Upper Campus/MS Faculty Bios

Heather Dyke

Title: Middle/High School Literature 

Education: B.A. in Literature, University of Tennessee

Phone: (865) 521-6054 ext 200

Email: heatherdyke@berean.me

Bio: Heather Dyke began teaching at BCS over 10 years ago, but took time off to stay home with her two daughters, Kaylynn and Rebekah, who are now in 5th and 2nd grades at Berean, respectively. She is a graduate of Berean Christian School and a lifelong member of Berean Bible Church. After attending Columbia International University for two years as a psychology major, she completed her B.A. in English Literature at the University of Tennessee. She enjoys spending time with her family, scrapbooking, and reading books.


Connie Freed

Title: 7th/8th Grade Science-Middle School Lead Teacher
Education: B.S. Tennessee Tech University
Education: Belmont College
Education: Postgraduate Studies: Fresno Pacific University,  Postgraduate Studies: Walden University
Phone: (865) 521-6054 ext. 200
Bio: Connie Freed followed the pre-physical therapy track at Tennessee Technological University where she graduated with a B.S. in psychology and a minor in Biology. After marrying her high school sweetheart, taking time to raise their five daughters and serving as a youth pastor’s wife, she came to Berean as a substitute teacher in 2000. She began teaching part-time in 2003 and that soon led to a full-time position in 2005. God has used Mrs. Freed in various teaching avenues and in different churches. She has served alongside her husband, who was in youth ministry for years and was Associate Pastor at Berean Bible Church for 20 years. Mrs. Freed enjoys reading and playing games with family and friends.

Tab Jordan

 Title: Bible, Graphic Design, Yearbook, Marketing Director, Fine Arts Director
Education: B.A. University of Tennessee
Education: Postgraduate Studies: Columbia International University
Phone: (865) 521-6054 ext. 200
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 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.

Tiffani Keyes

Title: MS Math and Science
Favorite Verse or Quote: “Know the truth and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
Education: B.A. Elementary Education from Louisiana Tech University
Phone: (865) 521-6054 ext 200
Bio: Tiffani first taught in Fort Worth, Texas, for 3 1/2 years as a middle school teacher of all subjects. She then homeschooled for 15 years before teaching at River’s Edge Christian Academy for 3 years as a middle school math teacher. She has been married to her best friend for 25 years and has four sons. Tiffani loves hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, cooking, DIY projects, playing, and having fun with her family.

Emily McKeehan

Title: Middle School English
Education: B.A. Bryan College
Phone: (865) 521-6054 ex. 200
Bio: Emily McKeehan began teaching at Berean in 2013. She grew up in Knoxville and is the fourth of five kids. Her parents are from Indiana and Missouri, so even though she doesn’t necessarily consider herself a southern girl, she’s lived her entire life in the south. A lifelong member of Berean Bible Church, Ms. McKeehan is a Berean Christian School alum, attending from kindergarten through 8th grade. She graduated from Bryan College with a degree in English Literature, with an emphasis in writing.  She enjoys reading and buying books from McKay’s, sitting in coffee shops, spending time with friends, and writing.

Amy Turner

Title: Middle School Math & History Teacher
Education: BSIE University of Tennessee
Education: M.A.T. University of Memphis
Phone: (865) 521-6054 ext. 200
Bio: Amy attended UT Knoxville where she received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. After spending several years working in that field, she went back to school and obtained a Master of Arts degree in teaching from the University of Memphis. Ms. Turner taught middle school math for seven years in a local public school, and then moved on to Berean. She teaches 6th grade math, 7th grade math, and 6th grade ancient world history. Outside of school Ms. Turner enjoys reading, hiking, and gardening.

Pam Duncan




Title: Upper Campus SOAR Director

Education: BA University of Tennessee, Human Learning and Behavior
Education: M.A.T. University of Memphis
Phone: (865) 521-6054 ext. 204

Bio: Pam and her husband, Bill have been married for 24 years and have four children. Their youngest child, Savannah, is a 7th grader at Berean.  Pam graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1994 with a BA in Human Learning and Behavior. She worked for a couple of years in the Paducah City Schools Family Resource Centers before staying home once their children were born. Once her children were older, she worked for 12 years at River’s Edge Christian Academy as the Office Manager/Administrative Assistant.  Her hobbies include: traveling, camping, reading, spending time with family and friends, and cooking. Pam is very excited to be part of the team of Berean Christian School.

Favorite Verse:  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God, and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.      Philippians 4:6-7

Eric Palmer

Title: Athletic Director
Education: BS University of Tennessee History/Geography
Education: Master's of Secondary Ed University of Tennessee
Phone: (865) 521-6054 ext.200
Bio: Eric held the same Athletic Director position in 2008-2011. He brings a wealth of experience back to Berean Christian School. Eric worked at YOKE ministry full/part-time staff, was a summer director, and led a backpacking ministry during college. He studied history and education at the University of Tennessee. He interned at Fulton High School from 1998-1999 and began teaching and coaching in Knox County Schools in 1999 at Northwest Middle. While there he worked with the track, volleyball, and coached girls’ basketball, in addition, joined the baseball coaching staff at West High School. In 2004 he moved to teach and coach full time at West High School in baseball, golf, and boys’ basketball. In 2008 he came to Berean Christian School as head boys’ basketball coach and Athletic Director, while still teaching and coaching golf at WHS. In 2011 he made the move when God called him into a full-time Church ministry at Sevier Heights Baptist Church.  Eric will teach in the high school in addition to his position as Athletic Director. Eric has a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Geography from the University of Tennessee and holds a Master’s in Secondary Education from the University of Tennessee.
Suzanne Newman
Title: High School English Teacher
Education: B.A. in English from Carson-Newman
Phone: (865) 521-6054 ext.200
Bio: Suzanne holds a B.A. in English from Carson-Newman.  She began her teaching career in Grainger County where she taught for nine years before teaching at Freedom Christian Academy for the past six years.  Suzanne and her husband, Joe, have been married for 14 years and have one child, Joe Carson, who is in first grade.  Together, they serve as the Carter Middle School team leaders for YOKE Youth Ministries. In her free time, Suzanne enjoys baking, reading, and spending time with her family.
Corban Ogle
Title: MS/HS Geography, History Teacher
Education: B.A. in History and Bible & Theology and an M.A. in Secondary Education.
Phone: (865) 521-6054 ext.200
Bio: Corban attended Johnson University in Knoxville, TN where he earned a B.A. in History and Bible & Theology and an M.A. in Secondary Education. For the last 5 years he has worked as an assistant football coach at Seymour High School in Seymour, TN. During that time he has also served as the Youth Minister of his home church in Seymour. Some of his favorite hobbies include reading and being outdoors. Corban is married to his wife, Hannah. 

Cheryl Wilson

Title: Office Manager Upper Campus
Education: B.A. University of Kentucky
Phone: (865) 521-6054 ext.200
Email: cherylwilson@berean.me
Bio: Cheryl Wilson earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and attended continuing education classes at Regent University. Mrs. Wilson has ministered to preschool and primary aged school children for over 15 years. She previously taught kindergarten and served as a teacher’s aide. She and her husband, Fahron, have four children, all graduates of BCS. Cheryl enjoys camping and reading.
Favorite Verse or Quote: Let us encourage one another to do good works. (Heb 10:24)