Staff

Leadership Team
 Tammy Wiksell, Administrative Director Mrs. Tammy Wiksell joined our staff as an Upper School English Language Arts and Bible teacher in November 2011. She earned her BA in English from Columbia College in 1986 and her MAT in Secondary Education/English from The Citadel in 1987.

She taught English and reading for the Charleston County School district at Mount Pleasant’s Laing Middle School for seven years before building a successful home-based business focused on teaching clients how to preserve and document family history. For fifteen years, as a part of that business, she recruited and trained a large team of consultants throughout the country and conducted corporate training events for other consultant teams.

Email her at tammywiksell@coastalchristian.org


 Linda Hollingsworth, Athletics and Activities Director Mrs. Linda Hollingsworth has been at Coastal Christian since 1999. She graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Recreational Therapy, and worked toward her Masters in Social Work from the University of South Carolina.

Mrs. Hollingsworth has more than 20 years experience in the area of mental health and physical rehabilitation.

Email her at lindahollingsworth@coastalchristian.org


 Charles Stayer, Academic and Operations Director

Mr. Charles Stayer has been on staff at Coastal Christian Preparatory School since the fall of 2007. Mr. Stayer has served in a variety of administrative functions, including Director of School Operations, Textbook Coordinator, Student Behavior Interventionist, and Attendance Administrator.

While serving as a member of the United States military, Charles received an Associate’s Degree from the University of South Carolina-Sumter, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Charleston Southern University. He later added High School Social Studies to his certification. Charles is currently completing a Masters Program from Liberty University.

Email him at charlesstayer@coastalchristian.org


Administrative Support

Martha Williamson – Administrative Assistant and Billing

Email her at marthawilliamson@coastalchristian.org

Teresa Holder – Director of Finance

Email her at teresaholder@coastalchristian.org

Lisa Ring – Front Desk, School Nurse

Preschool

Stephanie Chapman – Preschool and DRIVEN

Stephanie Chapman graduated from Winthrop University with a degree in Behavior Therapy.  She spent 10 years as both a clinical therapist and an in-home therapist.

This year we are excited to have Stephanie use her background and experience in behavior intervention and behavioral therapy as she begins the DRIVEN Program at CCPS. The DRIVEN Program is an indiviualized program that works with students and families in developing behavior strategies and plans to support student success.

Email her at stephaniechapman@coastalchristian.org

Jaime Sapienza – Preschool

 Jaime Sapienza studied Early Childhood Education at National University. This is her fourth year teaching preschool.

Email her at jaimesapienza@coastalchristian.org

Martha Barry – Preschool

Martha Barry earned her degree from Georgia Southern University and she earned a teaching certificate from American Board Certification for Teacher Excellence. Ms. Barry previously taught at Buist Academy as a Geometry and Reading Intervention teacher before joining the staff at CCPS.

Email her at marthabarry@coastalchristian.org

Betsy Ward – Preschool

Betsy Ward completed her MAT in Early Childhood Education at the College of Charleston. She taught first and second grade in the public school system for 10 years. She served in the 1st and 5th grade classrooms at Coastal Christian before joining our preschool team.

Email her at betsyward@coastalchristian.org

Candice Mitchell – Preschool

Email her at candicemitchell@coastalchristian.org

Kate Mizell – Preschool

Email her at katemizell@coastalchristian.org

Jenny Cook – Preschool

Email her at jennycook@coastalchristian.org

Sarah Sauls – Preschool

Email her at sarahsauls@coastalchristian.org

Jeannette Hawkins – Preschool

Email her at jeannettehawkins@coastalchristian.org

 

 

Elementary

Andria Walrond – Elementary

Andria Walrond earned a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Wingate University and taught for 13 years in public schools in Virginia and North Carolina. She has taught first, second, third, and fourth grade.

Email her at andriawalrond@coastalchristian.org

 

Jackie Weed – GRACE Program

Jackie Weed is a graduate of Anderson College and the College of Charleston where she received her degree in Special Education. Her areas of concentration included Learning Disabilities and Emotionally challenged students. She has also completed training in Behavior Intervention and Peer Mentoring, as well as Early Childhood.

Email her at jackieweed@coastalchristian.org

Middle School
Athletics

Linda Hollingsworth – Athletic Director

Email her at lindahollingsworth@coastalchristian.org


Fine Arts

Nissa Zimmerman – Music

Nissa Zimmerman earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy from Converse College.
She taught piano at Creative Spark Center for the Arts for twelve years and at Encore Music for three years before joining the staff at Coastal Christian.
Student Support

 

Linda Hollingsworth – Activities

Email her at lindahollingsworth@coastalchristian.org

 

Stephanie Chapman – DRIVEN Program

Email her at stephaniechapman@coastalchristian.org

Jackie Weed – GRACE Program

Email her at jackieweed@coastalchristian.org

 

The Orton Gillingham Center of Charleston

 

The Lowcountry Language Academy

AfterSchool Enrichment

Amee Barron – AfterSchool Enrichment Director

Email her at ameebarron@coastalchristian.org

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