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ECS Recognizes Faithful Servants
ECS Recognizes Faithful Servants

ECS faculty and staff who reach milestone years of service are recognized with a delicious brunch and with tributes given by an administrator or other co-worker. This year's honorees were feted on the last day of in-service. The program began with a time of worship with music led by ECS alum Tony Fisher, Worship Pastor at Harvest Church, followed by words of encouragement tor faculty to "take students where they cannot take themselves" from US teacher Brandon Tucker. Those who reached milestones in 2016-2017:

Five Years

  • David Rose
  • Jordan Thompson
  • Wendell Thompson
  • Brandon Tucker
  • Duke Williams

Ten Years

  • Lisa Bowden
  • Alan Hernandez
  • Gail Inkster
  • Erika Kuhn
  • Rebecca LeTellier
  • Amanda McCarty
  • Jenny Shorten

Fifteen Years

  • Nadia Alm
  • Melissa Duggan
  • Jan Mars
  • Lisa Van Hersh

Twenty Years

  • Dee Stubblefield

Twenty-Five Years

  • Debby Harden
  • Gail Moore

Thirty Years

  • Debbie Giltner

Forty-five Years

  • John Roelofs


  • Preston Bryant
  • Debby Harden

Retiring Board Members

  • Charles Ricketts
  • Matthew Waddell

The Steve Collums Distinguished Faculty Award is the highest honor ECS bestows on a member of our faculty. Previous award recipients were Mark Brink – 2010, John Roelofs – 2011, Peggy Selph – 2012, Paul Vander Zwaag – 2013, Barbara Yelverton – 2014, Gay Edge – 2015, and Stephanie Eubank – 2016. This year's Distinguished Faculty is Ashley Colley, fifth grade teacher at our lower school. Paula Cowart well expressed the contributions, qualities, and character that Ashley brings to ECS and to her students.

For the first time in our history, one faculty member has reached the 45 year mark. John Roelofs was honored for his long and faithful service in teaching, coaching, and mentoring young men. He was recognized by Advancment/Alumni Director Sam Kelly who also presented him with an additional honor. The new Middle School Gym Court will be named the John W. Roelofs Court with his signature inscribed in the floor. Congratulations on this much deserved honor!