John Furrow is the Director of Fine Arts and Band Director at WCCS. Dr. Furrow came to WCCS in 2012.
Dr. Furrow received his Doctor of Philosophy in Christian School Leadership and Master of Education in Administration from Columbia International University. He received his Bachelor of Science in Bible and Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Philadelphia Biblical University. He and his wife currently live in Rock Hill, SC.
Hali Christopher is the Middle School and High School Theater Director. Mrs. Christopher has a rich history working in the community through theater. She has held creative and leadership positions with the University of South Carolina Children’s Theater, Trustus Theater, and The Grande Theater. Additionally, she has been involved with applied theater applications through the Teen Institute, Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center, and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division D.A.R.E. program. Through all of these activities, Mrs. Christopher has gained extensive experience as a performer, director, choreographer, costuming, lighting, set design, and make-up.
Mrs. Christopher received her Master of Arts in Theater Production and Design from Southern Oregon University and her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina. Her professional memberships include International Thespian Society, Metrolina Theater Association, South Carolina Theater Association, and Educational Theater Association. She is also active in her church, Westminster Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill, as a youth leader and working with a variety of creative ministry teams. Mrs. Christopher lives in Rock Hill, SC with her husband Joe, and is the mother of a WCCS alumna.
Alyssa Hardy serves as the Upper School Visual Arts Teacher at WCCS. She is a WCCS alumna from the Class of 2006 and took art for many years at WCCS. Mrs. Hardy has experience with a variety of artistic media, including practical applications. She also has extensive experience as an art gallery educator, director and curator.
Mrs. Hardy graduated from Erskine College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts. She lives in Rock Hill, SC with her husband and is actively involved in her local church.
Melanie O'Neal is the Middle School and High School Choral Director and teaches general music for 1st-5th grade at WCCS. Before coming to WCCS in 2010, Mrs. O’Neal previously taught music at Charlotte Country Day, Rock Hill School District, and Oakland Day School. In addition to her teaching ministry, Mrs. O’Neal served as pianist at Oakland Baptist Church for 32 years, is a regular accompanist for the Festival By the Sea youth choir in Myrtle Beach, SC, and served as the accompanist for the South Carolina All-State Choir in 2008.
Mrs. O’Neal received her Bachelor of Music Education from Winthrop University. She holds professional memberships in the National Association for Music Education, South Carolina Music Educators Association, and the South Carolina Choral Directors Association. Mrs. O’Neal lives in the Rock Hill, SC area with her husband and is the mother to 3 WCCS alumni.
Kimberly is the Lower School Prek-K5 Music Teacher. She has been teaching piano and vocal studies since 1995. She is an experienced Kindermusik and MusiCanopy educator, Children’s Choir Director, and church pianist. Kimberly holds a double major from Winthrop University in music and psychology. She feels her calling is to teach in a Christian environment where she is able to help children view things through the eyes of Jesus and help them develop a biblical worldview through music.
Julie Stanford is the Elementary Art Teacher at WCCS. Mrs. Stanford joined the WCCS community in 2011. She is a professional member of the National Art Education Association.
Mrs. Stanford received her Master of Arts in Teaching with a focus on Early Childhood Education and her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Fine Art from Winthrop University. She and her husband are members of Westminster Presbyterian Church and reside in Rock Hill with their three daughters.