Elementary Faculty

Christina Guerra

First Grade


 Christina Guerra was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. She was homeschooled kindergarten through twelfth grade and discovered she wanted to be a teacher when she taught for the first time in Sunday School at church.  She graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a degree in Elementary Education with an early childhood concentration. This is her third year teaching at Northside Christian School. 

Kim Haymaker

Second Grade


Kim has taught at Northside for 35 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.

Kim Farmer

Second Grade



Christine Upshur

Third Grade


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 3rd grade.

Cindy Lynch

Fourth Grade


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.

Jamie Barnes

Fifth Grade; Yearbook Advisor



Jodi Shaleen

Elementary Choirs, Handbells, Private Lessons


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


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.

Bethany Jewett

Elementary PE, MS Girls’ Health & PE


Mrs. Bethany Jewett is a familiar face around Northside, and we are excited that she will be joining our athletic faculty this fall. Mrs. Jewett will teaching elementary P.E. as well as Health and P.E. for middle school girls. Mrs. Jewett and her husband, Kevin, have one daughter, Auburn, who will be a 5th grader at NCS this fall.

Abby Lockaby

Private Lessons