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Dr. Kim Coenen, High School Science, holds a PhD from Vanderbilt University, MS from the University of Tennessee and a BS from Auburn University. She began teaching at LLCA in 2019. Dr. Coenen has two children that will graduate in ('30) and ('27). Her favorite  Bible verse is Philippians 4:13.


Becky Cook, High School History, holds degrees in Bible , Secondary Education and English as a Second Language. She began teaching in 2001. She has three children, ('25), ('29) and ('32). Her favorite Bible verses are Phillipians 3:4 and Psalm 37:4.


Sandy Covi, High School and Middle School, BS in Biology from Samford University.  She began teaching 2013 at LLCA.  Her favorite Jeremiah 29:11.


Carey Graves, High School History and Math holds a B.S. in Education from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. She began teaching in 2008. Carey has four children. Her last will graduate  from LLCA in 2021. Her favorite Bible verse is Micah 6:8.


Melinda Stephens, Eighth Grade Latin and High School Family and Consumer Science holds a BS Degree in Middle and Secondary Education From Jacksonville State University. She began teaching in 2001 and has been at LLCA since 2016. Her two children are graduates of LLCA. Melinda's favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5-6.


Dr. Wayne Simpkins, High School AP Calculus, holds an Associate Degree of Science, Bachelor Degree of Science, Master Degree of Science and a PHD of Science. Dr. Simpkins attended Chattanooga State Technical Community College, The University of Arizona and Athens State University. He began teaching at LLCA in 2011. His favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 40:30-31.


Jon Thackston, Ninth and Tenth Grade Bible and Discipleship Director , holds a B.A. from North Greenville University and attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jon began teaching for LLCA in 2018. He has two children, Sophia ('20) and Nathan ('22). His favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3: 5-6.


Melody Stroud,  K3 through Fourth Grade Spanish and Music, holds a B.A. from The University of Delaware. She began teaching in 2004 and started with LLCA in 2019. Melody has two children, Mary ('26) and Anna ('29). Her favorite Bible verse is Psalm 16:6.

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Heather Griffin Newberry, Middle School/ High School Media Arts, and AP Computer holds a BSBA in Informational System and Business Analytics and Supply Chain Management , Cybersecurity . Heather began teaching in 2021 and her favorite verse is Matthew 17:20.

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