Faculty and Staff

The staff and faculty of Lancaster Baptist School are committed to modeling and mentoring a genuine heart for God and providing an excellent, Christ-centered education for the students of Lancaster Baptist School. Every member of the staff and faculty is a soulwinner involved in a ministry at Lancaster Baptist Church.


Administration Staff

Dr. Paul Chappell
Pastor and Founder

Jim Lee
Administrator
Degree(s): B.M. Music Education, M.A. Christian School Administration, Biola University
Years at LBS: 1
Total years of experience: 28

Kathy Houk
Elementary Principal
Degree(s): B.A. Elementary Education, Baptist Bible College
Years at LBS: 25
Total years of experience: 29

Miss Sarah Burchell
Administrative Assistant
Degree(s): A.S., B.R.E., WCBC
Years at LBS: 13
Total years of experience: 13

Miss Michelle Kinsfather
Academic Secretary
Degree(s): B.R.E., M.R.E., WCBC
Years at LBS: 2
Total years of experience: 4

Miss Andrea Zarate
Registrar
Degree(s):B.R.E., WCBC
Years at LBS: 1
Total years of experience: 1

Mrs. Choon Chapman
Accounting Supervisor

Miss Jessica Downey
Office Assistant
Degree(s): B.R.E., WCBC
Years at LBS: 11
Total years of experience: 11

Elementary Staff

Mrs. Nicole Wippler
Pre-Kindergarten – 4 year olds
Degree(s): B.R.E. in English, Masters in Education, WCBC
Years at LBS: 5
Total years of experience: 5

Mrs. Ruth Elliott
Kindergarten & Jr. High PE
Degree(s): B.S. in Elementary Ed, Minor in English, Bob Jones University
Years at LBS: 23
Total years of experience: 34

Mrs Rosa Linares
K5 Assistant
Years at LBS: 1
Total years of experience: 1

Mrs. Nicole Hand
Kindergarten Extended Care & After School Care
Years at LBS: 2
Total years of experience: 2

Miss Jennifer Davis
First Grade
Degree(s): B.R.E., WCBC
Years at LBS: 11
Total years of experience: 11

Mrs. Juliana Hutchens
Second Grade
Degree(s): B.R.E., M.R.E., WCBC
Years at LBS: 2
Total years of experience: 2

Mrs. Lisa Harris
Third Grade
Degree(s): B.R.E., WCBC
Years at LBS: 16
Total years of experience: 18

Mr. Danny Coats
Fourth Grade
Degree(s): B.A. in Math, University of Southern Mississippi
M.S. in Operations Research, Air Force Institute of Technology
Years at LBS: 23
Total years of experience: 25

Mrs. Laurie Taxdal
Fifth Grade
Degree(s): B.S.E., Pensacola Christian College
Years at LBS: 18
Total years of experience: 20

Mrs. Alicia Whitman
Sixth Grade
Degree(s): B.S.N., Pensacola Christian College
Years at LBS: 23
Total years of experience: 23

Secondary Faculty

Miss Sarah Anderson
Secondary Instructor
Biology, Chemistry, Science
Degree(s): B.S., Pensacola Christian College
M.A., Crown College
Total years of experience: 13

Mr. Nathan Birt
Secondary Instructor
Bible
Degree(s): B.R.E., WCBC
Years at LBS: 1
Total years of experience: 1

Miss Melissa Calderon
Secondary Instructor
Geometry, Pre-Algebra, Pre-Calculus
Degree(s): B.R.E., WCBC
Years at LBS: 4
Total years of experience: 4

Miss Stephanie Chery
Secondary Lab Assistant
Degree(s): B.S.E., Nova Southeastern University

Mr. Colton Cochran
Athletic Director Assistant
History, JV Basketball Coach, Varsity Football Assistant
Degree(s): B.R.E. in History, Physical Ed, WCBC

Mr. Larry Cox
Secondary Instructor
AP Calculus AB
Degree(s): B.S., M.S., Purdue University
Years at LBS: 19
Total years of experience: 22

Mr. Paul Daufen
Secondary Instructor
Bible
Degree(s): B.R.E., WCBC
Years at LBS: 1
Total year of experience: 1

Mrs. Debbie Demirjian
Secondary Instructor
AP US History, Government, History
Degree(s): B.S.E., M.R.E., Maranatha, Bob Jones, Ashland
Years at LBS: 4
Total years of experience: 25

Mr. Chris Hale
Secondary Instructor
Algebra 2, Advanced Math, Bible, Varsity Football, Senior High PE
Degree(s): B.S., Masters in Pastoral Theology, University of Pittsburgh, Hyles-Anderson
Years at LBS: 14
Total years of experience: 34

Mr. Dan Hartzell
Secondary Instructor
Mechanical Drawings
Degree(s): B.S. in Architecture, University of Cincinnati
LBC Building Chairman - 1990-present

Mr. Daniel Hopkins
Secondary Instructor
Varsity Choir, Elem. Band, Varsity Band, Ensembles
Degree(s): B.S. in Theology, Oklahoma Baptist University
Years at LBS: 8
Total years of experience: 10

Miss Amy Houk
Secondary Instructor
US History, Bible, Financial Peace, Yearbook
Degree(s): B.R.E. in Secondary Ed, History, English
M.R.E. in Christian Education, WCBC
Years at LBS: 12
Total years of experience: 12

Mrs. Joyce Jones
Secondary Instructor
English, Speech, Advanced Composition
Degree(s): B.R.E., Baptist Bible College
Years at LBS: 26
Total years of experience: 39

Mr. Ken Jones
Secondary Instructor
Algebra 1, History, World History
Degree(s): Bachelor of Theology, Baptist Bible College
Years at LBS: 23
Total years of experience: 36

Miss Jill Kobernat
Secondary Instructor
AP English Composition
Degree(s): B.M., Golden State Baptist College, M.R.E., WCBC, TESOL Certified

Mr. Trevor Linder
Secondary Instructor
Junior High PE
Degree(s): B.A., WCBC
Years at LBS: 2
Total years of experience: 2

Mr. Charles Meyer
Secondary Instructor
Physics
Degree(s): A.S., B.R.E., WCBC
Years at LBS: 3
Total years of experience: 3

Mrs. Felicia Oliver
Secondary Instructor
Speech, Geography, English, Computer App., Cheer Coach
Degree(s): A.S., Hyles-Anderson; B.R.E., WCBC
Years at LBS: 1
Total years of experience: 12

Mr. Roberto Palencia
Music Instructor
Elementary Choir, JV Choir, Strings, Spanish 2, Consumer Math
Degree(s): B.R.E., WCBC
Years at LBS: 8
Total years of experience: 8

Mr. Jon Sisson
Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach
Varsity Basketball Coach
Degree(s): B.R.E., WCBC
Years at LBS: 6
Total years of experience: 6

Miss Kylie Suttle
Secondary Instructor
Intro to Spanish, Spanish 1, Volleyball Coach
Degree(s): Bachelors in English Education, Minor in Spanish, WCBC

Mrs. Jessie Tanner
Secondary Instructor
Algebra 1, Bible, Business Math, Science, Senior High PE, Assistant Girls Basketball Coach
Degree(s): B.R.E., WCBC
Years at LBS: 1
Total years of experience: 1

Mrs. Edie Valerio
Secondary Instructor
Home Economics, Keyboarding/Typing
Degree(s): A.A., Stone School of Business/Military Classes
Years at LBS: 2
Total years of experience: 21

Mr. Joe Wheaton
Secondary Instructor
Computer
Degree(s): B.R.E., WCBC
Years at LBS: 6
Total years of experience: 6