LESLIE ALLEN earned an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Tennessee. She also graduated from Vanderbilt University with a double major in mathematics and psychology. She has been working in education since 1990 and teaches High School Math.
JENNIFER BAKER earned a B.S. Business Administration from Appalachian State University and an MBA from Belmont University. She has been the High School Substitute since 2021.
HEATHER BALDY teaches High School Science for CCS. She earned her B.E. in Biomedical Engineering and a second Major in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University. Mrs. Baldy has been teaching since 2004 and is also the Assistant Coach for Science Olympiad, Faculty Advisor for the Key Club, and the Science Department Chair.
KARA CONNATSER teaches High School Social Studies and is the Social Studies Department Chair. She received an M.A. in History from Western Kentucky University and a B.A. in History from Lindsey Wilson College. She has been in education since 2007.
RACHEL DEANGELIS teaches High School English and is the SGA Sophomore Class Sponsor. She earned an M.Ed. in reading education from the University of Pittsburg and has a B.S. in English Education from Florida State University. She lived in Zhejiang province in China for one year and taught English to college students while there. She is also a regular contributor to the Knoxville Mom's Blog. Mrs. DeAngelis has worked in education since 2008.
ALLISON DOBIAS teaches Middle School and High School Theatre Arts and Broadcasting. She earned a B.A. in Film and Digital Media and Theatre from Carson Newman University. She began working in education in 2021. She is also the Yearbook Advisor.
ANNA HAWKINS is teaching Middle School Chorus and High School Latin. She earned a B.A. in Church Music and Christian Education from Bryan College. She has been working in education since 2002 and is currently working towards an M.S. Degree in Language Studies. Mrs. Hawkins also leads the High School Worship Team.
CHRIS HAWKINS is teaching High School Apologetics and New Testament. He earned an M.A. in Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and a B.A. from Bryan College.
TAMMY LIGHTHOLDER is a High School English Teacher, the English Department Chair, and the High School Support Plan Coordinator. She earned a B.A. from Westminster College in Speech/Broadcasting and Religion. Her work began in the production of a live daily Christian television show in Pittsburgh before feeling called to teach in 1985.
LACI PRYOR earned a B.A. in Educations Studies Secondary Earth Sciences from Western Governors University and is working towards an M.A. in Teaching (MAT)-Secondary STEM Education from Maryville College. She began teaching in 2022 but also has four years of experience as a substitute teacher. Mrs. Pryor is a Google Certified Educator and teaches High School Science.
NATALIE RENFROE is the CCS Band Director. She earned M.S. in Music Education from the University of Tennessee and a B.A. in Music Performance and International affairs from Florida State University. She has served as Principle horn for Akademie Ved Orchestra in Prague, Czech Republic, and currently subs as French Horn with the Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra.
JULIE SCROGGINS teaches high school math. She earned a B.S. in Secondary Education with a Mathematics concentration from Tennessee Tech University. She has been teaching math since 2006 and has taught all math levels ranging from 6th grade math through Calculus.
MATTHEW STEPHENS received his Bachelor’s in Music in Instrumental Music Education from Carson-Newman University. He served as Director of Bands for nine years at CCS before stepping into a full-time Bible position. He is currently pursuing an M.A. in Biblical Studies at Bob Jones University. Mr. Stephens teaches New Testament Theology and Doctrines as well as Senior Boys Bible Seminar. He has been in education since 2012.
COLTON SWEET comes to us with a B.A. degree in History and also has an M.A. of Secondary Education. Colton has 3 years of teaching experience and several years of coaching experience. Colton is also one of our new high school baseball coaches.
ELAINE WALKER is teaching High School Math. She received her M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction and a B.S. in Microbiology and Political Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She also has graduate hours in chemistry and math. She has been working in education since 1989.
KEVIN WINSLETT teaches High School History. He earned an M.S. in Education and a B.A. in History from Jacksonville State University in Alabama. He has been working in education since 2006. Mr. Winslett is also the High School Football Coach and the History Club Sponsor.
SONYA WRIGHT teaches High School Spanish. She earned her B.S. in Secondary Education from Hyles-Anderson College in the fields of Spanish, Business, and Home Economics. She and her husband, Pete, served for eleven years as missionaries with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism in Santiago, Chile. Mrs. Wright has been working in education since 1989 and joined the CCS faculty in 2008. She is also the World Language Department Chair and the Advisor of the Spanish Honor Society. The CCS chapter is called Leones Sabios de Concord translated as Wise Lions of Concord.
HOLLY ZACHARY is a High School Bible Teacher. She earned an M.S. and B.S. of Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has been working in education since 2000.