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Lower Campus/Elementary Faculty Bio

Lisa Blumberg

Title: Fifth Grade
Education: B.A. Cedarville University
Phone: (865) 521-6054 ext. 100
Email: lisablumberg@berean.me
Bio: Lisa Blumberg holds a degree in elementary education with an emphasis in Bible from Cedarville University. She had the privilege of attending Christian schools from Kindergarten through college.  This is her 27th year teaching in Christian schools, and she has been at Berean Christian School since 2007. Lisa and her husband Ed have been married for 23 years and have two daughters, Betsy and Jenna. Some of her interests include reading, playing board games, swimming, watching movies, and singing on the worship team at Calvary Chapel Smoky Mountains.

Amy Churchwell

 

Title: Elementary Music/Drama Teacher

Education: BS Music Education, Carson Newman University

phone: 865-521-6054 ext. 100
Bio: Amy is a graduate of Carson Newman University with a degree in Music Education.  She and her husband Josh have two children, Levi and Zoe, attending Berean Elementary. After teaching in public schools for the past 14 years, God opened a door for her to come to Berean. She is most excited about getting to know the students and families, and seeing what the Lord has in store for the future. Her favorite verse is 1 John 3:18 “Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and truth”. 

James (Jamie) Creswell

 

Title: Fourth Grade
Education: B.S. Liberty University

Education: M.A. Johnson University

Phone: (865) 521- 6054 ext. 100

Emailjamescreswell@berean.me

Bio: Jamie earned a bachelor's degree in Christian counseling from Liberty University. A single semester internship in children’s ministry led him to realize his passion for mentoring students. After some careful prayer and deliberation between going into ministry or teaching, Jamie enrolled at Johnson University were he received his master’s degree in elementary education. He enjoys outdoor activities, sports, and singing.

Favorite Bible verse: And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” (Isaiah 6:8, ESV)

 




Tricia Diambra
 
Teacher Diambra
 
Title: First Grade
Education:
Magna Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire with a B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education. M.Ed. degree in Special Education from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Phone: (865) 521-6054 ext.100
Email:triciadiambra@berean.me
Bio:
Tricia, from 2007 to 2014 taught Kindergarten and 4th grade at Berean Christian School. Most recently,
Tricia provided home visitation services to Knox County families with preschoolers as a Parent
Educator. In between some of these employment years, she had the pleasure and privilege to be a stay-at-home mom for two amazing children. Tricia and her husband, Joel, recently celebrated 35 years of marriage. Tricia enjoys walking/hiking, reading and traveling whenever she can!
Favorite Bible Verse: The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. Proverbs 16:9

Page England

 

 

Title: Fourth Grade Teacher

Education: B. S. Carson Newman University

Phone: (865)-521-6054 ext. 100

Email: pageengland@berean.me

Bio: Page England acquired her teaching degree from Carson Newman University.  She has eleven years of teaching experience in Christian Schools both 3rd and 5th grades.  She has also served 2 years as a Math Interventionist for Anderson County Schools instructing grades 1st-5th.

Page and her husband Tony have three grown daughters and two sons- in-law.  In her free time, she enjoys camping, taking scenic jeep rides, listening to music, and visiting her family.

Favorite Bible verses: Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.”

Amanda Hickman

Title: 3rd Grade
Education: B.A. Carson Newman University
Bio: Amanda Hickman received her teaching degree from Carson Newman University. She then went on to teach 3rd and 4th grades at Concord Christian School and then 4th and 5th grades at Shannondale Elementary School. She and her husband, Corey have a son, Benson, and a daughter, Amelia. Amanda enjoys spending time with family, being outside and shopping.
Favorite Verse or Quote: "Be still and know that I am God..." (Psalms 46:10)
Dacia Humphries
 
Title: PreK 4 Teacher
Phone: (865)521-6054 ext 100
Bio: My husband Derrick and I chose Berean Christian Preschool for our daughter Delaney in 2012. We desired for her to be in a safe place where she would be able to received a God-centered education. Little did we know God had chosen Berean Christian School for me as well. I became a part of the preschool staff in the Spring of  2013.  I have taught  PreK 2, PreK 3 and I am now a part of the Kindergarten/SOAR staff. We have been exponentially blessed by the faithful and loving staff. We thank God for allowing our whole family to be apart of the Berean Christian family.

Becky Jordan

 
Title: Kindergarten
Education: B.S. Carson-Newman University
Education: Postgraduate studies: Cumberland University
Education: Postgraduate studies: Fresno University
Education: Postgraduate Studies: Walden University
Phone: (865) 521-6054 ext.100
Bio: Becky Jordan earned a bachelor’s degree from Carson-Newman University and went on to complete postgraduate work at Cumberland, Walden, and Fresno University. In the 25 years she has been teaching Early Childhood/Elementary Education, she has gained valuable experience with pre-k and elementary students, as well as abused and neglected children. She believes that her purpose in Christian education is to begin building a foundation for the appropriate wealth of knowledge so students will know who and what they are intended to be within the plan of God. Mrs. Jordan and her husband, Tab — a fellow BCS teacher — have two sons, Isaac, Noah and daughter-in-law Anna (all three BCS Graduates).
 
 
 

Amy Keller

 

 

 

Title: Fifth Grade Teacher
Education: B.S. Cedarville University, Childhood Education
Phone: (865) 521-6054 ext.100
Email: amykeller@berean.me

Bio: Amy earned a degree from Cedarville University in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Bible in 2008. After graduating she had the privilege of moving to China where she taught at the International School of Qingdao for seven years. At God's leading, she returned to America a few years ago and has slowly been working her way toward the goal of living in Tennessee which she accomplished this summer. Amy enjoys cooking, crocheting, loving people, and the new joy of living near her nephews.

Terri Lakin
 
 
Title: Elementary Principal
Education: B.S. University of Tennessee
Education: Postgraduate studies: University of San Diego
Phone: (865) 521-6054 ext.107
Bio: Terri Lakin received a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Tennessee. She has also completed graduate studies from the University of San Diego, Cumberland University and Tennessee Tech. Mrs. Lakin taught at Berean for 24 years before becoming elementary principal. She considers it a privilege to be a part of the Berean family. She loves playing with her grandchildren, reading, and being a pastor’s wife.
Favorite Verse or Quote: Every word of God is pure. He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. (Prov 30:5)

Jessica Marrero

 
Title: Teacher Aide
Education: B.S. Tusculum College
Phone: 865-521-6054 ext. 100
Bio: Jessica Marrero earned her B.S. of Human Growth and Learning with Cum Laude honors from Tusculum College and is certified to teach grades K-8. Jessica taught in the Knox County School system for 3 years before joining Berean in 2015. She is married with two sons, Cruz and Alec. Jessica is a member of Lyons Creek Baptist Church. She also loves to run in local races — 5Ks, 10Ks and 1/2 marathons.
Favorite Verse or Quote: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Phil 4:13)

Frank (Win) Weldon

 
Title: 2nd Grade Teacher
Education: B.S. Frostburg State University
Education: B.S. William Carey University
Education: M.S. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Phone: 865-521-6054 ext. 100
Bio: After Win Weldon earned his bachelor degrees from William Carey and Frostburg State, he went on the earn his masters at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Win has taught a variety of grades in several Christian schools and has been involved in children’s ministry and music. His passion is teaching, but he also enjoys walking, cooking, playing musical instruments, and spending time with his family. He and and his wife, Penny, are parents to Frank and Phoebe. Win also teaches music lessons with The Studio at Berean.

Shawna Wilson

Title: 3 year old preschool teacher

Education: B.S. The Crown College of the Bible,  Master of Christian Education- The Crown College of the Bible

phone: 865-521-6054 ext. 100
Bio: Shawna received her bachelor’s in elementary education and Master of Christian Education degrees from The Crown College in Powell, TN. She worked with the Boys & Girls Club while during and following college gaining tools and life experiences to prepare her for teaching. She has worked with preschool at Westland Children’s Academy as well as Concord Christian school. Shawna enjoys being married to her husband of 3 years. They enjoy going on small trips and playing board games at coffee shops together.
 
Heather Waggoner
 
Title: Second Grade Teacher

Education: B.S. Johnson University Interdisciplinary Studies/Elementary Education, Masters Holistic Education

phone: 865-521-6054 ext. 100
Bio: Heather has taught in Public and Christian schools for the last 13 years and feels Berean is like coming home. She has been married to her husband for 18 years and has three children Caden, Cameron and Livy. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family.