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Our Story

Carroll Christian Schools began in 1973 as Carroll Christian Academy, a ministry of Church of the Open Door. Its purpose was to provide a Christian alternative to the community’s educational options. The Academy opened its doors with 34 students in kindergarten through fourth grade. The school grew steadily, adding one grade per year until it graduated its first senior class in 1982. Shortly thereafter, a preschool program was started, and the school officially became known as Carroll Christian Schools in order to reflect the existence of multiple levels: preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high schools. Rapid growth prompted the construction of many new additions to the campus: the Boese Wing (1974-1976), portable classrooms (1980), an auditorium (1985), a high school building with gym (1994), a 2-classroom modular (1998), and an additional high school building with cafeteria, library, computer lab, and renovated science lab (2002).

Our Purpose

Here at Carroll Christian, faculty and staff strive to provide our students with academic and spiritual excellence through a family environment. Our mission is to partner with parents to prepare well-rounded young people to be ready to serve the Lord. Attention will be given to the mental, physical, and social development of our students. Our primary purpose is the preparation of graduates for post-secondary education. CCS is also dedicated to the evangelism of all children who have not accepted Christ as their personal Savior. Every effort will be made to promote spiritual growth and develop character so that students will be obedient to the Lord’s will and make wise decisions in life. It is our hope that they develop a biblical worldview and use their God-given gifts for the betterment of not only our school environment but society as a whole.

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Carroll Christian offers a rigorous college-preparatory academic program, which includes classes leveled to meet varied abilities and nine honors courses. We are state approved to grant diplomas in Maryland. Our graduation requirements have always met or exceeded state credit and course mandates, and CCS graduates attend a variety of colleges and universities, both private and public. The average GPA for our 2017 graduates was 3.3, and 100% are matriculating to college.

In addition to a competitive academic program, Carroll Christian offers a fully developed fine arts program as well as multiple athletic opportunities. Students develop musical and artistic talents through choirs, bands, art classes, and participation in an annual Fine Arts Competition. Our sports program includes not only high school soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball, and cheerleading, but middle school teams and an instructional-level elementary sports program, as well.

Our Beliefs

It is our desire that our students know what they believe and why they believe it. We want for them to know how to defend, share, and grow in their beliefs. Therefore, we attempt to incorporate the Bible as a key part of every class.

Carroll Christian Schools adheres to the following beliefs:

  1. The Bible is the inspired Word of God and the Christian’s final authority from God. (II Timothy 3:16)
  2. The birth of Jesus Christ is evidence of His deity in that He was virgin born and was God in the flesh. (Matthew 1:20; I Timothy 3:16)
  3. The blood of Christ shed on Calvary is the only atonement for man’s sin. (Hebrews 9:22; I Peter 1:18, 19; I John 1:7; Hebrews 10:12-20)
  4. The Lord Jesus Christ was buried. He bodily arose from the tomb.  He ascended into heaven. (I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 1:11)
  5. The forgiveness of sins and the gift of eternal life are bestowed upon any individual who will confess his sins and accept Christ as Savior. (Romans 10:13; John 3:16)
  6. The body of Christ, which is called “The Church,” is that body composed of all believers who by faith have accepted Christ as Lord. (Ephesians 5)
  7. The personal premillennial return of the Lord Jesus Christ is the blessed hope. (Titus 2:13; I Thessalonians 4:15-18)
  8. The Godhead exists from all eternity as a trinity; three persons but one in substance, one in nature. (Matthew 28:18-19; John 1:14)
  9. The believer’s call to a life of consecration as giving evidence to the world that the Lord Jesus saves, keeps, and satisfies.  (Romans 12:1)

Administration

DR. NORRIS BELCHER
Pastor, Church of the Open Door
nbelcher@opendoorchurch.org

  • B.A. – Bible, Bob Jones University
  • M.A. – Bible, Bethany Theological Seminary
  • PhD – Bible, Bethany Theological Seminary
  • Honorary PhD – Berean Baptist College
  • Pastor, Church of the Open Door for 22 years

MR. MATTHEW REISBERG
Principal/Administrator
mreisberg@carrollchristian.com

  • B.A. – History & Coaching, Pensacola Christian College
  • M.A. – Christian Education Administration, Patriot University, Del Norte, CO
  • History Teacher & Coach for 21 years
  • School Administrator for 9 years
  • Years at CCS: 4 as Administrator; 12 as Teacher

DR. JOHN CAMPBELL
Financial Administrator
jcampbell@opendoorchurch.org

  • PhD – Ministry, Open Door Bible College
  • Years at COD/CCS: 35 years

MRS. DAWN WOODEN
Assistant to the Administrator
dwooden@carrollchristian.com

  • B.A. – Psychology, UMBC
  • M.A. – Education, Notre Dame of Md Univ.
  • Teacher for 17 years
  • Student-Teacher Supervisor for 5 years

Preschool

MRS. BETH RICHARDSON
Teacher K2
brichardson@carrollchristian.com

  • BA – English (University of Baltimore)
  • Years of Experience: 10
  • Years at CCS: 2
  • Life Verse: III John 4

MRS. VICKI MYERS
Preschool Teacher K3
vmyers@carrollchristian.com

  • BS-Education (Mt. St. Mary’s College)
  • Years of Experience: 9
  • Years at CCS: 7
  • Life Verse: Genesis 31:49

MRS. SUSAN CRAGO
Preschool Director/Preschool Teacher K4
scrago@carrollchristian.com

  • Years of Experience: 19
  • Years at CCS: 10
  • Life Verse: Joshua 23:8

MRS. DANETTE HOFFMAN
Preschool Aide
dhoffman@carrollchristian.com

  • Years of Experience: 9
  • Years at CCS: 5
  • Life Verse: Philippians 1:20-21

MRS. KAREN PAREKH
Preschool Aide
kparekh@carrollchristian.com

  • Years of Experience: 5
  • Years at CCS: 5
  • Life Verse: Lamentations 3:22-24

Elementary

MRS. SHUANA BASSLER
Kindergarten Teacher
shbassler@carrollchristian.com

  • BS (University of Tennessee)
  • MA – Teaching & Learning/Elem. Ed.
  • Years of Experience: 17
  • Years at CCS: 7
  • Life Verse: Philippians 2:13

MRS. KELLY HENDRA
Kindergarten Teacher
khendra@carrollchristian.com

  • BS (Bemidji State University)
  • Years of Experience: 13
  • Years at CCS: 2
  • Life Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6

MRS. DARLENE BEARD
First Grade Teacher
dbeard@carrollchristian.com

  • BA – Biblical Education
  • Years of Experience: 46
  • Years at CCS: 34
  • Life Verse: Jeremiah 33:3

MRS. PEGGY GOODWIN
Kindergarten & 1st Grade Aide
pgoodwin@carrollchristian.com

  • AS – Math Education (Glenville State College)
  • Years of Experience: 11
  • Years at CCS: 5
  • Life Verse: John 3:8

MISS KARA SACHS
Second Grade Teacher
ksachs@carrollchristian.com

  • BS – Elementary Education (Pensacola Christian College)
  • Years of Experience: 2
  • Years at CCS: 2
  • Life Verse: Psalm 34:8

MRS. BRENDA MCLAUGHLIN
Third Grade Teacher
bmclaughlin@carrollchristian.com

  • BS (Pensacola Christian College)
  • Years of Experience: 30
  • Years at CCS: 19
  • Life Verse: Psalm 17:15

DR. DAWN ECKARD
Fourth Grade Teacher
deckard@carrollchristian.com

  • BA, Masters, PhD – Christian Education
  • Years of Experience: 40
  • Years at CCS: 31
  • Life Verse: Philippians 1:6

MISS HANNAH CASTANEDA
Fifth Grade Teacher
hcastaneda@carrollchristian.com

  • Degree: Childhood management and development
  • Years of Experience: 1
  • Years at CCS: 1
  • Life verse: Psalms 16:1 and Proverbs 16: 1-3

MRS. LEIGHANN HAINES
Elementary Aide
lhaines@carrollchristian.com

  •  BS – Exercise Science (Clearwater Christian College)
  • Associate’s Degree – Physical Therapy Assistant (Carroll Community College)
  • CCS Alumni – Class of 1999
  • Years of Experience: 1
  • Life Verse: Proverbs 3:5

Middle/High School

MR. JONATHAN ANDREWS
Science Teacher
jandews@carrollchristian.com

  • BA – Bible and Science (Pensacola Christian College)
  • Years of Experience: 3
  • Years at CCS: 3
  • Life Verse: Jude 22

MR. GARY BEARD
English Teacher
gbeard@carrollchristian.com

  • BA – Biblical Education
  • Years of Experience: 46
  • Years at CCS: 34
  • Life Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:18

MRS. BARBARA BECKER
Math Teacher
bbecker@carrollchristian.com

  • BS – Mathematics and Economics (University of Delaware)
  • Years of Experience: 22
  • Years at CCS: 3
  • Life Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6

MRS. JENNIFER BROWN
English Teacher
jbrown@carrollchristian.com

  • BS – Health and Science (Liberty University)
  • Years of Experience: 14
  • Years at CCS: 9
  • Life Verse: Galatians 2:20

MISS NOEMI CASTANEDA
Spanish Teacher
ncastaneda@carrollchristian.com

  • BA – Spanish
  • Years of Experience: 2
  • Years at CCS: 2
  • Life Verse: Psalm 37:4-5

MISS JENNIFER CARTER
Math Teacher
jcarter@carrollchristian.com

  • BA – Elementary Education-Endorsement in Middle School Mathematics (Shepherd College)
  • MA – Teaching & Learning Mathematics (Kaplan University)
  • Bible Diploma (Faith Bible Institute)
  • Years of Experience: 13
  • Years at CCS: 1
  • Life Verse: Joshua 1:8

MR. JOSHUA COLLINS
Bible Teacher
jcollins@carrollchristian.com

  • BA – Pastor Ministries with a Minor in Biblical Languages (Pensacola Christian College)
  • Master of Divinity (Pensacola theological Seminary)
  • Years of Experience: 1
  • Years at CCS: 1
  • Life Verse: Galatians 2:20

DR. HAROLD FRIED
History Teacher
hfried@carrollchristian.com

  • BS (Lancaster Bible College)
  • MA (San Diego Seminary)
  • PhD (Trinity Theological Seminary
  • Years of Experience: 22
  • Years at CCS: 19
  • Life Verse: Philippians 4:10

MR. DAN MCLAUGHLIN
Math/Science Teacher
dmclaughlin@carrollchristian.com

  • BS in Math/Science Education (Pensacola Christian College)
  • Years of Experience: 32
  • Years at CCS: 20
  • Life Verse: Psalm 20:7

MR. JAMES SKIDMORE
History Teacher
jskidmore@carrollchristian.com

  • CCS Alumni
  • BA – History/English (Pensacola Christian College)
  • Years of Experience: 11
  • Years at CCS: 4
  • Life Verse: Philippians 4:6

MR. NATHAN SZCZEPANIK
Bible Teacher
nszczepanik@carrollchristian.com

  • CCS Alumni
  • BS – Bible and History (Bob Jones University)
  • Masters – Cultural Ministries (Bob Jones University)
  • Years of Experience: 5
  • Years at CCS: 3
  • Life Verse: Philippians 1:21

MR. YONNATHAN VARELA
Science Teacher
yvarela@carrollchristian.com

  • BA – Secondary Education/Science and PE (Pensacola Christian College)
  • Years of Experience: 1
  • Years at CCS: 1
  • Life Verse: Romans 8:38-39

MR. DAVID WRIGHT
IT Manager/Computer Science Teacher
dwright@carrollchristian.com

  • BA – Bible (West Coast Baptist College)
  • Years of Experience: 3
  • Years at CCS: 3
  • Life Verse: II Corinthians 5:7

MRS. LEEANNE ZABLOSKY
Math Teacher
lzablosky@carrollchristian.com

  • BS – Business Management (Binghamton University)
  • MS – Education (Pace University)
  • Years of Experience: 21
  • Years at CCS: 5
  • Life Verse: Romans 5:8

Support Staff

MRS. KAREN ALBAUGH
Home Economics, Yearbook, Art
kalbaugh@carrollchristian.com

  • Frederick Community College/Liberty
  • Years of Experience: 28
  • Years at CCS: 28
  • Life Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 and 1 John 5:13

MRS. LINDA BEDNARSKI
Elementary Spanish
lbednarski@carrollchristian.com

  • Years of Experience: 25
  • Life Verse: Psalms 126:6

MRS. NANCY BITTMAN
Art Teacher
nbittman@carrollchristian.com

  • Training (Kodak, Creo, 20th Century Fox, Printing Industries of MD, LCNI)
  • Continuing Education – Art Technologies (Catonsville & Carroll Community Colleges)
  • Teaching Certification (Carroll Community College)
  • Years of Experience: 37
  • Years at CCS: 5
  • Life Verse: Romans 8:18

MRS. AMANDA BOND
Nurse
abond@carrollchristian.com

  • HACC Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Associate’s Degree in Nursing
  • Years of Experience: 4
  • Years at CCS: 3
  • CCS Alumni (1999)
  • Psychiatric and Emergency Room Nurse at Carroll Hospital for 2 1/2 years
  • Life Verse: Proverbs 3:1, 5

MRS. JEN DAY
Nurse
jday@carrollchristian.com

  • Registered Nurse
  • Years of Experience: 13
  • Years at CCS: 4
  • Life Verse: Isaiah 40:30-31

MRS. PAMELA DELPH
Discovery Program/Learning Resource
pdelph@carrollchristian.com

  • BS – Business Administration (Bradford University)
  • Certifications – Educational Therapy (PC ET) & Dyslexia Therapy
  • Years of Experience: 5
  • Years at CCS: 2
  • Life Verse: I John 4:7

MISS SARAH HAHN
Counselor/Guidance Counselor
shahn@carrollchristian.com

  • BA – Christian Counseling
  • Years of Experience: 5
  • Years at CCS: 5
  • CCS Alumni: Class of 2009
  • Life Verse: Job 23:10

MR. GAVIN JENNINGS
Athletic Director/Physical Education
gjennings@carrollchristian.com

  • B.S. in Business Management, Strayer University
  • 5 years experience as AD, 7 years experience in Education
  • 5 years at CCS
  • 2004 CCS Graduate
  • Psalm 46:1

MRS. EUNICE JUNG
Music & Fine Arts
ejung@carrollchristian.com

  • BA – Piano Performance (Towson University)
  • MA – Piano Performance (Towson University)
  • Years of Experience: 16
  • Years at CCS: 1
  • Life Verse: Phillipians 4:13

MISS NATHANIA MUNOZ
Music & Fine Arts
nmunoz@carrollchristian.com

  • BA – Violin Proficiency (Pensacola Christian College)
  • MS – Music Education
  • Years of Experience: 11
  • Years at CCS: 2
  • Life Verse: Psalm 28:7

MRS. KELLIE MULLER
Librarian/Speech/Preschool Aide
kmuller@carrollchristian.com

  • CCS Alum
  • Years of Experience: 9
  • Years at CCS: 5
  • BA – Bible/Elementary Education (Appalachian Bible College)
  • Years of Experience: 4
  • Years at CCS: 4
  • CCS Alumni (1996)
  • Life Verse: Colossians 1:10

MRS. FELICIA REISBERG
Receptionist
freisberg@carrollchristian.com

  • Years at CCS: 2
  • Life Verse: Jeremiah 29:11

MRS. LISA SHUTT
School Secretary
lshutt@carrollchristian.com

  • Years of Experience: 10
  • Years at CCS: 5
  • Life Verse: Jeremiah 33:3

MISS HANNA WIKE
Director of Female Athletics/Physical Education
hwike@carrollchristian.com

  • Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry w/Physical Education Emphasis
  • Years of Experience: 3
  • Years at CCS: 3
  • CCS Alumni (2003)
  • Life Verse: I Corinthians 10:31

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