Secondary Faculty

Brian Washburn : Administrator, Geometry, Bible

Brian Washburn

Administrator, Geometry, Bible

Extension 111 brian_washburn@hotmail.com
Dr. Cecil Beach : School Ancillary, Bible

Dr. Cecil Beach

School Ancillary, Bible

Extension 113 cecilbeach@northsideministries.com
Dr. Dave Shaleen : Bands, Music, and Choirs

Dr. Dave Shaleen

Bands, Music, and Choirs

dschord@sbcglobal.net
Jodi Shaleen : Handbells, Music, Private Lessons

Jodi Shaleen

Handbells, Music, Private Lessons

Vayle Carruthers : Piano Director, Fine Arts Coordinator, Computer Science, IT

Vayle Carruthers

Piano Director, Fine Arts Coordinator, Computer Science, IT

Vayle Carruthers hails from Nova Scotia, Canada. He attended BJU where he met his wife Donna and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music. Vayle and Donna were married a few weeks after they graduated from college. They moved to Charleston two weeks later and started teaching at Northside in August of 1987.

Over the next few years Vayle attended Trident Tech where he took several computer networking and applications courses. He teaches computer, piano, Word Processing, Microsoft Office Applications, and is in charge of maintaining the computers and network at Northside.

Vayle is starting his 31th year at Northside and enjoys teaching students from grades 1 – 12. He enjoys reading, crafts and woodworking in his free time.

vcarruthers@northsideministries.com
Abby Phillips : Private Lessons, Accompanying

Abby Phillips

Private Lessons, Accompanying

Terri Richards : Science, Life skills, Math, Yearbook

Terri Richards

Science, Life skills, Math, Yearbook

Terri Richards grew up in lower Delaware and has been in South Carolina since going to college.   She is a 1979 graduate of Bob Jones University with a BS degree in Home Economics Education and a minor in Science. She teaches Math and Science and is the adviser for the yearbook. She has been teaching for 29 years. She is married to Jim Richards who is retired from the United States Air Force, presently working for Boeing.

She has three children and one grandson.  Her oldest daughter, Emily Munn, graduated from Northside Christian School in 2005 and lives with her husband Mike in Myrtle Beach, SC. Her second daughter, Katie Perry, is a soldier in the United States Army Reserves and is stationed with her husband Jeremy and son, Royce, in Hawaii. Mrs. Richards’ son, Tyler Hall, graduated from Northside Christian School in 2009 and works for SCE&G. He is also a junior at the Citadel working on a degree in electrical engineering.  Mrs. Richards’ hobbies include photography, design, sewing, and needlecrafts. Her life verse is “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” Prov. 3:5,6

trichards@northsideministries.com
Greg Rysta : History, Bible, Senior class sponsor, Volleyball

Greg Rysta

History, Bible, Senior class sponsor, Volleyball

Greg has been teaching at Northside Christian School for 6 years.  He teaches Bible, Social Studies, and coaches the girls volleyball team.  He has been married to his wife Laurie since 1989.  They have three children:  Abbie (19), Andrew (17), and Samuel (13).  The other member of the family is their dog Aspen.  Greg graduated in 1989 from Bob Jones University with a Bachelors of Arts.  He majored in Bible Education and minored in history.  In 1992 he graduated from Bob Jones University with a Masters of Education.  Greg also is a licensed tour guide from the city of Charleston.  He enjoys sports and spending time with his family.

grysta@northsideministries.com
Lorrie Rysta : English, Jr. High Speech

Lorrie Rysta

English, Jr. High Speech

Dan Smith : Athletic Director, Bible, Men's P.E., Soccer, Basketball

Dan Smith

Athletic Director, Bible, Men's P.E., Soccer, Basketball

Dan has been teaching and coaching at Northside Christian School since 2003. He has been married to Angie since 1985. They have three children: Nathan and Kristina (daughter-in-law), Erica, and Todd. They have two grandchildren: Elijah and Rylee.

Dan was led to The Lord at the age of twelve. He graduated from Bob Jones University in 1984 with a Bachelors of Arts in Bible. Dan has taught at Faith Christian School of Lancaster, SC, Fairfax Baptist Temple Academy of Fairfax, VA and Warrick Christian School of Boonville,IN. He enjoys spending time with his family and many types of sports.

dsmith@northsideministries.com
Julie Washburn : English, Drama, Spanish, Honor Society

Julie Washburn

English, Drama, Spanish, Honor Society

jwashburn@northsideministries.com

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