SOAR Faculty



Lower Campus

SOAR Director

Liz Palmer is a Speech-Language Pathologist who received her Masters at The University of Tennessee.  She thanks God for giving her a passion for children, for families, and for sports!  She started volunteering with the SOAR Program in 2011, but officially joined the SOAR Team in 2016 as a coordinator and  teacher. She is currently the lower campus Soar director and works with all of the Soar students in the Elementary School at some level . Liz is also the Assistant Girls High School  Basketball coach. She and her husband, Eric, have two children, Gracie and Matthew, who are both students in the High School at Berean.  She is so thankful and excited that God has provided her with these opportunities here at Berean!  She finds joy in serving others and helping individuals become all that God has called them to be!

Liz is certified in the Teacher Training Level of Orton Gillingham and is currently working towards her Associate Level Certification of Orton Gillingham.  

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Classroom Teacher

Holly Brummette joined the faculty of Berean in 2005 and appreciates the wonderful families and staff that she has met through the years.   She received her B.S. in Education from the University of TN, Knoxville and is trained in the Orton Gillingham method. She is an ACSI and state of TN certified teacher. She has experience teaching in public schools and adult education. She taught 2nd and 3rd grades for many years at Berean before becoming part of the Soar program in 2018.  Her aim is to help her students find the joy in knowing Christ and discovering the talents and abilities He has given them. She and Mark have four grown boys, a dog, and two cats. She enjoys reading, hiking, family time, and the beach. 



Learning Center Coach

Stephanie Adams has been on the SOAR team at Berean for one year and has four prior years experience in the classroom. Before teaching, she was a Family Development Specialist and Small Groups Coordinator for several counseling services in West Tennessee. Stephanie received her Biblical Studies degree from Christ for the Nations College, and her Sociology degree from Dallas Baptist University. She and her husband Scottie have two children, Bella and Jonah.