Staff and Faculty


Mrs. Anika Colburn, K-3 Teacher & Principal


"God has placed a love for teaching young people in my heart. Over the years, it has been a blessing to partner with Him in this exciting profession! As a Christian educator, it is my responsibility to provide a safe environment in which students can develop a sense of their God-given worth. To be entrusted with shaping the minds and hearts of my students is a high honor.  Each student comes to my classroom with a unique set of gifts. It is my privilege to help them discover the world around them and their place in it. My planning, instruction and assessment are focused on helping every student develop into the amazing person God created them to be."


Ms. Arrielle McKnight, 4-8 Teacher



As an Elementary school teacher, my primary duty is to provide a balanced learning experience for all students. And with all the dedication, perseverance, and hard work, students will be active citizens in the community by making significant impact in the future through successful lives and careers.


Ms. Kathy Morris | Music Teacher



Ms. Morris rejoins our CAS team, enlightening the minds and hearts of our students through one of the oldest and most essential sciences--now considered an Art form: Music! Having completed over 30 years of private piano teaching in the Columbus area through 'The Music Studio', Ms. Morris continues to share her love for the Lord and for music to the Columbus community. Kathy enjoys teaching, writing, arranging, and accompanying worship. She is a Nationally Certified Piano Teacher through MTNA, GMTA and is an active member of the Columbus Music Teachers Association. She currently serves as the pianist for Grace Presbyterian Church in Columbus.  As Founder/Director of The Church Music Academy, Ms. Morris has spent the past 16 years training worship musicians to serve in their local churches. Ms. Morris has taught piano, organ, keyboard, guitar, theory, handbells/chimes, choral, worship, and led music camps in the Greater Columbus area. She joined our team in the Fall of 2018 to lead music for the school.
Music is one of God's great gifts to man and is one of the most important elements in a spiritual program. It is an avenue of communication with God, and "is one of the most effective means of impressing the heart with spiritual truth" (Education, p. 168).


Mrs. Valoris Lee | Art Teacher



Mrs. Lee rejoins our CAS team, to "educate the children and youth to consider the works of the great Master Artist, and to imitate the attractive graces of nature in their character building."  (Education, pg. 188)


Pastor Jeff Freeman | Chaplain



Pastor Jeff is rejoining us this year as our chaplain.  He loves ministering to the kids both in spiritual ways but also in just being with them at recess time or in the classroom.  He also is there for the families of our school.  


In a knowledge of God all true knowledge and real development have their source.

EGW, Education, pg. 14