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Sarah Medlin


Administrator

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Sarah Medlin


Administrator

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.
— Aristotle

About Me

  • Education: Lee University, BA in English and SEMO, MA in TESOL

  • Years at CCA: 2

  • Previous Experience: High school and middle school English teacher and volleyball coach

  • Favorite Book: The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst

  • Favorite Color: Orange (Go Big Orange!) and Turquoise

  • Favorite Food: Chocolate and sweet tea

  • Hobbies: Reading, traveling, and watching Tennessee football

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
— Isaiah 43:19
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Kim Mullins


Head of School

Kim Mullins


Head of School

About me

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
— Proverbs 3:5-6
  • Education: UT Martin, Elementary Education
  • Years at CCA: 21
  • Previous Experience: Retail during school years
  • Favorite Book: Anything by Karen Kingsbury
  • Favorite Color: Green
  • Favorite Food: Steak
  • Hobbies: Reading and swimming
Stand up for what is right, even if you’re standing alone.
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Jen Grow


Curriculum Coordinator

Jen Grow


Curriculum Coordinator

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About me

  • Previous Experience: Homeschool Mom and Women's Ministry Leader
  • Years at CCA: 2
  • Favorite Book: Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • Favorite Color: Green
  • Favorite Restaurant: Asia Garden
  • Hobbies: Reading, writing, and inductive Bible study
When I am afraid, I put my trust in You. In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
— Psalm 56: 3-4
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Teresa Evans


Finance Manager

Teresa Evans


Finance Manager

about me:

  • Family: Gerald (husband), daughters Erika Smith (Adam) and Emily Renfroe (Justin), and grandson Sawyer Smith
  • Years at CCA: First Year
  • Previous Experience: Dyersburg State Community College (12 years), Dennis Joplin Company, LLC (11 years), First Citizens National Bank (12 years)
  • Favorite Book: 
  • Favorite Color: 
  • Favorite Food
  • Hobbies: 
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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
— John 10:10
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Whitney Melugin


Office Manager

Whitney Melugin


Office Manager

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about me:

  • Years at CCA: First Year
  • Family: Dax (husband) and Aiden (son)
  • Previous Experience: Stay-at-Home Mom
  • Favorite Book: Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst
  • Favorite Color: Pink
  • Favorite Food: Pasta
  • Hobbies: Working in the yeard, running, and working out
I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.
— Philippians 4:13
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Michelle Orr


Pre-K 3

Michelle Orr


Pre-K 3

About me

  • Family: John David (husband), Zoey (daughter), and Braden (son)
  • Years at CCA: 5 years
  • Previous Experience: 
    • Computer teacher
    • PE teacher
  • Favorite Book: Little Women
  • Favorite Color: Purple
  • Favorite Food: Italian
  • Hobbies: Reading, going to the lake, antique shopping, and watching movies
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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
— Philippians 4:13
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Melinda Isbell


Pre-K 4

Melinda Isbell


Pre-K 4

About me:

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  • Education: University of Memphis (B.A. Sociology)
  • Years at CCA: 4
  • Previous Experience: 
    • Preschool Teacher
    • Substitute Teacher
    • Office Manager at CCA
    • Mommy
  • Favorite Book: A Painted House by John Grisham 
  • Favorite Restaurant: Shogun
  • Hobbies: Reading, Singing, Painting
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
— Romans 12:18
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Gretchen Nichols


Pre-K Aide

Gretchen Nichols


Pre-K Aide

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About ME:

  • Family: Corey (husband) and Bayley (daughter)
  • Other Experience: Veterinarian Assistant
  • Years at CCA: 2
  • Hobbies: Anything crafty
  • Favorite Food: Chocolate and coffee
  • Favorite Color: Purple
  • Love Language: Quality Time
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
— Psalm 34:18
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Pam Younger


Kindergarten

Pam Younger


Kindergarten

About me:

I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
— Philippians 4:13
  • Years at CCA: 4
  • Previous Experience: Supervisor- Colonial DPP (30 years)
  • Favorite Book: Anything Karen Kingsbury
  • Favorite Color: Orange
  • Favorite Restaurant: Cracker Barrel
  • Hobbies: Reading; playing with my grandson, Luke Mullins
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Angie McNichols


1st Grade

Angie McNichols


1st Grade

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About me:

  • Years at CCA: First Year
  • Education: BA in Early Childhood Education from ASU
  • Previous Experience: 20 years of service in the military and 15 years teaching elementary school (primarily Christian education)
  • Favorite Book: The Bible and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Favorite Color: Arkansas Razorback red
  • Favorite Restaurant: Cracker Barrel
  • Hobbies: Hiking, bike riding, being outdoors, and traveling
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you
— Jeremiah 29:11-12
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Sarah Deere


2nd Grade

Sarah Deere


2nd Grade

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about me:

  • Education: Bachelor of Education (Mississippi State University)
  • Previous Experience: 7 Years of Teaching
  • Years at CCA: 3
  • Favorite Books: The Harry Potter Series
  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • Favorite Food: My mom's homemade ice cream
  • Hobbies: Drawing, painting, and listening to books 
  • Children: Grace, Lilly, and Connor
No one is perfect; that’s why pencils have erasers.
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Hannah Shope


3rd Grade

Hannah Shope


3rd Grade

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About Me

  • Education: Lee University, BA in Music (emphasis in piano)
  • Years at CCA: First Year
  • Favorite Book: Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • Favorite Color: Sea green
  • Favorite Food: Eggs and toast
  • Hobbies: Music, traveling, reading, and hiking
  • Interesting Facts: I was classically educated from Pre-K through high school, I have a twin brother, and I have visited 36 of the 50 states.
Whom have I in heaven but You? And earth has nothing I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my hear and my portion forever.
— Psalm 73: 25-26
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Kelly Grills-Brown


Middle School Teaching Assistant, Title I, & Aftercare

Kelly Grills-Brown


Middle School Teaching Assistant, Title I, & Aftercare

About me

  • Education: UT Martin, English major with an emphasis in Literature
  • Years at CCA: 5
  • Previous Experience: Dyersburg State English Adjunct and Tutor- 6 years
  • Favorite Book: Historical fiction
  • Favorite Color(s): Blue and Purple
  • Favorite Restaurant(s): El Patio and Sake
  • Hobbies: Singing and being with family
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
— Ephesians 2:8-9
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Meagan McGuire


Middle School Math

Meagan McGuire


Middle School Math

About me:

  • Education: Ed.D in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership from University of Memphis, M.Ed. from Arkansas State University, B.S. in Education from UT Martin, and A.A. in Secondary Education from Dyersburg State Community College
  • Years at CCA: First Year
  • Previous Experience: Classroom teacher for 10 years teaching 6th-12th grade mathematics
  • Family: Tyler (husband) and Henry (son)
  • Church Home: FCC
  • Interesting Fact: We live on a mini-farm where we raise chickens and goats
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Who dares to teach must never cease to learn
— John Cotton Dana
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Ginger Smith


Middle School History & Literature

Ginger Smith


Middle School History & Literature

About me:

  • Education: UT-Martin (B.S. Education), Union University (M.Ed.)
  • Years at CCA: 7
  • Previous Experience: 11 years of teaching before coming to CCA
  • Favorite Bible Passage: Proverbs 31:10-31
  • Favorite Book: Ruth
  • Favorite Colors: Blues and Greens
  • Favorite Restaurant: Longhorn
  • Hobbies: Reading, drawing, painting, boating, and watching movies when I am not chasing and playing with my son
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Trevor Sewell


Middle School Bible & Science

Trevor Sewell


Middle School Bible & Science

about me:

  • Education: BA--Music in Christian Studies from Union University; anticipates completing Masters in Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2019
  • Years at CCA: First Year
  • Other Experience: Pastor at Zion Hill Baptist Church
  • Favorite Books: The Bible and To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Favorite Colors: Red, white, and blue
  • Favorite Food: Tomatoes
  • Hobbies: Traveling with my family, spending time outdoors, and watching Alabama football

 

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Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.
— Romans 12:2
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Bob Dennison


Middle School ELA, Latin, & Logic

Bob Dennison


Middle School ELA, Latin, & Logic

Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.
— Charles Swindoll

About me:

  • Education: Cricton College; Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Degrees: B.S. Church Ministry, M. Div.
  • Years at CCA: 9
  • Previous/Current Experience:
    • Pastor (current)
    • Student Ministry (9 years)
    • After-School/Day Camp Director (8 years)
  • Favorite Book: Anything C.S. Lewis
  • Favorite Color: Is there another color besides UT Vol orange?
  • Favorite Restaurant: Red Lobster
  • Hobbies: Spending time with my family and God's people; doing anything connected to UT Vol football or St. Louis baseball; torturing children with Latin
  • My Greatest Joys: My lovely wife of 25 years, Stephanie; seeing someone embrace Christ as Lord and Savior; watching my son become a man; seeing the light come on when a student understands something
But God demonstrated His love toward us in that while we were still sinners Christ loved us.
— Romans 5:8
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Denise Fisher


PE

Denise Fisher


PE

The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.
— Exodus 14:14
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About Me:

  • Years at CCA: 6
  • Previous Experience: 
    • Stay at Home Mom
    • Strength Class Instructor at YMCA
    • Finance Manager at CCA
  • Favorite Color: Red
  • Favorite Food: Pizza
  • Hobbies: Running, spending time at the lakehouse, and gardening
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Sarah Jean


General Music, Recorder, & Choir

Sarah Jean


General Music, Recorder, & Choir

About me:

  • Education: Bethel University
  • Degree: B.S. Music and Business
  • Years at CCA: 8
  • Current Experience: 
    • Piano Teacher
    • Music Director at Church
  • Favorite Color: Red
  • Favorite Restaurant: China Star
  • Hobbies: Creative Art
  • Favorite Book: I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, by Dr. Seuss
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
— Philippians 4:8
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Katie King


Excelsior & Title I

Katie King


Excelsior & Title I

About Me

  • Education: Union University (BA Christian Studies)
  • Years at CCA: 2
  • Previous Experience: Forrest City School District, Arkansas
  • Favorite Book: Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall & What Difference Do I Make? by Denver Moore
  • Favorite Color: Cerulean Blue
  • Favorite Restaurant: Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Hobbies: Spending time with my family, reading to my children, exercising, and volunteering
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Wisdom is supreme - so get wisdom. And whatever else you get, get understanding.
— Proverbs 4:7
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Lea Rhodes


Art & Library

Lea Rhodes


Art & Library

About me:

  • Education: UT-Martin (B.S. Family and Consumer Sciences, Education with a Minor in Business)
  • Years at CCA: 4
  • Favorite Book: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 
  • Favorite Food: Shrimp
  • Hobbies: traveling and spending quality time with my family
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Bob Schlabach


Band Director

Bob Schlabach


Band Director

About me

  • Education: Illinois State University (Master of Music Ed.), Western Illinois University (6th year in Administration)
  • Years at CCA: 22
  • Previous Experience:
    • Band Director at Augusta High School, IL
    • Band Director at Brown Co. High School, IL
    • Band Director and Music Supervisor at Macomb High School, IL
    • Music Supervisor at Sterling Rock Falls High School, IL
  • Favorite Book: The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis
  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • Favorite Food: Catfish
  • Favorite Restaurants: China Star and Lupos
  • Hobbies: Golf, basketball, and baseball
Jesus love me this I know. For the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong. They are weak but He is strong.
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Randal Butler


Focus Worship Leader

Randal Butler


Focus Worship Leader

about me:

  • Years at CCA: 2
  • Family: Renee (wife), Miracle (daughter), Judah and Jaxon (sons)
  • Other Experience: Worship Leader at First Christian Church
  • Favorite Book: The Book of Job (especially Chapters 38-42)
  • Favorite Color: Yellow
  • Favorite Food: Sushi (any kind and every kind)

 

 

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This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: ‘Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners’—and I am the worst of them all.
— 1 Timothy 1:15
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Minnie Fleming


Transportation

Minnie Fleming


Transportation

About me:

  • Years at CCA: 1`2
  • Previous Experience: Lauderdale County School Bus Driver (20 years) 
  • Favorite Book: the Bible
  • Favorite Colors: Pink and Beige 
  • Favorite Food and Restaurant: Salad Bar at Olympic Steakhouse
  • Hobbies: Cooking and Planting Flowers & Vegetables 
Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
— Joshua 1:9
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Brooke Previtt


Facilities Manager

Brooke Previtt


Facilities Manager

About Me:

  • Years at CCA: 2
  • Family: Sons--Levi and Brock
  • Previous Experience: Daycare Teacher
  • Favorite Book: Twilight series
  • Favorite Color: Purple
  • Favorite Restaurant: TGI Friday's
  • Hobbies: Painting and reading
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God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.
— Psalm 46:5