It is the mission of Norfolk Christian Schools to equip students spiritually, intellectually, and physically to love God and to serve Him as Christ’s ambassadors in the world.

Mission Statement

The greatest, most valuable resource at Norfolk Christian Schools is our stellar faculty and staff. We are proud to have 88 full and part time teachers, forty-two of whom have attained a Master’s Degree or higher. While meeting all VAIS and SACS accreditation standards, our teachers boast an average of 14 years of experience in education. The average Norfolk Christian Schools high school class contains 22-25 students, offering an exceptionally attentive student-to-teacher ratio of 10 to one.

By attracting and retaining only those faculty members with a passion for their subject matter and who demonstrate a commitment to our goal of cultivating lifelong learners and ambassadors for Christ, we are able to graduate students who can identify and develop their personal gifts through continued pursuit and application of knowledge, truth, and service.

Academic Leadership Team

Daniel Tubbs, M.Ed.

Head of School 

 

Tyler Ashworth, M.A.

Upper School Director 

Cheryl Huggins

Middle School Director 

Katie Boyd

Norfolk Campus Director 

Wanda King

Beach Campus Director 

 

International Program

Lori Jo Lister

Director 

 

Lower School Faculty & Staff

Norfolk Campus

Administrative Assistant:

Tara Jackson

Administrative Assistant:

Ann Fuller

 

Pre-K 3:

Judy Bassette

Aide: Carol Shearon

Pre-K 4:

Bonnie Sanford

Hillary Williams

Aides: Charlotte Dublin & Sarah Coleman

Kindergarten:

Carolyn McIntyre

Kelly Risk

Aides: Cassidy Dooly & Katie Brady

1st Grade:

Candice Gordon

Sara Hanna

Aide: Shelley Morrison

2nd Grade:

Michelle Martin

Christy Torres

3rd Grade:

Sandra Masterman

Jessica Wynne

Aide: Tammie Maniscalco

4th Grade:

Katelyn Dean

Ruth Humbert

Aide:Lindsey Wright

5th Grade:

Beth Meade

Helen Blair Tyler

Aide: Tammie Maniscalco

 

Advanced Academics:

Laura Edwards

Music:

Tiffany Sitton

Art:

Peggy Barclay

Spanish:

Susan Prince

Computers:

Mary Hall

Aide:

PE:

Rich Rose

Aide: Andrew Pailen

Library:

Jane Gwynn

 

Extended Care Leader :

Danielle Brewer

 

Virginia Beach Campus

Administrative Assistant:

Sandy Fregin

 

Pre-K 3:

Lisa Ingram

Aide: Maricel Scott

Pre-K 4:

Lisa Clifford

Aide: Tricia Farsi

Kindergarten:

Cindy Rhine

Aide:

1st Grade:

Jenna Porter

2nd Grade:

Christy McCallum

3rd Grade:

Caitlin Laxton

4th Grade:

Christy MacTavish

5th Grade:

Somer Wool

 

Advanced Academics:

Gay Lynn Rountree

Resource Teacher:

Music:

Tiffany Sitton

Art:

Peggy Barclay

Spanish:

Mercedes Pham

Computers:

Mary Hall

PE:

Rich Rose

Aide: Andrew Pailen

Library:

Jane Gwynn

 

Upper School Faculty & Staff

Upper School Management Team

Denise Cunningham,Ed.D.

Director of Academics, College & Career, MAHE 

Robert Henneberg, M. Ed

Dean of Students

Chesnee Bresnahan

Director of Counseling and Academic Support 

 

Guidance Department

Denise Cunninghan, Ed.D.

Director of Academics, College & Career, MAHE 

Steve Doyle

Scheduling

Shanee' McElveen

Registrar 

 

Medical Staff

Jane Jackson

Nurse

 

Middle School (Grades 6 – 8)
Math/Science

Elaine Dudley

Middle School Math Lab

Dawn Jones

6th & 7th grade Math

Carolyn Gordon

6th & 7th grade Science

Sarah Alspaugh

7th & 8th grade Physical Science & 8th Grade Pre-Algebra

Tami Shoaf

8th grade Algebra I

Bible/History

Deborah Heider

6th History

Michelle Sandwell

7th grade Bible and History

Kim Geyer

8th grade Geography

Kevin Vaughan

6th & 8th grade Bible

Language Arts

Amy Richter

6th grade Language Arts

Melissa Inserra

7th Grade Language Arts

Rhonda Singer

8th Grade Language Arts

Electives

Stephanie Cason

Drama

Sue Crouse

Learning Lab, Life Skills

Zulaika Garzon

Librarian

Beth Heath

Computers and Keyboarding

Kathy Laderer

Girls PE and Health

Susan Marsh

Latin I

Claudia Nachtigal

Chorus

Dandrick Glenn & Tiffany Sitton

Band

Maria Roberson

Middle School Art

Chris Schoenrock

Boys PE and Health

Rhonda Singer

Speech

Carolina Valencia

Spanish I

Wendy Connly

French I

 

High School (Grades 9 – 12)

David Colonna

10th grade Bible

Paul Gyorfi

9th & 12th grade Bible

Melissa Wetzel

9th & 11th grade Bible

 

Debbie Carter

English Dept. Head, English 11, Honors English 11, AP Literature & Composition

Gabrielle Schoenrock

English 9, Honors English 9, AP Literature & Composition

Savannah Callies

English 11, AP Language & Composition

Donna Robison

English 10, Honors English 10, English 12

 

Michael Oberdorfer

Band

Laura Poropatich

Publications, Digital Photography, Advanced Photography

Claudia Nachtigal

Chorus

Rita Ray

Art I, II, III & IV, Sculpture, Ceramics

Rhonda Singer

Speech, Journalism

 

Susan Marsh

Latin I, II, & III, Honors Latin IV

Carolina Valencia

Foreign Language Department Head, Spanish I, II & III

Melissa Wetzel

Spanish IV

 

Kathy Laderer

Health and PE Dept. Head, 6th – 10th grade girls PE and Health

Chris Schoenrock

6th – 10th grade boys PE and Health

 

Jeff Shoaf

Math Dept. Head, Algebra II/Trig, Honors Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus – AB & BC

David Colonna

Geometry

Tami Shoaf

Algebra I, Algebra II, Trig/Intro to Pre-Calculus

 

Anna Carter

Honors Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Chemistry & Biology Lab Enrichment

Tonya Monhollon

General Chemistry

Greg Moses

Physics

Sue Royster

Biology. Oceanography. Environmental Science. Anatomy & Physiology

 

Charles Baumgardner

Social Studies Dept. Head, World Studies II, US History, AP U.S. History

Cathy Britt

AP European History

Paul Gyorfi

AP Psychology, General Psychology

Beth Heath

World Studies I

Elisabeth Winkler

US History, Government, AP Government, Economics

 

Teresa Anderson

Technology Dept. Head, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, FBLA Leader

Sue Crouse

Personal Finance, Learning Lab

Zulaika Garzon

Librarian

 

Laura Poropatich

Photoshop, Photography, Advanced Photography, and Year Book

 

Daniel Tubbs