Brad Pearson Campus Security

    Brad Pearson  |  Campus Security

Connie Thomas Middle School/High School Receptionist

    Connie Thomas  |  Middle School/High School Receptionist

Jami Cruikshank Middle School/High School Receptionist
Sarah Haight Technology Engineer
Becky Matthews Director of Human Resources
Sandra Sauls Elementary Principal

    Sandra Sauls  |  Elementary Principal

Sandra Sauls has been the Elementary Principal of Wake Christian Academy since 1989. One of her most cherished memories from her position is learning that a family had been able to teach their student about God’s grace through a classroom experience.

“The mother was able to discuss with her child how he had been given ‘grace’ on an assignment and… she was able to share with her son the parallel spiritual truths of God’s grace,” Mrs. Sauls said, “How awesome it is to partner with parents in the training of their children!”

Mrs. Sauls earned her Bachelor of Religious Education from Piedmont Baptist College and her Master of Education from Liberty University. Before becoming the Elementary Principal, Mrs. Sauls taught kindergarten and first grade at Wake Christian. When she is not overseeing the elementary school, you can find her reading, gardening, spending time with her family and friends, and caring for her mother.

The focuses of Mrs. Sauls’ position include boosting admissions, highlighting Wake Christian’s core values to the students (this month’s is integrity), and working on curriculum and instructional development.

Mrs. Sauls has many goals for elementary school, including reaching full capacity enrollment, continuing to emphasize how God’s Word applies to students’ everyday choices, and turning students into lifelong learners. Most importantly, she desires “to maintain an exceptional faculty who are passionate about teaching and are preparing the students… to fulfill their God-given potential.”

Ginger Robbins Middle School/High School Administrative Assistant

    Ginger Robbins  |  Middle School/High School Administrative Assistant

Ginger Robbins, Middle and High School Administrative Assistant, keeps classes running smoothly by coordinating substitute teachers at Wake Christian Academy.

“I am tasked with making sure there is classroom coverage,” she said, “I answer lots of questions and put out many ‘fires’ everyday!”

Mrs. Robbins earned her B.A. in Recreation Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill. She has worked at Wake Christian for three years.

“I love interacting with students, staff, and parents,” she said, “Wake Christian is filled with wonderful people.”

With her husband Dale, Mrs. Robbins has two daughters, Haley and Sydney, who are in the eleventh and ninth grades respectively at the school. Outside of school, she loves volunteering at her church as a youth group leader, Sunday school teacher, dance team leader, and worship singer.

 

Phyllis Parrish Administrative Assistant to Head of School
Ricky Martin Director of Safety and Security
Larry Hoxie Middle School Principal
Christy Cochran Administrative Assistant to Elementary Principal

    Christy Cochran  |  Administrative Assistant to Elementary Principal

Christy Cochran is the Elementary Receptionist and Administrative Assistant to Elementary Principal Sandra Sauls. Mrs. Cochran has worked at Wake Christian Academy for three years. Prior to her current position, she substitute taught at the school for five years.

Mrs. Cochran’s responsibilities include welcoming campus visitors, arranging for substitute teachers, and scheduling interviews with families interested in Wake Christian.

Both of Mrs. Cochran’s children attend the school. Abi is a tenth grader, and Brandon is a seventh grader. Wake Christian truly is a family affair for the Cochrans as her husband, Stephen, also works at the school. The four of them love attending Wake Christian sporting events together.

“I feel so blessed to work at Wake Christian,” she said, “Three schools, one family means that I get daily hugs from elementary students all the way up to high school students. I get daily spiritual encouragement from my coworkers and our Wake Christian parents. I can live out my faith and talk about my Lord freely without the fear of persecution.”

 

Stephen Cochran Varsity Football Coach
David Williams Alumni Coordinator
High School Bible

    David Williams  |  Alumni Coordinator
    High School Bible

David Williams, Alumni Coordinator, has worked at Wake Christian Academy for twenty-one years. Before that, he was a student here, graduating in 1987. He earned his bachelor’s in History Education from Methodist University and taught at Wake Christian until becoming Alumni Coordinator in 2014. He still instructs one class, high school Bible.

His job is “to serve fellow and future alumni by planning and supporting school events,” he explained. He also acts as a liaison between the school, its alumni base, current students, and the community.

In addition to his responsibilities as Alumni Coordinator, Mr. Williams coaches varsity and junior varsity football. He shares his love of football with his three sons, Nathaniel, Greyson, and Tanner, all of whom attend Wake Christian. His wife of eighteen years, Janice, also works at the school, teaching math and Bible. Mr. Williams has been a member of the Fairview Fire Department for over two decades. He and his family attend Catawba Springs Christian Church.

 

Wayne Helder High School Principal
High School Bible
Pam Griffin Assistant High School Principal
High School Bible

    Pam Griffin  |  Assistant High School Principal
    High School Bible

Assistant High School Principal Pam Griffin, a graduate of Wake Christian Academy, has held her position since 2013.

“One of the main focuses of my job is student scheduling and student affairs,” she said, “Registrar responsibilities are also an aspect of what I do.

“Supporting the high school faculty and being Mr. Helder’s sidekick (I do not use that term lightly) also fall within the responsibilities of this office,” she added.

Mrs. Griffin earned her B.S. in Social Science Education from Liberty University in 1986. That same year, she received a job teaching History/Social Studies to Wake Christian’s eleventh graders. Mrs. Griffin has taught eighth grade History as well as high school Bible at the school. She attained her Master of Education in Teaching and Learning from Liberty University in 2012, and she is working on her Doctorate of Education in Reading and Higher Education from Nova Southeastern University.

When she is not at Wake Christian, Mrs. Griffin enjoys visiting the beach with her husband, John, and daughter, Campbell. She also loves working on the farm she and her family own, Hector’s Creek Farm in Fuquay Varina.

Mrs. Griffin finds the most rewarding aspect of her current position to be “watching students grow in the Lord and maturing in their walk with Christ.”

One of the most fun parts of her job is taking high school students to College for a Weekend every year at her alma mater, Liberty University. She loves showing them around the college she is so proud of.

Mrs. Griffin sees a bright future for Wake Christian and desires to expand and improve the school.

“I would like to see more classroom and collaborative learning spaces,” she said, “I love Wake Christian and desire to see the continued blessings of the Lord on this place.”

Rebecca Baker Finance Associate
Tina Scribner Director of Technology
Paula Pierce School Nurse
Dawn Currin Director of School Advancement
Randy Johnson Athletic Director
Roy Jernigan Facilities
Ronnie Jeffreys Director of Facilities
Ricky Hering Director of Budget and Finance

    Ricky Hering  |  Director of Budget and Finance

Ricky Hering, Wake Christian Academy’s Director of Budget and Finance, has kept the school in the black for almost a decade. A graduate of Campbell University with a degree in Business Administration, he is a Certified Public Accountant and loves his job “managing the resources that we have in a way that provides for the needs of our students, faculty, staff, and school as a whole.”

When he is not in the office, Mr. Hering enjoys spending time with his family. He has two daughters who attended Wake Christian from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Kirsten graduated in 2013, and Abbey is a member of the Class of 2016. Mr. Hering is a deacon at his church of 21 years, Fellowship Baptist Church.

 

Chad Robbins Athletic Administrative Assistant

    Chad Robbins  |  Athletic Administrative Assistant

If your student has participated in athletics here at Wake Christian Academy, or if you have attended any sporting event, chances are you have had the pleasure of interacting with Robynne Brown, the Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Director. Serving in this role for the past eight years, Mrs. Brown was first a substitute teacher here and now manages a multitude of schedules, athletes, and coaches.

Robynne received her Associate of Arts Degree from Louisburg College. Robynne’s husband, Donnie Sr, graduated from Wake Christian in 1986 and desired that their children, Donnie II and Dillon, to attend his alma mater. Their sons, who are now in their twenties, attended the school from kindergarten through twelfth grade.

In her spare time, Robynne enjoys spending time with her family on the boat or at the beach, watching baseball, and coaching the Junior Bulldog Cheerleaders in the summer. The Browns have attended Midway Baptist Church for the past twenty-four years.

“I love the family atmosphere here at Wake Christian,” said Robynne, “I love cheering on the athletes and watching them succeed in sports. It’s great to see so many Wake Christian alumni who are still involved with the school and are now sending their kids here.

“To parents considering Wake Christian Academy for their children, I would say this school has it all — a quality education, a Christian atmosphere, competitive athletics, great coaches, and well-mannered children. I am amazed and humbled by God’s grace and goodness. He continues to bring the most wonderful families to our school!”

 

Mike Woods Head of School

    Mike Woods  |  Head of School

Mike Woods, Wake Christian Academy’s Head of School, seldom gets bored with his job.

“As Head of School, I have the privilege of interacting with and providing direction to all areas of the school,” he said, “It is very interesting to move from discussing elementary curriculum with Mrs. Sauls to reviewing the next facility project with Mr. Jeffreys.”

Mr. Woods graduated from Wake Christian in 1986 and four years later received his bachelor’s in Speech Communication from North Carolina State University. He was a Wake County Deputy Sheriff from 1990 until 1995, the year he began teaching at Wake Christian Academy. Since then, he has held many positions at Wake Christian, from high school science teacher to middle school principal.

Mr. Woods has been Wake Christian’s Head of School for twelve years. Since becoming the Head of School, he has earned his master’s in Christian School Administration from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. For him, the most rewarding part of his job is seeing his student’s successes.

“I have had the privilege of seeing former students who have completed college, gotten married, and are making a positive difference for the Lord in their community,” he said, “Some of my former students have their children at Wake Christian, which is the highest compliment we could ever receive.”

When he is not at school, Mr. Woods enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and his three children, all of whom attend Wake Christian.

“I also enjoy teaching the Newlywed Adult Bible Class at church, running, working outside, and reading,” he said.

Mr. Woods is thankful to work at the same place where he first heard about Jesus.

“Now as Head of School, I have the opportunity to share my faith with my students,” he said, “I want our school to prepare students to use the gifts and talents they have been given by God for His glory.”

 

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