Janet Godwin - K4
Mrs. Godwin earned a B.A. from the University of South Carolina Upstate. She taught kindergarten at Southside Christian School for two years. She and her husband Roger have four grown children and are members at Second Presbyterian Church in downtown Greenville. This is her ninth year teaching K4 at GCA.
Diane Bales - 1st Grade
Mrs. Bales and her family recently moved to the Upstate from Florida. Diane earned a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education from Pensacola Christian College. She and her husband Keith have two children both of whom are students at GCA in 10th and 12th grades. This is her ninth year of teaching and her third year of teaching 1st grade at GCA.
Cindy Mann - 3rd Grade
Mrs. Mann graduated from Bob Jones University with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She and her husband Johnny have an adult daughter. She taught for several years in Christian and public schools before homeschooling her daughter from K-12th grade. They are members of Second Presbyterian Church in Greenville where Cindy teaches Sunday School and her husband serves as elder. This is her 10th year teaching 3rd grade at GCA.
Ruth Vidal - 4th Grade
Mrs. Vidal graduated from Bob Jones University with a B.S. in Elementary Education. Prior to coming to teach at GCA, Ruth conducted classes in public, private, and Christian schools teaching art history as part of the BJU Museum & Gallery staff. She is an IEW Accredited Instructor. This is her third year teaching 4th grade at GCA.
Terry Tate - 5th Grade
Mrs. Tate has a B.A. in Elementary Education and a M. Ed. in Reading Specialist/Special Education. She has been married to Keith for 39 years and they have five adult children and four grandchildren. In addition to homeschooling her children classically, Terry has over 20 years of formal classroom teaching experience. Before she came to GCA, Terry taught 5th grade at Shannon Forest Christian School. Terry loves using Latin in her teaching, and has taught Latin for a total of 12 years. Terry is an IEW Accredited Instuctor. This is her fourth year of teaching 5th grade at GCA.
Kim Matlock - 6th Grade
Miss Matlock has a B.S. and a M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Bob Jones University. She currently holds SC state certification as well as SCACS certification. Kim taught third grade for three years at Hampton Park Christian School. Kim is an IEW Accredited Instructor. She is in her 10th year of teaching at GCA.
Carla Ganyard - K4 - 5th Grade Music, Private Music Lessons
Miss Ganyard earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from North Georgia College & State University, with a dual concentration in violin and piano; as well as a master of music degree from the University of Georgia in violin performance. She has seventeen years of private teaching experience, including three years of teaching at the University of North Georgia. Her experience has also included several years of ensemble instruction at the elementary, high school, and university levels. This is her second year of teaching music at GCA.
Amanda Bump - World Geography, American History Honors, American Literature & Composition Honors, Study Hall Monitor, Rhetoric - Composition
Mrs. Bump received a B.A. from Bob Jones University with a major in English and a minor in History She also received a Master of Arts in Teaching English. This is her fifth year of teaching at GCA.
Dr. John Carrick - Latin I, Latin II, Latin III
Dr. Carrick earned a B.A in Modern Languages, a Certificate of Education, and a M.A. in Modern Languages from Oxford University, England. He also earned a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Preaching from Westminster Theological Seminary, California. Dr. Carrick also teaches German at North Greenville University. This is his fifth year of teaching at GCA.
Emily Hervey - Algebra I Honors, Algebra II Honors, Pre-Calculus Honors, Calculus Honors, Introductory/Intermediate Logic, Math Lab
Mrs. Hervey earned a B.S. in Math Education from Bob Jones University. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she also plays the piano for Upper School Chapel and is the faculty adviser for the student newspaper. This is her sixth year of teaching at GCA.
Lisa Downing - Geometry, Algebra II CP
Mrs. Downing earned a B.A. from Erskine College majoring in Pure Mathematics and minoring in Secondary Education. Lisa and her husband Mike have six adult daughters and five grandsons. This is her 12th year of teaching at GCA.
Jessica MacQuarrie - Rhetoric-Public Speaking / Drama
Miss MacQuarrie earned a B.S. in Speech Education from Northland International University and an M.A. in Theater Arts from Bob Jones University. She previously taught Fundamentals of Speech at BJU. This is Miss MacQuarrie's fourth year of teaching at GCA.
Rob Moller - Pre-Algebra, General Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, Chemistry CP and Honors, 7th period Study Hall, Faculty Advisor for Chess Club.
Mr. Moller has 33 years experience teaching math and science in Christian Schools. He and his wife Anna moved to the Upstate from Charleston in 2015. They are members at Downtown Presbyterian Church. This is Mr. Moller's fourth year of teaching at GCA.
Jessica Noonkesser - Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III Honors, Latin Alive, Computer A, Computer B
Miss Noonkesser received a B.A. in Humanities with a minor in Spanish and an Advanced TESOL certificate of Completion from Bob Jones University. She attends Covenant Reformed Baptist church where she is one of the church pianists. This is her second year of teaching at GCA.
Anna Rench - Art
Mrs. Rench earned a BFA in Studio Art from Bob Jones University. She and her husband Garret are members of Beth Haven Baptist Church in Simpsonville. This is her second year of teaching at GCA.
Alecia Stanley - Medieval Literature & Composition, British Literature & Composition, Senior Thesis
Mrs. Stanley earned a B.A. from Covenant College in English. Alecia is an IEW Accredited Instructor. She and her husband Chris have three children, all of whom are students at GCA. This is her third year teaching at GCA.
Sara Swanson - Biology (CP and Honors), Anatomy and Physiology Honors
Mrs. Swanson has a B.S. in Family and Consumer Science Education with a Minor in Composite Science, an M.S. in Educational Leadership and an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership all from Bob Jones University. She and her husband Mark have two adult children. In the past Mrs. Swanson taught General Science, Physical Science, Chemistry, and Algebra I Honors at GCA. This is Mrs. Swanson's ninth year of teaching at GCA.
Grover Timms - Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Philosophy - Christian Worldview, Lunch Monitor
Mr. Timms has a B.A. in Bible from Columbia International University in Columbia, SC and a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary. He is Senior Pastor at Fulton Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Greer. In the past, Mr. Timms has taught New Testament Survey, Christian Worldview, Hermeneutics and Apologetics at GCA. Grover and his wife Lisa have three children, the oldest of whom graduated from GCA in 2011 and middle child who graduated from GCA in 2017 and is now attending Patrick Henry College. This is Mr. Timms' eighth year of teaching at GCA.
Leslie Traylor - Literature & Composition A, Literature & Composition B, Ancient Literature & Composition Honors
Mrs. Traylor earned a B.A. in Biology from College of Charleston. This is Mrs. Traylor's fifth year of teaching at GCA
Stephanie Underwood - History Play
Mrs. Underwood earned a B.A. in Creative Writing from Bob Jones University.