ABOUT

ABOUT

ABOUT

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 25 years

MR. TODD COMSTOCK
Principal/Administrator
tcomstock@carrollchristian.com

  • BA Math Education
  • MA Education Administration
  • Years of experience – 22
  • Years in school administration – 12
  • Life Verse: Philippians 4:13

MRS. LEIGHANN HAINES
Assistant Administrator
lhaines@carrollchristian.com

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

Preschool

MRS. PAM HOLBROOK
Preschool Teacher K2
pholbrook@carrollchristian.com

  • Years of experience: 3
  • Years at CCS: 4
  • Life verse: John 16:33

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

  • BS – Education, Mt. St. Mary’s College
  • Years of experience: 14
  • Years at CCS: 12
  • Life verse: Genesis 31:49

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

  • Years of experience: 25
  • Years at CCS: 14
  • Life verse: Joshua 23:8

MRS. KAREN PAREKH
Preschool Teacher K4
kparekh@carrollchristian.com

  • Years of experience: 9
  • Years at CCS: 7
  • Life verse: Lamentations 3:22-24

MRS. DANETTE HOFFMAN
Preschool Aide
dhoffman@carrollchristian.com

  • Years of experience: 11
  • Years at CCS: 11
  • Life verse: Philippians 1:20-21

MISS SARAH MYERS
Preschool Aide
smyers@carrollchristian.com

  • Life verse: 2 Timothy 1:7 
  • Years at CCS: First

Elementary

MRS. SHAUNA BASSLER
Kindergarten Teacher
shbassler@carrollchristian.com

  • BS – Music Education K-12, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • M.Ed – Elementary Education, Liberty University
  • Years of Experience: 20
  • Years at CCS: 11
  • Life Verse: Philippians 2:13

MRS. TRACEY WIKE
Kindergarten Teacher
twike@carrollchristian.com

  • BA – Elementary Education (Notre dame of Maryland University)
  • Years of Experience: 27
  • Years at CCS: 3
  • Life Verse: Philippians 2:3

MRS. PEGGY GOODWIN
Elementary Computer & K5 Aide
pgoodwin@carrollchristian.com

  • AS – Math Education, Glenville State College
  • Years of Experience: 16
  • Years at CCS: 9
  • Life Verse: John 3:8

MRS. TINA KRAIPOVICH
First Grade Teacher
tkraipovich@carrollchristian.com

  • BA – Cross Cultural Studies, Tennessee Temple
  • Years of Experience: 3
  • Years at CCS: 3
  • Life verse: Philippians 4:13

MRS. KYLE GREEN
Second Grade Teacher
kgreen@carrollchristian.com

  • B.S. Elementary Education, Pensacola Christian College
  • Years of Experience: 5
  • Years at CCS: 14
  • Life verse: Psalm 73:26
  • CCS Alumni, Class of 2001

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

  • BS – Education, Pensacola Christian College
  • Years of experience: 34
  • Years at CCS: 24
  • Life verse: Psalm 17:15

MRS. KELLIE MULLER
Fourth Grade Teacher
kmuller@carrollchristian.com

  • BS – Elementary Education
  • Years of Experience: 7
  • Years at CCS: 7
  • Life Verse: Colossians 3:23

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

  • BA, Masters, PhD – Christian Education
  • Years of Experience: 45
  • Years at CCS: 35
  • Life Verse: Philippians 1:6

MISS CARISSA SHIFFLETT
Third Grade Teacher
cshifflett@carrollchristian.com

  • BA – Psychology, University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Years at CCS: 2
  • Life Verse: Isaiah 40:31

MRS. LINDA BEDNARSKI
Elementary Spanish
lbednarski@carrollchristian.com

  • Years of Experience: 29
  • Years of Experience: 29
  • Life Verse: Psalms 126:6

MISS KRISTA BEZOLD
Elementary Music/Private Lessons
kbezold@carrollchristian.com

  • B.R.E. Bachelor of Religious Education, Baptist College of America
  • M.R.E Master of Religious Education, Baptist College of America
  • Years of Experience: 19
  • Years at CCS: 2
  • Life Verse: Jeremiah 29:11
  • H.O.P.E. Alumni, Class of 2005

MRS. CATHI BELCHER
Elementary Aide
cbelcher@carrollchristian.com

  • IDS – Interdisciplinary and business
  • Years of experience: 5
  • Years at CCS: 3
  • Life verse: Proverbs 3:5-6

MISS ERIKA WIKE
Elementary Aide
ewike@carrollchristian.com

  • Years at CCS: 2
  • Life verse:

MRS. JESSIE PIERSON
Fourth Grade Teacher
jpierson@carrollchristian.com

  • BA in Elementary Education Minor in Psychology
  • Years at CCS: First
  • Life verse: Isaiah 40:31

MS. SHAKIA HILL
Second Grade Teacher
shill@carrollchristian.com

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

MISS KAITLYN WIKE
Elementary Aide
kwike@carrollchristian.com

  • Years at CCS: 2
  • Life verse: Psalms 118:8

MRS. CHERYL MILHOLLAND
First Grade Teacher
cmilholland@carrollchristian.com

  • Tennessee Temple University
  • Years at CCS: First
  • Life verse: Psalm 69:2
 

Middle/High School

MRS. KAREN ALBAUGH
Art Teacher
kalbaugh@carrollchristian.com

  • Years of Experience: 34
  • Years at CCS: 33
  • Life Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6

MRS. TAMMY BROOKS
Science Teacher
tbrooks@carrollchristian.com

  • AAS – Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Years of Experience: 8
  • Years at CCS: 4
  • Life Verse: Psalms 136:24

MRS. JENNIFER BROWN
English Teacher
jbrown@carrollchristian.com

  • BS – Health and Science, Liberty University
  • Years of Experience: 19
  • Years at CCS: 14
  • Life Verse: Galatians 2:20

MRS. RACHEL COMSTOCK
English Teacher
rcomstock@carrollchristian.com

  • B.S Communications, Pensacola Christian College
  • Years of Experience: 10
  • Years at CCS: 5
  • Life Verse: Isaiah 41:10
  • CCS Alumni, Class of 1996

MR. TROY FENTON
Woodworking Teacher
tfenton@carrollchristian.com

  • Years of woodworking experience: 31
  • Years at CCS: 8
  • Life Verse: Isaiah 40:31

MR. GAVIN JENNINGS
Athletic Director/Bible Teacher
gjennings@carrollchristian.com

  • BS – Business Management, Strayer University
  • Year of experience as AD: 10, years of experience in education: 10
  • Years at CCS: 8
  • 2004 CCS Graduate
  • Psalm 46:1

MR. GABRIEL KIRBY
Secondary Music Teacher
gkirby@carrollchristian.com

  • B.S. Music Voice, Liberty University
  • M.A. Music Education Conducting, Liberty University
  • Years at CCS: 2

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

  • BS – Math/Science Education, Pensacola Christian College
  • Years of Experience: 38
  • Years at CCS: 24
  • Life Verse: Psalm 20:7

MISS. PRISCILLA PRYOR
History Teacher
ppryor@carrollchristian.com

  • IDS History and English, Pensacola Christian College
  • Life Verse: Matthew 6:34
  • Years at CCS: 2

MR. JAMES SKIDMORE
History Teacher
jskidmore@carrollchristian.com

  • CCS Alumni
  • BA – History/English, Pensacola Christian College
  • Years of Experience: 15
  • Years at CCS: 8
  • Life Verse: Philippians 4:6

MR. MARK TREZISE
Bible Teacher
mtrezise@carrollchristian.com

  • B.S. Pastoral Theology, West Coast Baptist College
  • Life Verse: 1 Peter 3:15
  • Years at CCS: 2

MRS. JULIE SHIFFLETT
Science Teacher
jshifflett@carrollchristian.com

  • BS – Nursing, Pensacola Christian College
  • MS – Nursing Education, Liberty University
  • Registered Nurse
  • Years of Experience: 13 years (Nursing), 4 Year (Education)
  • Years at CCS: 4
  • Life Verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

MISS SARAH PACUCH
English/Bible Teacher
spacuch@carrollchristian.com

  • Masters Bible Exposition at PCC
  • Bachelors Bible/English at PCC
  • Years at CCS – First
  • Life Verse: Romans 5:17

MR. MARCUS GOODWIN
IT Teacher
mgoodwin@carrollchristian.com

  • BS – Computer Science, University of Maryland Global Campus
  • Life Verse: Galatians 2:20
  • Years at CCS – First
  • CCS Alumni, Class of 2014

MRS. VIKTORIIA LIASHENKO
Math Tutor
vliashenko@carrollchristian.com

  • Masters in Mathematics and Physics at Pedagogical University, Kyiv Ukraine
  • Years Experience – 12
  • Years at CCS – First
  • Life Verse: Isaiah 62:1

MRS. ELI FENTON
Home Economics Teacher
efenton@carrollchristian.com

  • Years Experience – 20
  • Years at CCS 7
  • Life Verse: Isaiah 41:10

MR. DAVE ROBERTS
Robotics Teacher
droberts@carrollchristian.com

  • BSEE at University of MD
  • Years Experience – 41
  • Years at CCS: First
  • Life Verse: 1 Corinthians 15:58

Support Staff

PASTOR JOSH BELCHER
Secondary Chapel
jblecher@opendoorchurch.org

  • BS – Church Ministries
  • MA – Ministry
  • Years of Experience: 20
  • Years at CCS: 20
  • Life Verse: Deuteronomy 10:12

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

  • BS – Business Administration, Radford University
  • PCET (Professionally Certified Educational Therapist) and Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist
  • Years of Experience: 11
  • Years at CCS: 7
  • Life Verse: Romans 8:38

MRS. BECKY MENDENHALL
Educational Therapist/Librarian
bmendenhall@carrollchristian.com

  • BA – Elementary Education K-8, Eastern University, AA – Teacher Education, Howard Community College
  • P.C.E.T. – Professionally Certified Educational Therapist
  • Certified Educational Therapist
  • Years of experience: 21
  • Years at CCS: 6
  • Life verse: Philippians 4

MR. JOHN WRIGHT
Finance
jwright@carrollchristian.com

  • BSME – Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • MA – Masters of Ministry, Open Door Bible College
  • Years of Experience: 3
  • Years at CCS: 3
  • Life Verse: Ephesians 2:8-9

MRS. GLENDA DOMINGUEZ
Cafeteria Manager
gdominguez@carrollchristian.com

  • Years of Experience: 18
  • Years at CCS: 2
  • Life Verse: Psalm 16:11

MRS. DORETTA COOPER
Cafeteria Assistant
dcooper@carrollchristian.com

  • Years of Experience: 15
  • Years at CCS: First
  • Life Verse: John 16:33

MRS. JACKIE JENNINGS
Nurse
nurse@carrollchristian.com

  • RN, BSN
  • Years of Experience: 17
  • Years at CCS: 2
  • Life Verse: Isaiah 55-8-9

MRS. BARBARA BECKER
Math Tutor and Detention
bbecker@carrollchristian.com

  • BA – Mathematics and Economics, University of Delaware
  • Years of Experience: 25
  • Years at CCS: 8
  • Life Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6

MRS. PATTY MANN
School Secretary
pmann@carrollchristian.com

  • Years of Experience: 21
  • Years at CCS: 3
  • Life Verse: Romans 10:13

MRS. ANGIE STRINGHAM
Receptionist
astringham@carrollchristian.com

  • Years of Experience: 12
  • Years at CCS: 3
  • Life Verse: Psalm 46:10

MISS IMOGENE RILL
Librarian Assistant
irill@carrollchristian.com

  • B.A. Bible and Elementary Ed., Arlington Baptist Bible College
  • Years of experience: 20+
  • Years at CCS: 4
  • Life Verse: 2 Timothy 3:16

MRS. MORGAN PETERSON
Office Assistant
mpeterson@carrollchristian.com

  • Years at CCS: 2
  • Life Verse: Romans 1:16
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