WCS is pleased to announce the hiring of several new upper school teachers for the 2020-2021 school year. “These new teachers will be a great addition to our upper school staff,” says Mr. Miranda. “I’m excited to see the join the WCS family.”
Mr. Nathan Deck: Middle School Bible
Mr. Deck is a familiar face around the WCS campus. For the past few years, he has been a popular chapel speaker and occasional substitute teacher. He is joining the WCS staff full-time next school year as a middle school Bible teacher.
Mr. Deck has been serving in youth ministry for the last 9 years. He and his wife Jessica were missionaries in Germany with Word of Life Fellowship, serving as the director of a children’s English Summer Camp as well as assisting local churches in their youth ministries. More recently, Mr. Deck has been serving as a youth pastor both in Winston-Salem, NC, and for the last 4 years at one of WCS’s supporting churches, Community Baptist Church in La Grange.
He says, “God called me to teach the Bible to students. While the setting may have changed over the years, it’s always been the same core idea summarized best in Ezra 7:10. “For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.” It’s God’s Word, and living out the Biblical Principles He’s given us, that will allow up to impact our world for Christ. I’m excited to see what God will do in our community through the families and students at Wayne Christian School in 2020 and for years to come!”
Mrs. Sara McLamb: High School English
Mrs. McLamb is a native of Goldsboro, N.C. She is married to Matthew McLamb and has two sweet daughters—Avery, a second grader here at WCS, and Clara Jane, a three year old excited to start “big school” at WCS. Sara is an active member of Bethel Church located here in Goldsboro. She is a graduate from the University of Mount Olive and holds her National Board Certification and Advanced Placement Certification for teaching. She taught previously for nine years at Rosewood High School where she taught multiple grade levels and AP courses. Her teaching philosophy can be summarized into a quote from Dr. Maya Angelou, “People don’t remember what you said or what you did, but how you made them feel.” Mrs. McLamb says, “I want my students to feel loved, nurtured, challenged, respected, and equal.” Her favorite bible verse is Psalm 56:3, “What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.” Mrs. McLamb is looking forward to soaring as an eagle with Wayne Christian!
Mrs. Hannah Anderson: Middle School Math and Technology
Mrs. Anderson is coming to us all the way from Kansas City. She holds a degree in elementary education with a middle school math endorsement from the University of Sioux Falls, and has previously worked in schools in Sioux Falls. In addition to teaching middle school math and technology, Mrs. Anderson will help coach volleyball.
Mrs. Anderson says, “I am excited to get into the classroom and meet the students and get to know them!”
Mr. Dale Miller: High School History
Mr. Miller has been teaching at the middle school, high school, and college levels for the past 22 years. He holds a degree in history with minors in geography, political science, and psychology, from East Carolina University. He is an active member of Bethel Free Will Baptist Church in Kinston, where he sings in the choir and teaches a children’s Sunday School class.
Mr. Miller has spent the last four years teaching at Bethel Christian Academy in Kinston and is excited about “returning to Wayne county to serve God at Wayne Christian in however His will guides.”
Mrs. Tara Fox: Middle School Assistant Principal/Upper School Science
A few weeks ago, we announced the hiring of Tommy Fox as WCS’s athletic director. We are happy to announce that his wife will also be joining the faculty as the middle school assistant principal. In addition to her administrative duties, Mrs. Fox will be teaching some middle school and high school science classes.
Mrs. Fox holds a bachelor’s degree in natural science with a concentration in biology, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching with concentrations in 5th-12th grade general sciences and high school biology. She brings a wealth of experience in the classroom:
- College instructor at Mountain State University in anatomy and physiology, chemistry, microbiology, nutrition, algebra, and statistics
- Middle/high school teacher in earth science, life science, physical science, and biology
- Director of school STEM projects
The Foxes will be moving to Goldsboro in July to start the 2020-2021 school year as part of the WCS family and say they “are excited to follow God’s prompting for our family in the move to Wayne Christian School.”
Mrs. Ginger Winders: Middle School History and Language Arts
Mrs. Winders is no stranger to WCS. Her family became part of the WCS family in 2014, when she accepted a position teaching in the elementary school. She taught at WCS for 5 years, then took the 2019-2020 school year off. She will be returning next school year to teach History and English in the middle school.
Mrs. Winders holds a bachelor of science degree in education from East Carolina University along with an exceptional children certification. She and her family are active members of Crossway Church.
Mrs. Winders says, “Middle school is not new to me. Teaching middle school was actually my first teaching job. I am looking forward to a new adventure. I am also looking forward to what God has in store for my students and me.”