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Carrie Akers, Director

Information about Carrie, career, education and family.

 

cakers@thetorch.net

Whitney Whitaker, Administrative Assistant

"Working with children has been a constant theme in my life & joining the staff at TCA to work alongside Carrie & with these precious children has been a joy! My husband and I have been in full-time ministry for a number of years, which led us here to North Georgia and we love it. We are blessed the have two of the sweetest kiddos on this earth. I love Jesus most, my family right behind Him, music, cooking, skinny vanilla lattes from Starbucks, the beach & Alabama football!"

 

wwhitaker.tca@gmail.com

 

Stephanie Waldon, Academic coach

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Robin Whisnant, School Counselor

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Jessalan Smith,  3 Year Old Class

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Brandi Ward, 3 year old Assistant

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Christi Cooper, Prekindergarten

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chad.chritsi@gmail.com

 
 

Kim Garrison, Prekindergarten Assistant

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Ann Wescott, kindergarten

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annwescottkindergarten.torch@gmail.com

 

Tori Kelly, Kindergarten

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Mia Corchimillia, Kindergarten Assistant

"I have so much fun assisting in our kindergarten classes! Getting to spend my weekdays with these bright students and friendly staff is a treat. Everyday, we have a Biblical, fun-filled educational adventure."

Mia assists both of our Kindergarten Classes.
corcigirl@gmail.com

Erica randall, 1st Grade

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ericarandall.torch@gmail.com

Christy Goss, 2nd Grade

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c_d_goss@yahoo.com

 

Sarah Stewart, 3rd Grade

"I graduated top of my class from Banks County High School. I went on to graduate from Truett-McConnell College and the University of Georgia, where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. I have had a blast teaching everything from kindergarten through sixth grade the past 13 years. I am an adventure seeker who has enjoyed skydiving and has taught in the Marshall Islands."

Teaches 3rd Grade Reading, Social Studies, Bible, Vocabulary and Handwriting

sstewarttca@yahoo.com

Kennedy watts, 3rd Grade

"I graduated last May from Truett-McConnell University, and I am excited to spend my first year teaching at TCA! I originate from Rabun County where I live with my husband, Jess. I am excited to teach your children and grow along with them this year."

Teaches 3rd Grade Math, Writing, Language and Science

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Kayla Clark, 4th / 5th Grade

"I have been teaching for 5 years, all in the public school system in 4th grade. I have a Master's degree in early childhood education and in December I will graduate with my Specialist degree in curriculum and instruction as well as physical education. In my spare time I love to watch basketball (go TarHeels) and coach youth basketball here in Habersham. I love spending time with my husband and family at the lake and going to Pigeon Forge. I'm very excited to begin my first year at TCA and look forward to being a welcoming resource for parents and students. "

Mrs. Clark teaches 4th Grade Reading, Language, Vocabulary, Writing and History.

 

kclark.tca@gmail.com

Sheila Williams, 4th / 5th Grade

" I was born and raised right here in Habersham County, and have lived the bulk of my life in Demorest. I graduated from Habersham Central High School, Truett-McConnel College and Toccoa Falls College, where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to work with children and young people. I've taught in private Christian schools for the past twenty-six years; and I've loved every minute!"

Sheila teaches Math, Science, Spanish, Bible and Spelling.
swilliams@thetorchchristianacademy.net

Hart Hatchett, Physical Education

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Heather Terrell, Art

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Caleb McAllister, Music

"TCA has the most talented students that I’ve been in contact with and it is my honor to be a part of their story. I am a native to Habersham County and have lived here the majority of my life. I graduated from Habersham Central High School and then from Lee University with my Bachelors of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with emphasis in History, Art, Sociology and Computers. I serve as the Connections Pastor here at The Torch. My wife, Liza and I have two amazing kids, Isaiah and Maelee."

Caleb teaches Music for our Kindergarten through 5th Grade students.

cmcallister@thetorch.net

Heather NeSmith, Librarian / Preschool Music

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Mickey Hill, Financial Controller

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mhill@thetorch.net

Elwanda Richmond, Education Specialist

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Carol Smith, cafeteria

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