WCS is pleased to announce the hiring of the following faculty members:
Mr. Andrew Folz: Upper School Math and Science
A lot of folks probably know my better half, Mrs. Chelsea Folz, one of the math teachers at WCS. I have a background in civil engineering and project management and have served in the US Air Force and Air Force Reserves for over 11 years. I studied Civil Engineering at NCSU (Go Pack!) and finished a Master’s in Engineering Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology. Chelsea and I are excited to serve together at Wayne Christian School and are so blessed to be here!
Mrs. Jessica Butts: Second Grade
I grew up in Grantham, NC and now live in Goldsboro. NC. I have worked in the public school system for 6 years as an assistant in grades from Pre-K all the way up to 4th grade. While working I received my Bachelors Degree from Liberty University in Early Childhood Interdisciplinary Studies. I am excited about teaching at Wayne Christian because I get to share my love of teaching and the great God we serve with my students everyday. I can remember making my sister do “homework” during the summer because we would play teacher everyday. This has been a lifelong dream of mine and it is coming true.
I am a mom of 2 beautiful girls, a 2 year old and a 6 month old. As a family we are big Disney fans. We also love spending time with our families on the weekend. We are excited to have the opportunity to learn and grow at Wayne Christian. We attend Bethel Church in Goldsboro. My favorite Bible verse is Deuteronomy 32:4 “He is the rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.”
Ms. Lauren Edwards: Third Grade
My name is Lauren Edwards, and I’m from La Grange, NC. I recently graduated from Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. I completed student teaching at Princeton Elementary, and I also have experience working in kids ministry at Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN. When I graduated from Wayne Christian in 2016, I had no idea I would be teaching here a few years later. Having a Christian education impacted my spiritual growth drastically, and I cannot wait to teach children from a biblical worldview! I am most excited about being able to share the love of Christ with my students every day.
Mrs. Madeline Hinton: Second Grade
My name is Madeline Hinton. I was born and raised in Wayne County, North Carolina. I graduated from Southern Wayne High School in 2016 and attended Liberty University, where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. This is my first year of teaching, and I am so excited to learn and grow as an educator as well as be a part of the Wayne Christian family.
This past June I married my wonderful husband, Trey. We love spending time with our family, being outdoors, and visiting new places! You can usually find me on the back porch drinking coffee and reading a good book, shopping the dollar spot Target, or in the Chick Fil A drive-thru! I also love working alongside parents to help their kids find a love for learning. I am so excited for this school year! Bring on the new adventures!