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Teaching Team

THE GRAMERCY TEACHING TEAM

God has blessed Gramercy with a talented, committed, and experienced teaching faculty who are committed to ongrowing growth through continuing education and professional development. 

Jessica Alvir

K-4 Teacher

jessica.alvir@gramercychristian.org

  • AA in Early Childhood Education (2013)
  • 10 years in Education
  • 1st year at GCS

Cynthia Reavis

Kindergarten Teacher

cindy.reavis@gramercychristian.org

  • BS in Child Development and Family Relations
    from East Carolina University (1997)
  • 10 years in Education
  • 1 year at GCS teaching 2nd grade
  • 3 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
  • 3 years at GCS teaching Kindergarten
  • 1 year at GCS teaching first grade (2014)

Liza Ferguson

1st Grade Teacher

mrs.ferguson@gramercychristian.org

  • BS in Early Childhood Education and Child Development from Walden University (2017)
  • 4 years in education
  • 2 years at GCS

SUSAN LANGSTON

1st Grade Teacher

susan.langston@gramercychristian.org

  • MAEd Reading from East Carolina University (2014)
  • BS Elementary Education from East Carolina University (1991)
  • 31 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)
  • 11 years in Education
  • 2 years at GCS

Amanda Cox

2nd Grade Teacher

mrs.cox@gramercychristian.org

  • BS in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education from Liberty University (2020)
  • ACSI Certification
  • 7 years in Educatoin
  • 2 years at GCS

Leah Hill

3rd Grade Teacher

leah.hill@gramercychristian.org

  • BA in American Studies, minor in Elementary Education from Franklin Pierce University (2004)
  • Spotlight Teacher of the Year 2013
  • 20 years in education
  • 2 years at GCS

yvonne wellspeak

3rd Grade Teacher

yvonne.wellspeak@gramercychristian.org

  • BS in Elementary Education, Psychology (1996)
  • 5 years in education
  • 14 years homeschooling experience
  • 2 years at GCS

Jennifer Collars

4th Grade Teacher

gcscollars@gmail.com

  • MS  in Elementary Education with a
    Minor in Literacy from Walden University (2015)
  • BA in Elementary Education with a
    Minor in Community Health from UNC-Wilmington (2008)
  • 12 years in Education
  • 5 years at GCS
  • Gramercy alumna, class of 2000

brandy nall

4th Grade Teacher

brandy.nall@gramercychristian.org

  • MA  in Elementary Education from North Carolina State University (2021)
  • BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (2019)
  •  1st year at GCS

Diane Adams

5th Grade Teacher

gcsdadams@gmail.com

  • BS in Elementary Education from
    Old Dominion University (1982)
  • 27 years in Education
  • 8  years at GCS

AMANDA VICK

6TH 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
  • 12 years in Education
  • 3 years at GCS

Robert Cummins

ASSIstant Head of School

Principal grades k-8

6th GRADE TEACHER
 

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
  • 42 years in Education
  • 42 years at GCS

Kathy Walters

Art teacher

gcsartclass@gmail.com

  • MS Recreational Therapy from UNC-Chapel Hill 1995
  • BS Speech Pathology; Minor in Special Education
    from James Madison University (1992)
  • 11 years in Education
  • 11 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
  • 6 years in Education
  • 3 years at GCS

fred anthony

P.E. teacher

fred.anthony@gramercychristian.org

  • 30 years in Education
  • 12 prior years at GCS as Athletic Director
  • 3 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)
  • 15 years in Education
  • 9 years at GCS

Kara Withee

HEAD of school

Principal Grades 9-12

Upper School Bible

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)
  • ACSI Head of School certification
  • 9 years in Education
  • 2 prior years at GCS teaching Elementary Spanish
  • 6 years at GCS

Sharon Klosterman

 
GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

Upper School English

gcsklosterman@gmail.com

  • MA in Secondary Education from the
    University of Albany (1996)
  • BA in English from the University
    of Albany, (1995)
  • 17 years in Education
  • 9 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

Pietro Morelli

Upper School Math

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)
  • 14 years in Education
  • 6 years at GCS

JOE DAVIS

Upper School Math

 

  • BS in Business Administration from East Carolina University (1989)
  • Masters of Business Administration from East Carolina University (1992)
  • 20 years in education
  • First year 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)
  • 33 years in Education
  • 4 years at GCS

Michael Springfield

Upper School Science

mike.springfield@gamercychristian.org

  • MS in Science Education from East Carolina University (1990)
  • BA in Biology from UNC Wilmington (1987)
  • 32 years in education
  • 2 years at GCS

teesa Klear

Upper School Science

teesa.klear@gamercychristian.org

  • MA in Christian Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (2014)
  • BA in Communications in Public Relations from North Carolina State University (1999)
  • 11 years in education
  • 2 years at GCS

Denise Story

Upper School Math / Science

gcsstory@gmail.com

  • BS in Math and Physics from the
    University of Tennessee (2002)
  • 34 years in Education
  • 17 years at GCS

Booth Parker

UPPER SCHOOL FINANCE
 
booth.parker@gramercychristian.org
 
  • MS in Accounting from North Carolina State University (2004)
  • BS in Business Management and Finance from North Carolina State University (1999) 
  • Certified Public Accountant License Issued (2005)
  • Dave Ramsey Financial Coach Master Training Certification (2020)
  • 2 years at GCS 

DAVID PRICE

UPPER SCHOOL BIBLE
 
david.price@gramercychristian.org

 

 
 

Dr. mattHEW long

UPPER SCHOOL BIBLE
 
matt.long@gramercychristian.org
 
  • Senior Pastor First Baptist Church Havelock
  • Doctor of Education/Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (2016)
  • MEd North Carolina State University (2003) 
  • BS in Psychology and Communications from North Carolina State University (2000)
  • ACSI certified CEU provider
  • 21 years in education

Katie Long

UPPER SCHOOL ENGLISH
 
katie.long@gramercychristian.org
 
  • BA English and Art, Certified Secondary Education from Eastern Michigan University (2000) 
  • NC Teacher Certification (2004)
  • 12 years in education
  • 2 years at GCS

Gabrielle Abraham

UPPER SCHOOL BIBLE/COMMUNICATIONS
 
gabi.abraham@gramercychristian.org
 
  • MS in Communication and Business Leadership from High Point University (2022)
  • BS in Psychology and Religion from High Point University (2021)
  • 1st year at GCS

Rosa Fudala

SPANISH LANGUAGE (ALL GRADES)

rosa.fudala@gramercychristian.org
 
  • BS Economics from Veracruzana University (1982)
  • 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)
  • 34 years in Education
  • NC Professional Educator’s License K-12 Music Masters
  • 5 years at GCS

Janlyn Butler

Resource Teacher

gcsbutler@gmail.com

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

shilpa Mcdowell

Resource teacher

shilpa.mcdowell@gramercychristian.org

  • MA Special Education from Framingham State College (2001)
  • BA in Communications and Elementary Education from Regis College (1999)
  • 22 years in Education
  • 4 years at GCS

Teaching Assistants

 

Jenne Cornett – elementary grades

Justina Prichard – elementary grades

Tamara Whitley – elementary grades/resource

Bonnie Quinn – K4

Tammy Gurganus – Kindergarten

Kim Morris – Kindergarten

Kim Warner – 1st Grade

Patty Adkins – 2nd Grade