Meet Our Teachers & Staff

NKCS LEADERSHIP

New Kent Christian School

Christi Carnell

Christi Carnell

Director

We are thrilled to bring a private school experience to New Kent County where academics intertwine with the truth of God’s word. Our school is a place where teachers love to teach and students love to learn. We enjoy building relationships with families while also providing an excellent education.

I live in New Kent County with my husband and three children. I attended college at Christopher Newport University and the University of Richmond. I am Virginia certified to teach K-6th grades and have been a classroom teacher for almost 10 years in preschool, kindergarten, and second grade.

I love spending time with my family, reading, and traveling. My favorite thing about teaching are those “ah-ha!” moments when a student lights up after mastering a skill on his or her own!

Abigail Canaday

Abigail Canaday

Accounts Manager

Samantha Christian

Samantha Christian

Kindergarten Teacher

I have been educating children since 2014. I have my Child Development Associates and currently still continuing my education at John Tyler. Since I was young, I always told my parents that I was going to be a teacher. My objective is to make learning exciting and help enthuse the children that enter my classroom.

I live in New Kent with my husband, who happens to be my high school sweetheart. We have three boys and one girl. We are a very active family within the community. My husband coaches at the high school, my children play lots of sports. We love to spend time as a family and explore new places.

Alayna Adams

Alayna Adams

Kindergarten Teacher

Bio coming soon.

Carol Slater

Carol Slater

First Grade Teacher

Bio coming soon.

Marie Lawson

Marie Lawson

Teacher Aide

Bio coming soon.

Lacey Franklin

Lacey Franklin

Third Grade Teacher

Bio coming soon.

Samantha Scott

Samantha Scott

Third Grade Long Term Substitute<br /> & Teacher Aide

Bio coming soon.

Warren Swenson

Warren Swenson

Fifth Grade Teacher

Bio Coming Soon.

Bridget Marshall

Bridget Marshall

Art Teacher & Marketing Manager

I’m a dedicated wife and mother, passionate about creativity and our Creator! I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from VCU. After spending 15 years in corporate America, I opened my own marketing and design business, B4 We Create. I never forget that my career was sparked with the joy I found in Art Class as a kid! With the hope of passing this on to others, I began teaching Art at New Kent Christian Academy in 2018. Watching the students light up with excitement over their projects and fill with pride after making art themselves is the most rewarding feeling!

I have been apart of the New Kent Christian School team since day one and am amazed at what God has done to make this school flourish!

Cathy Schultz

Cathy Schultz

Substitute Teacher

As a New Kent resident, I am the mother of 2 adult children and three bonus adult children. I am a strong supporter of Christian education and a follower of Jesus Christ. I am so excited to be a part of the wonderful team at New Kent Christian School.

I look forward to working with your children on an individual basis giving extra support, reinforcement, and encouragement to those children who may need a little extra time.

A few of my hobbies include fitness, nutrition, yoga, spending time with family, especially our four grandchildren, and traveling to cool places with my husband.

Pastor Wayne Meade

Pastor Wayne Meade

Administration & Chapel

It is a blessing to be the Senior Pastor of NKCC. Since the beginning of our church plant ten years ago, being involved has been a fun journey watching our fellowship grow and expand to where we are today.

I grew up in the east end graduating from Highland Springs High School and then Baron College, where I was blessed to play baseball. My life’s greatest joy is being married to Lee Michaux Meade and raising three beautiful daughters Abigail, Madelyn, and Caroline. Lee and I have three granddaughters that keep us young and on our toes.

I have loved my time staying involved in the New Kent Community. I serve on the New Kent County School Board representing District 1.

I look forward to serving our church, academy, and school. The future is bright, and the possibilities are unlimited because nothing is impossible with God!

John Scorsone

John Scorsone

Physical Education Teacher for NKCS, Director of Operations for NKCC

Bio coming soon.

Nicole Smoke

Nicole Smoke

Kindergarten Teacher

I am a military wife and loving mother to two beautiful daughters. I was blessed to work in a preschool setting for the last 6 years in Georgia before moving back to New Kent.

I love to read, be outside, be crafty, and just be with my family on our farm in Barhamsville.

I am so excited to be a part of the NKCS family it has been an answered prayer.

Regan Hutchens

Regan Hutchens

First Grade Teacher

Bio coming soon.

Miranda Wallbank

Miranda Wallbank

First Grade Teacher

I am new to NKCS, and I couldn’t be more thankful that God called me in this direction. 

I live in the Williamsburg area and am engaged to my high school sweetheart. We both graduated college together from Old Dominion University in 2019.

I have my Associates Degree in Elementary Education, as well as my Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies for PreK through Sixth Grade.

I love to read, be outdoors, and on the water. Most importantly, I enjoy spending time and making memories with my family and my friends.

Kristy Long

Kristy Long

Second Grade Teacher

I have 11 years of experience teaching, coaching, and serving in New Kent County. I grew up in Hanover County and graduated from VCU.

My husband and I have one son. We are an active family that enjoys the great outdoors. We have two dogs and hope to have a small farm one day!

I have always wanted a big family so thank you for sharing your child with me.

Kelly McNeer

Kelly McNeer

Fourth Assistant

I grew up in Bedford County and recently moved to New Kent with my husband and our 2 dogs and cats. I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Health & Human Performance at VCU and I am currently finishing my Master’s in the Art of Teaching. My passion has always been to help and serve others. I am looking forward to working with the younger students and being able to see them grow as the school continues to grow. I have no doubts that this is where God wants me to minister and teach!

I love spending time with my family and friends, especially outdoors. I love taking my kayak out on the river or lake and have a passion for hiking along the Appalachian Trail.

Mary Radar

Mary Radar

Librarian, Intervention, Substitute

Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones

Music Teacher

Jessica Jones lives in Mechanicsville with her family and has been married to her husband Ken for 11 years. She graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Music degree from Longwood University. She has taught General music at the elementary level for 15 years in the public school system in both Buckingham and Henrico County schools. She has also obtained two secondary certifications in the Orff-Shulwerk method of teaching music and holds a current teaching license in both vocal and instrumental music in the state of Virginia. She enjoys sewing, cooking, baking, and spending time with her family. Her favorite thing about teaching is being able to share her love of music with her students!

Substitute Teachers:

Sandra Blackburn

 

Parent/Teacher Fellowship Co-Presidents:

Nicole Glass & Sarah Wells

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NKCS School CALENDAR

2021-2022
Kindergarten – 5th Grade
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Interested in teaching at New Kent Christian School? Please email your cover letter and resume to info@newkentchristian.com

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Location: 9660 Tunstall Road, New Kent, VA 23124

Telephone: (804) 557-5774

Email: info@newkentchristian.com

School Hours: Monday–Friday
8:30am–3:30pm

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