Our Faculty and Staff

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Administrative

Ms. Brenda Thompson

Administrative Assistant

Graduated from: Pensacola Junior College

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 24 years

Fun Fact: I grew up in Pensacola, FL. I taught PK4s for 15 years at FBCS. My favorite scripture is ``I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.`` Phil. 4:11 NIV

Ms. Brenda Thompson
Administrative Assistant

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Ms. Eileen Westwood

Resource Coordinator

Graduated from: Northampton County Area Community College

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 21 years

Fun Fact: I have four girls. Two of which are twins. All five of us are Educators in various areas.

Ms. Eileen Westwood
Resource Coordinator

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Preschool

Ms. Melissa Gruner

Pre-K2 Teacher

Graduated from: Lassiter High School

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 3 years

Fun Fact: I climbed the Pyramids in Cairo Egypt and ate dinner in the Eiffel Tower when I was a young girl. I love traveling and exploring new places and meeting new friends from all over the world.

Ms. Melissa Gruner
Pre-K2 Teacher

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Ms. Nicole Cousens

Pre-K3 Teacher

Graduated from: University of North Texas

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 2 years

Fun Fact: I had a dream about marrying my husband before we even started dating. I have traveled to Europe and Africa.

Ms. Nicole Cousens
Pre-K3 Teacher

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Ms. Donna Chambers

Pre-K3 Teacher

Graduated from: Brunswick High School (Ohio)

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 3 years

Fun Fact: I love singing, dancing, and being silly with the kids!

Ms. Donna Chambers
Pre-K3 Teacher

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Ms. Angie Mooneyhan

Pre-K3 Teacher

Graduated from: Etowah High School

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 3 years

Fun Fact: I love to go to amusement parks and ride roller coasters with my husband and children. I enjoy trying new recipes for my family, I also collect cookbooks.

Ms. Angie Mooneyhan
Pre-K3 Teacher

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Ms. Doretta Haspel

Pre-K3 Parapro

Graduated from: William Raines High School

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 23 years

Fun Fact: I have had two of my four grandchildren attend FBCS Kennesaw.

Ms. Doretta Haspel
Pre-K3 Parapro

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Ms. Courtney Westwood

Pre-K4 Teacher

Graduated from: North Cobb High School

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 10 years

Fun Fact: I love working in a school that is a loving Christian environment!

Ms. Courtney Westwood
Pre-K4 Teacher

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Ms. Michele Jervey

Pre-K4 Teacher

Graduated from: Georgia Southern University

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 4 years

Fun Fact: I enjoy spending time with my husband and three sons. In the past year, they have talked me into snowmobiling, white water rafting, camping, completing a hydro boat river tour, tubing in a lake and also in the snow, completing a swamp tour, zip lining and snow skiing. When I need to recover from all the fun, I enjoy sitting on the beach and reading quietly.

Ms. Michele Jervey
Pre-K4 Teacher

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Ms. Sarah Brown

Pre-K4 Teacher

Graduated from: Chamblee Charter High School

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 1 year

Fun Fact: We love to hike to waterfalls with our boys and pup. My husband and I are both pastors kids.

Ms. Sarah Brown
Pre-K4 Teacher

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Elementary

Ms. Kim Romer

Kindergarten Teacher

Graduated from: Kennesaw State University

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 3 years

Fun Fact: Along with teaching I enjoy shopping, reading, and spending time with friends and family. My husband, Kevin and I have 4 wonderful children and a house full of pets (2 dogs, 2 cats and a bird to be exact). This will be my 24th year of teaching. I have experience teaching all grade levels and I have to say, Kindergarten is my absolute favorite!

Ms. Kim Romer
Kindergarten Teacher

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Ms. Kim Kidd

1st Grade Teacher

Graduated from: University of Georgia

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 11 years

Fun Fact: I have a wonderful husband & three awesome daughters. I love the Georgia Bulldogs. I love first graders.

Ms. Kim Kidd
1st Grade Teacher

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Ms. Cheryl Hicks

2nd Grade Teacher

Graduated from: North Georgia College and State University

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 1 year

Fun Fact: Years ago, I started my teaching career at the elementary school I attended as a child.

Ms. Cheryl Hicks
2nd Grade Teacher

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Ms. Lane Bagwell

3rd Grade Teacher

Graduated from: Lee University

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 1 year

Fun Fact: I love to travel. My family and I have been all over the world.

Ms. Lane Bagwell
3rd Grade Teacher

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Ms. Kristen Sandberg

4th Grade Teacher

Graduated from: Berry College

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 2 years

Fun Fact: I am married with 2 children. I also am a gymnastics coach.

Ms. Kristen Sandberg
4th Grade Teacher

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Ms. Jan Fowler

5th Grade Teacher

Graduated from: University of Texas at Arlington

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 10 years

Fun Fact: My maiden name was also Fowler. I was born in Brazil. I like traveling, Auburn football, and dark chocolate.

Ms. Jan Fowler
5th Grade Teacher

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Ms. JoAnne Cheek

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Parapro

Graduated from: Antioch Bible College

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 9 years

Fun Fact: Although I am not really 100 years old like my sweet students often guess, my somewhat shorter life has truly been blessed by God. I have a wonderful husband, great children, precious grandchildren and I get to love and help my young friends here at school, too.

Ms. JoAnne Cheek
Kindergarten & 1st Grade Parapro

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Mr. Philip Park

2nd - 5th Grade Parapro

Graduated from: North Cobb High School

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 1 year

Fun Fact: I have a family of Mississippi State Bulldogs fans. I love to fish, and play golf, and play the drums.

Mr. Philip Park
2nd – 5th Grade Parapro

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Enrichment

Ms. Lisa Frix

Music Teacher

Graduated from: Piedmont College

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 14 years

Fun Fact: I was born in Alaska. I’ve never eaten a Snickers Bar.

Ms. Lisa Frix
Music Teacher

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Ms. Amanda Brown

Art Teacher

Graduated from: Harrison High School

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 3 years

Fun Fact: My favorite color is Brown. I have 2 teenage boys and twin girls that are in elementary school. I myself attended preschool at FBCS Kennesaw, so I'm an alumni! I grew up at Kennesaw First Baptist Church and both of my parents still attend and serve each week. I currently attend and serve at Vintage242 church.

Ms. Amanda Brown
Art Teacher

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Ms. Ellen Thompson

Technology Teacher

Graduated from: North Cobb Christian School

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 2 years

Fun Fact: I met my husband while working at Chick-fil-A together in high school (I was his boss), and now we are expecting our 3rd kid (due Sept 5). My middle name (Lenore) has now, including my daughter, has gone 5 generations. Growing up, my family moved around a lot, by 8th grade I had gone to 9 schools.

Ms. Ellen Thompson
Technology Teacher

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Ms. Patty Guerrero

Spanish Teacher

Graduated from: Hope International University

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 3 years

Fun Fact: My father-in-law started planting churches over 50 yrs ago in remote areas in Colombia where government doesn’t exist and drug lords rule the land. Now my husband and I travel twice a year to help with the 75 established churches, by training pastors and collecting school supplies for the 2000+ kids we have at our churches.

Ms. Patty Guerrero
Spanish Teacher

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