We are the Greater Collegedale School System

Who We Are

It’s clear our focus is education, but our mission is to educate and help the students that attend GCSS find a personal relationship with Jesus. Additionally, it’s our goal to give students experiences of how to work together, serve others, and assist in their communities. We believe students are our mission field, and with their parents, we make every effort to help all the students reach their fullest potentials academically, socially and spiritually.

What We Do

The Greater Collegedale School System provides Seventh-day Adventist Christian Education for Early Childhood age children (3 & 4 year-olds) through 12th grade. Our students from the Early Childhood Educational Center through 5th grade discover at grow at AW Spalding Elementary (AWS). Our middle school aged students, grades 6-8, learn and progress at Collegedale Adventist Middle School. Our ninth graders through twelfth graders study, ascertain and mature at Collegedale Academy.

Meet Our Principals

Meet our team of leaders who value Seventh-day Christian education and each stage of students' development.
Pictured from left to right - Brent Baldwin, Collegedale Academy principal; Barbara Hunt, Collegedale Adventist Middle School principal; Tom Fogg, AW Spalding Elementary principal.

“Education is not preparation for life;
education is life itself.”

John Dewey

Meet Our Team

brentbaldwin

Brent Baldwin

CA Principal & GCSS Lead Principal
barbarahunt

Barbara Hunt

CAMS Principal
tomfogg

Tom Fogg

AWS Principal
traviscrawford

Travis Crawford

CA Vice Principal
jeffrichardson

Jeff Richardson

CAMS Vice Principal & 8th Grade Teacher
melissaweddle

Missy Weddle

AWS Vice Principal/ECEC Director
kerreconerly

Kerre Conerly

CA Registrar & Library
melanieengle

Melanie Engle

AWS & CAMS Registrar
davedjernes

Dave Djernes

CA Guidance Counselor & Testing
chrismassengill

Chris Massengill

CA Chaplain
tabornudd

Tabor Nudd

AWS & CAMS Chaplain
tamaranafie

Tamara Nafie

CA Office Manager
shellyhilburn

Shelley Hilburn

CAMS Office Manager
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Heather Hoffman

AWS Office Manager
missyammerall

Missy Ammerall

AWS & CAMS Learning Resource Coordinator
susanandersen

Susan Andersen

Math, Resource Cafe
brianarner

Brian Arner

Geography, World History, Study Skills
stanbeasley

Stan Beasley

Biology, A&P
ziniahbeasley

Ziniah Beasley

Algebra I, Calculus, Statistics
robertabishop

Roberta Bishop

Choir, Music in W. Culture, Personal Finance
robertbolton

Robert Bolton

Advanced Woods, Home Maintenance
juliefoster

Julie Foster

Religion II, IV
grantgraves

Grant Graves

Religion I, III
brookeholland

Brooke Holland

English II/III, Journalism
gregorylindquist

Gregory Lindquist

Band, Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Band
lynnemacias

Lynne Macias

English I/IV, Composition, French II
jennifermarquez

Jennifer Marquez

Spanish I/II, Life Skills
adammcquistan

Adam McQuistan

Geometry, Algebra II
amandadarkens

Amanda Mertz

AWS & CA PE Teacher
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Erik Pardo

CA Athletic Director, PE & Wellness
garypennell

Gary Pennell

Government/Economics, U.S. History
ronniepittman

Ronnie Pittman

Physics, Digital Life, Yearbook, MMD
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Beth Stone

Visual Arts, Yearbook
leannebarto

Leanne Barto

7th Grade Teacher
jonidarmondy

Joni Darmody

8th Grade Teacher
hollygreer

Holly Greer

Music - Choral & Handbells
cheryguider

Chery Guider

6th Grade Teacher
mikehilburn

Mark Hilburn

7th Grade Teacher
myronmixon

Myron Mixon

CAMS Athletic Director & PE
ginatatum

Gina Tatum

6th Grade Teacher
selenatrott

Selena Trott

7th Grade Teacher
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pamarner

Pam Arner

Kindergarten Teacher
shannonauge

Shannon Auge

5th Grade Teacher
normacollson

Norma Collson

4th Grade Teacher
terigreenleaf

Teri Greenleaf

2nd Grade Teacher
marciahaluska

Marcia Haluska

2nd Grade Teacher
kellyklein

Kelly Klein

3rd Grade Teacher
laceylehmann

Lacey Lehmann

1st Grade Teacher
teresalittell

Teresa Littell

Kindergarten Teacher
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Elaine Martin

AWS Early Childhood Education Teacher
tammymusick

Tammy Musick

5th Grade Teacher
dixieowens

Dixie Owens

4th Grade Teacher
stacieschepers

Stacie Schepers

1st Grade Teacher
bethtucker

Beth Tucker

3rd Grade Teacher
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Amy Wash

AWS Early Childhood Education Teacher
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ginagraham

Gina Graham

Art Teacher
johnjones

John Jones

Maintenance
kimlighthall

Kim Lighthall

Food Service Director
kelleytracy

Kelley Tracy

Librarian
summerbiggs

Summer Biggs

Kindergarten Assistant
denisefinley

Denise Finley

2nd Grade Teacher Assistant
mindyherman

Mindy Herman

Kindergarten Teacher Assistant
tamarakennedy

Tamara Kennedy

1st Grade Teacher Assistant
helenlee

Helen Lee

Kindergarten Teacher Assistant
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Jenny Lemon

1st Grade Teacher Assistant
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Jenny Sue Hocking

Home & School Leader & 1st Grade Assistant
steveblackburn

Steve Blackburn

Chief Financial Officer
angihowell

Angi Howell

Marketing & Recruiting
marklavertue

Mark LaVertue

IT Director
michaelpeel

Michael Peel

Assistant IT Director
chadperry

Chad Perry

Accountant
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Greg Phillips

GCSS Facilities Manager
pattyschwartzer

Patty Schwarzer

Accountant
marileesilverstein

Marilee Silverstein

Dir. of Development & Alumni Relations