Wendy Horn – 4th Grade

Wendy Horn – 4th Grade

Mrs. Wendy Horn currently teaches 4th grade at CCPS. She received her BS in Elementary Education from the College of Charleston in 1992. Upon graduating from the College of Charleston…

Stephanie Chapman – K3

Stephanie Chapman – K3

Ms. Stephanie Chapman is a transplant from Rock Hill, SC. She graduated in 2005 from Winthrop University, and moved to Charleston in 2006 for a job as a Behavioral Therapist. …

Sonia O’Toole – 2nd Grade

Sonia O’Toole – 2nd Grade

Sonia O’Toole is a second grade teacher at CCPS. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Charleston Southern University, and taught for three and a half years in public school in…

Nissa Zimmerman – Lower School Music

Nissa Zimmerman – Lower School Music

Mrs. Nissa Zimmerman was hired at Coastal Christian this year as the lower school music teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy from Converse College in…

Michele Parker – Librarian

Michele Parker – Librarian

Mrs. Michele Parker is the Librarian at CCPS. She has been with First Baptist/Coastal Christian for over 20 years, and started by teaching a two year old kindergarten class. Mrs.…

Martha Barry – K4

Martha Barry – K4

Ms. Barry is one of our 4K teachers here at Coastal Christian. She earned her degree from Georgia Southern University. After graduation she continued her studies to earn a teaching…

Lesli Mason –  Upper School Math

Lesli Mason – Upper School Math

Lesli Mason is an Upper School Math Teacher at Coastal, as well as a Resource Teacher. She graduated from the College of Charleston in 1989 with a BS in Business,…

Lara Dawson – K3

Lara Dawson – K3

Lara Dawson is one of our K3 teachers. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education in Nashville, Tennessee. After graduation in 2008, she started teaching in…

Kelley Stowe – Spanish

Kelley Stowe – Spanish

Ms. Kelley Stowe is an Upper School Spanish teacher at Coastal Christian Preparatory School. She currently teaches middle school and high school Spanish. Ms. Stowe graduated from Erskine College with…

Jonathan White – High School Bible/English

Jonathan White – High School Bible/English

Mr. Jonathan White currently teaches Upper School Bible and English classes at CCPS. He graduated from Charleston Southern University in May of 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English,…

Jennifer Walker – 1st Grade

Jennifer Walker – 1st Grade

Mrs. Jennifer Walker has had the privilege of working at CCPS since January of 2004. She taught four year old kindergarten for the rest of that school year, taught fourth…

Jaime Sapienza – K2

Jaime Sapienza – K2

Ms. Jaime Sapienza is the 2K teacher at Coastal Christian. She is originally from San Diego, California, and moved to Charleston in December. Jaime studied Early Childhood Education at National…

Jackie Weed – GRACE Program

Jackie Weed – GRACE Program

Mrs. Weed has been teaching here at Coastal Christian for the past 22 years. She has taught Kindergarten as well as worked with students one on one through tutoring and…

Heidi Gamotis – Afterschool Administrator

Heidi Gamotis – Afterschool Administrator

Heidi Gamotis is the Afterschool Care and Summer Camp Director at CCPS. She has been working with children in various capacities since 2001 as a preschool teacher, preschool administrator, full-time…

Hannah Waldkirch – Upper School Science

Hannah Waldkirch – Upper School Science

Mrs. Hannah Waldkirch is an Upper School Science Teacher at CCPS. She currently teaches 11th grade Chemistry and 9th grade Physical Science. Mrs. Waldkirch graduated from Clemson University with a…

Ellen Blake – Finance

Ellen Blake – Finance

Mrs. Ellen Blake has been at Coastal Christian since 2007. She can be found most days tucked away in the Finance Office working on budgets and projects. Mrs. Blake’s education…

Dr. Piccolo – Head of School

Dr. Piccolo – Head of School

Dr. David Piccolo joined the Coastal Christian family in the 2015-2016 school year. Dr. Piccolo is in his 36th year as an educator. Almost 24 of those years were spent…

Chelsea Priest – 3rd Grade

Chelsea Priest – 3rd Grade

Ms. Chelsie Priest joined the Coastal Christian faculty as a third grade teacher in 2015. Ms. Priest graduated from Charleston Southern University in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in early…

Betsy Truluck – 5th Grade

Betsy Truluck – 5th Grade

Ms. Betsy Ward Truluck began her career at CCPS in 2013 as a first grade teacher. Betsy completed her MAT in Early Childhood Education at the College of Charleston in…

Becky Whittaker – Art

Becky Whittaker – Art

Mrs. Becky Whittaker has taught at CCPS since 1996. She has taught PE, Social Studies, Bible, and currently is teaching Art. She heads up the Fine Arts Department here and…

April Vail – Upper School Director

April Vail – Upper School Director

Mrs. April Vail earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education/Psychology from Converse College. While teaching Social Studies her first year of education, her principal discovered her love of math and…

April Jones – Substitute Coordinator

April Jones – Substitute Coordinator

April Jones joined CCPS in 2015 as our Substitute Coordinator and full time substitute. Mrs. Jones graduated from Commonwealth Christian School in Richmond, VA and attended college at Appalachian Bible…

Abby Best – K5

Abby Best – K5

Mrs. Abby Best is the new kindergarten teacher. She graduated from Anderson University in May of 2016 with a degree in elementary education and early childhood education. Mrs. Best is…