Sherry Bunn, PE/Health
Sherry Bunn graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Laboratory Technology. She put her study of science to work in the pharmaceutical industry in sales and training, specializing in the pediatric markets. After a brief retirement, she served as a long-term substitute in both public and private schools. She joined the St. Luke team in 2008 where she teaches Health and Physical Education and serves as the Athletic Director.
Kimetha Eysel, Jr-K – 6th Music and Middle School Singers
Kimetha Eysel is a graduate of Columbus State University with a degree in Vocal Performance. Mrs. Eysel loves teaching and is thrilled to share her love of music with over 300 students who pass through her classroom doors each week. Mrs. Eysel directs the St. Luke Singers middle school chorus and the annual Spring Musical. The musical performances are always the highlight of her year. In her free time, Mrs. Eysel, loves to sing, read, and spend time with her family.
Jen Grantham, Jr-K – 4th STEAM
Jen Grantham is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon where she received her degree in education. She went on to earn her master’s degree in education from Columbus State University. Mrs. Grantham taught in the public school system for several years. She believes that every student has the ability to learn and with help can overcome even the worst of situations. Mrs. Grantham was thrilled to join the St. Luke School staff in the fall of 2006, as a kindergarten teacher. She now oversees out STEAM Lab and enjoys watching our students work together in the Lab. “I love working in the family-like atmosphere where I can share the word of God and his blessings with my students.”
Hillary Green, Jr-K – 2nd Art, Jr-K Dramatic Play, 7th/8th Graphic Design, and Consumer Science
Hillary Green is a graduate of Columbus State University where she received a degree in communications. She is a busy mother of three and enjoys singing and painting. Mrs. Green has been on staff at St. Luke School since 2008. She has worked as a Kindergarten Teacher Assistant, Assistant P.E. Teacher, and as the Middle School Receptionist.
Sandy LeRoy, K – 2nd and 6th – 8th Spanish
Mrs. LeRoy has a Foreign Language Trade Degree from Auburn University in Spanish. She has made St. Luke her school home since 2003. She grew up in both the United States and Lima, Peru, which accounts for her fluency in both English and Spanish. Her experiences allow her to bring a unique perspective to her classes.
Brett Maddocks, 7th/8th Bible and Religion
Rev. Brett Maddocks is a graduate of Valdosta State University with a BA in Philosophy and a minor in Religious Studies. He is also a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity. He is also working on his Doctor of Ministry at Asbury. Brett is an Associate Pastor and Minister of Discipleship at St. Luke United Methodist Church and Chaplain of St. Luke School. He is married to his college sweetheart, Jessica, and has two boys at St. Luke School, Eli and Jack.
Krista Maggart, K – 8th Drama
Krista Maggart is a graduate of Columbus State University where she earned a BFA in Acting and Directing and Certification in Theatre Education K-12. After teaching at the Springer Opera House for several years, she now incorporates their philosophy of teaching “life skills through stage skills” into her curriculum. In her time as an educator, Ms. Maggart has directed seventeen productions with middle and high school students. She is thrilled to join the St. Luke family, share her love of the performing arts with all of her precious students, and experience the Lord’s blessings in this special community.
David McLeod, PE Teacher
David McLeod attended Brockport State University in Rochester, NY, where he obtained both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Physical Education. He was also a collegiate wrestler during his undergraduate studies. During his graduate studies, Mr. McLeod was an assistant wrestling coach at Brockport State. Mr. McLeod has also coached basketball, baseball, softball and football. After his graduate studies, Mr. McLeod became an Elementary PE teacher and Athletic Director for the Diocese of Syracuse in Syracuse, NY. He loves football, wrestling, golf and spending time with his family. Mr. McLeod moved to Columbus in the summer of 2013 and is excited about his opportunity to teach and coach at St. Luke School!
Jamie Milner, PE Teacher Assistant and 7th/8th Physical Fitness Elective
Jamie Milner graduated from Columbus State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. Her life experiences have given her a passion for health. She is excited about the blessing of passing that passion on to the students at St. Luke School. She enjoys road trips, spending time with her husband, outdoor activities, and reading.
Andrea Olenick, 3rd – 8th Art Teacher
Andrea Olenick received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design. She earned her Certification in Art Education K-12 from Southern Connecticut State University. Mrs. Olenick has taught at elementary, middle and high schools in Connecticut. She is mom to four boys: Harlan, Wyatt, Tobias – who are St. Luke Lions – and Zeke. She loves historic houses, summers in Maine and drinking hot tea.
Jennifer Oliver, 8th Math Elective
Jennifer Oliver is a graduate of the University of Georgia where she earned a bachelor’s degree, of Troy State where she earned a master’s degree, and of Columbus State University where she earned a specialist degree in middle school education. She has also earned gifted endorsement from Columbus State University. Mrs. Oliver taught in the Muscogee County School District for over 10 years and was awarded the Teacher of the Year of Double Churches Middle School in 2004. She has been a part of the St. Luke Middle School staff since 2004 and accepted the role as Assistant Principal of St. Luke School in 2011. Mrs. Oliver’s husband is a Chemistry teacher at Columbus High School. She has two boys, one a student at Columbus High School and one attending the University of Georgia.
Ethelyn Riley, 3rd – 5th Spanish (photo coming soon!)
Ethelyn Riley received her undergraduate degree in Spanish from Georgia State University. She earned her Masters Degree in English and Spanish from GSU and went on to get her Specialists in Education from Columbus State University. She taught at Hardaway High School for 30 years, with her last position being that of International Baccalaureate Coordinator. She has two children and six grandchildren. Her daughter-in-law, LeAnn Copelan, leads the ROAR program at St. Luke School, and three of Ethelyn’s grandchildren are (or were) St. Luke students. Mrs. Riley came out of retirement to take St. Luke’s offer to teach Spanish to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Her top priority is her family, which includes her two dogs!
Bill Shelnutt, Military History of the 20th Century
Bill holds a B. A. in History from State University of New York, Buffalo. He earned a Masters degree in Middle Grades Education from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, an Educational Leadership Certificate from Georgia State University, and an MBA from Reinhardt University in Waleska, Ga. Bill has over twenty years experience in education including eight years as Head of the Preparatory School at Mount Pisgah Christian School in Johns Creek, Georgia. He also held positions as Assistant Headmaster at Brandon Hall School and Dean of Students at Holy Spirit Preparatory Schools, both in Atlanta, GA. Bill comes to St. Luke after serving as Head of School at Wildwood Christian Academy in Marble Hill, Georgia. Bill is a sought after presenter at the annual ISM summer institute. Bill and his wife Susan are parents to twins Annie and Will, two of our newest St. Luke Lions.
Kelly Webb, 5th – 8th STEAM
Kelly Webb has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Central Michigan University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Wingate University. Mrs. Webb is excited to join the St. Luke staff this year after teaching ten years of sixth grade science in Monroe, North Carolina.