January 17, 2018
Berean Christian closed January 17 due to snow and icy road conditions

High School

Mandy Aldmon

  • Title: High School English
  • Education: B.S. University of Tennessee
  • Email: mandyaldmon@berean.me
  • Bio: Mandy Aldmon majored in physical education and minored in English at the University of Tennessee. Afterwards, she went on to teach English at Crown College, Temple Baptist Academy and Seymour Community Christian School, where she also taught girls physical education. We are excited to now have her here at BCS as a high school English Teacher. Mandy and her husband, Tom, have a son, Thomas, and a daughter, Hannah. She enjoys traveling, reading, spending time with her family, and being on the lake.
  • Favorite Verse or Quote: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto thine understanding." (Prov. 3:5-6)

Michael Brown

  • Title: History, Geography, Government/Economics, & Drama
  • Education: B.A. Bryan College
  • Phone: (865) 521-6054 ext. 200
  • Email: michaelbrown@berean.me
  • Bio: After receiving a degree in Communication Arts from Bryan College, Michael Brown spent two years working as an actor/bookkeeper for the Bijou Theater in downtown Knoxville. In March of 2004, then Berean headmaster Wade Ewing contacted him about the possibility of becoming the drama teacher for the high school. Mr. Brown jumped at the chance to join in the family legacy of educating at Berean Christian School and began the next fall as the high school’s history and drama teacher. He is currently working on getting his M.A.T. in Secondary Education through Liberty University.

Sherry Crumley

  • Title: Math and Physics, National Honor Society Advisor
  • Education: B.S. University of Tennessee
  • Phone: (865) 521-6054 ext.200
  • Email: sherrycrumley@berean.me
  • Bio: Math and physics instructor Sherry Crumley received her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She and her husband Chris have twin sons, Ryan and Alex – both are students at Berean Christian School. Mrs. Crumley enjoys tennis, swimming and reading.  
  • Favorite Verse or Quote: When they lifted their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only. (Mat 17:8)

Linda Halley

  • Title: Spanish I, II, III & Student Leadership Panel
  • Education: B.S. University of Tennessee
  • Phone: (865) 521-6054 ext. 200
  • Email: lindahalley@berean.me
  • Bio: After attending Cedarville University for three years, Linda Halley graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 1981 with a B.S. in secondary education. She completed additional undergraduate work at the University of Valencia, Spain and Ohio State University. Mrs. Halley taught middle school at West Park Baptist Academy as well as high school Spanish, English, and family living at Temple Baptist Academy. She homeschooled her three children through the eighth grade and is currently teaching Spanish I, Spanish II, and Spanish II Honors at Berean. She has the privilege of accompanying juniors and seniors on a two week trip to Europe every other year. This is her twelfth year at Berean. In addition to teaching, Linda is the sponsor for the Student Leadership Panel and is passionate about developing “next generation Christian leaders.” Mrs. Halley enjoys travel, theatre, reading, boating and gardening.
  • Favorite Verse or Quote: It is my prayer that your love may about more and more with knowledge and all discernment. (Col 3:9)

Tab Jordan

  • Title: Bible, History, Graphic Design, Yearbook, Communications/Marketing Advisor, Fine Arts Director
  • Education: B.A. University of Tennessee
  • Education: Postgraduate Studies: Columbia International University
  • Phone: (865) 521-6054 ext. 200
  • Email: tabjordan@berean.me
  • Bio: After earning a degree in Art/Graphic Design, Tab Jordan worked as an art director in advertising for 11 years. During that time, he also served as a part-time youth pastor and later made a career change to full time Youth Ministry, where he spent 16 years leading various youth events and founding a citywide home-missions service project. He presently teaches Bible, Biblically integrated History, and Graphic Design at Berean. Mr. Jordan’s expertise comes from the union of his art/advertising degree, his Biblical studies at Columbia International University, and his study of education methods through Walden University. Committed to guiding students to a proper relationship with God, self, and others, Mr. Jordan is actively involved on campus as Fine Arts Director and Marketing Advisor as well as Stone Gymnasium Director.  He believes that extra-curricular activities enhance the curriculum of the school, provide student participation and leadership as well as parent involvement and positive publicity. He and his wife, Becky (also a teacher at Berean) have two sons, Isaac (2012) and Noah (2015) both are graduates of Berean.
  • Favorite Verse or Quote: "Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail..." (Lam 3:22-24)

Mark Little

  • Title: Bible & History Teacher
  • Education: B.S. Southeastern Bible College
  • Education: M.A. Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Phone: 865-521-6054 ext. 216
  • Email: marklittle@berean.me
  • Bio:

    Mark has served Berean Christian School as a parent, coach, and teacher since 2004. He is excited to be teaching Bible and history in high school. When he’s not teaching, Mark enjoys coaching, pick up basketball, and wood working. He and his wife, Susan, have two children who are BCS graduates — Victoria and Grant. 

      Berean Christian School Meet YOUR Berean ep. 31 – Mark Little (Culture of Berean) from Berean Christian School on Vimeo.
  • Favorite Verse or Quote: "as for me, the nearness of God is my good." (Psa 73:28)

Candace Marshall

  • Title: High School Math
  • Education: B.S. University of Tennessee
  • Phone: (865) 521-6054 ext. 200
  • Email: candacemarshall@berean.me
  • Bio: Candace Marshall attended UT Knoxville, where she received her bachelor’s degree. After spending 10 years teaching middle school math and literature in the Knox County School System, she joined BCS. Mrs. Marshall enjoys using updated technology, such as iPad apps and the Activboard, in her classes to reinforce concepts and for presentation of daily lessons. She believes the purpose of Berean is to disciple students in academics, as well as building relationships to show them the love of Christ. “Our students strive to learn,” she touts.  “It is so encouraging to see young people wanting more knowledge.  Our kids love each other, they are building relationships that will last past this school’s perspective.” Outside of school, Mrs. Marshall loves spending time with her amazing husband and little boy, Sawyer. She also enjoys reading, time alone, and board games.  
  • Favorite Verse or Quote: Put your hope in the Lord for with the Lord is unfailing love in Him is full redemption. Psa 130:7

Jonathan Overholser

  • Title: HS Spanish
  • Education: Tallahassee Community College
  • Education: North Greenville University
  • Education: Instituto Biblico Palabra de Vida Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Education: MA in Ministry from Richmont Graduate University
  • Email: jonathanoverholser@berean.me
  • Bio:

    Jonathan met his wife Jennifer in Argentina. They have been married for eleven years and have three daughters Joanna (8), Joy (6), and Jahlyn (2) who attend Berean. Jonathan is grateful to be part of the Berean family.

    Jonathan attended Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, Florida and North Greenville University, Tigerville, South Carolina before graduating from Instituto Biblico Palabra de Vida Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2015, Jonathan graduated from Richmont Graduate University, Atlanta, GA, with a Master’s of Arts in Ministry degree that focused on Christian Leadership, Spiritual Formation, and Theology.

Mary Randolph

  • Title: High School Spanish & Bible
  • Education: B.S. Columbia International University
  • Education: M.A. Columbia International University
  • Phone: (865) 521-6054 ext.200
  • Email: maryrandolph@berean.me
  • Bio: Mary Randolph graduated from Columbia International University with a Bachelor of Science degree and then went on to receive her MAT. She completed her student teaching at Hilton Head Academy as well as Ben Lippen School and Covenant Christian Academy. She teaches Spanish and Bible at Berean. Mary loves UT football, hiking, running and the outdoors.
  • Favorite Verse or Quote: "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

Jeannie Steelreed

  • Title: HS Chemistry/Biology
  • Favorite Verse or Quote: Proverbs 3:5-6
  • Education: BS Liberty University
  • Education: Master of Arts in Teaching Liberty University
  • Education: Education Specialist Liberty University
  • Email: jeanniesteelreed@berean.me
  • Bio: Mrs. Steelreed started teaching in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she taught Psychology and also served as secretary on the founding board of the Nevada Association of International Baccalaureate World Schools. She then went on to teach in Jacksonville, Florida, for seven years. Some of her classes included Biology, Chemistry, Human Anatomy, Marine Biology, Algebra 1, and U.S. History. She also homeschooled her children for 12 years.   Mrs. Steelreed and her husband Jeff have 7 children and 6 grandchildren. She enjoys jogging, hiking, crochet, reading, shopping for antiques, and traveling. She has also attended highland games and is honored to be part of the Clan McFie of Colonsay Scotland. 

Gwen Taylor

  • Title: High School English
  • Education: B.A. Bob Jones University
  • Education: M.S. Liberty University
  • Phone: (865) 521-6054 ext. 200
  • Email: gwentaylor@berean.me
  • Bio: Having received a B.A. degree from Bob Jones University, Gwen Taylor served almost thirty years as a missionary in Brazil with New Tribes Mission. During her last twelve years of service, she taught missionary kids in middle and high school at the New Tribes Mission School Vianopolis. Upon returning to the U.S. because of her husband’s health, she completed a master’s degree in education. Since 2000, Mrs. Taylor has enjoyed the privilege of teaching English at Berean Christian School. In her spare time, Mrs. Taylor enjoys reading.
  • Favorite Verse or Quote: "but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; ..." (Isa 40:31)

Susan Wallis

  • Title: HS Principal & Math
  • Education: B.A. University of Tennessee
  • Education: M.S. University of Tennessee
  • Education: PhD University of Tennessee
  • Phone: (865) 521-6054 ext.200
  • Email: susanwallis@berean.me
  • Bio: After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Tennessee, Susan Wallis developed an interest in deaf culture and sign language. This prompted her to earn a Master’s Degree in Special Education and she taught at the Tennessee School for the Deaf for nine years. As the result of a deepening faith and strong desire to share her faith more openly with her students, Wallis took a position at Berean Christian School where she taught 5th grade for seven years. Mrs. Wallis is now the high school principal and teaches algebra and calculus. She and her husband have five children and attend Fellowship Church.
  • Favorite Verse or Quote: Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord, not for men." (Col 3:23)

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