MEET THE STAFF

Sandra Maddox

Position: Principal/Teacher Grades 5-8

Certifications

BA in English with minor in Secondary Education – Atlantic Union College

M.Ed. Elementary Language Arts – Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Profession History

Teacher and Principal for over 30 years. Some of her years of teaching include:

11 years at Spring Valley Academy, Centerville, Ohio

  • Grades 6,8, and 12
  • Language Arts Curriculum Coordinator K-12

19 years at Richmond Academy, Richmond, VA

  • Principal 11 years
  • Added K and 11-12 during her tenure at RA

Biography

Married with 2 children and 3 grandchildren (the loves of her life). Loves traveling and has been able to enjoy many trips to Europe, the Caribbean, and South America. An artist who creates flowers, faces, and more from tearing small bits of paper.  She was featured in the Vierra Art Gallery and has sold privately, accepts commissions, and has a store on Etsy at www/esty.com/shop/flwdesign.

Patti Hall

Position: Writing Grades 5-8

Natalia Mendez

Position: K-2 Teacher

Certifications

BA in Elementary Education – Southern Adventist University

Profession History

Teacher and Interim Principal for 7 years. Range of experience includes:

  • English Language classes in South Korea
  • Preschool and Kindergarten
  • Multigrade 3 rd -8 th Grade
  • Multigrade 2 nd -4 th Grade

Biography

Excels at envisioning and coordinating enrichment programs such as Robotics, Cooking, and Gardening.
Feels happiest when working and collaborating in a team.
Believes in empathy and compassion.
Personal record is having visited most of the continents, except for Australia and Antarctica, yet.

June Tallent

Position: Music Teacher

Pete COCHRAN

Position: Custodial

Rhoni Smith 

Position: Morning/Aftercare Director

Mr. Maddox

Position: Volunteer

Travis Walker

Position: Pastor