Elementary Faculty

Dr. Dave Shaleen : Bands, Music, and Choirs

Dr. Dave Shaleen

Bands, Music, and Choirs

Jodi Shaleen : Handbells, Music, Private Lessons

Jodi Shaleen

Handbells, Music, Private Lessons

Tracy Rocha : Resource Lab

Tracy Rocha

Resource Lab

Kim Haymaker : 1st Grade

Kim Haymaker

1st Grade

Kim has taught at Northside for 30 years. She graduated from Appalachian Bible College in West Virginia.

She was saved at the age of 9 during Vacation Bible School. She has two sons, Lance and Logan, a daughter-in-law Rebecca, and one granddaughter, Colbie. She loves to shop and find great bargains, but her favorite pastime is spending time with her granddaughter.

Her life verse is Psalm 19:14 which says, "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.

Elizabeth Woodward : 2nd Grade

Elizabeth Woodward

2nd Grade

Elizabeth had been teaching Second Grade at Northside Christian School for 20 years. She graduated from Clarion University with a dual major in Special Education and Elementary Education. She taught Special Education for several years in West Virginia. Her family moved here from Pittsburgh, PA 21 years ago and she started teaching at Northside the next year.

Her husband Marvin works for Wal Mart.  Their three children are all graduates of Northside Christian School.   She realized her need for salvation at a Christian camp.

In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys free time activities such as crafting, sewing and recording family genealogy.

A Bible verse that has greatly impacted her life is Galatians 2:20 - I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith of the Son of God who loved me,  and gave himself for me.

Rachel Thomas : 3rd Grade

Rachel Thomas

3rd Grade

Mrs. Rachel Thomas has been teaching at NCS for 30 years.  She graduated from BJU in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a minor in English.  Her parents were missionaries to Argentina where she was born.  She grew up on James Island, SC where she attended school.  As an 8 year old, she received Christ as her Savior. At 12 she dedicated her life to full time Christian service.  In 1983, she married Tommy Thomas, then, a captain in the City of Charleston Fire Department.  They live in James Island near where they were both raised.  Her husband, Tommy, a retired Battalion Chief, works with her as Custodial coordinator and building maintenance.  They have one son, Jake, and one granddaughter, Cecilia Sunshine..

Cindy Lynch : 4th Grade

Cindy Lynch

4th Grade

Cheri Minahan : 5th Grade

Cheri Minahan

5th Grade

Cheri has been teaching at Northside for 15 years. She has her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Education from Liberty University. Cheri grew up in Charleston, is married, and has four grown children and three grandchildren.

All four children graduated from Northside and continued their education on the college level. Michael and Preesa live in Brooklyn, NY. Heidi and Kit live in Allen Park, Michigan. Jessica and Richard live locally, and Michelle and Paul live in Fairfax, Virginia.

Mrs. Minahan loves teaching and considers it a passion and ministry and not a job! She also loves talking about her grandchildren - Ariana, James, and Josephine throughout the year.

Her favorite scripture passage is Philippians 4:4-7 because it is important to be thankful for ALL things!

Mrs. Minahan's Web Page

Cora Applin : 6th Grade

Cora Applin

6th Grade

Cora has been teaching for 14 years. For the last two years, she has taught in the elementary at NCS. She has her  BS in Sociology from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas.

Cora is married and has three grown children. When she is not teaching, she enjoys helping her husband, who is the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Charleston Southern University. She also has assisted the Northside Varsity Volleyball team with her deep knowledge of athletics.

Cora's life verse is Colossians 3:23 - And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.

Abby Phillips : Private Lessons, Accompanying

Abby Phillips

Private Lessons, Accompanying

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