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ECS Stories

Vita Swindell

Vita Swindell deeply appreciates that students at ECS receive "a fully-orbed worldview where no component is absent from their education. They are trained not only academically but emotionally and spiritually." 

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Jennifer Fratesi

Among numerous other aspects of life at ECS, Jennifer Fratesi loves that she has "a front-row seat to seeing the Lord work in the lives of the next generation!" 

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Chris Wiggins

Chris Wiggins loves working at ECS because, as a teacher, he can have an impact on students' lives. He also values the great work environment in which faculty and staff are an encouraging group of people who support one another and have a common goal of teaching and training students in our subjects and the Gospel. 

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Debbie Ellzey

In her first year of teaching at ECS, Debbie Ellzey appreciates that ECS offers the freedom to take risks and explore new ways of doing things as she seeks to meet students’ needs and see them flourish.

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Andrew Crowell

ECS alumnus Andrew Crowell is Drum Major for the prestigious University of Tennessee Pride of the Southland Marching Band!

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Dawn Shute

As a long time Spanish teacher, Dawn Shute "loves seeing students acquire language...it´s such an empowering thing to see them communicate with someone who speaks Spanish."

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Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith feels like ECS chose her. She knows without a doubt that God put her here for a purpose.

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Pam Culbreth

Pam Culbreth loves everything about teaching. She also believes in the mission of ECS, and she wants to be part of it.

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Lindy Murley

Lindy Murley considers it both a responsibility and privilege to prepare her fifth grade students academically and spiritually for Middle School and beyond.

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Jeff Payne

First year ECS teacher Jeff Payne (US Business and 7th grade Pre-Algebra) loves spending time with his students...outside the classroom!

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Nicole Vander Zwaag Teacher Feature

As the Middle School Enrichment Coordinator, Nicole Vander Zwaag loves working with students as they struggle on tough projects and then seeing them succeed.

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