HCS Elementary Teachers

Early K    Mrs. Pat Nash


Mrs. Nash has taught at HCS in our Early K class.  She is a graduate of Concordia University and has a BA in education with an endorsement as kindergarten and pre-school specialist.  Of her experience teaching at HCS Mrs. Nash has this to say, “God has truly blessed my life with the students and my fellow colleagues.  Everyone wants every child to succeed, but more importantly, wants every child to know Jesus as their Savior.”


Kindergarten    Mrs. Debbie Fosdick


Mrs. Fosdick has taught at HCS for the past 16 years, after teaching at Faith Baptist Academy in Mattawan for 7 years.  Mrs. Fosdick is a graduate Hyles Anderson College in Indiana with a degree in elementary education.  Mrs. Fosdick likes working at HCS because of her love of seeing the children grow and develop into fine young ladies and gentlemen.


First Grade     Miss Julie Hitchcock


Miss Hitchcock graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelors in education.  She has enjoyed teaching at HCS for 16 years.  Her love for HCS is that she is able to share about the Lord and His goodness, as well as give a sound education to the students in an environment of love and caring.


Second Grade    Miss Nikki Parks


HCS alumni, Miss Parks graduated from Cornerstone University.  This is her first year teaching in our second grade classroom.  Prior to second grade, she assisted in the Early K class and taught secondary history and health.  Miss Parks also enjoys coaching our varsity volleyball team.

 

Third Grade    Mrs. Christy Nagel

Mrs. Nagel  is a graduate of Calvin College.   This is her 3rd year teaching our third grade students.  Before having her  5 children, Mrs. Nagel taught at Howardsville back in the '90's.  She is happy to be back here.


Fourth Grade    Miss Brenda DeVries


Miss DeVries received her degree in elementary education from Hyles Anderson College after a year of Bible education at Word of Life Bible Institute.  She first taught at Faith Christian School in Mattawan for 14 years, and has been at HCS for fourteen years.  She has this to say about her years of service at HCS, “I love teaching here at HCS because of the family atmosphere.”

Fifth Grade    Mrs. Patty Evans

Mrs. Evans graduated from Howardsville Christian School in 1998.  She graduated from Western Michigan University with an Elementary Education degree, and has taught at Heritage Christian Academy.  Mrs. Evans and her husband Brandon (HCS class of '98) have 3 children in our school.  

SECONDARY TEACHERS

Mrs. Jennifer Millard


Mrs. Millard graduated from Appalachian Bible College with a degree in elementary education.  She came to HCS after teaching 5 years at Factoryville Christian School.  Mrs. Millard has this to say about Howardsville Christian School, “Howardsville is a loving, caring atmosphere that keeps the student’s needs (heart and mind) first.”

Mr. Brandon Jones

Mr. Jones is a graduate of Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana with a degree in Biblical Education with a minor in Pedagogy.  Mr. Jones is also a 2011 graduate of H.C.S.  and we welcome him back.  His passion is to see our students grow in their spiritual walk and to become involved in the school activities.  We thank the Lord for bringing Mr. Jones back as our Bible teacher.

Mr. Tyler Bishop

Mr. Bishop graduated from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. Mr. Bishop graduated HCS in 2010 and returned last year to teach. He currently teaches Spanish and is also the school's Athletic Director. He says, "It is a tremendous honor to be able to serve at a school that has impacted my life in so many ways. It is a blessing to encourage students both in the classroom and on the playing field. There is nothing better than helping students learn another language and motivating them to grow in their walk with Christ."

Mrs. Teri Jones


Mrs. Jones attended Taylor University and Western Michigan University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.  Mrs. Jones taught two years in the Sturgis public schools and began teaching at Howardsville Christian School in 2001.  She says “I love working at HCS because the students and staff are such a blessing to work with every day.  I also enjoy the freedom to share my faith every day in every lesson that I teach.”

Mrs. Paula Fund

Mrs. Fund is a first year teacher at HCS.  She teaches secondary math and science classes.  She graduated from Mid America Nazarene College with a Bachelor's of Arts in Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics.  She has 3 children and her family attends Three Rivers Bible Church.

Mrs. Shelley Cline

Mrs. Cline has been involved at HCS as a parent, coach and now on staff.  She received her Bachelor's Degree from Western Michigan University and teaches secondary English.  She is also the Junior Class and Student Council advisor.

 





 





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