Meet our upper campus faculty

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Emily mckeehan

English

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Tiffani keyes

math

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mark little
elementary principal

Mark came to Knoxville in 2003 to pastor a church in Fountain City. He and his wife, Susie, then enrolled their two children at Berean. Between that point and 2018, Mark served BCS as a parent, coach, sub, MS teacher, and HS teacher. Since 2018, he has used his experience in these roles and his education at Dallas Theological Seminary to lead the upper campus as principal. 

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tab Jordan

bible

director of marketing

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Natalea waller

English

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Mr. Mario Viera – Rodriguez was born in Manhattan, New York, but raised in Puerto Rico.  He married a beautiful and wonderful lady, Ruth, over 20 years ago. He has taught Spanish for over 30 years and has a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and a Master’s Degree in Linguistics applied to Spanish.  He also graduated from the Instituto Biblico Misionero with a seminary degree and is an ordained pastor in Puerto Rico with Missionary Fountain of Salvation Churches (Iglesias Fuente de Salvacion Misionera). He now serves as the Hispanic pastor at the Christ the Rock Church of God, co-laboring and serving with Steve Gardner.  He gives thanks to God for giving him this job at Berean and the opportunity to continue to teach Spanish in the United States.

Mario viera

spanish

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Heather began teaching at BCS many years ago, but took time off to stay home with her two daughters, Kaylynn and Rebekah, who are now students at Berean. 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.

heather dyke

English

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connie freed

science

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joann martin

 science

Pipetting Samples and Test Tube

Corban ogle

history + bible

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Samantha Fair graduated from Johnson Bible College in 2004 with a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies and Bible and in 2005 with a Masters in Holistic Education.  She has experience teaching a vast array of grades and subject areas since 2005. Since beginning in Christian education in 2008 she has gained a deeper passion for helping students view themselves as individuals created with unique strengths that can each be used to benefit one another. Immediately after joining the Berean family in 2020 she knew she was home. She teaches 7th and 8th grade pre-algebra, 8th and 9th grade algebra, and 12th grade bridge math. Samantha loves family game and movie nights with her husband and two children as well as sudoku, crafting, and singing!

Samantha fair

science + math

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Mary randolph

bible

bible department head

Mary Randolph graduated from Columbia International University with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters in Bible Teaching. She came to Berean in 2011. She teaches 9th and 10th Grade Bible and 9th Grade Health and Wellness at Berean. Mary loves UT football, hiking, running, and the outdoors.

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Michael brown

 

history

director of fine arts

social studies department head

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.

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Amy Churchwell

prek-5th music

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”.

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mike McDonald

prek-12th p.e.

Mike McDonald has 37 years coaching and playing experience in both the USA and the U.K. Before moving to the States, he was part of the Watford FC School of Excellence. Mike has coached and trained many teams in the East TN area and coached for the Olympic Development Program. Coach Mike runs the Mike McDonald Academy during Spring and Fall for 4-9 year olds. He is the Berean High School boys soccer coach and a children’s church leader at Compassion Church in Morristown.  

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Mario viera

spanish

Mr. Mario Viera – Rodriguez was born in Manhattan, New York, but raised in Puerto Rico.  He married a beautiful and wonderful lady, Ruth, over 20 years ago. He has taught Spanish for over 30 years and has a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and a Master’s Degree in Linguistics applied to Spanish.  He also graduated from the Instituto Biblico Misionero with a seminary degree and is an ordained pastor in Puerto Rico with Missionary Fountain of Salvation Churches (Iglesias Fuente de Salvacion Misionera). He now serves as the Hispanic pastor at the Christ the Rock Church of God, co-laboring and serving with Steve Gardner.  He gives thanks to God for giving him this job at Berean and the opportunity to continue to teach Spanish in the United States.

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darla glies

librarian

Darla Glies is a graduate from Malone University with a B.S. in elementary education.  She earned an M.Ed. from Columbia International University. Darla is the Berean Librarian.  Each of her four children are Christian school graduates; three from Berean. When away from Berean, Darla enjoys spending time with her family and their three dogs. The family grills and bakes together.  Recently she began spoiling her first grandchild. She and her husband are blessed by having a mountain view. Two of her favorite Bible passages are Proverbs 3:5-6 and Philippians 4:13.

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