Elementary Faculty

Kim Haymaker

First Grade

khaymaker@northsideministries.com

Kim has taught at Northside for over 30 years. She graduated from Appalachian Bible College in West Virginia.

She loves to shop and find great bargains, but her favorite pastime is spending time with her family.

Her life verse is Psalm 19:14 which says, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.

Mrs. Leah Millan

Second Grade

 

 

Rachel Thomas

Third Grade

rthomas@northsideministries.com

Rachel Thomas was born into a missionary family in Argentina.  She is one of 5 children.  When she was 22 months old, her family returned to the United States and settled among family on James Island, SC.  She graduated from Bob Jones University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 1981.  She is certified with  SCACS and the SC Department of Education.  She has taken graduate courses from the Citadel, Limestone College, and Adams State University.

She accepted Christ as her Savior when she was 7 years old and got reassurance of her salvation at 12. Later, she felt called to go into full time Christian service.  

She is married to Tommy Thomas and have one son and one grandchild. She loves to read, do crochet, learn about history, and spend time with her granddaughter.

Cindy Lynch

Fourth Grade

clynch@northsideministries.com

Cindy Lynch is from Charleston, SC. She received a B.S. from Bob Jones University and a Masters of Education from the Citadel. She was saved at 6 years old during a church service and has always had a strong desire to teach. In college the Lord led Cindy to teach in a Christian school.

She is married to Richard Lynch, who is a retired civil engineer. She has two adult children (Jennifer Hirschler and Jonathan Lynch) and a grandson (Luke Hirschler). Her hobbies include cooking, gardening, and playing with her grandson.

Christine Upshur

Fifth Grade

cupshur@northsideministries.com

Christine Upshur is a 2010 graduate of Northside Christian School. She attended Clemson University where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Elementary Education in 2014. Since then, she has been teaching at The Oaks Christian School in Summerville, SC. We are excited to have Miss Upshur here at NCS teaching 5th grade.

Jodi Shaleen

Elementary Choirs, Handbells, Private Lessons

jshaleen@northsideministries.com

Jodi Shaleen was born in Decatur, IL but spent most of her early years in Burlington,WI. After graduating from a Christian High School, she went to Maranatha Baptist University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music with piano as her proficiency and organ as her minor.

Jodi was raised in a Christian home and became saved at the age of 11. She desired to serve the Lord wherever He called, but really wanted to be a piano teacher since her first year of lessons at the age of 9. She enjoys teaching private lessons, leading the elementary choir, and directing the handbells at NCS!

Jodi is married to Dr. Dave Shaleen, the music director at NBC, and she has three girls who are Kali (20), Emily (18) and Lindsay (16).

Pam Sheeley

Elementary Music, Private Lessons, Music Appreciation

psheeley@northsideministries.com

Mrs. Pam Sheeley is originally from Lafayette, Georgia.  She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Christian School Music Education from Tennessee Temple University.  Pam was blessed to grow up in a Christian home and was led to the Lord by her mother at age eleven.  While in college the Lord directed her to study music and to serve Him in Christian education.  Pam is married to Henry and they have two daughters, Allison and Faith.  Allison is married and lives in Greenville, SC.  Faith is a sophomore at Bob Jones University.   Mrs. Sheeley has twenty-six years of teaching experience in Christian education.

Abby Lockaby

Private Lessons

alockaby@northsideministries.com