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Miss Laura Adams

Third Grade Teacher

Our third grade teacher is a graduate of TBS. So it's pretty wonderful -- not to mention "cool" -- to have one of our own TBS graduates in the classroom. Miss Adams hails from Haymarket, but she has several years experience teaching in a Christian school in the Memphis area. You might notice, she has a frog-themed classroom (just a tad) and the students love it. She is a creative, organized, and compassionate teacher. She is also the Elementary Supervisor at TBS and is a genius at putting schedules together.

Miss Joy Bowman

K5 Teacher

Miss Bowman is a loving, soft-spoken teacher. She attended Crown College in Knoxville, Tennessee and received a master's from West Coast Baptist Bible College in Lancaster, California. Her roots, however, are in the great state of Alabama and that means, we have another Alabama football fan to contend with - Roll Tide! Her personality is perfect for our K5 students.

Mrs. Carrie Dailey

Spanish/Handbells/PIano/Elem Computer

Originally, we hired Mrs. Dailey for handbells, but she's a great teacher, so her role at our school expanded to full time. With a degree in Spanish Education, she is teaching high school Spanish classes. She also teaches computers to upper elementary. One cool thing: the first year that she took over handbells, the handbell choir went to state competition and on to national competition. Mrs. Dailey teaches piano as well. She's a valuable addition to our staff.

Miss Rebeckah Finley


Miss Finley is a native northern Virginian. She obtained her education at Pensacola Christian College. In her seven years there, she completed three degrees, two undergrad degrees in Elementary Education and Music Performance, and a Master's of Secondary Education. She has always loved school and considers herself to be a professional student because of all her years of attending school. Her love of school most likely stems from her desire to be a teacher since she was four. Miss Finley remains excited to teach and train her students to have the skills both to succeed in school and to serve God. Miss Finley is an accomplished musician and excels on the violin. Her email address: rebeckahfinley@tbcva.com

Miss Victoria Grant

High School English Teacher

Miss Grant joined our staff in the summer of 2014. She hails from the Windy City (Chicago, of course). From a young age, she preferred books over TV. Miss Grant does a fantastic job getting our high school students to get ready for college. One thing is for sure: she already knows what colleges expect! She teaches English and Speech. Miss Grant is well-liked by her students. And, yes, she is working on ANOTHER post-graduate degree.

Mr. Brian Gustafson

High School Math, Chair, HS Supervisor

Affectionately dubbed "Mr. G." by the students, Mr. Gustafson is our resident math guru. He loves to use math to make his students think. From calculus to pre-algebra, Mr. G's niche is getting students to understand -- and excel in-- math. He also enjoys incorporating Scriptural principles in his math lessons. He is also our high school supervisor. During his free time, Mr. G can be found biking and hiking with the Gustafson's three children or working on home projects. Mr. G. was born and raised in Ohio. You can reach our math man at briangustafson@tbcva.com.

Mrs. Risha Gustafson

K3 Teacher

It takes a special person to teach three year olds and the good news is we have this uniquely qualified person. Mrs. Gustafson handles our smallest students with grace, patience, and kindness. Not too many K3 teachers have a master's degree, but Mrs. G does. She's also a talented musician and mother of three. Where did she grow up, you wonder? Japan. We're just glad she does such a great job taking care of our smallest students.

Mrs. G can be contacted at rishagustafson@tbcva.com.

Miss Andrea Lines

Fourth grade teacher/Elementary ODACS coordinator/Elementary Bible Quiz

Miss Lines seems to live and breathe 'school,' which is probably the result of growing up in the home of teachers. She's known for her perky, upbeat personality and work ethic. She puts her whole heart and soul into her work; it shows. We appreciate her devotion to fine arts competition in general and Bible quizzing in particular.

Contact her at andrealines@tbcva.com.

Mrs. Bonita Lawrence

First Grade

Mrs. Lawrence is the wife of Pastor Branden (assistant pastor). Mrs. Lawrence grew up in Senegal and the Congo, so she gets an A for language ability. The Lawrence's started the TBC Spanish Church before Brother Branden became TBC's music pastor. Mrs. Lawrence role has expanded over the years from Spanish teacher/Girls PE to now her true love: First Grade. We are very glad to have her on board. Mrs. Lawrence was the 2017 Teacher of the Year.

Mrs. Claudia Key

K4 Teacher/Piano

Mrs. Key is very experienced, having taught K4 for many years. She is patient, kind, and is able to get kids to learn. And she's also an excellent piano teacher. And keeping with our international flavor, she is from the country of Uruguay.

Mr. Lance Listh

Vice Principal

Mr. Listh has two master's degrees: one in science education and another in Biblical exposition. At one point he was our science teacher, but now is our vice principal. Known for a cheery (and sometimes wacky) disposition, Mr. Listh is beloved by students, parents, and faculty alike. He loves to spend time with his wife and his two children.


Coach Reza Mohseni

Physical Education

Coach Mohseni brings his vast experience as a soccer coach and guru to the TBS physical education program. He is the Director of the Temple Conqueror's League. He's an excellent coach with a strong desire to see teens use their athletic skills for God's glory.

Mr. Jonathan Monczewski

Music Director

Mr. Monczewski, an alumnus of TBS (which is totally cool), Mr. Monczewski conducts the HS choirs, orchestra, and will be organizing a strings program for TBS. We're thankful for him and for his family's impact on TBS. It's great to have our own graduates return to serve the Lord with us at TBS. Mr. Mon. is quite the violinist and soccer player and is combines music ability with athleticism, a rare combo. He is in charge of all things music at TBS. His masters degree is from Pensacola Christian College.

Mrs. Tiffany Monczewski

High School Science Teacher

The fun-loving and upbeat Mrs. Monczewski graduated from Pensacola Christian College with her master's in science education. She is originally from Arizona. She married our music director on June 11, 2016. Students love her.

Miss Michelle Newport

K5 Teacher

In keeping with our traditional of hiring teachers from far-away places, we hired Miss Newport from the great state of Oklahoma. She's a twin, a pastor's daughter, and has taught in Christian and public schools. We love it when she uses various accents to read to her students.

Miss Kendry Norales

Sixth Grade teacher

Miss Norales is from Texas, but her family hails from Honduras. She loves teaching - and it shows. Miss Norales is quite the hit with our sixth graders. She is one of the first teachers to arrive at school each day.

Mrs. Sarah Rediger

Fifth grade teacher

We're excited to have the creative Mrs. Sarah Rediger on our elementary staff. She brings not only her education degree from Bob Jones University, but also many years of teaching experience at Nysmith. She's been a TBS mom for years... and now she's on staff. Pretty cool.

Miss Anna Stockman

K4 teacher

Parents love Miss Stockman and it's no wonder why. She's just a wonderful teacher. She grew up in Nairobi, Kenya and brings a unique international perspective to the class. We appreciate her love for her students, her quiet spirit, and her godly example. No wonder parents love her. By the way, so do the students!

Miss Stockman's e-mail address is: annastockman@tbcva.com.

Miss Candice Turner

Second grade teacher

We receive positive parent reviews from Miss Turner. She's the soul of patience and devoted to her students. She completed her graduate degree in elementary education in the summer of 2011. We appreciate her 'can-do' spirit. She's a gem. Not too many teachers of our teachers grew up in Virginia, but Miss Turner did.

Write her at: candiceturner@tbcva.com.

Miss Sarah Skutt

High School History & Speech

Miss Skutt grew up in Temple Baptist Church. She is a lover of history and well, that's what she focused on in attaining her Masters in Education.

Mrs. Samantha Sipes

Jr. High History, Girls PE

Mrs. Sipes joined the TBS staff in the fall of 2018. She is a graduate of Crown College in Powell, TN. She teaches history to 7th and 8th, English to 7th, and Girls PE.

I. B. Dragon

Security Officer

Mr. Dragon leads our high tech and highly trained security staff. It's always a bonus to have a fire-breathing creature on security.

The A Team

Security Group

Our crack security team is well able to handle any events. The B team is actually better though, but they will remain anonymous.

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