Employees of LCS dedicate themselves to guiding the academic success and individual growth of each student. Each staff member has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and is committed to sharing His love with the students of Longview Christian School. All of our teachers thoroughly understand the curriculum and subject area in which they specialize. In addition to traditional teacher preparation and training programs, our teachers regularly collaborate and discuss creative, unique ideas of ways to bring the material to life.
Meet the LCS Staff:
Administrator/Board Chairman - Ben Cammack, CPA
Mr. Cammack is a graduate of Oral Roberts University with a Bachelors degree in Accounting and a Masters degree in Business Administration. Before he assumed leadership at LCS, he worked as a CPA at Ernst & Young and Curtis Blakely & Co and served on the LCS school board for several years. Ben is also a graduate of Longview Christian School (1998) and has five children with his wife, Virginia.
Principal/ELC Executive Director - Karen Williams
Mrs. Williams is a graduate of Oral Roberts University with a Bachelors degree in Education. She is certified in Elementary Education, Special Education, and Learning Disabilities. She taught for 20 years in classrooms at various grade levels before assuming the role of Assistant Principal in 2001. She was promoted to Principal in 2005 and has served in that capacity to present. Her knowledge of curriculum and varied learning techniques makes her a tremendous asset to LCS. Whether it's loving on the babies in the Early Learning Center, counseling the high schoolers, or enjoying her grandchildren, Mrs. Williams has a passion for children and a love for the Lord that is evident in all that she does.
Facilities Manager - Kurt Harris
Mr. Harris has dedicated many years to maintaining and improving the school property and facilities. Our new location presents many unique challenges and there seems to be nothing Kurt cannot handle. His passion for Christian education and our students is evident in the many hours he gives to LCS each year. His skills and knowledge are invaluable to keeping the organization running at full speed.
Receptionist - Leslie Cammack
As an LCS parent and grandparent since 1985, Mrs. Cammack has been a part of the LCS family almost since the school's inception. Her's is the friendly voice you hear when you call the school office, and she is happy to greet you and answer your questions when you stop in for a visit. Leslie has a degree in Marketing and brings her gift of organization to the school office.
ELC Director of Daily Operations - Tammy Alford
Ms. Alford has a passion for young children that drives her to make our Early Learning Center the best in town. She has worked in child care/preschool facilities in the Longview area since 1987. She supervises all ELC teachers and staff. Her expertise and experience in the field are much appreciated. The ELC kids and parents love Ms. Tammy!
ELC Assistant Director - Tammie Rainge
Ms. Rainge has been a part of the Early Learning Center staff since 2013. She came to us with many years of experience working with young children. She works with the ELC teachers and with Ms. Alford to ensure that each child is properly cared for, loved, and educated. Tammie loves the Lord and is passionate about the children and their future. Her devotion is evident.
Librarian/Teacher - Esther Cammack
Mrs. Cammack has a degree in Sociology, but a lifetime passion for reading. That is what led her to volunteer to help improve the school library in the late 90's. Those volunteer hours quickly translated into the official position of librarian. She works very hard to ensure the school library has a wide range of excellent choices for the students and to impart a love for reading in each child's heart. Mrs. Cammack also has a gift for mathematics and teaches our high school Pre-Calculus class.
Facilities Assistant - Kathy Harris
Mrs. Harris assists her husband in maintaining and improving our wonderful facilities. Our campus is an enormous responsibility that is too big for one person to handle. Kurt and Kathy are a dynamic duo! She is also involved with PTSF and volunteers for various special projects.
Head Chef - Shawna Reaves
Mrs. Reaves is responsible for the school hot lunch program and also for the meals and snacks provided to the ELC children. She has many years of experience and is a certified food manager. She works hard to provide healthy, delicious meals that are affordable to parents. Shawna also is the morning carpool monitor and is always ready to greet each parent and student with a smile each morning. She consistently volunteers and helps out anywhere she is needed. Mrs. Reaves is a valuable member of the LCS staff.
Athletic Director/Coach/Teacher - Amy McMillan
Mrs. McMillan has been a fixture at LCS for over 30 years. She built the LCS physical education and athletic programs from the ground up and has worked very hard to see their continued success. She has coached many different sports at LCS over the years, but basketball is her passion. She has also been the Yearbook class teacher and LCS photographer for many years. Her generosity and devotion to LCS has been unsurpassed.
Groundskeeper/Coach/Teacher - Tiny Miller
Coach Miller has a true servant's heart and jumps in to assist anywhere that he can at LCS. His passion is baseball, and he built the entire baseball program at LCS with impressive drive and determination. He also maintains the grounds for the athletic field and the school campus. He teaches a high school PE class. Whether he's driving a bus, keeping the grounds clean and manicured, or counseling a student, Tiny loves the Lord with all of his heart and his dedication to LCS is very evident.
Kindergarten Teacher - Alisa Kulak
Mrs. Kulak has been teaching Kindergarten and 1st grade since 1981. She also has her certification in special education and has worked as a reading interventionist. She has won several awards over the years including "Teacher of the Year" and "Who's Who Among American Teachers". She also serves as a Sunday School teacher at her church. Mrs. Kulak is a wonderful asset to our school, and parents and students all adore her.
Collaborative Kindergarten Teacher - Becky Willis
Mrs. Willis earned her Elementary Education degree from Jarvis Christian College and began her teaching career in 1977. She has many years of experience and has teaching various elementary grades. Her goal is to teach with compassion and incorporate God's Word into all lessons. We are very happy to have Becky as the Collaborative Kindergarten teacher at Longview Christian School.
1st Grade Lead Teacher - Jessica Gross
Mrs. Gross has been with LCS since 2013 after teaching for several years in the public school system. She works hard to maintain an orderly classroom that is focused on learning, but also is fun for the students. She has experience in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades and uses her experience in the classroom to improve the learning process. She has two children enrolled at LCS. Jessica is a wonderful 1st grade teacher.
1st Grade Teacher - Leighann Holloway
Mrs. Holloway was a part of the first graduating class of Longview Christian School. Since then each of her five children have attended LCS. She and her husband are the Children's Pastors at HighRidge Church. She has volunteered and helped out around the school in many different ways before coming to teach. She and Mrs. Gross work closely together to teach the two 1st grade classes. Leighann loves children and is dedicated to helping them learn about God and the world He created.
2nd Grade Teacher - Salena Goza
Mrs. Goza is a Baylor graduate and has been teaching since 1980. She has taught various grades at the elementary level including Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 5th. She has experience teaching all types of students including gifted students and students with learning differences. She over the years she has volunteered at her church as a Sunday School teacher and a Vacation Bible School teacher. She also plays in the handbell choir. Salena is a loving and caring teacher who does a tremendous job in the classroom.
3rd Grade Teacher - Peggy Lewis
Mrs. Lewis has been teaching in the elementary at LCS since 2001, primarily in 2nd and 3rd grade. Before that she earned her degree in Elementary Education from Cedarville University and taught 1st grade at The Christian Academy. Mrs. Lewis believes it is very important to teach the students the values of self-discipline and perseverance. She is a skilled teacher who uses creative techniques to bring the material to life.
4th Grade Teacher - Mitzi Horton
Mrs. Horton is a UT Austin graduate with a degree in Elementary Education. While she started her teaching career in Kindergarten, she has been teaching the 4th grade since 1998. Mitzi works hard to retain student interest and maximize individual learning. She enjoys teaching her 4th graders to play chess and is a Sunday School teacher at her church. Reading is Mrs. Horton's passion and she passes on that love to her students.
4th Grade Teacher's Aide - Allyson Holloway
Allyson is a recent LCS graduate who loves working with younger children. She has assisted with the children's ministry at her church for many years. Mrs. Horton relies on Allyson to assist her with many activities in and out the classroom. She does a great job interacting with and teaching the students. Allyson is considering a future career as a teacher.
5th Grade Teacher - Kirk McMaster
Mr. McMaster is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin and has been teaching and coaching since 1979. He retired from the public school in 2016 and began teaching the 5th grade at LCS. A long-time deacon and Sunday School teacher at his church, Kirk is very excited to be able to teach students openly about the love of Christ in the classroom. He brings a wealth of experience to the 5th grade classroom.
Art Teacher - Virginia Cammack
Mrs. Cammack is a gifted artist who enjoys passing those skills on to the LCS students. Each elementary class has art on a weekly basis and many students claim it as their favorite class. Virginia creates an annual theme that the class projects follow. At the end of the year, Mrs. Cammack hosts an art show at the awards program that displays the class projects from the entire year.
Physical Education Teacher - Josie Hamper
Mrs. Hamper has been teaching at LCS since 2013. She is passionate about health and fitness and shares that passion with her students in her PE classes. Josie incorporates games, aerobics, athletics, and more into each PE class in creative ways. She teaches students PreK through 8th grade. Mrs. Hamper loves the Lord and loves the kids she teaches!
Physical Education Teacher - Ira Nelson
Coach Nelson is a retired firefighter and was also formerly in the Navy. Before joining the LCS staff, he taught PE classes at Austen-Coley Academy. He has a passion for athletics and teaching young people to learn life lessons and grow closer to Christ through sports. He teaches a PE class with Mrs. Hamper, but his primary involvement at LCS is through coaching. Coach Nelson brings disciplined training to the students in a loving, caring way.
Music Teacher - Jeannie Richie
Mrs. Richie has been teaching elementary music at LCS since 2004. She is responsible for the many wonderful musicals and programs our children have performed in over the years. Jeannie has an Associates of Arts degree in Music from Kilgore College and a Bachelors degree in Education from North Texas State University. She is also very involved in the children's ministry in her local church.
Math Teacher - Karen Bull
Mrs. Bull graduated from Texas A&M in 1996 with a Education degree and a Mathematics minor. Before she began teaching at LCS in 2012, she taught math and science for four years, homeschooled her children several years, and was a missionary in Russia. Her four children now attend LCS, making Karen an LCS teacher and an LCS mom. Karen currently teaches math classes at LCS for 6th-11th grades. She volunteers at her church in the the youth group. Mrs. Bull believes the foundation of a solid education must be an understanding that Christ is the Creator of the universe and constantly at work in our world.
History Teacher - Kahlan Stanley
Mrs. Stanley has been teaching since the early 1980's after earning her Education degree from East Texas Baptist University. She had experience at both private and public schools before joining the LCS staff in 2001. She teaches the History classes for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Kahlan is known for her compassion for the students and for holding them to a high standard in all that they do.
Bible Teacher - George Terrell
Mr. Terrell has taught in public and private schools as a Spanish, English, and Bible teacher since beginning his teaching career in 1980. He has also spent time in Southern Europe as a missionary where he became fluent in Italian, French, and Spanish. He currently teaches 6th-11th grade Bible classes. He does a great job ensuring each of his students know they are special and loved.
Spanish Teacher - Claudia Rabenhorst
Mrs. Rabenhorst was born and raised in Brazil. There she met her future husband whose parents were missionaries to Brazil. They married and moved to Texas. Her teaching experience includes teaching in Brazil and at LISD before beginning her career at LCS in 2006. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and teaches Spanish at LCS at both the high school and elementary levels. She is one of the rare teachers who excels with all students, young and old.
English Teacher/Academic Advisor - Dr. Catherine Davis
Dr. Davis earned her Bachelors degree in English/ESL from UT-Tyler and her Masters in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M before teaching English and ESL at the high school and college levels for 13 years. She began teaching English at LCS in 2012. She left LCS in 2014 to finish her Doctorate degree and to help UT-Tyler build a new program. We are so grateful Dr. Davis came back to us in 2015 to teach all high school English classes and to be the school Academic Advisor. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the students at LCS.
History/Theater Teacher - Dr. Keith Rothra
Dr. Rothra has earned many degrees throughout his years in education including: an Associates in Business Administration, a Bachelors in Political Science, graduate work in Psychology, a Masters in International Relations, and a Doctorate in Ministry and Pastoral Counseling. Before he began his traditional teaching career, he worked for the U.S. Air Force writing curriculum and teaching doctrine on contingency and wartime planning. He taught at the high school and college level for 23 years and specialized in history and government courses. In addition to teaching the high school history and theater classes at LCS, Dr. Rothra is also the pastor at Judson Community Baptist Church.
Band Director/Teacher - Ruth Clark
Mrs. Clark has been teaching band and music classes at LCS since 1983 (the 2nd year of the school's existence). She is an extremely talented musician who can play every instrument in the band. Each year she works with students who have never played before and patiently teaches them. She also assists with chapel services and special music at school events. Mrs. Clark is a true servant who has devoted a major part of her life to LCS and our students.
Sign Language Teacher - Shari Johnson
Mrs. Johnson has been a wife of a local pastor for many years. She has been very involved in multiple aspects of church ministry including working with children. Her passion for the deaf community led her to go back to school to get her ASL certification. After using her skills as an interpreter for several years, she is now our sign language teacher for high school and junior high classes. Shari always has a smile and a positive personality!
Education Specialist / Austen-Coley Program Director - Carla Matthews
Mrs. Matthews developed a passion for dyslexic students as she worked with her own son. She realized a huge need in East Texas and started the Austen-Coley Academy. In 2016, LCS and Austen-Coley joined forces to provide unique services to students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and related learning differences in a private, Christian school environment. Carla manages the program at LCS and is the bridge between the parents, students, teachers, and administration.