We are especially grateful to share with you the new group of men and women God has added to Wesleyan's faculty this year. It was a blessing to see God's hand so clearly as this year's staff came together, and we are excited to see what He has in store for the 2019-2020 school year. This group is full of expertise and energy, and we believe they will be a true blessing to our students this year.
Meredith Bradley - Teacher's Assistant (2nd)
Some of you may know her as Coach Bradley, as she's coached Wesleyan's Middle School Girl's Volleyball team for three years, but this year we are blessed to have her join our staff as the Teacher's Assistant for Ms. Cecil's second-grade class. A High Point University graduate, she is married to WCA's IT Specialist Richard Bradley. They have two young children, both of whom will attend Wesleyan this year.
Jaime Cebollero - Spanish II / Support to Principals
It's a special blessing to have one of your own return home, and we couldn't be happier to welcome Jaime Cebollero back to Wesleyan after serving as an Assistant Principal at Calvary Baptist Academy in Winston-Salem. Mr. Cebollero received his Masters in School Administration from Appalachian State University and will be teaching Spanish II to our high schoolers in addition to serving part-time in an administrative role, supporting our principals.
Zach Derr - Bible / Social Studies (6th)
We are delighted to welcome Mr. Zach Derr to Wesleyan as our 6th grade Bible and Social Studies teacher. Mr. Derr is a 2010 graduate of Southern Wesleyan University and completed his Masters of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary in 2013. He is currently working on his Ph.D. of Philosophy with a focus on Christian and Muslim Relations at the University of Manchester. Mr. Derr has filled in as a substitute teacher in our high school and middle school and most recently in two long-term sub-roles. Originally from Indiana, he is married to Wesleyan 3rd-grade teacher Jenny Derr.
Katie Hambright - Media Assistant/Elementary Technology Specialist
A parent of two Wesleyan students who will be rising K2 and 3rd graders, Mrs. Hambright received her undergraduate degree from Elon University and taught in Randolph County schools for several years. She brings a wealth of experience as an elementary teacher and is excited about her dual role in our Media Center as collaborator and assistant to Media Specialist Emily Mack and the Elementary Technology Specialist, teaching Computer to grades K-4. Welcome Mrs. Hambright!
Chris Kabrich - STEM Assistant (Elementary & Middle)
We are happy to welcome Mr. Chris Kabrich, a Wesleyan alum and North Carolina State University graduate with a degree in Civil Engineering who will serve as STEM Assistant to our STEM Director, Mr. Joel Steindel. Mr. Kabrich is a 2012 graduate of WCA and recently returned from Asia after serving three years as a missionary with CRU. He is currently working on his Master's degree in Education at Liberty University, which he expects to complete in Spring 2020.
Kelly Kohns - High School Enrichment (Science & Philosophy)
After receiving her a Psychology degree from Liberty University and Special Education Certification from the University of North Carolina Carolina at Greensboro, Mrs. Kohns completed her Master's in Christian Studies from Southeast Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012. Most recently, she worked with the renowned Hill Center in Durham, N.C. for several years. Also, she's a WCA Trojan by marriage, as she is married to Wesleyan alumni, Shane Kohns.
CJ Lee - High School Bible 1 and Enrichment Science & History (7th-8th)
You may not be surprised to learn that Wesleyan's Head Basketball Coach, CJ Lee, has many talents and passions outside of basketball. The first being his love for the Lord, which is clear in his pursuit of excellence in all areas of his life. The University of Michigan Political Science major secured his Masters in Public Policy from Michigan as well. Currently, he is pursuing his Master's of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. We are thrilled to have CJ serve as Science and History teacher in our Enrichment Center and Bible I teacher in our High School.
Emily Mack - Media Specialist (Elementary & Middle)
A 2012 Wesleyan alumni, Mrs. Mack graduated from UNC-Wilmington with a degree in Elementary Education. After teaching for Guilford County Public Schools for five years, she served as her church's Director of Children's Ministry for three years. Mrs. Mack is excited about coming back to Wesleyan to teach and help develop our Media Center's programming for the future. On a personal note, Mrs. Mack is married and has two boys, ages 2 years old and 8 months, who will be in Wesleyan's Early Education Center this year. Welcome Mrs. Mack!
Mary Pat Ray - Elementary Enrichment Teacher (3rd & 4th)
Mrs. Ray comes to us with almost 20 years of teaching experience, most recently at Athens Christian School in Georgia. Mrs. Ray earned her Bachelor's in Early Childhood Development from the University of Kentucky, and her Master's in Education from the University of West Georgia. We are thrilled to welcome Mrs. Ray, her husband Dr. David Ray who is WCA's elementary principal, and their three children to Wesleyan.
Lauren Sherwood - Resource English (9-12) & Yearbook
Originally from Charlotte, NC, Mrs. Sherwood is not a stranger to Wesleyan. For the last five years, she has taught elementary and middle school classes in our Enrichment Center. While she will be missed there, her expertise will be a tremendous asset to our High School English Resource classes. Mrs. Sherwood received her Elementary Education degree from Bryan College in Dayton, TN, and was a member of the women's soccer team. To WCA's benefit, Mrs. Sherwood uses her soccer talents to serve as the Assistant Varsity Women's Soccer coach.
Leah Totel - Understanding the Times (UTT) & US History (8th grade)A 1993 Wesleyan alum, Mrs. Totel received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Piedmont Baptist College and her NC Certification from Greensboro College. Possessing a passion for the Lord and her alma mater, Mrs. Totel coached and taught at Wesleyan in the late 90s. She then moved to Ohio and taught in a middle school just outside of Columbus. She is returning to Wesleyan, along with her husband and four children, and is excited for the new school year! Welcome home Mrs. Totel!