Mr. Gavin Lockaby


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Mr. Gavin Lockaby joined the NCS faculty in 2017, and has been serving as the school administrator since 2018. Mr. Lockaby earned a B.A in Political Science from Pensacola Christian College, an M.S. in Education Leadership from Pensacola Christian College, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Leadership with a concentration in education from the University of the Cumberlands. Mr. Lockaby is married to Mrs. Abby Lockaby and, together, they have two children, Aiden and Camille.

Mr. Henry Sheeley

Academic Dean

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Mr. Sheeley was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  He was a chemistry major at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh before transferring back to Tennessee Temple University where he graduated with a B.A. in Bible and minors in general science and history.  He has a master’s degree in Christian school administration from Tennessee Temple Baptist Seminary.  Mr. Sheeley grew up in a Christian home and was saved in the eighth grade.  He was called into full-time Christian service while at Carnegie-Mellon with the Lord directing him into Christian education while finishing college at Tennessee Temple.  Mr. Sheeley is married to Pam, and they have two daughters.  Allison graduated from Bob Jones University and lives with her husband in Greenville, South Carolina.  Faith is a sophomore mechanical engineering major at Bob Jones University.  Mr. Sheeley has over twenty-five years of experience in Christian education.


Mrs. Angie Smith

Day Care & Preschool Supervisor

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Mrs. Candi Brittain

Lower Elementary Supervisor

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Candi Brittain is a graduate of University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education with a minor in science.  She spent three years teaching in Sydney, Australia and three years as an army officer.  She is married and her husband is retired from the air force.  They have two daughters that live in the area and graduated from NCS.  Five of her six grandchildren are now attending Northside. This is Mrs. Brittain’s 23rd year teaching at Northside Christian School.


Mr. Vayle Carruthers

Secondary Supervisor

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Vayle Carruthers grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada. He attended BJU where he met his wife Donna and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music. Vayle and Donna were married, moved to Charleston, and started teaching at Northside in the summer of 1987.

Over the next few years Vayle attended Trident Technical College where he took several computer networking and applications courses. He teaches computer, piano, Word Processing, Microsoft Office Applications, and is in charge of maintaining the computers and network at Northside.

Vayle has taught at Northside for 34 years and enjoys teaching students from grades 1 – 12. He enjoys reading, crafts and woodworking in his free time. They have two dachshunds; Buddy and Abby.