Preschool and Elementary

Kristina Carroll

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Preschool K2-1

Hometown: Crossville, TN

Education: Bachelors in Chemistry from Berea College

Started Working Here: 2014

Church Fellowship: Little Mary Baptist Church

Hobbies:Cooking, Bluegrass music, spending time with family and being a sports momma

Favorite aspect(s) of teaching at LCA: The family environment

I truly feel I have been called not only to teach but to specifically teach at Lakeside Christian Academy. I am very blessed to be able to do what I love everyday.

Mandy Shay

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Preschool K2-1

Laken Price

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Preschool K2-2

Hometown: Olive Hill, KY

Education: Associates degree in Early Childhood Development

Started Working Here: 2018

Church Fellowship: Soldier Church Of God

Hobbies: Reading, hiking, kayaking.

Favorite aspect(s) of teaching at LCA: Being in a Christian environment, and teacher the Kids about Jesus.

MarKayla Taylor

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Preschool K2-2

Hometown: Fleming County, KY

Started Working Here: 2022

Church Fellowship: Bald Hill Community Church

Hobbies: Sewing, crafting, and gardening

Angel Jolley

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Preschool K3-1

Hometown: Morehead, KY

Started Working Here: 2021

Church Fellowship: Clearfield Tabernacle

Favorite aspect(s) of teaching at LCA: I love seeing the result of the work and care we put into the kiddos. I see my class from last year and am so very proud of how they conduct themselves.

I am so blessed that God called me to LCA!

Mariah Puckett

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Preschool K3-1

Hometown: Morehead, KY

Education: Some credits at Morehead State University

Started Working Here: Spring 2022

Church Fellowship: Soldier Church of God

Hobbies: Painting, reading, being outdoors

Favorite aspect(s) of teaching at LCA: Faith based education, where teachers are still focused on the children and helping them grow to become good people. I love the family atmosphere and how we all strive to be there for one another and every child!

Willow Crum

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Preschool K3-2

Hometown: Winchester, KY

Started Working Here: 2019

Church Fellowship: Little Mary Baptist Church

Hobbies: Watching movies and playing board games with friends and family!

Favorite aspect(s) of teaching at LCA: I love having the opportunity to teach the little ones all about God’s love!!

Ashley McMahan

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Preschool K3-2

Hometown: Morehead, KY

Special certifications or endorsements: CDA

Started Working Here: 2018

Church Fellowship: Little Mary Baptist Church

Hobbies: Board games and card games

Favorite aspect(s) of teaching at LCA: Watching each child grow and teaching them about Jesus

Nikki Brown

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Preschool K4-1

Lexie Pelfrey

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Preschool K4-1

Hometown: Morehead, KY

Education: Bachelors in Communication from Alice Lloyd College

Started Working Here: 2023

Church Fellowship: Eastland First Church of God

Hobbies: Spending time with my husband, our dog Cooper, our families, and shopping

Favorite aspect(s) of teaching at LCA: At the end of the day, the best part of being a teacher is the relationship you build with each student. Good teachers are remembered for life. The memories you’ll make will be treasured by you and your class for years as they have been for me as a former LCA student.

I love being back in this building that raised me sharing God’s word and pouring love into my students.

Erica Gevedon

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Preschool K4-2

Tammy Renee Hatfield

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Preschool K4-2

Hometown: Morehead, KY

Education: BSN

Started Working Here: 2021

Church Fellowship: Slaty Point Baptist

Hobbies: Crossfit

Favorite aspect(s) of teaching at LCA: My favorite part of teaching at LCA is being able to talk about God to my students.

Melinda McMahan

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Preschool floater

Hometown: Morehead, KY

Started Working Here: 2020

Church Fellowship: Little Mary Baptist Church

Hobbies: Reading, camping

Favorite aspect(s) of teaching at LCA: Being able to talk/teach about God’s Love

Jennie Walters

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Preschool floater

Cara Fultz

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Kindergarten

Hometown: Morehead, KY

Education: Bachelors in IECE at MSU

Started Working Here: 2020

Church Fellowship: Lakeview Community Church

Hobbies: Reading, spending time with family.

Favorite aspect(s) of teaching at LCA: The family like atmosphere; teaching through God

Jessie King

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Kindergarten Aide

Megan Little

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1st Grade

Hometown: Morehead, KY

Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Elementary Education

Special certifications or endorsements: Kentucky Teaching Certificate

Started Working Here: 2021

Church Fellowship: Elliottville Baptist Church

Hobbies: Playing videogames, crocheting, painting, and watching TV or YouTube

Favorite aspect(s) of teaching at LCA: The closeness of the staff and coworkers and being able to share God’s word to young students.

Mrs. Rita Henderson

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2nd Grade

Hometown: Flemingsburg, KY

Education: Degree in Early Childhood Education

Started Working Here: 2010-2020, returned 2023

Church Fellowship: Better Life Church

Hobbies: Crafting, playing with my grandkids.

Favorite aspect(s) of teaching at LCA: That I get to share Christ with my students & witness the students grow spiritually & academically.

Once a Falcon always a Falcon

Rachel Lashbrooke

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2nd Grade

Hometown: Muses Mills, KY

Education: Bachelors in Elementary Education and a Masters in Reading

Special certifications or endorsements: Reading Specialist

Started Working Here: 2015

Church Fellowship: Muses Mills Christian Church

Hobbies: Reading, camping, traveling with my family

Favorite aspect(s) of teaching at LCA: The Christian family atmosphere.

Laura Watkins

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3rd Grade

Hometown: Carlisle, KY

Education: Morehead State University

Started Working Here: 2009

Church Fellowship: Morehead United Methodist Church

Hobbies: Photography, birds and watching UK basketball

Favorite aspect(s) of teaching at LCA: I like the family atmosphere and how everyone supports each other.

Through the years God has blessed to this school and I am humbled to be apart of it.

Lynsay Faith Jones

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4th Grade

Hometown: Wallingford, KY

Education: Bachelors in 5th-9th grade language arts and social studies

Special certifications or endorsements: I am 1/3 of the way through my Masters degree in school counseling.

Started Working Here: 2012-2016, returned 2023

Church Fellowship: Muses Mills Christian Church

Hobbies: Reading, watching sports (I love the UK Wildcats) , and spending time with my family.

Favorite aspect(s) of teaching at LCA: Being able to share the love of God with my students.

Deanna Helton

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5th Grade

Hometown: Owingsville, KY

Education: Credits at Morehead State University, currently enrolled at Liberty University

Special certifications or endorsements: Behavior Managament Trainer EKU, Trauma Infomed Care Training of Trainers from UK , previous Adoptive Parent Liaison, Peer Support Specialist, Mentor for Northeastern Service Region

Started Working Here: 2022

Church Fellowship: End Time Harvest Church

Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and children, mowing and working outdoors is fun to me.

Favorite aspect(s) of teaching at LCA: I think my favorite aspect of getting to teach at LCA is sharing Christian Values in education, the family atmosphere and the friendship among students of all ages. Getting to watch students grow in their faith and succeed academically is a blessing.

I believe Lakeside is a beacon in our community and a safe place for many students to grow spiritually. I look forward to many more years with the academy.