​​Smyrna Christian School

morning teacher

Ms. stefanie gillahan

Ever since Stefanie was in kindergarten, she knew she wanted to be a teacher.  After graduating with her Bachelor's Degree in 2014, she began working at a preschool and has been working with children since that time.  She loves working at SCS because of the loving Christian environment that is provided for both the staff and the students.  Watching the children grow and learn and celebrating milestones with them is rewarding. It melts her heart to hear her name called only to turn around and receive a hug.

​Morning Teacher

Ms. Amanda Jones

I have worked in childcare for several years. This field has allowed me to help shape young minds and enjoy young hearts. There is nothing more rewarding than having a positive influence on a child and seeing them learn and grow. I look forward to every morning, knowing I will spend the day enjoying such sweet, precious children. Smyrna Christian School has brought these children and new, wonderful people into my life and no words could capture my gratitude. Everyday we learn about God's love and we learn from each other. What a blessing here!


Ms. marissa webb

Ms. Marissa is a graduate of MTSU, with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. She has worked with younger children teaching Bible classes and over a decade worth of baby-sitting. She enjoys working at SCS because it is great to see the children laughing and having a good time. She learns many new things from the kids, and she feels it a privilege to be working in an environment where Christian values are emphasized. She looks forward to coming to work every day.

Morning Teacher 

Ms. kelsey pepper

Ms. Kelsey has been a babysitter since the age of 13, Kelsey knew early on that she wanted to work with kids.  She is now going to school and majoring in education, and has worked in the childcare setting for several years.  With her positive outlook and infectious smile, SCS couldn't be happier to have her on staff.  Kelsey says she especially enjoys working at SCS because she gets to help children in a Christian environment.  Whenever she has had a bad day, the children turn it around the minute she walks in the room.

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Smyrna Christian School is blessed with faithful Christian workers who are kind, caring and enthusiastic.  They have an excellent record in providing loving care, leadership and education to students of all ages.  Our teachers have numerous years combined teaching experience, and every teacher exceeds the state's requirements of continuing education each year. All of our staff have completed the training in Tennessee Early Learning Development Standards (TN-ELDS).  In addition, all faculty at SCS receive yearly CPR and First Aid training. They continually attend training classes and are up-to-date on state requirements while maintaining our three-star rating.

"Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."  Matthew 18:3

morning teacher

Ms. Hayley Goad

Being able to instill the good morals and values she was taught in her christian family has been a precious learning experience for Ms. Hayley. Not only does she get to teach the children, but she learns from them as well. SCS has been like a second family to Ms. Hayley. Therefore, when the kids ask her if she has kids of her own, she always says, "Yes I do. I have all of you."

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Ms. Ashton Slater

Ms. Ashton has been baby-sitting and working in the church nursery for several years and now brings that experience to the classroom at SCS.  She especially enjoys seeing each child learn and explore new things. What a delight it is to see them grow more and more each day!

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Ms. Leah boles

Ms. Leah has been with SCS since 2005 and has 20 years experience in childcare.  Ms. Leah says that taking care of children is her calling.  "Children are our future," she says, "The amazing thing is they teach me also."