Faculty and Staff


Get to know our passionate educators, driven by faith and expertise, dedicated to guiding students on their journey.

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.

Vayle Carruthers

Administrator, [email protected]

Mr. Sheeley graduated with a B.A. in Bible and minors in general science and history from Tennessee Temple University, and he later received a master’s degree in Christian school administration from Tennessee Temple Baptist Seminary. Mr. Sheeley has over twenty-five years of experience in Christian education.

Henry Sheeley

Academic Dean, [email protected]

Greg graduated in 1989 from Bob Jones University with a Bachelors of Arts, where he majored in Bible education and minored in history. A few years later in 1992, he graduated from Bob Jones University with a Masters of Education. Greg also is a licensed tour guide from the city of Charleston.

Greg Rysta

High School Supervisor, [email protected]

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. This is Mrs. Brittain’s 26th year teaching at Northside Christian School.

Candi Brittain

Elementary Supervisor, [email protected]

Angie Smith

Day Care & Preschool Supervisor, [email protected]


From our friendly office team to our diligent maintenance staff, each member plays a crucial role in creating a welcoming and supportive environment for our students and their families.

Jeanine Porter

School Secretary, [email protected]

Emily Upshur

School Secretary, [email protected]

Deborah Rogers

Kitchen Staff, Yearbook, [email protected]

Tommy Thomas

Housekeeping, [email protected]

David Cresswell

Facilities Administrator, [email protected]

Pre-K and Kindergarten

Angie Smith

Child Care Director, K3, [email protected]

Shelly Clark

K3, [email protected]

Kristina Smith

K3, [email protected]

Amber Lyons

K4, [email protected]

Jodi Colpitt

K4, [email protected]

Becca Price

K4, [email protected]

Alyssa Vollnogle

K5, [email protected]

Tiffany Haun

K5, [email protected]


Christina Guerra

1st Grade, [email protected]

Kim Haymaker

2nd Grade, [email protected]

Christine Upshur

Third Grade, [email protected]

Cindy Lynch

4th Grade, [email protected]

Jamie Barnes

5th Grade, [email protected]

Jodi Shaleen

Choirs, Handbells, Private Lessons, [email protected]

Pam Sheeley

Elementary Music, Private Lessons, Music Appreciation, [email protected]

Bethany Jewett

Elementary PE & Computer, [email protected]

Junior High and High School

Rachel Thomas

Middle School, [email protected]

Colleen Wilson

Middle School, [email protected]

Ashlynn Bailey

Middle School, [email protected]

Henry Sheeley

Math and Science, [email protected]

Greg Rysta

History, Bible, Volleyball, [email protected]

Dan Smith

Athletic Director, Bible, PE, Soccer, Basketball, [email protected]

Bethany Jewett

Middle School Girls’ Health, PE, [email protected]

Vayle Carruthers

Fine Arts Coordinator, Computer, IT, [email protected]

Dr. David Shaleen

Fine Arts Director, Bands and Choirs, [email protected]

Jodi Shaleen

Handbells, Private Lessons, Accompanist, [email protected]

Cecil Beach

Bible, Spanish, Administrative Assistant, [email protected]

Contact Us

Reach out to us with any inquiries or to schedule a visit, as we look forward to welcoming you to our faith-driven community.

(843) 797-2690
Email: [email protected]