Our Faculty and Staff

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Administrative

Ms. Brenda Thompson

Assistant to Headmaster

Graduated from: Pensacola Junior College

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 25 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
Assistant to Headmaster

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Ms. Beth Kelly

Business Manager

Graduated from: Georgia Highlands

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 1 year

Fun Fact: I’m new to FBCS and I look so forward to getting to know you all! I have a beautiful daughter and husband that fill my days with so much fun! Our favorite time of year is college football season! Go Dawgs!!

Ms. Beth Kelly
Business Manager

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Ms. Lauren Jackson

Receptionist

Graduated from: Homeschool

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: First Year

Fun Fact: Having been fully homeschooled, I had the opportunity to pursue different outlets of interest from a very young age including piano, writing fiction, and singing. I have six younger siblings, so I’m a natural born caretaker. I can speak a good bit of French as I lived in France for two months when I was 18.

Ms. Lauren Jackson
Receptionist

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Preschool

Ms. Tina Larson

18 Month - 2 Yr Teacher

Graduated from: Eisenhower High School in Rialto, CA

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 5 years

Fun Fact: I would eat Mexican food everyday if could and I like to read.

Ms. Tina Larson
18 Month – 2 Yr Teacher

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Ms. Melissa Gruner

Pre-K2 Teacher

Graduated from: Lassiter High School

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 4 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. Donna Chambers

Pre-K3 Teacher

Graduated from: Brunswick High School (Ohio)

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 4 years

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

Ms. Donna Chambers
Pre-K3 Teacher

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Ms. Ali Bloxson

Pre-K3 Teacher

Graduated from: Northwest Florida State College

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: First Year

Fun Fact: My family moved here from Florida and travel back to the beach as often as possible. My husband and I have three children and we love going on adventures together!

Ms. Ali Bloxson
Pre-K3 Teacher

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Ms. Cierra Cassidy

Pre-K3 Teacher

Graduated from: N/A

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: First Year

Fun Fact: I am originally from North Carolina but Georgia has been my home for 10 years now.I have been married 10 years and I have 2 children. I love crafting and antiquing.

Ms. Cierra Cassidy
Pre-K3 Teacher

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Ms. Courtney Halbrooks

Pre-K4 Teacher

Graduated from: North Cobb High School

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 11 years

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

Ms. Courtney Halbrooks
Pre-K4 Teacher

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Ms. Melissa Voyles

Pre-K4 Teacher

Graduated from: Kennesaw State University

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: First Year

Fun Fact: I grew up going to church at First Baptist, and my mom has worked at the school for 26 years! Ms. Gunderman was my high school principal at Kennesaw Mountain HS. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 10 years, and we have two little girls that attend school at FBCS.

Ms. Melissa Voyles
Pre-K4 Teacher

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Ms. Lisa Stephenson

Preschool Assistant/Music Teacher

Graduated from: North Cobb High School

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 40+ years

Fun Fact: I went to pre k at this very school. I have taught preschool for 20 years ( 6 years at FBCS). Love my God, my family and working with children.

Ms. Lisa Stephenson
Preschool Assistant/Music Teacher

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Ms. Doretta Haspel

Pre-K2 & 3 Parapro

Graduated from: William Raines High School

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 24 years

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

Ms. Doretta Haspel
Pre-K2 & 3 Parapro

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Ms. Sharon Resultan

Pre-K4 Parapro

Graduated from: Purdue University

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: First Year

Fun Fact: I had a 22 year career as a broadcast meteorologist, 15 of those years at The Weather Channel. My husband and I are empty nesters with our son and daughter away at college. I’m thrilled to be working with the four year olds at FBCS- don’t be surprised if they come home and talk about the weather 😉

Ms. Sharon Resultan
Pre-K4 Parapro

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Elementary & Middle School

Ms. Kim Romer

Kindergarten Teacher

Graduated from: Kennesaw State University

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 4 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. Renee Kempton

Kindergarten Teacher

Graduated from: Ashworth College

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 4 years

Fun Fact: In my free time, I enjoy exercise. Whether it's running, biking, or hiking- I love to be moving! I have four beautiful children and lots of animals! We own 3 rabbits, 3 dogs, 4 hamsters, and 2 fish.

Ms. Renee Kempton
Kindergarten Teacher

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Ms. Kim Kidd

1st Grade Teacher

Graduated from: University of Georgia

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 12 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. Aggie Wiecek

1st Grade Teacher

Graduated from: American Public University

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 1 year

Fun Fact: I love to travel and visit different places that I’ve never seen before . I have 3 kids who adore horses . We go on horse back riding anytime we can. I also love anything about Disney! My favorite princess is Snow White 🙂

Ms. Aggie Wiecek
1st Grade Teacher

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Ms. Hannah Kelley

2nd Grade Teacher

Graduated from: Truett McConnell University

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 1 year

Fun Fact: I was born and raised in Central Florida and moved to Georgia four years ago. Back home I have a pet goat named Archer.

Ms. Hannah Kelley
2nd Grade Teacher

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Ms. Katie Arnold

3rd Grade Teacher

Graduated from: Kennesaw State University

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 1 year

Fun Fact: I am an alumni of FBCS and have lived in the city of Kennesaw my whole life! I’ve worked at Walt Disney World and with CentriKid Camps!

Ms. Katie Arnold
3rd Grade Teacher

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Ms. Kristen Sandberg

4th Grade Teacher

Graduated from: Berry College

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 3 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: 11 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. Avery Fowler

6th Grade Teacher

Graduated from: Truett McConnell University

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 1st year

Fun Fact: My favorite things are crafting, coffee, and new experiences. My dream meal would be Mexican food served with Mac and Cheese and a Tangerine La Croix. I absolutely love hanging out with Jesus, my family, and middle schoolers!

Ms. Avery Fowler
6th Grade Teacher

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Ms. Lane Bagwell

7th Grade Teacher

Graduated from: Lee University

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 2 years

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

Ms. Lane Bagwell
7th Grade Teacher

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Ms. Tammy Trout

Kindergarten Parapro

Graduated from: Chattahoochee Technical College

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 3 years

Fun Fact: I am a mommy to 3 little girls and a bonus son. I have worked with kids for nearly 30 years. I sub with the older kids so that I can get to know everyone.

Ms. Tammy Trout
Kindergarten Parapro

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Ms. JoAnne Cheek

1st Grade Parapro

Graduated from: Antioch Bible College

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 10 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
1st Grade Parapro

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Mr. Philip Park

1st & 2nd Grade Parapro

Graduated from: North Cobb High School

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 3 years

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
1st & 2nd Grade Parapro

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Ms. Cindy Adams

2nd Grade Parapro

Graduated from: Walton High School

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: First Year

Fun Fact: I am a huge Georgia Bulldog fan! Go Dawgs woof woof!
I also love fall and spending time in the mountains.

Ms. Cindy Adams
2nd Grade Parapro

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Ms. Ellen Thompson

3rd Grade - 5th Grade Parapro

Graduated from: North Cobb Christian School

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 3 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
3rd Grade – 5th Grade Parapro

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Ms. Sarah McLaughlin

3rd Grade - 5th Grade Parapro

Graduated from: Homeschool

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 1 year

Fun Fact: I love to eat all kinds of food! I have three girls and we live in the same house I grew up in.

Ms. Sarah McLaughlin
3rd Grade – 5th Grade Parapro

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Ms. Grace Banquillo

Secondary Instructional Parapro

Graduated from: Kennesaw State University

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 1 year

Fun Fact: I’m an avid Starbucks drinker, love all things soccer (go ATL United), and I love baking! When I’m not teaching, I love traveling! I was actually born in the the Philippines, and my first name is actually hyphenated (Isabella-Grace). 🙂

Ms. Grace Banquillo
Secondary Instructional Parapro

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Enrichment

Ms. Lisa Frix

K - 8th Grade Music Teacher

Graduated from: Piedmont College

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 15 years

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

Ms. Lisa Frix
K – 8th Grade Music Teacher

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Ms. Amanda Brown

Art Teacher

Graduated from: Harrison High School

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 4 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. Patty Guerrero

Spanish Teacher

Graduated from: Hope International University

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 4 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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Ms. Sarah Coates

P.E. Teacher

Graduated from: Kennesaw State University

Years at FBCS Kennesaw: 2 years

Fun Fact: My husband, my son, and myself are all left-handed. I teach a ladies fitness class on the days I’m not teaching P.E. Mexican food & avocados are my favorite!

Ms. Sarah Coates
P.E. Teacher

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