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Jack Wilson
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Mr. Wilson has been our principal at GCS since the fall of 2016/2017 school year. He has over thirty years' experience in Christian education including 7 years as an administrator of a K-12 private Christian school. He holds a B.A. in Bible and Theology from Washington Bible College and a M.A. in Secondary Education from Bowie State University. His favorite Bible verse is Romans 1:16.
 
 
Vice Principal
John Bardakjy
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Mr. Bardakjy taught Middle School History at GCS from 2010-2017 before becoming the Vice Principal. He received his B.A. degree in Middle Childhood Education (with specializations in Math and Social Studies) from Cedarville University in 2008. He later received a M.Ed. degree in Teaching and Learning from Liberty University in 2016. His favorite Bible passage is Matthew 11:28-30.
 
 
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Administrative Assistant/Computer Technologist
Ewa Siwak
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Mrs. Siwak has been with Grace Christian School since 1996 ministering in various technical support and office areas. She has over twenty years experience in computers, technical assistance and graphic design. Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13
 
 
Admissions Coordinator/Office Manager
Selene Bonnington
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Mrs. Bonnington has been serving as Office Manager at Grace since 2009 and recently assumed additional responsibility as the Admissions Coordinator. She majored in English and Biology at Prince Georges Community College and Seton Hall University. Mrs. Bonnington has a background in administrative work both in the non-profit sector as well as in the medical field. Her favorite Bible verse is Romans 5:8.
 
 
Before & After Care Director
Jaclyn Bardakjy
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Mrs. Bardakjy began at GCS as the Before and After Care Director in June 2015. She received her B.A. degree from Cedarville University in 2008. Since then she has held a variety of occupations that have prepared her for this unique role at GCS. One of her favorite Bible verses is John 15:5.
 
 
Finance Director
Libby Caldwell
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Mrs. Elizabeth Caldwell has been with Grace since 1987. She received her B.A. degree in French from Louisiana State University. After marrying and moving to Maryland, she worked for fifteen years as an Administrative Assistant with U.S. Department of the Interior at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. She has been a faithful member of Grace Baptist Church since 1976.
 
 
Office Receptionist
Cindy Weaver
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Teachers
1st Grade Teacher
Nancy Nettle
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Mrs. Nettle is serving as a first-grade teacher at Grace Christian School since 2006. She is a graduate of Maranatha Baptist University. She received a BS degree in Bible, Education and Missions. AACC in Language Arts/Reading. She has been teaching for 37 years. In her spare time she loves to shop, travel and read. Her favorite Bible passage is Psalm 121.
 
 
1st Grade Teacher
Debbie Stanton
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Mrs. Stanton started ministering at Grace in fifth grade in 2006. Presently she is teaching 1st grade. She received her B.S. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Maryland. In her spare time she loves to play games and do puzzles. Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:6-7.
 
 
2nd Grade Teacher
Sheree Contic
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Mrs. Contic has 35 years of experience as a teacher and her education background is Bachelor of Science. In her spare time she loves camping and tea time. Her favorite Bible verse is Joshua 1:9
 
 
2nd Grade Teacher
Melody Dillon
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Mrs. Dillon received her BS degree in Elementary Education from Bowie State University and has 15 years experience in teaching. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies and spend time with friends. Her favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 41:10
 
 
3rd Grade Teacher
Lori Stevens
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Mrs. Stevens received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Messiah College. She has 16 years experience as an elementary educator. In her spare time she loves running, reading and spending time with her family. Her favorite Bible verse is Psalm 16:11.
 
 
3rd Grade Teacher
Robin Vanscyoc
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Mrs. Vanscyoc taught second grade for 14 years before coming to Grace Christian School in 2016/2017 school year to teach third grade. Before teaching, Mrs. Vanscyoc was a Signals Intelligence Analyst with the United States Army for 5 years. She received her B.A. degree in Psychology and Education from Roanoke College in 1996. She received her M.Ed. degree in Reading Education from Bowie State University and she is a State certified Reading Specialist. Her favorite verse is Hebrews 13:20-21.
 
 
4th Grade Teacher
Victoria Ray
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Ms. Ray studied at Oklahoma Christian University with a double major in Elementary Education and French. She has taught in both public and private schools. Victoria recently moved from Florida where she earned her Florida State Certification in Elementary Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages. She joined Grace in 2016. In her spare time she loves to read, enjoys Art Shows and Historic Carousels. One of the verses she loves in the Bible is Revelation 22:17.
 
 
4th Grade Teacher
Debbie Rubbock
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Ms. Debbie Rubock has been with Grace since 1991 and is teaching fourth grade. She is a pastor’s daughter and graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Christian Education from Baptist Bible Seminary. She taught in other Christian schools for fourteen years before coming to Grace. In her spare time she loves to read and spend time with family and friends. Her favorite Bible verse is Psalm 16:11.
 
 
5th Grade Teacher
Jeanette Harshaw
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Mrs. Harshaw has been a teacher for over twenty years. She received her B.S. in Elementary Education from Towson University in 1992. In her spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family. Her favorite Bible passage is John 14:1-6.
 
 
5th Grade Teacher
Jessie Raykiewicz
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Ms. Raykiewicz has received her B.S. Elementary Education degree from Pensacola Christian College and has been teaching for 11 years. In her spare time she loves running, hiking, being outdoors, listening to music and playing piano. Her favorite Bible passage is Isaiah 40:21-31.
 
 
AD/PE K-2/PE & Health 6-8 girls
Rebecca Lehnerd
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Mrs. Lehnerd joined Grace this year an Athletic Director, P.E. and Health teacher. She attended California State University in San Bernardino. She has over 20 years experience working with, teaching, coaching and mentoring students in P.E. and Health. In her spare time she loves to play softball, baseball and organize events. Her favorite Bible verse is Ephesians 5:1-2.
 
 
ART K-8 Teacher
Maria Yates
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Education Resource Teacher
Jennifer Jillson
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K-8 Grade Spanish Teacher
Marla Thumm
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Mrs. Thumm has been teaching for over eighteen years. She received her B.S. in Elementary Education and Biblical Studies from Emmaus Bible College. Her favorite Bible passage is Proverbs 3:5-6.
 
 
Kindergarten Teacher
Kimberly Conley
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Kindergarten Teacher
Meredith White
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An early childhood educator since 2007, Mrs. Meredith White taught 8 years of preschool before teaching 2nd grade in AACPS for 1 year. She joined the GCS Kindergarten team in 2016. Mrs. White earned a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education from Pensacola Christian College in 2007 and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education from Liberty University.
 
 
Librarian and Teacher Aide
Joy Sweat
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Mrs. Sweat has served at Grace for many years and is currently serving as the Librarian and an Aide to the Elementary Teachers.
 
 
Middle School Bible Teacher
Maurice Morgan
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Mr. Morgan graduated from Washington Bible College and Dallas Theological Seminary and has 11 year of teaching experience. In his spare time he loves to watch Washington Redskins and Washington Wizards. His favorite Bible verse is 2nd Timothy 2:15.
 
 
Middle School History Teacher
Isaac Hill
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Mr. Hill has an Education Degree in History and Social Studies. His favorite thing to do in his spare time is sports, hiking, and reading. His favorite Bible verse is Micah 6:8.
 
 
Middle School Language Arts Teacher
Linnea Gomez
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Mrs. Linnea Gomez has been teaching Language Arts at Grace since 2008 and is currently our Middle School Lead teacher. Mrs. Gomez received her Masters degree in Instructional Design from Western Governors University and also graduated Suma Cum Laude from The University of Maryland with a Bachelors degree in Theatre English Education. She loves reading and is excited to pass that enthusiasm along to her students. Her favorite Bible verse is John 16:33.
 
 
Middle School Math Teacher
Dianna Reynolds
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Middle School Science Teacher
Chuck Bowers
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Mr. Charles Bowers has been teaching science in our middle school since 1990. He taught science, biology, chemistry and human anatomy to grades 7-12 at Portsmouth Christian School before coming to Grace. His BS degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry was earned at Liberty University. In his spare time he loves to do wood working and spend time with his family. His favorite verse is John 3:16
 
 
Music Teacher Grades K-8/Bands & Choirs
Christine Siwak
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Ms. Siwak received her Bachelor's in Music Education with an Instrumental Focus and Bachelor's in Arts, Russian Language/Literature, in 2008 from University of Maryland College Park. She taught Elementary Instrumental Music for 3 years in Prince George's County, and music/choir for 2 years at Hinkson Christian Academy in Moscow, Russia before coming to Grace. She has taught at GCS since 2014. In her spare time she loves to cook and try out new recipes. Her favorite Bible verse is Psalm 62:5.
 
 
PE 3-5/PE & Health 6-8 Boys
Drew Yates
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Mr. Yates played four years of collegiate soccer at the University of Maryland from 2006-10 and graduated with a B.A. in History. He was drafted in the second round of the 2010 MLS Superdraft by the Chicago Fire and played six years of professional soccer. He has served in various ministry positions ranging from helping to run community outreach programs in at risk neighborhoods in Charlotte, NC to directing soccer camps and clinics with Ambassadors Football, an organization that uses soccer to share the Gospel. 2017/2018 is his first year with GCS.
 
 
Teachers' Aide
Helen Yego
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Technology Educator
Shelly Matthews
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