, (2004)
  • Gramercy alumna (2001)
  • 17 years in Education
  • 14 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
  • 26 years in Education
  • 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)
  • 29 years in Education
  • 9 years at GCS