Concord Leadership Team
DONALD E. SNIDER, JR - With the start of the 19-20 school year, Mr. Snider enters his 34th year in private-Christian school education. Of those 33 years, 31 have involved some type of administrative duties. He earned a BS in Education from Evangel University in 1986 and a MED in Curriculum and Instruction from Georgia Southern University in 1993. In 2005, he completed his Ed.S degree in Instructional Leadership from Tennessee Tech University. He currently serves on the ACSI Southeast Committee for Accreditation and just recently rotated off of the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools High School Liaison Committee. In 2016, he was selected as Principal of the Year for the 4th district of Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association. He has been married to Marcy for 33 years, and they have two children. Mackenzie is a 2015 graduate of George Mason University and Haley is currently a student at the University of Tennessee. In his spare time, he enjoys working in his yard, watching college football and above all spending time with his family.
LEIGH LEDET is the elementary school principal. She has been at Concord Christian School for ten years and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Mrs. Ledet taught for many years in North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee before accepting a position at CCS. She has been married twenty-eight years and has two adult children who both attended Concord Christian School. Her favorite part of each day is visiting classrooms and watching students engaged in learning. Mrs. Ledet enjoys kayaking, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
KAREN LITTLETON is a graduate of the Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Mrs. Littleton earned a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Kentucky with emphasis in Reading. She enjoys bike rides on the Greenway trails with her husband and children, playing the piano, and reading mysteries.
VANESSA MILLS has been an employee of the school for 17 years and a parent at the school since it opened. Ms. Mills will be receiving her BS in Business Administration, Accounting from the University of Tennessee summer of 2015. She has a daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter that live in Kentucky and a son that attends college in Ohio. She loves spending her free time with her family. She also loves animals, audiobooks and enjoys spending time in the outdoors.
LORNA KEETON is a double board-certified nurse practitioner in Acute Care and Pediatrics. Prior to coming to Concord Christian School, she was at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital over the span of twenty-three years, including serving as the Clinical Director of the Pain and Palliative Care Service. Mrs. Keeton has a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and she will graduate in May 2021 from King University with a Master of Business Administration. She has been married for twenty-five years and has two children who both attend Concord Christian School.
LINDA REEDY has a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Newburgh Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Bob Jones University. She is beginning her 12th year at Concord Christian School and her 27th year in Christian education. While Ms. Reedy serves as Academic Dean, she enjoys being in the classroom when classes are available. She has also coached many sports with volleyball being her main focus. Ms. Reedy is currently an ACSI Regional Commission Chairperson and consults and leads accreditation visits each year. Ms. Reedy enjoys travel and has been all over the world serving on short-term mission’s opportunities and leading student groups.
EMILE SLOAN has a B.A. degree in Religion from Carson-Newman College. She has over 15 years of experience in fundraising, marketing and event planning for non-profit organizations (including Cotton Incorporated). Emile and her husband, Stephen, have been married for 16 years. They have 3 children; Drew, Cooper, and Molly, who attend CCS. Emile enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
MACKENZIE SNIDER earned her B.A. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University where she also minored in Psychology and Nonprofit Studies. Since graduating, Mackenzie has worked in a variety of cross-cultural settings both abroad and stateside. Mackenzie’s love of culture and travel has led her to 30 different countries, and she is excited to be a part of bringing the nations here to Concord.
JUDY STOGNER has been Director for Concord Christian Preschool for the last seven years. She received her Early Childhood Degree from Auburn University and her masters in Early Childhood Education from Belmont University. She grew up in Nashville, where she taught Kindergarten at Christ Presbyterian Academy before moving to Knoxville. Judy and her husband, Bobby, have been married for thirty one years and have three grown children. Judy loves to see the joy in the children while at school. She finds it a great privilege to be able to serve families in the community and be a small part in raising children that love to sing praises to our Lord. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outside and being with her family.
LAURA ZEBROSKI is the administrative assistant to the Head of School. She has a Bachelors of Science in Education degree from Valdosta State University and a Masters of Education degree from Columbia International University. She has obtained her lifetime certification from ACSI and is also a certified teacher through the state of Georgia. Since 2003, Laura has worked in Christian schools as a teacher or administrator. She has led several ACSI accreditation teams as well as served a term on the ACSI Board of Commissioners. Laura and her husband have a four year old son who attends Concord Christian Preschool, and they look forward to seeing him attend Concord Christian School next year. Laura has been at CCS since June 2019.
Additional School Leadership
AMANDA BALDWIN graduated with a Master's Degree in Bible and Educational Technology from Johnson University. She also has a B.S. degree in Secondary Education - Social Studies from Tennessee Technology University. She taught 7th grade Social Studies at Sweetwater Junior High before coming to CCS in 2002. She taught computer class at CCS until receiving her Master's Degree in 2006 and became the IT Director for CCS in 2007. Her husband, Greg, is a retired Senior Master Sergeant from the Air National Guard and works at UPS. They have two sons, Jake and Alex, that attend CCS.
CARMEN HOCHEVAR grew up in Wray, CO as a three-sport athlete. She was on her school's first-ever state basketball championship team, which still holds the state record of four consecutive championships. She went on to play volleyball and basketball at Northeastern Junior College and Southern Colorado University (now Colorado State University-Pueblo), and has coached volleyball for over 20 years including 6 years as a club coach. Hochevar has coached Division I, II and beach volleyball players. She and her husband Brian have three children: Brittany, who is on the FIVB World Volleyball and AVP Beach Volleyball Circuits and currently ranked among the top ten players in the world, and Luke and Dylan, who both played baseball at UT (Luke currently plays for the Kansas City Royals). She is also a grandmother to Laney and Lucy.
JESSICA MCQUADE has her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies concentrated in Business. She enjoys spending time with her two children Piper and Fletcher and her beloved husband Steven. She feels blessed to be called to work with the kids that come to the program and share the wonderful news of our Savior Jesus Christ. Encouraging and empowering the lives of children is what she is called to do and feels this place is the best to do just that!
LEA ANN VOILES is our new High School Guidance Counselor. She has a Master of Arts Degree in School Counseling from Carson-Newman University and is certified in counseling by the state of Tennessee. Mrs. Voiles has 18 years of experience as a Guidance Counselor. She has been married for 27 years to Doug and has one daughter, Rachel, who attends CCS.
Administrative Support Staff
JULIE ARNOLD has worked for CCS since 2015, and worked for FBConcord for 5 years previous to that. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Speech & Theatre, with a concentration in Speech Communication from the University of Tennessee. She received her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee Law School. Julie is married to Steve, and they have 3 children who have all attended CCS since kindergarten: Leslie graduated in 2015, Josh graduated in 2017, and Hope is currently in high school.
KAYCE BAILEY studied art education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she met her husband, Jason. Kayce has held numerous administrative and management positions including Vice President and Wholesale Account Manager at Better for Babies, Inc. Kayce joined Concord Christian School in 2015 after being a stay-at-home, homeschooling mother for 16 years to her five sons and one daughter while she and her husband also had the privilege of loving and caring for more than 25 foster children. Kayce enjoys acting in local theatre groups, making people laugh and is passionate about advocating for children in foster care.
ROBIN BAXTER graduated from Virginia Intermont College with a Bachelor’s in Paralegal Science and later received her Juris Doctor from the George C. Taylor School of Law at the University of Tennessee. As an attorney, she has held positions within the state court system and at the Tennessee Valley Authority. Mrs. Baxter and her husband, Brad, have two children and have called Knoxville their home for more than 20 years. After having the privilege of being a stay at home mom for several years, she is enthusiastic about her new career path. As a self-proclaimed non-athletic person, Mrs. Baxter is working hard to increase her knowledge of sports daily and is loving every minute of it. As a parent to two children who have been a part of the educational programs here since preschool, she has a true heart for the ministry of CCS and cannot wait to see what God has in store for our school.
STEPHANIE KIRKPATRICK attended Roane State Community College majoring in Computer Science. She then went to work for a Naval Contractor in Oak Ridge, TN as a Computer Operator. This is where she met her husband, Gary, and has now been married for 28 years. They love spending time with their three children and their beautiful grandson! Stephanie has been with the CCS family for nine years, where two out of her three children have attended. Her grandson is now three years old and attends the WEE program and will eventually attend CCS as well.
RACHEL NEWSOME is starting her 5th year at Concord. She has worked in the preschool, elementary, and now the middle school. Rachel received her Bachelor of Social Work from UTC in 2002. She has filled a variety of positions in adoption work, mental health, childcare, and as a personal assistant for a documentary filmmaker. Her favorite role is wife to her husband Caleb and mom to their kids, all CCS students. She enjoys hiking, camping, reading, and spending time with family.
LISA ROBERTS is starting her Thirteenth year at CCS. Over the years she has served in various capacities. Currently, she is working in the finance office as Assistant Bookkeeper. Lisa and her husband, Randy, have been married for 25 years and have two high school boys who have both been students at CCS since kindergarten. Before having children and working at CCS, Lisa worked at Baptist Hospital as a surgical nurse.
ANGELA SNYDER has worked at CCS for the past 16 years. She is married and has two children that both have attended CCS. Her hobbies are attending sporting events with her family and reading.