Faculty & Administration

Administration
Aaron FarrantHead of School

Aaron Farrant
Head of School

afarrant@thechristschool.org

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Aaron Farrant

Head of School

Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Kennesaw State University. Specialist degree in Educational Leadership, Kennesaw State University. Master’s degrees in Religion and Religious Education, Liberty University. Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a focus on children and adolescent development, Liberty University. Aaron is an ordained minister who served as a pastor in Atlanta. He also spent time in the business world. He started his own company, worked in sales, as a project manager, and in contract negotiations. He has been in education for over a decade. Aaron began as a teacher, teaching personal finance and investing before moving into administration at one of the premier Christian schools in the Atlanta area. He is a soccer coach with more than a decade of experience at the high school level, college club level, and now, at the U5 and U6 level with his own two little boys.

TJ RossDirector of Middle School

TJ Ross
Director of Middle School

aross@thechristschool.org

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TJ Ross

Director of Middle School

Bachelor of Science in Education, Kent State University. Master of Arts in Leadership and Education, Gordon College. Army National Guard Veteran. Florida Teacher Certification: Math 5th – 9th Grade. TJ has been involved in Christian education since 2012. During his time in the classroom, he taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math, history, and STEAM.

Michael NotoDirector of Lower School

Michael Noto
Director of Lower School

mnoto@thechristschool.org

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Michael Noto

Director of Lower School

Master of Education, Campbell University. Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Florida State University. Michael has been an educator for over 20 years, working in both public and private schools, most recently as a teacher and administrator in an independent Christian school in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Bill HerlongDirector of Business Operations

Bill Herlong
Director of Business Operations

bherlong@thechristschool.org

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Bill Herlong

Director of Business Operations

Master in Business Administration, Georgia State University. Bachelor of Arts with a major in Geography, University of Florida. Bill’s experience includes being a business owner and boat Captain.

Joanne FlemingDirector of Admission

Joanne Fleming
Director of Admission

jfleming@thechristschool.org

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Joanne Fleming

Director of Admission

Bio: Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration with a minor in Communications, University of Central Florida. Joanne has over 20 years experience in private school administration and classroom management. Joanne is a founder of The Christ School.

Alissa PlaisanceDirector of Student Support

Alissa Plaisance
Director of Student Support

aplaisance@thechristschool.org

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Alissa Plaisance

Student Support Specialist

Bio: Bachelor and Master of Arts in Exceptional Education, University of Central Florida. Elementary and Autism Spectrum Disorders Certification, University of Central Florida. Alissa’s experience includes working in professional development for educators and families with a focus on Universal Design for Learning, Assistive Technology and Behavior Management. She also served as a classroom teacher for students with disabilities.

Gina WiborgDirector of Athletics

Gina Wiborg
Director of Athletics

Angela V. HarrisonDevelopment Specialist

Angela V. Harrison
Development Specialist

avharrison@thechristschool.org

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Angela V. Harrison

Development Specialist

Bio: Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art Studies, University of Florida. Angela’s experience includes serving as Director of Special Events and Constituent Relations in private school Advancement.

Gretchen Miller BassoMarketing and Communications Specialist

Gretchen Miller Basso
Marketing and Communications Specialist

gbasso@thechristschool.org

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Gretchen Miller Basso

Marketing and Communications Specialist

Bio: Bachelor of Science in Marketing, State University of New York College at Oswego. Bachelor of Art in Art History, University of Central Florida. Gretchen’s experience includes serving as Director of Public Relations and Director of Marketing in the Orlando Arts community.

Amanda GordonCurriculum Specialist

Amanda Gordon
Curriculum Specialist

agordon@thechristschool.org

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Amanda Gordon

Student Support Specialist

Bio: Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Central College, Pella, Iowa. Amanda’s experience includes teaching in elementary and middle school. Amanda was nominated as Teacher of the Year from 2013 to 2015, and was selected Teacher of the Year in 2008.

Theresa Opsahl Executive Assistant to the Head of School

Theresa Opsahl
Executive Assistant to the Head of School

Susan ClaussFacilities Coordinator

Susan Clauss
Facilities Coordinator

Donna MacNichol Clinician

Donna MacNichol
Clinician

Dave Armstrong After School Academies and REACH Coordinator

Dave Armstrong
After School Academies and REACH Coordinator

Lea Augustin Bookkeeper

Lea Augustin
Bookkeeper

Diane Eakins Administrative Assistant

Diane Eakins
Administrative Assistant

Aline Gressel Receptionist

Aline Gressel
Receptionist

Susan Bender Receptionist

Susan Bender
Receptionist

Kindergarten
Susan Dodgion  Transitional Kindergarten

Susan Dodgion
Transitional Kindergarten

Elizabeth Grady  Kindergarten

Elizabeth Grady
Kindergarten

Thea Nelson Kindergarten

Thea Nelson
Kindergarten

Alexandra Savage Kindergarten

Alexandra Savage
Kindergarten

Ashley Muniz Kindergarten Assistant

Ashley Muniz
Kindergarten Assistant

First Grade
Staci Kelly 1st Grade

Staci Kelly
1st Grade

Audrey Marshall 1st Grade

Audrey Marshall
1st Grade

Cindi Theodorson 1st Grade

Cindi Theodorson
1st Grade

Vicki Taulbee 1st Grade Assistant

Vicki Taulbee
1st Grade Assistant

Second Grade
Karen Fatizzi 2nd Grade

Karen Fatizzi
2nd Grade

Lucretia McCall2nd Grade

Lucretia McCall
2nd Grade

Third Grade
Caroline Knuth 3rd Grade

Caroline Knuth
3rd Grade

Jennifer Raspallo 3rd Grade

Jennifer Raspallo
3rd Grade

Shay Roberts 3rd Grade

Shay Roberts
3rd Grade

Fourth Grade
Lee Combs4th Grade

Lee Combs
4th Grade

Micaela Thomas4th Grade

Micaela Thomas
4th Grade

Fifth Grade
Jenny Forbes 5th Grade

Jenny Forbes
5th Grade

Marie DiBiase 5th Grade

Marie DiBiase
5th Grade

Middle School
Mark Davis7th & 8th Grade Biblical Worldview

Mark Davis
7th & 8th Grade Biblical Worldview

Amanda Gordon6th Grade Science

Amanda Gordon
6th Grade Science

Megan Hoyer7th & 8th Social Studies

Megan Hoyer
7th & 8th Social Studies

Denise Mathis7th & 8th Grade Math

Denise Mathis
7th & 8th Grade Math

Justin Nelson7th & 8th Grade Science

Justin Nelson
7th & 8th Grade Science

Rachel Parks6th and 7th grade Language Arts and 6th Grade Math

Rachel Parks
6th and 7th grade Language Arts and 6th Grade Math

Terra Townsend 6th Grade Bible, Social Studies, Latin and Personal Finance

Terra Townsend
6th Grade Bible, Social Studies, Latin and Personal Finance

Tracy Sheldon7th and 8th Grade Language Arts

Tracy Sheldon
7th and 8th Grade Language Arts

Special Area
Meredith GibbsCOMPASS Instructor TK-6

Meredith Gibbs
COMPASS Instructor TK-6

Christina Liu, STEAM

Christina Liu,
STEAM

Oz Martin Boys' Coach

Oz Martin
Boys' Coach

Hayes SchardtLibrary Media Specialist

Hayes Schardt
Library Media Specialist

Jennifer SweetMusic

Jennifer Sweet
Music

Roslynn GaiteroSpanish

Roslynn Gaitero
Spanish

Student Support
Jennie Farrant  Student Support

Jennie Farrant
Student Support

Mary Ann Berlin  Student Support

Mary Ann Berlin
Student Support

Leah Lerma  Enrichment

Leah Lerma
Enrichment

Jasmine Simmons  Student Support

Jasmine Simmons
Student Support

Yvonne Doria  Student Support

Yvonne Doria
Student Support

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