"Any time a student takes a step deeper in his/her faith walk is an unforgettable experience."
Position: Middle School Principal
College & Degree: MAT from Winthrop University and a BA in English from Wingate University.
Michelle joined WCCS in 2018 with twenty years of Christian school experience. She has served in the roles of English/Language Arts Department Chair, Grade-level Team Leader, Leadership Team, Middle School Retreat Chair, and School Accreditation Chair. Professional memberships include Association of Middle Level and Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Currently, she is completing her second Masters degree in Educational Leadership. She has been married to Darrick for twenty-eight years this June, and they have two college-aged children. Her favorite place to relax is the beach and some of her favorite family memories are at Disney World. Her adult children still love going! Michelle's son is pursuing an apprenticeship program to become an electrician, and her daughter will begin her second year as a PE teacher in the fall. Michelle has served as the team leader for the eleventh grade Discipleship Community at her church for the past five years. She loves teaching/leading or being a part of Bible studies.
What do you love most about WCCS?
I love that WCCS has a desire to train the whole child-- a child's spiritual, emotional and intellectual sides.
Why do you love teaching or working at WCCS?
I love working with other Christian professionals who desire to teach their subjects through the lens of scripture, recognizing that all truth is God's truth.
What is one word that best describes the school? Tell us why you chose that word.
Pursuit. WCCS daily pursues to offer our students the best education possible. Our faculty strive for excellence in all endeavors. Some days we will be more successful than others but each new day we begin again with a pursuit of helping our students see what God has prepared for them.
How do you believe WCCS prepares students for success in college and beyond?
WCCS gives its students learning experiences that are filtered through the Word of God.
How is faith and learning integrated at WCCS?
WCCS blends Christian principles and God's truth into daily lessons. WCCS attempts to undo the idea that faith is compartmentalized to Sunday or experiences associated with church events. God's truth is profitable for all of our life experiences.
As a teacher, what is a unique experience, talent, or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
God has allowed me to experience as a learner and an educator several different Christian schools. All of my professional experience has been in a Christian school setting. These different schools have all uniquely developed a comprehensive understanding of Christian education.
What sets WCCS students apart from other students?
Our students care well for others. Teachers provide opportunities to invest well into other people or causes.
Share a moment from your time here at WCCS that stands out as something you never want to forget.
Any time a student takes a step deeper in his/her faith walk is an unforgettable experience. We have had two middle schoolers who have come into a personal relationship with Jesus this year. The students sharing these decisions with me are events I will never forget.