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Administrator

Kim Soots
ksoots@ccsrichmond.com

Bookkeeper
Sheri Hickman
shickman@ccsrichmond.com                  

Secretary
Maria George
mgeorge@ccsrichmond.com

Classroom Teachers

PreKindergarten
Barb Delhagen  

Kindergarten                       
Heather Reese                       
hreese@ccsrichmond.com

1st Grade                            
Donna Girdley                             
dgirdley@ccsrichmond.com

2nd Grade                           
MaryBeth Unger                        
mbunger@ccsrichmond.com

3rd Grade                           
Candace Yount                              
cyount@ccsrichmond.com

4th Grade                            
Michael Current                          
mcurrent@ccsrichmond.com

5th Grade                               
Michael Current – History         
mcurrent@ccsrichmond.com

English                  
Lori Fowler 
lfowler@ccsrichmond.com

mgeorge@ccsrichmond.com                   
tlocker@ccsrichmond.com

Math
Rhonda Price Math                       
rprice@ccsrichmond.com

 

Middle School     

Tina Locker – Science                
tlocker@ccssrichmond.com


Dennis Metzger – History        
dmetzger@ccsrichmond.com

Lori Fowler – English                    
lfowler@ccsrichmond.com

Tiffani Pentecost – Math        
tpentecost@ccsrichmond.com

Elementary Math                
Rhonda Price                                    
rprice@ccsrichmond.com                      

Music                                  
Anthony Johnson                       
ajohnson@ccsrichmond.com

Phys. Ed.                             
Daniella Marshall                       
dmarshall@ccsrichmond.com
  

Bible                                      
Steve Whalen                              
swhalen@ccsrichmond.com


 

More about our staff

Mrs. Soots
School Administrator 
Email: ksoots@ccsrichmond.com

Mrs. Soots attended Ball State University from 1976 to 1982.  During this time she received degrees in Education and Sociology.  She also obtained an endorsement in Reading Instruction.

During the years following her graduation, Mrs. Soots worked in the Department of Special Education at Ball State University.  While in the department, she worked within the context of a demonstration classroom for the hearing impaired.  In this setting parents, extended family members, as well as students from the university, and those desiring a similar program, visited to observe and participate in the instruction process and teacher training.  Mrs. Soots early work linking children and parent instruction has prepared her to meet the needs of CCS families and faculty members.

Maria George
School Secretary
Email: mgeorge@ccsrichmond.com

Maria George studied Early Childhood Education at Coastal Carolina, University of Maryland, Central Texas College, and Ivy Tech.  She worked with military families for more than twenty-three years before opening a large childcare center in Iowa.  Upon her husband’s retirement from the USMC, they moved back to Indiana to be with family.  Maria and Rick have two adult sons who live in the Quad-City area in Iowa.

Sheri Hickman
Bookkeeper 

Email: shickman@ccsrichmond.com

Sheri Hickman has worked at Community Christian School since August of 1999.   She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Indiana University.   Sheri is married to Dave, and they have four children.   They have three sons: Matthew, Micah, and Josh and a daughter, Allie.

Barb Belhagen
Preschool

Michael Current
Kindergarten & Fourth Grade

Email: mcurrent@ccsrichmond.com

Mr. Current has worked in elementary education since 2006.  He graduated high school from Middletown Christian in Middletown, Ohio.  He went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Taylor University in Fort Wayne. Prior to working at Community Christian School, Mr. Current worked for Kenneth Christmon STEMM Academy as a teacher in fourth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade.  Mr. Current also spent several summers teaching science at Wernle Youth and Family Treatment Center.  He currently serves on the board of the non-profit group Birth-to-Five Wayne County.

Mr. Current loves to spend time with his family. He has two sons (David and Cohen) who both attend CCS.  His wonderful wife Lori works in admissions at Indiana University East. This summer they will celebrate their 11th anniversary.  Mr. Current has been saved since the age of 13 and has attended church for the majority of his life.  He currently attends Antioch Christian Church in Losantville, Indiana, where his father-in-law, David Craw, is senior pastor.  Mr. Current loves the Lord and feels truly blessed to be a teacher here at Community Christian School.

Donna Girdley
First Grade

Email: dgirdley@ccsrichmond.com

Miss Girdley received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Tennessee Temple University and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Louisiana Baptist University.  She has worked in education since 1974.  Miss Girdley enjoys reading, music, and writing. God used Isaiah 54:13 to lead Miss Girdley into Christian Education:  "All your children will be taught by the Lord and great will be the peace of your nation."

Mary Beth Unger
Second Grade

Email: munger@ccsrichmond.com

Mrs. Unger received a Bachelor of Science degree from Maranatha Baptist Bible College with a major in Bible and minors in Christian Education and music.  She studied elementary mathematics at Indiana University Bloomington.  She has worked in education since 1981 and has been with CCS since 1998.  She is married to Ed Unger, and they have 4 children: Eddie, David, Kenneth and Mark.  "I enjoy our four boys, piano, reading, studying the military and teaching second grade in this great place."

Lori Fowler
6th – 8th Grade English

Email: lfowler@ccsrichmond.com

Lori Fowler earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary English Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  She has taken graduate classes at both Miami University and Indiana University.

Mrs. Fowler taught 5 years in the Richmond Community School system in Richmond, Indiana.  After teaching, she spent 6 years on staff with Young Life, an international non-denominational youth ministry for high school and middle school students.  Mrs. Fowler tested her skills in the professional world when she stepped into the role of Lunch Lady for the Community Christian School cafeteria. 

Lori is married to Lance Fowler.  They have two children, Ada and Owen. 

Tina Locker
5th - 8th Science

Email: tlocker@ccsrichmond.com

Mrs. Locker received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Miami University. She has 18 credit hours towards her Masters in Children and Family Studies.   Mrs. Locker taught at Brookville High School (Ohio) before taking time out to have her children.  She and her husband of 25 years felt led to have their children in Christian education and found CCS.  Mrs. Locker began teaching at CCS in1997.  Both of her children graduated from CCS and come back to visit often.   Mrs. Locker loves the outdoors and fishing and camping, cooking and reading cookbooks. 

Anthony Johnson
Music

Email: ajohnson@ccsrichmond.com

Mr. Johnson has worked in education at CCS since 1998. He received a B.S. in Music Education from Ball State University with a minor in church music. Mr. Johnson has taught private voice and piano since 1992. He enjoys writing and playing Praise and Worship music. Other interests include landscape design and spending time with his wife and children.

Tiffani Pentecost
7th - 8th Grade Math

Email: tpentecost@ccsrichmond.com

Mrs. Pentecost grew up in northern Indiana.   After attending Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, she received a BS in Mathematics Education in 2001.   She moved to the Richmond area in 2002 and began teaching at Lincoln Middle School in Cambridge City.   Mrs. Pentecost stepped away from teaching to care for her young children when her oldest child was born.   She answered God's call to return to the field of education when she began teaching at CCS in 2013.

Rhonda Price
Elementary Math

Email: rprice@ccsrichmond.com

Mrs. Price has been teaching for over 23 years and has taught at Community Christian School since 1997.  She enjoys her elementary students but also teaches math courses to adults at Ivy Tech Community College.  Mrs. Price likes the variety of teaching math to students as young as 6 years old at CCS and up to as old as 50+ at Ivy Tech.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Math Education from Miami University that has offered opportunities for her to provide professional development in math for teachers in a variety of settings.  In her spare time, Mrs. Price works at her family’s antique mall and likes to spend time with her husband and daughter checking out the area antique hot spots.

 

 
 


Community Christian School

500 Elks Road
P.O. Box 1393
Richmond, IN 47374

Phone: 765-935-3215 
Fax: 765-598-5152
Email:ksoots@ccsrichmond.com

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CCS TESTIMONIAL

“Mrs. G. -- I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for your hard work with the CCS first graders.  You are such a blessing to these children.  They will never forget you and what you have done for them.”