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It continues to be a great day to be a Raider!  Here at the middle school, our faculty works diligently in the classrooms with students in developing the whole person to the glory of God.   Did you know that the middle school has the one of the highest percentage of alumni faculty among the SCPS school divisions?

Being an alumnus myself, I share a common bond with these faculty members in recalling the many benefits that SCPS gave me during my years as a “Raider”.  I am especially proud of all our teachers for their efforts in continuing to educate our students to such a high level as recognized with the coveted National Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence.

MS alumni teacher mike crosby

 Mike Crosby – Class of `81

Pictured below are our teachers that include the memorable uniforms worn by students today.  I hope you enjoy these pictures and getting to know these alumni a little more as they share the many benefits our school has given them.

 

MS alumni teacher 1Beth Vickers – Class of `86

“Savannah Christian will always hold a special place in my heart, and I am proud to be an alumna – part of an exceptional and remarkable tradition, dating back to the founding of the school in 1951. SCPS has had a major impact on my life, as well as some of my closest family members, and, to this day, it remains a positive influence on all of our lives.

I now find myself teaching in the same school where I was once a student, and I am working to earn a master’s degree after graduating from Georgia Southern University in 1991. My husband, brother, and sister also have college degrees and each has found success in their professional careers. I have no doubt that Savannah Christian played a significant role in their success as well as my own. The high level of education, firm disciplinary guidelines, and strong moral values that were instilled in me during my years at SCPS have served as building blocks, creating a solid foundation for my life and providing me with the tools needed to compete and succeed in today’s modern world.”

MS alumni teachers

Pictured left to right on Spirit Day- Jessie Davis `04, Krystal Gill `02, Allyson Faircloth `08 and Mary Allison Oglesby `08

Jessie Davis- Class of `04

“I was a four- year letter in softball and basketball in high school.  In college, I received my B.S. in Biblical Studies from Point University and M.A. in History from Wayland Baptist University.

SCPS gave me the tools I needed to succeed in college both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I felt confident going into college knowing that my education up until that point was created to challenge me- but at the same time- prepare me for the years to come. I am thankful that my parents chose to send me to SCPS, because through the Christian education, I was able to remain grounded in my faith through the often tough years of college by being able to keep my focus on God as I continued my education.”

 

Krystal Gill, Class of `02

“I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from Georgia Southern University graduating with honors as well as a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Armstrong State University with emphasis in Middle Grades Science and History with honors.

Savannah Christian really prepared me for college.  When I got to Georgia Southern, I was fully prepared with the study skills I needed to maintain the Hope Scholarship all four years I was there. Savannah Christian also helped me learn to balance a busy schedule while keeping my focus on God.”

 

Allyson Faircloth- Class of `08 Valedictorian

“I received my bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and master’s in Mathematics Education from the University of Georgia. I received the Hooten Award in undergraduate school for excellence in Mathematics Education.

SCPS has prepared me to be a leader in many areas of life.  I had great role models who showed me how to teach, coach, and spread Christianity all at the same time.  These role models are still in my life today.  I would not trade my experience at SCPS for any other.”

 

Mary Allison Oglesby Class of `08

Cum Laude graduate of Savannah State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature.

“My roots are definitely here. This has been my home away from home for 18- and counting- years now. I’m so thankful to have the opportunity to work with some of the people that have invested so much time into my education and life. I’m also thankful to know that I’ll be sending my children in the very near future to a school that will not only prepare them academically, but most importantly, help aid them in their Christian walk.”

 

Our middle school faculty and staff also have family members who are also alumni.  They include:

Trey Crosby `80

Cathy Crosby`78

Brad Vickers `86

Wesley Lynah `97

Jessica Lynah `02

Andy Davis `08

Chris Edge `98

Hunter Faircloth `06

Alex Fairbanks `07

Debbie Fairbanks `81